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Gift Card Granny has been a reliable source of gift card deals and news since 2009. With over 13.9 million visitors each year, we know the gift card industry inside and out. Our white papers, consumer surveys, industry research, and growing partnerships have been featured in a variety of media outlets as we are dedicated to providing useful statistics. Teaming up with spokesperson and savvy shopping expert, Trae Bodge, we’re on a mission to inform consumers about getting the most when shopping for gift cards or at popular retailers. If you’re interested in featuring Gift Card Granny or speaking with Trae Bodge, our spokesperson, please contact us.

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Gift Card Granny has been finding the best gift card deals and helping shoppers save money since 2009. As one of the largest gift card websites with over 13.9 million visitors each year and gift card deals for over 1000 businesses, Gift Card Granny is often featured in the news and other publications. Trae Bodge, Gift Card Granny's smart shopping expert, can often be found giving the latest money saving tips and insider shopping scoop. We are always working behind the scenes on new features and garnering new partnerships. Below are just some of the exciting progress we’re making.

Best Life: 16 Best Ways to Save Money While Shopping Online, According to Experts (June 7, 2024)

Yahoo! Finance: Don’t Buy These 6 Items From a Shopping Mall (May 9, 2024)

GOBankingRates: I’m a Frugal Shopper: 6 Best Tips for Scoring Deals at Department Stores (February 9, 2024)

NBC News Daily Consumer Confidential (December 11, 2023)

Today Gift card scams are on the rise: How to protect your money (December 11, 2023)

Nasdaq The Gift Card Market: What Investors Need to Know About This Opaque Industry (December 4, 2023)

NBC Connecticut How to be a great gift giver. (November 20, 2023)

Something Offbeat Human dog beds, monster spoons and other unusual 2023 holiday gifts. (November 20, 2023)

PR Web The Wolfe Companies, LLC. continues to add to executive leadership team (November 1, 2023)

PR Web The Wolfe Companies Named to Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies (August 21, 2023)

NBC Boston Back to School Essentials and Money Saving Tips. (August 4, 2023)

Smart Business Pittsburgh A gift for INNOVATION. (August 2023)

PR Web The Wolfe Companies, LLC acquires Reaf Marketing, a leading agency in B2B gift card programs (April 19, 2023)

PR Web Wolfe LLC Adds to Executive Team Amidst Rapid Growth (March 28, 2023)

KENS5 Save on last-minute holiday shopping. (Decmber 20, 2022) Last-minute holiday gifts that look anything but (Decmber 14, 2022)

The Weather Channel Shopping Tips With Just 2 Weeks Left Until Christmas (Decmber 10, 2022)

Puget Sound Business Times Tacoma startup Give InKind acquired by Pittsburgh gift card company (Decmber 5, 2022)

Built in Seattle Give InKind Acquired by Gift Card Company Wolfe. (Decmber 5, 2022)

GeekWire Social giving startup Give InKind acquired by gift card company Wolfe. (Decmber 5, 2022)

PR Web Wolfe LLC acquires Give InKind, a social giving platform. (Decmber 5, 2022)

PR Web Wolfe LLC Expands to Add On-Demand Closed Loop Plastic Gift Card Fulfillment. (Decmber 1, 2022)

Pittsburgh Business Times Fast 50: Disrupting a Global Industry. (August 25, 2022)

PR Underground Father's Day gifts for under $50.  (January 25, 2022)

FOX 45 Returning Holiday Gifts  (December 24, 2021)

KENS5 San Antonio Last-Minute Christmas Gift Options (December 23, 2021)

abc News Live Tips and Tricks for Last-Minute Holiday Shopping (December 23, 2021)

News Nation Last-Minute Shopping Tips and Tricks (December 20, 2021)

FOX 29 Last Minute Shopping Solutions For The Holidays  (December 19, 2021)

TODAY Finding The Best Super Saturday Deals  (December 18, 2021)

FOX 26 Houston Last-Minute Shopping Solutions (December 16, 2021)

PR Underground: Telos Gifting Welcomes Rick Rubin as VP of Strategic Partnerships. (December 14, 2021)

BNC Tips For Holiday Gifts And Parties This Season  (December 10, 2021)

BNC: Supply Chain Issues and More Online Shopping Leading to Shipping Delays. (November 29, 2021)

BNC Supply Chain Issues And More Online Shopping Lead To Shipping Delays  (November 26, 2021)

Best Company Holiday Budgeting Tips  (November 18,2021)

PR Underground: Telos Gifting, LLC Expands Consumer and Corporate Offerings With Greeting Cards on Gift Card Granny and (November 10, 2021)

Texas Today: Early Holiday Shopping Tips. (November 2, 2021)

CT LIVE: Halloween Savings: Tips to Avoid Breaking the Bank. (October 27, 2021)

Good Day CT: Ways to Save This Halloween. (October 25, 2021)

Nasdaq: 18 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains. (October 13, 2021)

KENS5: Best (and worst) items to buy at big box stores. (August 16, 2021)

synchrony: 8 Insider Secrets to Save Money on Clothing and Accessories. (August 10, 2021)

FOX 26: The Top Ways To Save On Back to School. (August 6, 2021)

Tribune Content Agency: 6 ways to save money when online shopping. (August 6, 2021)

KENS 5: Back to School Shopping | What you need to know about Tax-free Weekend and other ways to save. (August 5, 2021)

Yahoo Finance: 13 Reasons to Shop at Walmart (Even If You Hate Walmart). (August 4, 2021)

Better Connecticut: Back to school savings. (August 3, 2021)

synchrony: 6 Insider Secrets to Saving Money at Restaurants. (May 6, 2021)

synchrony: All The Best Ways to Save on Travel Right Now. (April 20, 2021)

Millennial Money Podcast: The Must Know Secrets to Save Money Shopping in 2021. (April 1, 2021) Slick Ways to Save Money At Starbucks & Dunkin'. (March 21, 2021)

PR Underground: Telos Gifting Hires Gerry Gilbert as New Vice President, GiftYa Product Development. (March 9, 2021)

PR Underground: Telos Gifting Hires Dennis Whalen as New Vice President of GiftYa Technology. (March 2, 2021)

PR Underground: Telos Gifting Welcomes Kevin Kocan as Controller. (February 24, 2021)

CT LIVE: How to Support Small Businesses During the Pandemic. (January 22, 2021) How to Pay Less For Your Starbucks or Dunkin’ Fixes. (January 13, 2021)

Press Release: Telos Gifting, the parent company of Gift Card Granny, and giftya, records record year in 2020 despite the challenges brought on by the pandemic. (January 7, 2021)

NBC News: Protecting Your Gift Card Purchases (December 23, 2020)

NBC News: How To Save Money and Avoid Scams on Gift Cards (December 21, 2020)

CNBC: Veteran shopping pro: My top 10 tips for saving hundreds of dollars this holiday season (December 16, 2020)

CBS Portland: Finding Holiday Deals on “Green Monday (December 14, 2020)

RADIO.COM: How to save money while online shopping this holiday season (December 9, 2020)

grow: Top 10 tips for saving hundreds of dollars this holiday season, from a veteran shopping pro (December 4, 2020)

Best Company: Holiday Budgeting Tips (November 25, 2020)

Press Release: Telos Gifting Announces Ribbon Cutting for On Demand Gift Cards in Pittsburgh (November 24, 2020)

Yahoo News: 25 Best and Worst Deals at Walmart (November 20, 2020)

PIX 11: Savvy shopping savings for the holidays (November 19, 2020)

Kiplinger: 7 Ways Holiday Shopping Will Be Different This Year (November 10, 2020)

Kiplinger: 17 Deal Sites and Tools for Finding Online Shopping Bargains (October 8, 2020)

FOX 5: Shop with your gift cards before stores go out of business (October 6, 2020)

Press Release: Telos Gifting LLC On-Demand Fulfillment Center Is Live and Ready for Gift Card Orders (September 3, 2020)

Kiplinger: 7 Ways to Save Money When Shopping Online (August 6, 2020)

Cheddar: How to Get the Best Deals at Stores That Are Closing (July 16, 2020)

Real Simple: How to Get Discounts on Uber, Netflix, and 7 Other Services You Use Every Day (July 13, 2020)

QOLO: Qolo and Gift Card Innovator Telos Gifting Deliver Industry First - Secure, Real - Time Card Fulfillment (July 8, 2020)

KZTV: Saving, earning money at home can be done online (July 2, 2020)

PIX11: Fourth of July discounts and deals (July 2, 2020)

Press Release: Wolfe, LLC Hires Senior Financial Executive, Lee Ann Prosky-Carter, as New Chief Financial Officer (June 9, 2020)

Press Release: Wolfe Visa® Gift Prepaid Cards* Now Available On Gift Card Granny (June 4, 2020)

Newsweek: 20 Pick-Me-Up Gifts to Send During Covid-19 (May 19, 2020)

The Rhode Show: Businesses Helping to Ease Pandemic Tensions (May 7, 2020)

Press Release: Gift Card Granny Expands Support and Save Efforts with LoveLocal (May 4, 2020)

CBS: Coronavirus Pandemic Means A Different Kind Of Mother’s Day Celebration (May 5, 2020)

Kiplinger: Where to Find the Best Mother's Day Gift Deals and Free Shipping Offers (April 30, 2020)

Cheddar: How to Avoid Coronavirus Scams (April 22, 2020)

GOBankingRates: 25 Best and Worst Deals at Walmart (March 20, 2020)

U.S. News & World Report: Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget (February 11, 2020)

Press Release: Wolfe, LLC Welcomes Back Christopher Billiar To Lead Gift Card Fulfillment Center (January 23, 2020)

Beth Kobliner: Everything you need to know about gift cards (January 30, 2020)

NOVEMBER 14, 2019Wolfe, LLC Announces Opening of New Fulfillment Center for and Gift Card GrannyWolfe, LLC, a fintech incubator and owner of reward and loyalty cards provider and gift card ecommerce site Gift Card Granny, announced today the reopening of a new fulfillment center in its Pittsburgh facilities. The new fulfillment center will give the company the ability to offer next-day delivery to both corporate customers and consumers nationwide.more

APRIL 24, 2019Unlimited Cash Back Rewards Now Offered Through Money-Saving Website, Gift Card GrannyGift Card Granny, a leading authority and advocate in the gift card space, announced the availability of cash back rewards. The new rewards platform has no limit to the amount of cash back a customer can earn. more

NOVEMBER 20, 2018Most Shoppers Aged 35 Or Older To Shop Online This Black FridayGift Card Granny conducted a survey to observe the average American’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping habits. Topics including buying trends and gifting preferences were analyzed. more

NOVEMBER 8, 2018Popular Brands Find New Home On Gift Card GrannyGift Card Granny introduces Next Gen Gift Cards, a collection of innovative brands including Uber, Home Chef and Atom Tickets. These popular retailers offer consumers innovative solutions that complement their busy lives. GCG understands the value of these forward-looking companies and is committed to providing users with deals for these brands.more

SEPTEMBER 12, 2018Retailers Gaining Control In Secondary Gift Card MarketGift Card Granny announces the launch of Granny Exclusive, a new platform that allows merchants to manage their product listings. Currently, more than 100 merchant brands are working with the company.more

AUGUST 7, 2018Back To School Shopping Habits For 2018Gift Card Granny surveyed more than 2,500 consumers who visited the website to determine their back to school shopping trends for 2018. Topics such as budget, shopping preferences, saving strategies and most popular retailers were analyzed. more

OCTOBER 6, 2017Wolfe, LLC Adds John Glicksman as General CounselWolfe, LLC, former owner of and Direct Response Technologies, both technology startups that sold for over $150M, has decided to focus on building more technology success stories in Pittsburgh and has added very well-known local executive John Glicksman as General Counsel. more

SEPTEMBER 21, Taps Richard Corso as Chief Revenue announced the newest addition to the company’s growing leadership team, hiring seasoned executive Richard Corso as Chief Revenue Officer. more

APRIL 26, 2017Gift Card Granny Announces Alliance With NCFTA to Further Reduce Fraud in the Online Gift Card SpaceToday, Gift Card Granny announced its initiative with the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. The National Cyber-Forensics & Training Alliance is one of the most recognized and respected cybercrime research and prevention organizations in the world. more

JANUARY 24, Hires Tim Frantz as CFO/ announced the newest addition to the company’s executive team today hiring Tim Frantz as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. more

JANUARY 11, 2016Gift Card Granny Publishes Consumer Protection Standards For The Secondary Gift Card MarketThe secondary market of buying and selling used gift cards is growing. The secondary gift card marketplace helps millions of people save hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and it drives additional business to stores and restaurants. more

DECEMBER 26, 2016The Most Resold Gift Card Brands of 2016 according to Gift Card GrannyThe popularity of the most resold brands have been derived from web visitors who have requested a cash offer for their unwanted gift card. Topping the most resold gift card list is the internet’s largest retailer, Amazon, followed by Best Buy and iTunes. more

December 23, 2019Here's where to scoop up those last minute holiday gifts
Nightly News
Plenty of stores are open through tomorrow, like Kohl’s, Target and Walmart -- and you can always buy online, though prices for overnight shipping and same day delivery are getting steep.more

December 23, 2019Hacking the last-minute holiday gift rush
Nightly News
With less than 48 hours until Christmas, retail sales are on track to hit a trillion dollars this gift giving season. Shopping Expert Trae Bodge gives tips and tricks on how to navigate the last-minute spending rush.more

December 3, 2019How much should you spend on your holiday gifts?
If shopping online, use a browser extension, like Slickdeals or Honey (which PayPal is acquiring), to apply coupons to your gifts. You may also want to consider buying a discounted gift card through a company like Gift Card Granny and using it to buy something for someone at a discounted rate.more

November 25, 2019How to find the best Black Friday deals
CNN Underscored
Stack your savings. The deals on Black Friday will be good, but you can often add even greater savings. Check the websites of your credit cards to see if they're offering extra cash back or points when you shop with specific retailers. Or look for discounted gift cards. A gift card aggregator like Gift Card Granny is a good place to look for these saving opportunities. more

November 11, 20197 tips to avoid overspending and going into debt this holiday season
You can purchase discounted gifts cards at sites like Gift Card Granny or CardPool, or via your credit card shopping portal, then use them to make an in-store purchase. You will automatically save on whatever you buy. more

August 9, 2019Travel Smarter This Summer
Trae Bodge, Smart Shopping Expert, shared tips. more

August 7, 2019Tips to Take the Perfect Getaway This summer
U.S. News & World Report -- Andrea Woroch
By the time August rolls around, parents are ready to send their kids back to school with the exception of one daunting task: shopping. Purchasing classroom essentials not only takes time, but also requires spending a lot of money. According to the Back-to-School 2019 survey from the National Retail Federation, families will spend close to $700 on average for supplies, clothing, shoes and tech, with total spending for K-12 schools and college combined expected to reach $80.7 billion.more

August 2, 2019Tips to Take the Perfect Getaway This summer
CBS8 -- Jarrett Wright
Smart shopping expert, Trae Bodge, shares her favorite tips on how to get the perfect summer getaway. Trae can help you save money on planning, booking flights, hotels and food and drinks.more

May 8, 2019Savvy Shopping for Mom
The Bistro -- Better Business Bureau
Mother’s Day is one of the top gift-giving holidays that we encounter every year. According to the National Retail Federation, it is predicted that Americans will spend a record $25 billion on mom this year. Wow, and we have an episode filled with tips on how you can save on contributing to that spend. Tune in as Trae Bodge, a consumer’s best friend, helps us shop smart on gifts for mom this Mother’s Day.more

April 8, 2019Easy ways to save money around your home
CBS8 -- Jarrett Wright
San Diego is incredibly expensive, but there are ways to cut costs starting inside your home.more

March 21, 2019 How to Get Cash for Unwanted Gift Cards
Kiplinger -- Rob Niedt
Gift card transactions in the U.S. totaled an estimated $160 billion in 2018, according to projections from technology company CEB. Of that amount, there’s approximately $1 billion worth of sold-but-unredeemed gift cards still floating around. If you have unwanted gift cards tucked away in your wallet or stuffed in your dresser drawer, it’s time to dig them out and turn them into cash (or at least trade them in for gift cards you’ll actually use).more

March 18, 201917 things you should buy at Walmart — and 14 more you should skip every time
Business Insider -- Sharon Feiereisen
Walmart sells dozens of different gift cards, which is convenient, but you're not always getting the best deal. According to shopping expert Trae Bodge, you can often find better prices elsewhere.more

March 18, 2019Bargain-hunting experts say these 6 easy tricks can save you hundreds of dollars a year, especially if you love Amazon
CNBC -- Marianne Hayes
Websites like Gift Card Granny and Raise allow consumers to offload unwanted gift cards for a little less than what they're worth — a win-win for both the buyer and seller. more

Spring 2019The Changing Face Of Gift Card Consumerism
Gift Card Network -- Lori Moher
We all know consumers like value, and consumers like gift cards. Providing free added value for gift card purchases has long been an incredibly popular way for brands to drive sales during holiday periods. Now this added incentive for gift card purchases is an everyday opportunity most evidenced through grocery purchases and fuel perks. more

January 26, 2019Munchery’s abrupt closing leaves gift certificate holders with little recourse
San Francisco Chronicle -- Sophia Kunthara
After Norma Kaufman’s husband unexpectedly died four years ago, her relatives in Chicago sent her a $500 gift certificate for Munchery. Kaufman, a 58-year-old mother of one living in Oakland, used it frequently when she first received it, and estimates there was about $300 left on the gift certificate, which she used to buy pescatarian dinners for herself and her daughter.more

January 14, 2019Don't Pay Full Price For Your Next Outfit
KTNV ABC 13 -- Tricia Kean
Well it turns out, there's some steps you can take to guarantee yourself some savings. For example: before you even start shopping, buy a gift card. There are secondhand sites that sell gift cards, usually for around 10 to 15 percent lower than face value. "So a $100 gift card to let's say Walmart that you can use for groceries, I'll get for $85," says super shopper Channelle Beller. She suggests sites like Gift Card Granny and Cardpool . We took a quick glance and found a deal like a $50 Old Navy card for just $42, a 15 percent savings.more

January 8, 2019Don’t Marry Your Business, Commit to Your People With Jason Wolfe
Going Deep With Aaron Watson
Jason Wolfe is an entrepreneur through and through. After growing up in the Milton Hershey School, an orphanage founded by Milton Hershey, Jason found himself living out of his car. He taught himself himself how to code by using books at the local library and CompUSA's 'Building the Perfect Web'. This led to building the first coupon website and launching his first internet business. From 1995 to 2000, Jason built the business, raising $500k in VC from Jupiter Media and garnering >$1 million in annual sales and 20 million page views per month.more

January 7, 2019You Used Your Gift Card But Still Have A Few Bucks Left Over. Do You Know How To Spend Them?
WKYC NBC 3 -- Danielle Serino
Trae Bodge, a shopping expert with Gift Card Granny, a site that sells discount gift cards says, "Only some e-tailers will allow you to pay with the small balance left on that card, and then pay the rest with your regular debit or credit card.”more

January 4, 2019How to Spend the Last 50 Cents on Your Gift Card
Consumer Reports -- Beth Braverman
If you received a gift card over the holidays you might have already used it to buy yourself something you wanted, like items for your home or the latest electronics. But what do you do if, after your purchase, your card still has a small balance? “It’s wonderful to receive a gift card, but it can be frustrating when you have just a few dollars or cents left on it,” says Trae Bodge, a shopping expert for

January 3, 201910 Things You Think Are Cheaper at Walmart—But Aren’t
Reader's Digest -- Rachel Sokol
Everyone loves a good deal. But while budget shopping and Walmart practically go hand in hand, is it always the cheapest? We found out which key items you can score for less elsewhere.more

December 26, 2018Returning an unwanted gift today? Here's what you need to know
WBRZ ABC 2 -- WBRZ Staff
Not every holiday gift can be a hit. Across the country, nearly $90 billion worth of gifts will be returned this season. Those looking to make a return should know that December 26 and 27 are the busiest days to do it. Before braving the lines at the mall, residents should read their receipts and check out each store's return policy. The best chance to return a gift in person is right when the store opens. Nearly 17% of shoppers say they'll be in a store making returns over the next few days. Experts suggest waiting until the new year if you can and be sure to get a copy of the gift receipt. Unwanted gift cards can be sold on sites like Gift Card Granny, Cardpool, or Raise. more

December 26, 2018Shoppers begin their holiday returns
Bakersfield Now -- Tim Johns
If what was under your tree this year didn't quite hit the mark, don't worry, because you're not alone. As many as 75 percent of Americans will end up returning gifts this year, totaling a whopping $90 billion worth of merchandise. Have gift cards you don't want? You can use apps such as Gift Card Granny or Cardpool to turn them into cash.more

December 25, 2018What the Tech: Where to exchange your gift cards
Every year about one billion dollars worth of gift cards goes to waste. So what can you do with gift cards you don't want or need? Trade them in.more

December 13, 2018More Companies Offering Gift Card Bonuses During The Holidays
CBS Minnesota
A growing number of companies are offering gift card bonus perks over the holidays, according to Twin Cities Frugal Mom blogger Lisa Baker. A few of the perks Baker highlights include $5 in snack cash for every $25 gift card purchase at Marcus Theatres, a $10 off coupon with every $40 spent in gift cards at The Children’s Place, and a $10 gift card with every $50 purchase at LL Bean. Baker also urges consumers look for deals beyond the store itself. Websites such as GiftCardGranny and Cardpool buy and sell cards at a discount.more

December 7, 2018Digital Holiday Gifts
Time is running out to pick out the perfect holiday gift. now we've got a whole list of presents you can order without leaving your home. Retail expert Trae Bodge was here with her top picks for everyone on your list. more

December 3, 2018Shop for these 5 things in December to get the best deals
FOX 5 NY -- Alison Morris
What should you consider buying in December and what should you skip? Trae Bodge has her monthly roundup.more

November 21, 2018Make some money or score serious savings by buying or selling unwanted gift cards
WKYC 3 News -- Danielle Serino
We've all received a gift card - perhaps for a store where we don't shop, or just a card we can't use. Some head to sites where you can sell those cards, which is a great way to get extra cash. And since some of those sites re-sell the cards at a discount, you can score some great deals. But the exchanges aren’t a dollar-for-dollar system. What you can sell a card for is rarely the same as what you can buy one for.more

November 19, 2018Tips for avoiding holiday debt this gift-giving season
PIX11 News -- Marissa Torres
If you were aghast at how much you spent on holiday gifts when the credit card bills arrived last January, now is the time to start thinking about how to avoid a repeat performance. Even though it feels painfully early to start thinking about the holidays, starting now will give you plenty of time to budget, build a shopping fund and do a little early shopping so after New Years you’ll hardly have a bill to pay. Trae Bodge, Smart Shopping Expert for Gift Card Granny, shares tactics for what we should be doing now to avoid debt later.more

November 15, 2018The game plan on scoring the biggest sales this Black Friday!
Good Morning Washington
As we head into prime holiday shopping season, sometimes even the savviest shoppers can get overwhelmed by the chaotic crowds and the plethora of discounts. Trae Bodge the smart shopping expert from Gift Card Granny shared the top tips on Black Friday and Cyber Monday survival and told us how score the biggest deals.more

November 13, 2018This Chart Shows What Stores' Gift Cards Have the Highest Resale Value
You have a few options when you get a gift card you know you’ll never use: let it collect dust and waste money, re-gift it and save money, or sell the gift card and make some money.more

November 1, 201810 Black Friday Shopping Secrets From Pros
In a few weeks, millions of Americans will gather around their dining table to enjoy a turkey feast and get a head start on searching for holiday bargains. And though some people scoff at the idea of shopping on Thanksgiving, it's clear the annual bargain bonanza remains popular with shoppers across the country.more

May 4, 20189 ways to get a discount at Guitar Center
Atlanta Journal Constitution
If you’ve got a kid who loves making music — or maybe you’re a musician yourself — you’ve probably heard of Guitar Center, at least in passing.  more

April 9, 2018How to use up your unwanted gift cards
Naples Daily News -- Tim Aten
The nearest Landy’s restaurant and the only one in Collier or Lee counties is Joe’s Crab Shack at 2024 W. First St. on the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers. Although the Naples location closed five years ago, Joe’s Crab Shack has eight others in Florida and nearly 40 in the nation where Landry’s cards can be used.  more

February 12, 2018Where to find hidden discounts: Check out apps, browser extensions or just ask
Chicago Tribune -- Debbie Carlson
You may consider yourself a savvy shopper when you search the Web for free shipping promo codes or a few bucks off an online purchase, but there are a host of less-obvious discounts that can save you money.  more

February 1, 20185 Smart Ways to Improve Your Financial Health
U.S. News & World Report -- Andrea Woroch
Taking steps to achieve financial health is just like setting a goal to lose weight – it doesn't happen overnight. Setting yourself up for financial success requires time, dedication and maintenance.  more

January 18, 2018How to safely sell those unwanted gift cards
NBC News -- Herb Weisbaum
Online exchanges base their offers on supply and market demand. As a rule, they tend to pay more for cards that people want and the exchanges need. That’s why people selling iTunes cards, the most resold gift card last year, were paid about 65 percent of value ($65 for a card worth $100) while those selling a Nordstrom card got 87 percent, according to a recent report from Gift Card Granny.  more

January 2, 2017How to use up your unwanted gift cards
CBS News
You can usually return unwanted gifts, but what can you do with a gift card that you will never use? As much as $1 billion sits, unspent, on these casualties of the gift-giving season, according to one study. Here are a few suggestions for what to do with yours.  more

January 2, 2018Top 10 ways to use unwanted gift cards
ABC News 7
Sell/Trade It — The marketplace always has an answer. allows you to sell your unwanted gift card for cash or trade it for cards that you will use. Keep in mind that you will not receive full face value the marketplace also requires their cut.  more

December 29, 2017How to trade in unwanted gift cards for cash
ABC Action News -- Chelsea Davis
Selling your gift cards for cash yields a lower return than if you exchange it. That said, according to, the largest aggregator of online gift card exchanges, cards with the highest resale value are those for grocery stores, gas stations and large retailers such as Amazon or Walmart.  more

December 26, 2017Lauren’s List: Helpful Tips For Gift Returns
CBS Miami -- Lauren Pastrana
Christmas is over and all the presents have been handed out, but maybe there’s a gift or two that missed the mark. You can either wear those tacky pajamas from grandma with a smile, or you can trade them in for something you actually want!  more

December 26, 2017Your guide to returning unwanted Christmas gifts made easy
WXYZ Detroit -- Matthew Smith
Nearly a quarter of annual returns to retailers happen during the Holiday season — according to Oporto, a tech firm that helps retailers track inventory, that’s roughly $90 billion worth of gifts.  more

December 26, 2017How to exchange gift cards for cash -- Marilisa Racco
A gift card is an easy and thoughtful holiday present — and especially great for the person who seemingly has everything — but sometimes the card doesn’t line up with your interests or tastes. And let’s be honest, sometimes you just want the cash.  more

December 26, 2017Help to Return Holiday Gifts
WNEP -- Ryan Lecky
Want to skip the holiday crush completely gift cards can be the way to go. With savings on sites like gift card granny and cardpool. Experts say there can be downsides to waiting until the last minute.  more

December 25, 20175 tips to handle post-holiday gift returns
Good Morning America -- Taylor Dunn
About 50 percent American are open to the idea of re-gifting, with coworkers topping the list of likely recipients. Gift cards are among the most popular re-gifting items, NRF reports. Some retailers will even swap out a new card without Christmas decorations if you’re looking to re-gift post holidays, or you can sell it.  more

December 25, 2017How to Get Cash for All the Gift Cards You Didn't Really Want
Money Magazine -- Kerri Anne Renzulli
If you want to sell your gift card for cash, your return will be lower than if you exchange it, says Romanelli: “Swapping your gift card for another store’s is the best way to maximize your return.”  more

December 23, 2017Last-minute shoppers search for holiday deals
ABC News
Want to skip the holiday crush completely gift cards can be the way to go. With savings on sites like gift card granny and cardpool. Experts say there can be downsides to waiting until the last minute.  more

December 21, 2017 4 Ways You Can Bounce Back from Holiday Debt
WSYM-TV -- Jimmy Rhoades
The holidays are wonderful and magical...that is, until the bill for all those gifts comes in. The average household will spend $1200 this holiday season - and all that spending can do some damage on your 2018 budget.  more

December 21, 2017Warning: Those Gift Card 'Freebies' May Be a Ripoff
Money Magazine -- Kerri Anne Renzulli
“The key thing to be aware of is the terms,” says Mark Romanelli, executive vice president of product for Gift Card Granny, a gift-card comparison and exchange website. “If the company doesn't call the second card a 'gift card,' it means there are different expiration dates associated with it.”  more

December 20, 20179 Holiday Gift Cards That Give You Something for Nothing -- Jason Notte
So how do you find the gift cards that basically give you or your loved ones free money? Troll gift-card sites such as, Gift Card Granny or eBay year-round, or follow consumer site DealNews and take advantage of December specials.  more

December 19, 2017These Are the Best Gift Cards to Give This Year
Money Magazine -- Kerri Anne Renzulli
Scrambling to come up with the perfect gift for those last few tricky people on your list? With less than a week to go till Christmas, skipping mall shopping and opting for a gift card may seem like the best approach.  more

December 19, 20179 Ways to Make Money From Holiday Gifts You Don't Want
Wise Bread -- Camilla Cheung
As well-intentioned as it may be, sometimes a holiday gift you receive just isn’t something you like. Instead of letting it sit around gathering dust, turn that holiday gift into cold hard cash — after thanking the gift giver for their thoughtfulness, of course!  more

December 18, 2017Genius Holiday Hacks To Save Serious $$$
HuffPost -- Anna Davies
Never Pay Full Price For A Gift Card File this under awesome holiday hack: Buying gift cards online through a discount site like Gift Card Granny or Cardpool makes it easy to give big on a budget.  more

December 14, 2017Sneaky ways to save money during the holidays
WXIA-TV -- Ian Hill
Consumers spent more than $9 billion on gift cards during the 2016 holiday season, according to the market research firm Packaged Facts.  more

December 13, 2017Sneaky ways to save money during the holidays
WWBT NBC12 News -- Rachel DePompa
Another smart idea, make the most of gift cards you already have. If you've got a card to a store you don't like either re-gift it or sell it on a site like "card cash" or "gift card granny."  more

December 12, 2017Gift Cards You Can Buy at a 10% Discount (or More)
Kiplinger -- Bob Niedt, which pools deals on gift cards from various third-party gift card sites, has a slew of gift cards for popular retailers.  more

December 9, 2017Convert Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers With These 8 Holiday Tips
B2C -- Nicole Blanckenberg
According to Gift Card Granny, gift card total sales projections for 2018 could reach a whopping $160 billion. Gift cards are a big win for last-minute shoppers and by promoting them on your online store you could be cashing in on holiday sales to the very last minute.  more

November 27, 2017Take a bite out of your food bill
USA TODAY -- N'dea Yancey-Bragg
Trae Bodge of GiftCardGranny shares strategies and categories where you can find the best deals on Black Friday weekend, and which items you'd be wise to wait on.  more

November 20, 20175 Gift-Card Stock Plays, the Gift That Keeps on Giving
TheStreet -- Jonathan Heller
My, how times have changed. As a child, gift cards did not exist as they do in current form. They were the more simple gift certificates in those days -- no plastic card, no magnetic strip, but with some bearing very ornate designs. more

November 10, 2017Black Friday strategy
CNBC On The Money
Trae Bodge of GiftCardGranny shares strategies and categories where you can find the best deals on Black Friday weekend, and which items you'd be wise to wait on.  more

November 8, 2017All the Black Friday sales you should be jumping on now
AJC -- Kelly Sundstrom
To find the best Black Friday deals on gifts this year, you'll want to know what you're looking for and be on the ball now until Thanksgiving Day.  more

October 27, 20179 Clever Money-Saving Ideas for Halloween
Reader's Digest -- Trae Bodge
You can still have spook-tacular fun on Halloween without breaking the bank. Read on for money-saving tips for Halloween.  more

October 24, 20176 scary saving mistakes that will haunt your budget
Clark -- Andrea Woroch
Ghosts and goblins aren’t the only spooky things at stores these days. In an attempt to shop savvy, many consumers go hunting for deals but end up making scary spending mistakes that cost them more in the long run.  more

October 20, 201730 Items You Should Never Pay Full Price For
Best Life -- Mark Ellwood
Fact: unless it’s something marked with the words “Louis Vuitton” or “American Girl,” you probably shouldn’t be paying full price for it. It’s true. In today’s discount-shopping era, there are simply too many easy ways to score a mark down on just about anything.  more

October 6, 2017Don't buy these 5 things on Black Friday
Black Friday is less than two months away, when up to 156 million shoppers will partake in one of the busiest shopping days of the year.  more

October 4, 201712 Ways To Save Big Bucks On Movie Tickets
Forbes -- Donna Freedman
Feeling sticker shock at the box office? It’s not your imagination. According to the National Association of Theatre Owners, the average price for movie tickets in the United States is $8.95. Ouch.  more

August 1, 201799 Great Ways to Save
AARP Bulletin -- David Schiff
Among this year's 99 Ways to Save are tips that can save you pocket change (cut your budget by a buck and a half a month by buying men’s shaving gel instead of ladies) or jack up your bank account by thousands (become a one-car couple).  more

July 13, 2017Gift Card Granny: Saving Shoppers Money at Retailers Nationwide
Rewards Expert -- Angela Rose
According to data from Packaged Facts, a consumer research company, American consumers spent $46 billion on gift cards last year. Chances are good that you were among them.  more

July 7, 2017110 genius things to do with $100
Mic -- Gina Ragusa
Finding a spare $100 in your bank account or back pocket can make even the most stoic saver feel giddy. That rush from extra “unexpected” cash might prompt you to wonder, “What exactly should I do with $100?”  more

June 25, 201710 Items You Should Buy in Bulk
USA TODAY -- Courtney Jespersen
Gift cards have a funny way of sinking to the bottom of your purse or hiding beneath a mountain of papers in your cluttered junk drawer. more

June 9, 2017 10 Items You Should Buy in Bulk
Grow -- Natasha Burton
Buying in bulk really is a smart way to save—if you stock up on the right items. In addition to classics like paper towels, soap and detergent, these 10 items are perfect for purchasing en masse and scoring big savings. more

June 5, 201717 ways to save at Amazon
CBS Money Watch -- Cheryl Lock
For whatever your little heart may desire, retail behemoth Amazon (AMZN) is likely the place that will have it. For any room in your house to the outside of your house to your personal, beauty and baby needs, the list of Amazon purchasing options goes on and on and on. more

May 3, 2017Tips and tricks to save at Walgreens
WTSP 10 News
If you’re a Walgreens shopper looking to save, there are plenty of waves to trim your bill. Couponing, savings apps, and competitive marketing strategies have completely changed the landscape for savings at drugstores. more

May 3, 2017Why gifts cards are the new favorite target for fraud
CIO -- Jen A. Miller
With tighter post-financial crisis regulation on larger amounts of money, and safer chip-enabled debit and credit cards, fraud has shifted to a new target, gift cards. more

April 15, 2017Cha-Ching! 8 Savvy New Ways to Save BIG When You Shop Online
Reader's Digest -- Elisa Roland
From buying gift cards at a huge discount to earning cash back on every purchase, here are some hacks every serious shopper should know. more

April 7, 201719 ways to save at Target
CBS News -- Cheryl Lock
Target is pretty much the definition of a one-stop shop. Hit up your local store and you could walk away with groceries, your nephew’s birthday present, an ottoman for your living room and dumbbells to keep you fit. more

March 19, 201718 Tips For Saving Big (Huge!) If You Love to Shop at Sephora
POPSUGAR -- Kristin Granero
It's easy to get a bit carried away when shopping at Sephora (just ask this teen who accidentally racked up $733 on her mom's credit card in one visit). more

March 16, 201713 ways to save at Starbucks
Look for discounted gift cards on websites like Gift Card Granny, which aggregates discounted gift card offers from around the web for you. Right now, the site has a $25 Starbucks gift card available for 15% off. more

March 8, 2017How to buy discount gift cards and save a bundle
Gift card exchange sites are places where you can buy and sell gift cards. If you’re unfamiliar with the gift card exchange craze, here’s the rundown of how you can benefit more

March 8, 2017Save more money by spending less
Mic -- Christy Rakoczy
Although we shop all the time — spending as much as 54 minutes a day buying stuff, according to a government estimate — many of us really aren't good at it. more

February 2, 2017Five fab grocery-savings apps
Good Morning Washington
We all want to save on groceries, but who has the time to clip coupons nowadays? Trae Bodge, smart shopping expert for, says it’s time to throw away those ads and let your phone do the work for you. more

January 19, 2017How to dig out from December's debt
AP -- Bev O'Shea
The start of the new year feels like a financial clean slate — right up until your credit card bills arrive. It's easy to forget about the entertainment and travel you enjoyed, the food and drink you consumed or the store card you applied for at the cash register. more

January 19, 2017How to save time and money on your next Ikea trip
AOL -- Terence Loose
Ikea is the go-to furniture store for great deals on everything from bed sheets to lighting and hot dogs. But if you really want to save money at Ikea, you'll need to do more than just show up at the door.more

January 18, 2017Maximize your Fry's Fuel Points and more with these gift card hacks
ABC News 15 -- Angie Koehle
Gift cards. They don't have to be gifts, you know. Use them for yourself and save money! Here are four ways to get the most out of your everyday purchases.more

January 12, 2017Stretch your dollar on the necessities in 2017
WTNH News 8 -- Laura Hutchinson
Continuing our week of saving you money. We’ve helped you build your savings account this week, now how about pinching pennies on the necessities. more

January 11, 2017Gift Card Granny Publishes Consumer Protection Standards For The Secondary Gift Card Market
PR Web -- (press release)
The secondary market of buying and selling used gift cards is growing. The secondary gift card marketplace helps millions of people save hundreds of millions of dollars every year, and it drives additional business to stores and restaurants. more

January 11, 2017The Idiot's Guide To Laundering $9 Million
Forbes -- Lauren Gensler
Step one: Use stolen credit card information to buy a boatload of gift cards. Step two: Try to sell those gift cards online for millions of dollars without getting caught.more

January 9, 2017Simple Ways To Recover Cash If You Went Over Your Holiday Budget
Forbes -- Molly Triffin
The champagne flutes are back in their cabinet, the pine needles vacuumed up, the ornaments packed away—and now the amount of cash you’ve blown this past December is finally starting to sink in. more

January 5, 2017How To Make Returning All Those Unwanted Holiday Gifts A Cinch
Forbes -- Esther Crain
Between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Free Shipping Day and all the other sale notices that inundated your inbox over the holidays, there was no shortage of opportunities to buy the perfect gift. more

January 4, 2017Smart Shopping Hacks for Busy People
Yahoo News -- Kendal Perez
For built-in savings, shop with discount gift cards. This may seem like a too-good-to-be-true scam, but the secondary gift card market has been around for more than a decade. more

January 4, 201735 Secrets to Saving More Money in 2017
If you noticed a drop in your savings account balance this past year, you might be thinking about making a New Year's resolution to spend less in the coming year. After all, the most popular resolution for 2017 is to "spend less, save more," more

January 3, 2017How to sell your unwanted gifts
CNBC -- Jessica Dickler
In the haze of a holiday hangover, there are inevitably some gifts that would have been better left under the tree. more

January 3, 2017Retailers Are Making It Easier For You to Return Gifts — And Buy More
NBC News -- Nicole Spector
Shopping for holiday gifts may be over, but the consumer's work is hardly done. Now it's time for us to schlep all those unwanted presents back to the store. more

January 1, 201725 life hacks to help you save money and stay organized in 2017
New York Post -- Christian Gollayan
Quick, before you forget you have them: Cash in gift cards at, a gift-card exchange, said Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, founder of more

December 30, 2016Ring in the new year with some savvy financial moves
Star Telegram -- Teresa McUsic
The end of 2016 is here, but there are still some savvy financial moves you can make. Check this list and see what else you can do now and into the New Year. more

December 29, 2016Websites, stores will buy unwanted gift cards
Most of the time, returning unwanted gifts is as easy as making a trip to the store, but what do you do when you get a gift card you know you won't use? Several websites will buy unwanted gift cards. more

December 28, 2016Five things to know for Wednesday, Dec. 28
Pittsburgh Business Times -- Lydia Nuzum
Pittsburgh-based Gift Card Granny LLC, a website where users can sell unwanted gift cards for cash, published its list of the most resold gift card brands for 2016 — aptly — the day after Christmas. more

December 27, 2016The holidays are about giving and receiving and returning
KLST News -- Kaitlin Moore
Once you've made the decision to ditch the sweater your aunt gave you that let's face it looks exactly like the sweater she gave you last year, there are a couple of rules you should know. more

December 27, 2016Getting the Most from a Gift Card
KSOO News -- Chad McKenzie
Well, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, but keep this in mind, many cards have an expatriation date, so check to see if yours does and when. Consumer Expert Andrea Warrick says also see if you need to register your card, and if you do don’t wait. more

December 27, 2016Unwanted gift cards: How to sell, swap or donate cards from Walmart, Target, Best Buy -- Leada Gore
Chances are you received a gift card during the holidays. But what do you do with a gift card to a place you don't like and know you won't use? more

December 27, 2016How to Make the Most of Your Gift Cards -- Jean Chatzky
Could you make it rain with gift cards right now? Over half of consumers planned to give gift cards over the holiday season, according to the National Retail Federation’s holiday projections. more

December 26, 2016Exchange gift cards you don't want for money
FOX 5 D.C. -- Lindsay Watts
Estimates are that $1 billion in gift cards went unused last year and if you are holding onto a card you are never going to spend, there is no reason to let it collect dust.more

December 26, 2016Millions of Americans Head to Stores to Spend Gift Cards, Exchange and Return Presents
ABC World News -- Adrienne Bankert
It is the day after Christmas, which means it is a busy shopping day in America. With returns, customers darking in on gift cards, and post-christmas deals. more

December 26, 2016Want to turn those gift cards into cash?
10News WTSP -- Eric Glasser
If you gave or got a gift card this year, you're not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans did the same for a total of about $26 billion. more

December 26, 2016What to Know About Post-Christmas Returns, Sales
ABC Good Morning America -- Becky Worley
Dec. 26 is a historic day for shopping and saving. It’s a great day to use all those gift cards, return unwanted items and get the most bang for your buck as post-holiday sales roll out. more

December 22, 2016Save money selling, buying gift cards online
FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay
Typically you can sell a card for about 80 cents on the dollar. You might make more money on sites that let you sell peer-to-peer, like Gift Card Granny. We found more

December 21, 2016How to sell gift cards online for cash
AOL -- Barri Segal
The Gift Card Granny database lists gift card auctions and sales available on other websites where you can sell your cards — and it's also a great place to buy gift cards online.more

December 21, 2016How to simplify your post-holiday mission: returning or selling those unwanted gifts
The Mercury News -- Richard Scheinin
OK, so you’re now buried beneath piles of gifts, some of which you will cherish forever and some of which you can’t wait to dump. more

December 16, 2016Local Gift Card Company Expands
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Green Tree-based gift card distributor Gift Card Granny has expanded into new quarters and added employees after CEO Jason Wolfe sold his business to Pleasanton, Calif.-based Blackhawk Network more

December 15, 2016Tips for Throwing a Holiday Party on a Budget
NY1 -- Tara Lynn Wagner
Hosting a holiday gathering can be expensive but there are ways to do it without spending all your silver and gold. When it comes to food, rather than bite off more than your budget can handle, ask guests to bring something.more

December 15, 2016How to Save Money as a Last-Minute Holiday Shopper
Yahoo! Finance -- Jon Lal
If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, don't panic. You're not alone. In fact, on Dec. 15 of last year, the National Retail Federation reported that 90 percent of holiday shoppers still had gifts, more

December 15, 20165 Simple Ways To Demolish Your Debt In 2017
Forbes -- Andrew Josuweit
Whether you owe money for credit cards, personal loans, or student loans, making it a priority to pay off debt can save you big bucks. In fact, paying debt off early can save thousands of dollars.more

December 15, 2016Deals on Deals: How to Get Nice Things for Next to Nothing
Nasdaq -- Jodi O'Connell
When shopping for the holidays, you will likely encounter at least one checkout clerk who asks you to get a store credit card to save a sizable percentage on your purchase.more

December 13, 20167 Discount Shopping Hacks To Save Hundreds of Dollars This Christmas
The Huffington Post -- Gordon Tredgold
Shopping hacks both you and your wallet can appreciate. What’s better than saving money? Saving money with minimal effort. Stick to these simple money-saving hacks that are as effective as they are easy.more

December 6, 2016Holiday Shopping Tricks and Tips
WCIU -- You & Me
There's only two weeks left to get in your holiday shopping! Retail expert Trae Bodge talks shopping tricks and tips to get your gifts in time for Christmas.more

December 5, 2016Tips for holiday shopping with apps and websites
WGN Midday
If you have a general idea of where you plan to shop, visit a site like to look for discounted gift cards. more

December 2, 2016Let’s be real: For holiday gift-giving, cash is king
Washington Post -- Michelle Singletary
All I want to give or get for Christmas is cash. And if you’re honest, deep down, that’s what you’re thinking when someone asks you what you want. more

November 30, 2016The Best Gift Cards To Give In 2016
Forbes -- Laura Shin
Gift cards have been the most requested gift for nine years running, according to Gift Card Granny, with about 60% of people in 2015 saying they hoped to receive one.more

November 27, 2016Cyber Monday Tips to Save
Fox Illinois -- Matthew Witkos
The big holiday weekend of shopping is nearing the end. Now shoppers are getting ready to head online for Cyber Monday. Millions of consumers are heading online to do their holiday shopping.more

November 25, 20165 ways to stay sane, save money on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
New York's PIX11 WPIX-TV
Black Friday is the official start to the holiday shopping season. But it can also drive you crazy – between spending so much money, battling unruly crowds, and trying to get all your shopping done in time for the December holidays.more

November 23, 2016Save on Christmas Shopping With This Clever Gift Card Strategy
Wisebread -- Kat Tretina
Last year, the average American spent $882 on holiday gifts — and that amount does not include money spent on décor, meals, or clothes. Many people rack up credit card debt, and with high interest rates, that can make payments on their Christmas purchases for months after the holiday.more

November 23, 2016Savvy tips for scoring deep discounts on Black Friday
Rachel Langlois, financial expert with Cyprus Credit union, shares tips on getting the best deals on Black Friday. Her favorite tip is to buy a gift card on Gift Card Granny to a store you plan on shopping in on Black Friday. more

November 22, 2016Giving gift cards for the holidays? Read this first
CBS News -- Aimee Picchi
Millions of gift cards will change hands this holiday season as people search for quick gifts for their friends and family, but they aren’t as simple as they appear.more

November 18, 2016How to Save Money (and Hassles) on Your Black Friday Shopping
New York Times -- Christopher Mele
If the idea of Black Friday shopping gives you the blues, cheer up. A few innovative approaches can help you find lower prices without having to camp outside a big box store.more

November 14, 2016Giving gift cards for the holidays? Read this first -- Sabah Karimi
This year, Americans plan to spend an average of $1,175 on holiday gifts, an increase of 12 percent compared to 2015, according to the latest data from Rubicon Project’s Holiday Consumer Pulse Poll.more

November 7, 2016Be a Better Online Shopper
AARP Bulletin -- David Hochman
You can shop for virtually anything on the internet, but whether you're browsing for glow-in-the-dark garden gnomes or a 65-inch ultra-HD television, check out the newest price-cutting tricks and tools.more

November 4, 2016How stores plan to fight organized retail crime during the holidays
Yahoo Finance -- Brittany Jones-Cooper
This usually comes in the form of a gift card. That gift card is then sold on a site like Gift Card Granny, where users can sell their gift cards for up to 92% cash back.more

November 2, 20169 Things to Do Now to Save Money on Black Friday
247 Wall Street -- Paul Austic
If you’ve already begun receiving emails from retailers promoting their Black Friday sales, you’re not the only one. more

October 28, 201640 Ways to Save Money Over the Holidays
Retail spending is expected to jump 3.6 percent in November and December, up to $655.8 billion, reported the National Retail Federation. And in 2015, the average person spent over $800.more

October 14, 20167 Tips for Early Bird Holiday Shoppers
U.S. News & World Report -- Kendal Perez
Though it's only mid-October, you've likely noticed Christmas items sharing shelf space with Halloween candy and costumes. more

October 5, 2016How to save money on kitchen appliances — and why you shouldn’t buy a white fridge
MarketWatch -- Amy Hoak
The best time to shop for home appliances is approaching. And savvy shoppers often can layer on savings for even bigger deals.more

September 27, 2016Top 5 Things You’re Paying Too Much For
CBS Local DFW -- Brian New
Regardless of how much you make, overpaying can be a costly habit. Financial Consultant and President of Elite Financial Management, Bill Dendy, said he sees it all the time.more

September 14, 201620 tricks insiders use to score a cheap hotel room
Independent -- Terence Loose
Finding a cheap hotel room can be difficult. The average daily rate for U.S. hotel rooms has increased in the past seven years, to $121.37 in 2015, according to statistics resource Statista.more

September 7, 2016Cut Costs Without Cutting Out Everything You Love -- Cameron Huddleston
If you want to save money, you might consider cutting out your daily latte. While you’re at it, ditch anything else you enjoy, if it’s not an essential expense. That’s what being frugal and budgeting is all about, right? Wrong.more

August 30, 2016101 Ways To Save Money
Forbes -- Laura Shin
Whether you’re saving up for a big goal or paying down debt, cutting costs is one of the best ways to do more with the money you have. more

August 26, 2016Times It’s OK to Buy Used Instead of New -- Morgan Quinn
It’s hard to resist purchasing a shiny, brand-new item. And in many cases, it makes sense to buy new items instead of used. For example, you’ll probably be better off buying new car seats,...more

August 11, 201615 Little Known Ways to Save at Disneyland
WiseBread -- Ashley Eneriz
Disneyland is considered the "happiest place on Earth," but if you look at the ticket prices, it is not the happiest place for your budget. Despite the pricey tickets, Disneyland is still a fun and magical place to visit for the whole family. more

August 9, 2016Try these 15-minute finance fixes
The Union Democrat
Sell old gift cards. At, you can sell the card to a partner site at the offered rate or list it for sale at a price you choose. more

August 1, 20164 Ways to Get a Better Deal than Everyone Else
The Oprah Magazine -- Farnoosh Torabi
Money blogger Karen Cordaway recommends buying discounted gift cards to stores like Old Navy and JCPenney. "That ensures savings before the sales even begin," she says. At,more

July 20, 2016My big, fat overgifted wedding
CNBC -- Kelli B. Grant
Engaged couples aren't the only ones facing big wedding bills. Guests, especially millennials, are shelling out big bucks to watch friends tie the knot.more

June 28, 2016My big, fat overgifted wedding
TIME Money -- Kerri Anne Renzulli
Taking your family out to the movies this summer could very well be seen as a luxury outing. With the average ticket price nationally at $8.43, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners, a family of four could pay more than....more

June 20, 2016Lower gas prices appear to be driving Americans to hit the road this summer
LA Times -- Karen Schwartz
It doesn’t matter if you’re the type of person who views your gas tank as half-full or half-empty, we all like to save at the pump.more

June 17, 2016How To Save On Popular Gifts For Dad
The Huffington Post -- Andrea Woroch
It seems like dads don’t receive as much attention and fanfare as moms do, but things may finally be taking a turn in their favor. more

June 8, 2016Saving On Summer Movies
ABC News 11 -- Amber Rupinta
It seems like dads don’t receive as much attention and fanfare as moms do, but things may finally be taking a turn in their favor. more

May 25, 20165 Ways to Save Money at Best Buy -- Jime Wang
For me, the closest Best Buy is a good 25-minute drive, and there are very few things I absolutely need today that can’t wait for two-day shipping. more

May 13, 2016Money Saving Tips For Prom Kids and Bridesmaids
ABC News 7 -- Nina Pineda
Shopping expert Andrea Woroch's a budget hack, beginning with what to "wear", "where" you get it can save you hundreds.more

May 12, 201620 Ways to Score a Cheap Hotel Room
TIME Money -- Terence Loose
Gift cards are good for much more than Starbucks or California Pizza Kitchen. And on sites like, you can find discounted gift cards that will effectively make your hotel room cheaper.more

May 11, 201650 Ways You’re Throwing Away Money
The Huffington Post -- Sabah Karimi
At the beginning of the year, you probably made a New Year’s resolution to keep your spending under control. But unfortunately, you’re still having a hard time making payments and growing your savings.more

May 3, 2016Unused gift cards? Buy and sell them online
Herald Online -- Patricia Sabatini
A gift card can be the perfect gift. Except when it’s not. Let’s say your generous out-of-town aunt sends you a $100 gift card for your birthday good at AMC theaters. Too bad the theater chain in your neighborhood is a Cinemark.more

April 15, 2016Financial Spring Cleaning with Consumer Savings
KTLA -- Nancy Cruz
While your income may not have changed, a change in a life circumstance like getting married or divorced, having a baby or buying a house signals a need to review and re-balance your budget.more

April 7, 20163 On Your Side: Ways To Save At Starbucks
CBS Local Philadelphia -- Jim Donovan
If you’re a fan of Starbucks you’ve probably heard that the coffee chain is changing its rewards program.more

March 5, 2016How To Organize Your Finances For Spring In 10 Steps
Bustle -- Dacy Knight
If you’re a fan of Starbucks you’ve probably heard that the coffee chain is changing its rewards program.more

February 5, 201624 Ways To Save, Find And Earn Extra Money With Minimal Effort
Forbes -- Samantha Sharf
What would you do with an extra $100? Maybe you would go to a concert or treat friends to a round of drinks? I would probably spend it on food.more

February 1, 2016Use These Expert Tips to Save on Dog Expenses -- Wendy Newell
Let’s face it: As much as we love our dogs, pets can be expensive. Saving money sometimes feels impossible, but it can be done. more

January 20, 2016Top Ten Ways to Use Unwanted Gift Cards
Fox Business
Did you get what you wanted for Christmas? We hope so, but you probably have at least one gift that you cannot use or do not want.more

January 4, 2016Holiday Debt Hangover
KTLA -- Nancy Cruz
The symptoms are familiar: nausea, regret, and a pounding headache. While these feelings can be attributed to any late night on the town, they can also be the result of overindulgent holiday spending.more

December 31, 2015Gift cards with the most resale value
MarketWatch -- Maria Lamagna
Gift cards have been the most requested holiday gift for nine years in a row, according to the National Retail Federation — it’s estimated that $26 billion will be spent on them from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31. more

December 28, 2015Target wants your unwanted gift cards
CNN Money -- Kathryn Vasel
If you are a coffee-hater with a Starbucks gift card, you may be in luck. Target is buying unwanted gift cards, albeit at a reduced price.more

December 28, 2015Resolve to make money off your clutter!
TODAY -- Jean Chatzky
This year, make a resolution to pocket the remaining value in stuff you’re looking to unload. These websites can help:more

December 28, 2015Your post-holiday financial recovery plan
CBS News -- Liz Weston
Holiday overindulgence can lead to throbbing heads, expanded waistlines -- and piles of credit card bills. If you overdid the holiday shopping, here are some suggestions for getting back on track.more

December 26, 2015What to do with all those gift cards you just got
WIRED -- Molly McHugh
The gifting season isn’t even over, and you’re probably staring at a small pile of gift cards. That’s fine and all, but what if you don’t need fast fashion, fast casual, or whatever... more

December 25, 2015The 5 Rules of Holiday Gift Returns
TIME Money -- Lisa Lee Freeman
Returns can tricky. And I’m not just talking about the grimace on Aunt Karen’s face when she comes for a holiday visit and doesn’t see the Christmas wreath she gave you. more

December 14, 20157 Money Saving Tips Before You Buy A Gift Card
ABC News 7 -- Nina Pineda
It's the ninth straight year that gift cards top the list as the most popular gift. This holiday alone we'll be stuffing stockings with nearly $26 billion in gift cards. more

November 26, 20156 tricks for savvy online shopping
CNET -- Sarah Jacobsson Purewal
You don't have to go to a physical store on Black Friday to experience the shopping madness -- there will be plenty of madness online. more

November 5, 201511 Surefire Ways to Waste Money During the Holidays
U.S. News & World Report -- Paul Sisolak
Retailers use "can't miss" sales, dazzling displays, sweet holiday scents and music to entice people to spend more money during the holiday season than at any other time of year. And it works. more

November 2, 20157 Ways to Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays
TIME Money -- Nancy Mann Jackson
Extra cash is always nice, but the holidays make supplementary funds especially necessary. If your regular monthly budget doesn’t allow for all the travel, gifts, decor, and party food you’d like to buy this season, you might consider ways to earn a little extra. more

October 31, 2015How to sell your unwanted gift cards
CNET -- Jason Cipriani
Did you know you can sell or trade your unwanted gift cards? Most people don't even know such an option is possible, when in fact it is, and can come in really handy around the holiday season when almost everyone gets at least one gift card. more

August 26, 2015Ways to watch movies easier and for less money
ABC News 15 -- Daphne Munro
Temperatures in the Valley are still up and that means it is getting hard to find things to entertain ourselves indoors. How about finding ways to watch movies easier and for less money? more

August 17, 201510 Ways College Students Can Save Money Before the First Day of School
The Huffington Post -- Holly Hammersmith
It’s financial crunch time as the start of fall semester draws near. But, college students heading back to school this fall can plan ahead now and save big on the cost of college. more

July 31, 201518 States Where You Can Do Your Back-to-School Shopping Tax-Free -- Gerri Detweiler
Time to sharpen your pencils, shoppers. Not only are parents shopping for back-to-school needs early and comparing prices, they might want to also try to figure out on which days they want to buy.more

July 2, 20158 Smart Ways To Start Planning For Holiday Spending In July
Another shopping secret? You can nab gift cards at up to 90% off for such stores as Target, Home Depot, and GameStop on a site like GiftCardGranny.more

June 25, 201523 Savings Hacks for Target
The Huffington Post
With just short of 1,800 stores in the U.S. and a monster online business, it’s no wonder so many people shop Target for everything from food to furniture.more

June 5, 2015Plan ahead to cut summer vacation fun costs
CNBC -- Kelli B. Grant
Travel savings strategies shouldn't stop once you've secured a decent airfare and hotel rate. What you do at your destination—from dining out to visiting local attractions—can often be cheaper with a little planning.more

May 6, 2015Get Ahead This Summer With Extra Cash
FOX 31 Denver -- Nancy Melear
It’s the time of year for Spring cleaning, and with a little extra effort, your purge can put some extra cash in your wallet! We asked Coupon Sherpa’s expert, Kendal Perez, how to do it. Her first advice: sell clothing you or your family no longer need.more

April 28, 2015How Gift Card Swapping Sites Can Help You Splurge
U.S. News & World Report -- Mel Bondar
Some people don’t mind taking a few extra steps to increase their savings and one of the easiest ways for frequent shoppers of the same stores to start out their trip already ahead of the pack is to pick up gift cards at reduced prices.more

April 3, 2015Retail Discount Offers: Bargain or Trap?
Kiplinger -- Carolyn Bigda
Move over, Sunday coupons: Retailers dangle discounts in other ways these days. But to get the deals, you have to give something in return. Here’s our take on when the trade-off is worth it.more

February 5, 2015Not sure what to do with that gift card? Now, you can sell it
Boston Globe -- Jack Newsham
Like many people, Alyssa Loring had gift cards socked away that she’d never use. The Woburn resident doesn’t shop that much at Urban Outfitters or Tiffany anymore, meaning the gift cards she found while cleaning out her office last month more

February 4, 20155 Ways to Sell Your Unused Gift Cards
Daily Press -- Marlo Jo Fisher
Ever wonder why gift cards are so popular? They're easy for the gift-giver but even more popular with the stores. more

December 26, 2014How to Get Cash for Your Unwanted Gift Cards
TIME Money -- Kerri Anne Renzulli
Fortunately, you aren't stuck with that gift card to your great-aunt's favorite store. Here's how you can dump it for something you actually want this holiday. more

December 23, 2014What To Know Before Giving Holiday Gift Cards
Forbes -- Andrea Woroch
Once considered impersonal, gift cards today are perceived by millions of consumers as practical and convenient holiday gifts. In fact, they’re topping holiday wish lists for the eighth year in a row. more

November 26, 2014From Black Friday to Cyber Monday: 4 Strategies for Mastering Thanksgiving Shopping
Fox Business -- Gabrielle Karol
Holiday deals started earlier than ever this year -- making it even more confusing to know when to shop for the steepest discounts.more

November 19, 2014Gift Card 101: Your 10 biggest questions, answered
Mashable -- Kyli Singh
'Tis the season of gift card giving. These little plastic cards are often seen as the lazy person's go-to gift, but that doesn't stop us from buying them. more

November 12, 2014An app that lets you buy and keep discounted gift cards on your phone
Chicago Tribune -- John Carpenter
Raise joins Gift Card Granny, Giftcard Zen and others into the crowded gift-card resale market in which consumers buy gift cards at a discount from people who prefer cash. more

November 6, 2014Make a Millennial smile this Christmas: Give a digital gift card
TODAY -- Herb Weisbaum
Like most everything else in our lives, gift cards are going digital. And Millennials couldn’t be happier. They like gift cards, but prefer digital delivery and storage to plastic cards that can be lost, stolen or left at home.more

November 5, 2014Why millennials prefer electronic gift cards
The Washington Post -- Jonnelle Marte
Like most everything else in our lives, gift cards are going digital. And Millennials couldn’t be happier. They like gift cards, but prefer digital delivery and storage to plastic cards that can be lost, stolen or left at home.more

September 13, 2014This List Collects Tons of Places You Can Get a Student Discount -- Dave Greenbaum
Like most everything else in our lives, gift cards are going digital. And Millennials couldn’t be happier. They like gift cards, but prefer digital delivery and storage to plastic cards that can be lost, stolen or left at home.more

August 3, 2017 Announces Partnership with NCFTA Millions of consumers are now buying unwanted and discounted gift cards to join in on the savings. As the leader in the discount gift card marketplace, Gift Card Granny is taking an additional step forward by teaming up with the NCFTA to prevent and track criminal behavior. more

April 26, 2017Gift Card Granny Announces Alliance With NCFTA to Further Reduce Fraud in the Online Gift Card Spacemore

January 24, 2017Gift Card Granny Publishes Consumer Protection Standards For The Secondary Gift Card Marketmore

January 24, 2017The Most Resold Gift Card Brands of 2016 according to Gift Card Grannymore

January 24, 2017Gift Card Granny Moves into Green Tree Building as Pittsburgh’s Newest Startupmore

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You may recognize Trae Bodge from her various appearances on Rachel Ray,, Inside Edition, and many other major network television programs. Trae is a lifestyle journalist spreading the word on smart shopping. If you are interested in featuring Gift Card Granny or interviewing Trae, please send a contact email.


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PR Contact: Trae Bodge

You may recognize Trae Bodge from her various appearances on Rachel Ray,, Inside Edition, and many other major network television programs. Trae is a lifestyle journalist spreading the word on smart shopping. If you are interested in featuring Gift Card Granny or interviewing Trae, please send a contact email.