Unwanted Christmas gifts? Try this.

Does that $200 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card you’ve just received really tie in with your New Year’s resolution? If not,use Gift Card Rescue to exchange it for cards you actually want to use — or sell it (at a slight loss) for cold, hard cash.

The site gives you $225 for a $250 gift card from, say, Tiffany & Co., or $95 for a $100 card from Home Depot. (You can also visit Gift Card Rescue to buy discounted cards.) You get paid through PayPal — and your aunt will never know what you did with the TJ Maxx card she gave you. So go on — take the money and run!

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