Don’t Leave Money (Gift Cards) on the Table
I recently cleaned out my wallet and found a $10 gift card from Outback Steakhouse, one of my favorite Twenty Dollar Dinner restaurants. A few months ago, Outback had a special, buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 gift card for a future visit. This works out to be 20% off. A no brainer right? Wrong.
Looking carefully at my $10 gift card, I only had a two month window to use it. I’ve been so busy lately, the card expired two months ago! With holiday season just around the corner, make sure you’re not leaving money or gift cards on the table. The only winner would be the store or restaurant who issued the card. If you don’t use it, they’ll be laughing all the way to the bank with your hard earned cash in their pockets.