Do you have any forgotten gift cards lying around? I know we sure do, and when we find them later we have no idea if they have a balance left or not. Our most recent "find" were 3 Target gift cards, the kind we earn with select purchases and plan to use on our next visit (but usually forget).
After checking at https://www-secure.target.com/.....alanceView we found enough $$ on those cards to cover today's Target order! (stacked with coupon and free shipping too, of course! )
Of course, you can check some cards in the store, but many cards (like Target) can be checked online or by phone, so you can find out before you shop if there's any balance left. Pick any store name at this link to view the information - https://www.giftcardgranny.com.....nce-check/
You can also buy discounted cards or sell unwanted cards on the same site.
At this site you can check balances for Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and a few major retail gift cards - https://www.giftcards.com/balance
For American Express gift cards, go to https://www279.americanexpress.....PAction.do