Consumer Reports: Trading gift cards for cash

Mandy Walker is the senior project editor for Consumer Reports, a magazine known for its ratings of products and services and for its consumer investigations. Each week on The News Now, Consumer Reports showcases a unique mix of expert, independent product testing, survey research, investigative journalism and consumer advocacy.

Monday, Walker discussed trading gift cards for cash. In recent years, there's been a surge in websites that claim to pay 50 to 95 percent of the value of a wide range of gift cards. The sites then resell the cards to the public for up to 30 percent off face value. For a list of sites and tips, visit

Next Monday on The News Now, Dr. John Santa will discuss heart screenings.

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