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5 Fun Projects to Do With Old Gift Cards

August 21st, 2012

There’s nothing worse than finding an old plastic gift card under your bed, in your closet, or tucked away in your wallet only to find out it already expired. Or, perhaps you used the remaining balance on your gift card, and now all you have left is a useless piece of plastic. Rather than chucking an innocent piece of plastic in the trash bin, repurpose your old gift cards, credit cards, and any other plastic cards into something useful and long-lasting.

Here are 5 great projects you can do:

Make a Picture Frame Mosaic

Picture Frame

A lot of times, plastic cards come in fun colors. Making a mosaic with them is as easy as cutting them up, gluing them to a frame, and waiting for it to dry.

Make a Painting

card painting

This project is especially great for kids. Old gift cards can be used to scrape paint across a surface and create cool patterns. If you’re in need of a cheap canvas, use old cardboard.

Make Jewelry

Take Credit Bracelet in Silver

Old gift cards certainly can make some flashy jewelry. If you need new earrings, a bracelet, or a necklace, why pay store prices when you can make your own unique accessories right at home?

Make Guitar Picks

guitar picks

If you play guitar or know people that do, repurpose that old plastic gift card into a guitar pick or two.

Make Magnets

Does your fridge needs a little flair? Cut up gift cards, shape them how you want, and glue magnets on the back.

Have any other ideas? Tweet us your suggestions at @GiftZip or leave a comment on our Facebook.

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Buy a Gift Card Using This Holiday & 50 Cents Will be Donated to US Troops

December 8th, 2011

This Holiday season, has teamed up with Give2TheTroops to give back to all the women and men of the armed forces that give it all. For each gift card purchased through the platform through the end of December, we will donate 50 cents to Give2TheTroops to help support their efforts to send care packages and letters to US military men and women!

Give2TheTroops (G2TT) is a 501 (c) 3 tax exempt nonprofit non-political organization that sends care packages and letters to our deployed and wounded military troops in combat zones, and at home. For more information on all the good this organization does each day, visit

Image courtesy Give 2 The Troops

Were you planning on giving gift cards this Holiday season? in partnership with Give2TheTroops is giving you the opportunity to use your buying power for good. Shipping care packages is by no means inexpensive (to the tune of $10,000 a month!), yet Give2TheTroops makes it happen everyday.

Since December 2002, Give2TheTroops has supported approximately ONE MILLION deployed U.S. troops with loving care packages and letters from all over the nation. This was made only with the help of tens of thousands of generous and patriotic friends in the U.S. and abroad- and you can become one of them simply by making your holiday gift cards purchases using offers gift cards from over 300 retailers, so it is literally one stop shopping and the best part is that you can do it from the comfort of home, avoiding trips to the packed malls. You can easily print the certificate or e-mail it from any computer or mobile device.

If you have a family or friend in the military, please help spread the word! We can use all the help we can get! Head over to our Facebook Page to show your support with a “Like” of our status or to our Twitter to let us know you’re on board. Want to start shopping for your holiday gift cards? Head over to our home page and get started.

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