I'm sitting here with an envelope full of various gift cards! $317.55 in gift cards! I have Visa/MC type and Target gift cards. One of my gift cards is a MC with $21.54 left on it. Kinda hard to use, unless you use it in store and tell them first apply this $21.54 to my total owing and then use another card or cash to pay balance. No way to use it online (that I know of) unless I'm buying something that exact amount or less.
I decided to use that little card to just go ahead and buy the book I am reading for the neighbor's book club, so I can read it in ebook format. It was $13.99 everywhere. I have the Nook app (because I only use my ipad mini now) on my ipad, so that I still have all those books downloaded to my Nook available that I had either purchased or downloaded for free. I used the gift card to buy it and now I still have $7.55 left on that card. Now, I can read at a better font size and get into this book :)
I haven't exactly decided what I'm going to use all the cards for. I think I might just buy a new vacuum (like a Dyson) at Target and apply them all towards that. We just haven't been into the city to shop for awhile, so haven't bothered to think about it much.