Gregr's Life Hax: How to keep track of what's still on that gift card you got for Christmas

December 21, 2016

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Gift cards can be a real great gift sometimes. Who wouldn't want a chunk of money to go spend exactly how you want instead of the thing you didn't really want from the same place?

The true baller move is to give those gift cards that are like credit cards, which you can spend pretty much anywhere. The problem with all of these gift cards, though, is trying to remember exactly how much you have left! Unless you spend it all at once, you likely have to call the number on the back or go all the way into the store to figure that out.

Not anymore. I have a sweet life hack that can save you a ton of time.


What you need:

  • A cool grandma
  • A gift card for Christmas from that cool grandma
  • Tape (not plastic tape)
  • Scissors (optional)
  • Pen

Step 1:  Cut a thin strip of tape about the length of your gift card.

Step 2: Put the tape across your gift card! If the card shows the value, don't cover it up!

Step 3: Every time you use your gift card, subtract the value you spent and write the new value on the tape. Never forget how much you have left!

Step 4: Use whatever tape you have left to mess with Branden

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