I love receiving gift cards! For Christmas, the family I work for (I am a part-time nanny) gave me a gift card to Bath & Body Works. They had given me a couple things, so I assumed this was an add-on gift, being $10 or so. I hate going to the mall, but hubby & I stopped by to look for a new wedding band for him. As we passed by B&BW, I remembered the gift card. I asked the cashier to check the balance of the gift card & she said it was for $40! They were having a good sale, so I got 7 full-sized hand soaps (they were and might still be 7 for $20 or 5 for $15) and 5 small hand sanitizers & still have $12 on the card left!
I felt pretty good walking out of there with a heavy bag full of goodies, without a dime of my own money spent. :)