Hopefully you were among those able to take advantage of the giftcards.com gravy train that was around until they eviscerated it last month.

Part of the deal was the fact that Visa Gift Cards (VGC) were eligible for giftcards.com’s G-money rewards program, which offered 1% back in credit to be used towards a future purchase. This allowed for us to effectively buy the gift cards at a net-zero cost basis.

If you’re anything like me, you probably have some extra G-money points lying around that you don’t know what to do with. Sure, you could buy another VGC, but at those fee levels, you’d lose a large percentage of your purchase.

Here’s what I did instead: pick a store whose credit you value highly (for me this was Amazon*), and see if giftcards.com offers e-gift cards for that store. Then purchase a gift card for the exact amount of G-money points you have. The result? This:

It ain't about the g-money, money, money

I ain’t about the g-money, money, money…

I wash my hands of you, giftcards.com.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlKA3a11CRw]

*I value Amazon credit at 95 cents on the dollar because I can always get 5% cash back on my purchases there.