We learn these tricks the hard way so you don’t have to. When given a gift card* immediately put it in a safe place. Don’t assume you’ll get to use it in the near future. This way when the magical I-get-to-leave-the-house-and-enjoy-my-gift-card-in-peace day actually arrives, you don’t have to spend half the day looking for said card.
Tell me, Home Eccers, do you have any quick tips you’ve learned the hard way?
*No, Mom, this is not the one you gave me for my birthday, quit worrying.