Sometimes I get 10 dollar gift certificates and I really try not to spend more than 10 dollars when I go to the store. I used to get a lot of them from Kohl's. I've also gotten them from DSW and Victoria's Secret. I recently got one from Eddie Bauer. I really didn't want to drive out to the outlet to spend the $10, and when I saw that they were having free shipping I decided to spend the gift certificate. I bought a pair of socks--less than ten dollars. I've already received them. I like the stripes and they might be my new favorite pair of socks.
Usually when I spend less than the amount of the gift card I forfeit the remainder. I refuse to spend money at VS. Eddie Bauer actually sent me a check for $3.23! Not a gift certificate....a check. Real money. So they sent socks straight to my door (FedEx) and gave me a check. Happy Holidays to me.