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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:45 PM

If you get a Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Papa John's, Chick-Fil-et Gift Card what will U do with it? [View all]

EVERY year we get the same gift from my partner's sister and his parents. Gift cards for Olive Garden (Darden Restaraunts). We've never used them--we've always given them away to some of our poorer friends. (we didn't give them as gifts--one friend got robbed so we gave them several pizza hut gift cards--knowing it would save them some money while they saved up to replace their computer and tv).

In year's past we just weren't so keen on chain restaurants. Now there are political reasons to not use some of these chains. So we just had this discussion at home about the Darden gift cards. Not using them means they just get to keep the money...but we also really hate the idea of sending our friends there knowing they might spend more money than just the gift cards at Darden. We also don't want to make our friends fans of restaurants that politically make me pretty danged mad.

So we've decided what we are doing with our Darden gift cards this year. We are going to go eat at a nearby restaurant and give the cards to homeless people in the neighborhood. Some very poor people will get to eat and the restaurant is going to get business from people that they don't want returning so there is not desired repeat customer scenario happening.

We worry that Olive Garden will refuse service but we can't think of a better thing to do with the gift cards.

Any suggestions?

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