September is just around the corner, and it’s time to buy new school supplies and update your children’s wardrobe. Back-to-school shopping can get expensive quickly, so here’s a way to maximize your spending.

If you have unused or partially redeemed gift cards of $25 or more, trade them in for a Hudson’s Bay eGift Card through the Gift Card Advantage program. Powered by CardSwap Inc., Gift Card Advantage allows you to trade in gift cards from over 400 merchants. You receive better value than if you were to exchange them for cash.

Your Hudson’s Bay eGift Card can be used online at thebay.com or at any Hudson’s Bay or Home Outfitters store.

Another great way to maximize your back-to-school spending is to purchase gas, grocery and dining gift cards through the Gift Card Advantage online mall. You’ll earn Hudson’s Bay Rewards points on every $1. Once you’ve accumulated 2,000 Rewards points, you can redeem them for a $10 Hudson’s Bay Gift Card.

Click here for Gift Card Advantage!