My S/O received a *VERY* generous gift card to a local $$$$ restaurant - enough money for a multi-course dinner for four - from his employer as a performance bonus.
My S/O was then laid-off a week later.
While we enjoy fine dining, we could really use the cash right about now (kind of hard to enjoy that kind of excess while job hunting, trying to cover the health insurance, and knowing that the meal is the equivalent of 3/4 of the month's rent, etc.) - is it acceptable to approach the restaurant management and see if we can exchange the gift card for cash? Should we try to sell the card on eBay? Other ideas?