20 Dec 2017

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How to avoid gift card money traps

Gift cards have long been a saviour for the holiday procrastinators and last-minute shoppers, but while gift cards make a lot of money for businesses, you may be losing out on yours as a result. Whether as a buyer or recipient of a gift card, you could be opening yourself up to some financial losses. With some vigilance and know-how, you can avoid the gift card money traps. BUYERS A story came out recently in CBC, regarding buyers losing money on gift cards for  companies that went out of business. As the story explains, if you purchase a gift card for a company that goes out…

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