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Some 'Gift' Cards Expire After All

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    Some 'Gift' Cards Expire After All

    Consumer protection laws regarding gift cards only apply to cards you pay for, not those promotional cards given to you by a store for free. (Published Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018)

    Retailers are using free money as a way to get you inside their stores.

    For example, Buy five items and get a $10 giftcard.

    However, socking that card away might be a bad idea.

    Consumer protection laws apply to gift cards you actually pay money for, not ones given to you for free.

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    Free cards are considered a promotion or sale and those cards could expire after a certain period of time -- leaving you with $0.

    Make sure you read the back of the card for the fine print and find out if and when that money expires.


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