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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.

    Young Raccoon and Puppy Form Adorable Friendship

    [DFW] Young Raccoon and Puppy Form Adorable Friendship

    A baby raccoon and puppy have formed a friendship at Siberian mini-zoo after the raccoon's mother could not cope with five cubs. The raccoon has thrived after the puppy joined its new friend.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    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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