Some ‘Gift’ Cards Expire After All

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.

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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