iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

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iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

iTunes Gift Card Scams Are Flourishing

iTunes gift cards have become a common tool for online scammers to wring money out of victims, according to new warnings from Apple and U.S. federal authorities. One agency received a deluge of complaints during a recent weekend, including word from one victim who lost $31,000 in a recent iTunes payment scam, according to the... Read More

4 Ways to Still Win the Holiday Shopping Season

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4 Ways to Still Win the Holiday Shopping Season

4 Ways to Still Win the Holiday Shopping Season

So the holidays are over … now what? You feel like you’ve been giving for months, but the end of the holidays means a respite from giving (your annual charitable contributions being the exception). Now it’s time to focus on returning any gifts you aren’t in love with, get a little something for yourself and... Read More

There’s a Website That Will Break Up With Someone for You

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There’s a Website That Will Break Up With Someone for You

There’s a Website That Will Break Up With Someone for You

A new service called The Breakup Shop aims to help non-confrontational people dump whoever they’re dating. For as little as $10, they can get the job done by text or email, replacing a task nearly everyone does for free currently. Like Cards Against Humanity’s Black Friday prank, in which people paid $5 to literally get nothing, The Breakup Shop proves there’s a market for everything. Of... Read More

How to Make a Gift Card More Thoughtful

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How to Make a Gift Card More Thoughtful

How to Make a Gift Card More Thoughtful

If you don’t give a gift card this year, you’ll be in the minority. The National Retail Federation says that eight in 10 shoppers will purchase gift cards, with the average shopper spending $163.16 on gift cards this year, a 4% increase from last year. Gift cards are a fast, easy gift that’s usually sure... Read More

Gift Cards: Not So Lame Anymore

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Gift Cards: Not So Lame Anymore

Gift Cards: Not So Lame Anymore

Gift cards have become an increasingly popular and acceptable holiday gift, and shoppers are planning to spend more this year on these little plastic presents than ever before. There are a lot of reasons for that, starting with the idea that holiday sales will be slightly higher than they were last year, according to the... Read More

3 Ways to Unload Unwanted Gift Cards

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3 Ways to Unload Unwanted Gift Cards

3 Ways to Unload Unwanted Gift Cards

There’s a good chance that among the gifts you get this holiday season, at least one will be a gift card. They are easy to buy and give, and often popular with those who receive them. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual holiday survey, six in 10 (59.8%) of those polled say they’d like... Read More

How to Buy Gift Cards and Maximize Your Rewards

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How to Buy Gift Cards and Maximize Your Rewards

How to Buy Gift Cards and Maximize Your Rewards

For some, gift cards are the perfect present while others find them to be the choice of last resort when they have run out of ideas. However you arrived at your decision to purchase a gift card, you can earn tremendous rewards for yourself when you purchase gift cards using a credit card. Maximizing Category... Read More

Why Prepaid Cards are NOT Gift Cards

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Why Prepaid Cards are NOT Gift Cards

Why Prepaid Cards are NOT Gift Cards

Although it may not feel like a very personal gift, you probably can’t go wrong giving a gift card as a holiday present. Gift cards/certificates and cash are the top two gifts consumers want to receive this holiday season, according to the Deloitte annual holiday survey. And prepaid cards continue to grow in popularity, sometimes... Read More

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