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More on What Not To Get Me, Or Anyone

Bob Sullivan has a good post, “Gift card fees still playing Scrooge:”

How much is that $50 gift card really worth? Well, it’s hard to say. The art of irritating and sneaky fees has reached new heights in this 21st century version of gift certificates. There are sign-up fees, transaction fees, dormancy fees and outright expiration dates. Poorly timed use of the cards could make the $50 gift worth more like $40, $30, $20 … or in some cases, nothing.

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