Monthly Archives: July 2008

It's official: New Michigan law makes gift cards last 5 years

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has signed into law a new legislation that prohibits businesses from selling gift cards or certificates that will expire less than five years after they are issued. As reported previously, the law will take effect Nov.

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Gift Card Fraud – 6 arrested in $1 million gift card scam

Six women, who are being called by Police as “The Richmond Girls,” were arrested in Sacramento, CA for allegedly encoding stolen credit card information onto gift cards, then using them to buy more than $1 million worth of merchandise at

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Free $25 & $50 Gas Cards for Stays at Select Hyatt Regency Hotels

Need a little relief on your gas bill? According to this story, select Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts across the country are offering $25 and $50 gas cards for qualified stays. The offer is valid through Labor Day and beyond.

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Orlando Couple Trades Right To Name Baby For Gas Card

If you needed further proof that the economic situation is causing hardship in America, here is one. According to this story, a Florida couple has traded the right to name their baby for a $100 gas card. According to them,

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Free $25 gift card at Target with $299 Xbox 360 buy

Beginning on July 13th and for a limited time, Target will be offering a free $25 gift card when you buy an Xbox 360 Pro. Checkout your nearest Target store for details or be on the lookout for the Target

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Steve & Barry's files for bankruptcy – What happens to Gift Cards?

According to this story in USA Today, Steve & Barry’s, the low-price fashion retailer has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the latest merchant to succumb to the current economic downturn. The company joins home furnishings chain Linen ‘n Things,

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Why we typically spend more than the gift card value

I read an interesting article on (a site i highly recommend if you are serious about saving money) on the dilemma gift card recipients face in redeeming the “full value” of their gift cards. My personal experience has been

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Michigan to make gift cards last 5 years

Gift card expiration is a pain. It creeps up on you when you least expect it, and takes with it the entire value of your gift card. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you probably know by

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Free $100 gift card from with Blu-ray Disc player purchase

Best Buy is offering a free gift card worth $100 when you buy a Blue-ray Disc player online at Gift card is good towards future purchases. Best Buy will ship both the player and gift card for free. Offer

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