A Guilt-Free Guide to Holiday Spending

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Sara Eckel on Dec 1, 2009 at 6:01PM

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A Guilt-Free Guide to Holiday Spending

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Shop With Old Gift Cards


How would you like to earn billions of dollars a year selling absolutely nothing? That's basically what the retail industry does when it sells us gift cards; about $8 billion worth of cards go unredeemed each year. "Retailers love to sell gift cards," says Jeff Yeager, author of The Ultimate Cheapskate's Road Map to True Riches. Don't become a statistic. Dig out those unused cards and use them to do your holiday shopping.

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