Video: Gift cards only almost as good as cash

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It’s just about that time of year when harried holiday gift shoppers begin to stock up on gift cards to take the guesswork out of giving.

Gift cards typically aren’t re-gifted.

However, in some cases, they are only almost as good as cash.

Consumer Reports (CR) says gift cards can certainly make your life easier — no worries about getting the right size, color, or style, but there are some downsides.

Erate.com also reports what you need to know before you buy or redeem another gift card in ” ‘Tis the season for gift card buys and gift card bewares”

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