Hints from Heloise: Take notice when buying gift cards

Posted 3/4/23

Dear Heloise: Gift cards are great to receive, but watch out — some of these gift cards, if not used within a year of the purchased date, the bank will start deducting a fee from the balance each month until it gets used. Check the gift card's fine print on the back of the card. I learned the hard way, as I won a gift card for $200 that was good until July 2023.

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