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Coming soon to a theater near you: Fed credit card tips

Connie Prater

If you’re taking in a movie between shopping trips to the mall this holiday weekend, pay attention to the ads that run before the “New Moon,” “The Blind Side” and Michael Jackson movies start.

The folks at the Federal Reserve have a new 45-second public service announcement for holiday shoppers: 5 tips for getting the most from your credit card.

According to a Fed press release, the ads will run Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, 2009, at “highly attended theaters in major metropolitan areas.”

“The ads provide tips for getting the most from credit cards, including paying on time, staying below the card’s credit limit, avoiding unnecessary fees, paying more than the minimum payment, and watching for changes in account terms,” according to the Fed.

Ads run in movie theaters jammed with holiday shoppers fresh from the check-out counters may be well-timed reminders of responsible credit card use. The ads may even spark some buyer’s remorse.

For more credit card tips, go to the Fed’s Web site.

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