Tag Archives: gift cards

Retailers, states compete for gift card funds

Jeremy Simon

In two New England states, there’s a struggle under way over gift card funds. A Dec. 20 warning to consumers from New Hampshire’s Attorney General shined a spotlight on retailers who are trying to bypass the state’s gift card rules. Meanwhile, the neighboring state of Maine is using its unclaimed property law to demand a portion of the funds left on dormant gift cards.
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Traffic stops yield Starbucks gift cards

Jeremy Simon

The Associated Press reports police in Rancho Cordova, Calif., are giving drivers a holiday season surprise — pulling people over for good driving and then rewarding them with $5 Starbucks gift cards.
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Gift cards make lousy/great gifts

Jeremy Simon

While some people would rather get a lump of coal in their stocking than the increasingly-ubiquitous gift card, other shoppers may be interested in a few unique gift card offerings this holiday season.
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