HoLiDaYNoMiCS 101: THe GiFT CarD MiNeFieLD

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"Basically you are trading legal tender for a tenuous and fleeting corporate contract, designed to separate you from your money in a host of nefarious ways. Oh and the State can confiscate your gift cards too..."

 

[Source: mint.com and wallstats.com]

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If someone gives you cash over the holidays, make sure that your dollars will not expire before your gift cards!

 

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[WB7: I have three questions for you to consider,

1. Who do you think runs these gift card programs for the retailers?

2. Is there anyone on this planet who would say: Please give me a gift card for Christmas instead of cash?

3. Which segment of the population is targeted by gift card scams, the wealthiest 10%?

Notice how all of this crap, which creates a nice big revenue steam for somebody big, began appearing during the Greenspan era and is reaching apex under the reign of his honesty Benron.

PS: Blockbuster gift cards can be used as handy wallet sized windshield scrapers]