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Gift card exchange: No more middlemen

new gift card exchange cuts out the middlemanIf you're like the rest of us, you've got a few gift cards laying around, collecting dust and, in some cases, losing money month after month as they...

Free Sears gift card giveaway in NYC

If you are in New York City today, March 31, look for Sears representatives on Military Island in Times Square from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be...

More Stimulus Needed: Gift Cards for All?

A year ago, MarketWatch economist Irwin Kellner proposed an unconventional idea to jump-start the U.S. economy, and it was scoffed at and largely ignored by Washington and Wall Street. Too bad, because if it was used, perhaps the U.S. unemployment rate would be half what it is today.

Gift card trade hits new high

As gift cards have risen in popularity over the years (a whopping $87 billion of them were bought last year, according to research firm TowerGroup),...

Last-Minute Shopping Boosted Holiday Sales

It's official. When it comes to holiday shopping, we're a nation of procrastinators. Official tallies of holiday sales show the week of Christmas was golden for retailers, with sales rising over last year's numbers.

Gift Cards Are Retailers' Last Hope For Holiday Cheer

The books are nearly closed on the holiday shopping season and it looks like sales in bricks-and-mortar stores were about as bad as last year. But there's one last present the big store chains haven't unwrapped: gift cards.

Secrets to cash back shopping deals

Search & WinShhhh ...don't tell, but there is a great way to make money online without doing anything. Seriously. Swagbucks is a probably the easiest way I make...

Gift cards deals to die for

To give, or not to give a gift card? No matter how impersonal it may seem, this holiday season it's a proposition that will be hard to resist....