Use your gift cards now

Millions of people received gift cards for Christmas. The National Retail Federation predicted they would be one of the top gifts this year. Whether you received a store card, prepaid credit card or online certificate, BBB recommends you spend your money as soon as possible and check all the fine print. Though federal law states…

BBB’s guide to gift card giving

According to the National Retail Federation gift cards are this season’s hottest gift. They can be purchased from almost anywhere — retailers, grocery stores, drug stores, etc. — making them an easy and convenient gift giving solution. But Better Business Bureau is warning that some gift cards could carry high fees making them far from…

BBB’s guide to gift card giving

With the holiday season right around the corner, many shoppers are looking for the best gift options for family and friends. Gift cards may seem like a simple solution, but Better Business Bureau is warning that some gift cards could carry high fees making them far from a good deal. The Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility…

Top 12 Schemes of the Holidays

Gifts and appeals may seem like true love, but Better Business Bureau says be aware of the top 12 schemes of the holidays: 12. Trip Troubles: Before visiting relatives, evade overly enticing travel deals. Watch out for unexpected hotel and flight “confirmation” or “cancellation” notices—which trick consumers into clicking unsafe links to “stop” unreal reservations….