We were amused to read an article in Slate about the evils of gift cards because we coincidentally recently talked to a friend about her gift card fiasco.
We've also previously talked about the ways cash trumps gift cards and suggested some cute ways to dress up your present of cold, hard cash. So if you're thinking about giving someone special a gift card for the holidays, read some of the arguments against them before buying one.
Most people tend to go over the limit, because sometimes the amount is not enough for what they actually want from the store, or they're buying something they won't necessarily spend money on, just to use up the gift card.
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