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According to some estimates, Americans are sitting on $30 billion worth of unredeemed gift cards.

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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Rhyne
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:04 PM
True, I read a report about this somewhere
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ermka
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:13 PM

idk.. but i'd believe it.. i know numerous people who just walk around with giftcards... i went shopping with a friend of mine a few weeks ago.. and after we left the store she says.. oh crap! i had a 50$ gift card that i totally forgot about... me on the other hand.. the only time i really get to do shopping for myself is if i have a giftcard.. so i never just let them sit... however.. we do have a chucky cheese giftcard just hanging out.. because we can't come up with the guts and gas money to drive an hour away to go..

RedRozeMom
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:36 PM
Somehow I believe it...me that sucker gets spent as fast as I can.
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mamayang
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:41 PM

Well if we are, why are companies sinking?! THey have 30 billion AND the merchandise!!!

Rhyne
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:57 PM
Because the money hasn't been spent


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Well if we are, why are companies sinking?! THey have 30 billion AND the merchandise!!!


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.shank.
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:59 PM
If you buy the gift card, the money goes to the company. But it still wouldn't be enough to keep companies afloat obviously

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Because the money hasn't been spent




Quoting mamayang:

Well if we are, why are companies sinking?! THey have 30 billion AND the merchandise!!!


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.shank.
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 6:59 PM
That reminds me, I have a pottery barn gift card!
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nazgor
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM
I don't know, I have a bunch I haven't used.
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emmys.mommy
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:00 PM

I could believe it.  I have a couple gift cards that I've never used.  MIL always sends ones for places back east that we don't have out there and I have to save them until I head that way to visit.

connorsmommy120
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 7:01 PM

True!
I'm one of those people too.

I have a gift card to a spa that I've had almost a year, a gift card for Red Lobster that I've had since April, and one to Walmart that I've had since the middle of July.

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