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If you MUST give a gift card this year, follow these 6 rules of thumb

Get more creative than a gift card this Christmas.

More people than ever are reaching for gift cards as their Christmas presents this year. With supply chain issues, it seems like the best way to go. Our tech expert has the opposite opinion, and she has facts to back it up.

Amy Iverson shares how much money is wasted on these prepaid cards each year. She has a few rules to follow if you absolutely have to give one. Make sure the amount you put on it is equal to what your recipient might actually spend. Otherwise, they’ll end up having to use their own money for their purchase.

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