Gift Card Warnings and Tips

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 6:12 pm
By: News 9

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Gift Cards make easy gift guarantees, but with fees and expirations dates, they can easily lose their value.

The Better Business Bureau said it is best to use your gift cards right away to ensure you get to use every dollar. Expiration dates or inactivity fees eat away at the gift card's value.

Officials said they haven't seen too many scams locally, but there are concerns about stores going out of business.

"If a store has closed and you have a gift card for that store, you can either find a store that's open, travel to it and use the card there or many other stores that have closed have websites that you can go to and use the gift card online the same way you would in the store," Bob Manista with the Better Business Bureau said.

Visit the Better Business Bureau's Web site for more holiday tips.