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5 ways to spend gift cards wisely
Gift cards--whether mobile, online, or plastic--were hot this holiday season. In fact, according to research and consulting company The Tower Group, gift cards reached a record high of $100 billion in load volume this year. And unfortunately, billions of dollars in gift cards will go unused. If you received one as a gift, then consider these tips from Jeanette Pavini, Coupons.com's consumer savings expert, and Andrea Woroch, consumer adviser with Kinoli Inc.
By Susan Johnston, U.S. News & World Report
December 28, 2011