Before buying that gift card for Christmas….

Now, everyone loves getting a gift card as a gift….you can go and pick up what YOU want instead of getting some weird “thing” that A. you dont even know what it is and B. you now have something else to return. Sure, its easier for the person buying the gift to get a gift card; it doesnt take as much effort or thought. But still, it makes a great gift and I love getting them. But before you start picking up a bunch of cards for people on your gift list, you might want to check out this handy dandy guide to gift cards and their policies on fees, expiration dates, and shipping policies.

Over at MSN MoneyCentral, they compare 48 different gift cards, from companies like Target, Wal-Mart, Sears and Costo. Also, below the list, they have a video that you can watch that says that buying gift cards COULD be like throwing away your money.

If you are thinking of buying gift cards this holiday season, I highly suggest you check out the comparison chart!

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