Ah, the post-holiday hangover – we’ve all got pounds to lose and a gift cards to spend. For the weight, you’re on your own (Personally, I can say only that eliminating vodka is a good start but not enough…) As for the gift cards, it’s important to know you can spend them only at the issuing stores.
Amazon gift cards work only at Amazon.com. And iTunes gift cards work only at Apple.
Still, people selling cars, motorcycles electronics and even those claiming to be debt collectors from the cable company and the IRS might ask you to pay with those gift cards that operate like cash. It’s a scam, says the Federal Trade Commission, and by the time you realize you’re not getting your end of the deal, the money on your card is spent and gone forever.
Too bad those scammers can’t do the same for the extra weight.