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Bay Area Man’s Gift Card Comes With Strings Attached

After getting a $150 gift card from Nissan to help cover repair costs, a Bay Area man found out his gift card wasn’t really a gift card at all.

11/10/2014

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MTC Offers Gift Cards To Casual Carpool Drivers In San Francisco

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission will be handing out gift cards to those who pick up casual carpoolers, if there’s a BART strike on Monday.

08/01/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Scammers Finding New Ways To Target Gift Cards

Consumers may want to think twice before purchasing gift cards. A new scam proves that crooks are getting more sophisticated and the old protections just aren’t working any more.

04/30/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Macy’s Makes Good On Gift Card Glitch

Macy’s is promising to make good on some bad gift cards that may have ended up with some California consumers. The cards were apparently sold through third-party retailers and tampered with before being purchased.

12/13/2012

Shoppers Make Final Purchases Before Christmas

Best Tips To Avoid Holiday Spending Mistakes From A South Bay Financial Professional

It’s the holidays. You have to buy gifts, but your bank account demands thriftiness and you need to avoid overspending. If you are one of many Americans who have been hit hard by the economy and are looking for ways to spend wisely over the holidays, here are a few suggestions, with input from a South Bay financial advisor.

12/04/2012

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The Pros And Cons Of Gift Cards

To gift card or not to gift card? That is the question. Here are the pros and cons of giving a gift card this holiday season.

11/07/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Can I Get Cash Back On Gift Cards?

California law requires merchants to give cash bank for small amounts left on gift cards. But it appears some retailers are not getting the word.

07/19/2012

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Oakland Mothers Launch Program To Get Guns Off The Street

The goal is to get 100 guns off the streets of Oakland.

05/26/2012

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Bay Area Malls Rushed By Post-Christmas Bargain Hunters

Malls across the Bay Area Monday were filled with shoppers who were looking to exchange Christmas gifts and take advantage of the final sales of the year.

12/26/2011

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Long Lines Expected At Retailers Monday

Many shoppers will be looking for deep after-Christmas discounts, returning gifts and using gift cards they received.

12/26/2011

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