CHARLOTTE, NC- (WBTV) A recent survey by the National Retail Federation found, of those polled, 8 out of ten shoppers will choose gift cards as presented. There are so many reasons they work, most think it gives the receiver a chance to buy something they really need. And in this economy, getting gifts that are useful is better than ever.
The web site also sells merchandise credit. For example, when we checked there was an Anthropology merchandise credit for $245.78 for sale for $208.91 cents. A considerable savings if you're spending a lot. But with smaller dollar amount cards, we found the discount drops. Gap cards, for instance, were discounted about six percent.
But when I talked with shoppers at Northlake, they told me any savings helps. Leena Drew shops late, so she's really interested in saving money. "Generally I don't start ahead of time like I'm supposed to I usually don't start until black Friday so any kind of deals I are good for me."