Like a teacher dealing with a procrastinating student, it is tempting after all the delays with the implementation of new chip-enabled credit cards to say, “That’s it, no more extensions!”
What happens to your gift card when a business goes under? This.
The way Americans spend money is on the verge of its biggest change in decades, but the drumbeat of doubters continues to get louder.
New chip-enabled credit cards are slowly getting into consumers’ hands in advance of a looming deadline later this year. But a Walmart executive said U.S. chip cards are a “joke,” and a new report examining other countries’ changeovers suggests criminals around the globe merely switched tactics and kept right on stealing from consumers’ accounts.
Seventy-two dollars and sixty-four cents.
That’s how much was on the AMC Theatres gift card my wife found in a grocery store parking lot.
First thought: we scored – let’s go to the movies!
Second thought: I’d sure hate to lose a gift card with $72.46 on it.
What to do?
At first, the court-ordered legal notice looked like junk mail. I was half right.
The notice was about junk — junk fees, that is.
It’s like an episode of “Unsolved Mysteries” that plays itself endlessly for travelers.
So-called “affinity” credit cards can be a good deal for collecting miles and points — but not always. I outline the potential problems.