Using a gift card sooner than later is one of the corner stones of being smart with gift cards. There are a lot of great reasons to use a gift card sooner than later. Today we've got one more reason to get out there and buy something great with your gift card: increasing commodity prices in 2011.
Apparel And Cotton
Cotton has been steadily increasing and price since August and that means those pair of Levi Jeans will cost you more at the store. That's because manufacturers often pass along price increases for raw materials to consumers in the form of higher prices. This means items like the Gap Gift Card will likely buy you less in the future.
Food, Drink And Corn
Corn prices are also rising and realize it or not, it's a common ingredient in many of the food and drinks consumers buy. McDonald's has already announced it's menu prices will soon increase and you can expect the impact to reach your local grocery store, too. So if you have a gift card to Olive Garden Gift Card, you might end up having to come out of pocket for a meal.
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