According to The Street, these are the companies offering “the Top 5 holiday sales gimmicks…so far.”
For example, assuming you’re reading this online, you’re one or two mouse clicks away from Toys R Us’s “Christmas Savers Club”. You can put money on a gift card and it will earn 3% interest between now and the holidays.
“Laugh all you want,” says The Street, “at the shopper socking away $500 in June, but he or she will have spending power three Barbie dolls’ greater than the consumer spending the same amount in July. That’s just good parenting.”
Sears and Kmart offer a similar deal of 3% interest on their sites, and Target will start offering a 5% discount to their debit and Visa REDcard holders in the fall.