Salvation Army Tests Plastic At Red Kettles

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Volunteers for The Salvation Army will soon be out with their red kettles, asking for donations. They've had trouble because so many people only have credit cards on hand. Now, five bell-ringers in El Paso County, Colo., will be the first to accept credit and debit cards along with coins and bills. Now, people who never seem to have any spare change on hand can consider that excuse a ghost of Christmas past.

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