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Shoppers in Freeport, Maine, pass by store windows advertising Black Friday deals after the stores opened their doors at midnight. Portland Press Herald/Press Herald via Getty Images hide caption

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Shoppers This Year May Need The Nudge Of Cold Air And Gift Cards

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Target says a small percentage of the gift cards it sold won't work properly — more bad news following on the heels of a security breach affecting some 40 million credit and debit cards. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A gift card display at a Target store in Mayfield Hts., Ohio., last month. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Paul Brown and Mark Memmott on the NPR Newscast

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