Do you love free trials as much as I do? The only pitfall I suffer from is a bad memory, I almost always forget to cancel the subscription. As soon as a great free trial requests a credit card number for the first week or month, you can bet your bottom dollar that I am going to forget to deactivate the account before they charge my credit card. Free trials help you vet new tools, products, and services that can give you more effective systems to run your business. Sometimes the subscription is totally worth it and I get access to great stock photos, or graphics. But oftentimes, I am stuck with a new charge on my credit card and I don’t have any use for the digital product or service. This hack will help to keep your accounts in the black and save your pocketbook.

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Want to know how I control my credit card usage and subscriptions? I use gift cards in $50 and $100 denominations and use them to sign up for timed subscriptions offers. Friends and family often give gift cards for their convenience sake, and there is no better gift for an entrepreneur.

Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!

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