An emerging trend might provide an answer for parents who wonder how they will buy holiday gifts for children in this troublesome economy. The trend: trade in to trade up.
For example, Target offers a neat program at almost 1,500 stores: trade in your iPad and get credit toward an iPad2.
Or, ask your child to weed through his video games: many games earn store credit, while creating shelf space for holiday gifts.
For more info and a complete list of eligible games click: http://target.nextworth.com/
Also check out the electronic trade-in program at WalMart and be alert for other “trade in” programs as we approach the holidays.