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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine is offering Ohio consumers some tips ahead of the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

The Republican has several pointers for shoppers.

He says sellers must clearly inform customers of “no return” policies before a purchase is completed.

The attorney general says ads for holiday sales should clearly disclose important exclusions or limitations, such as limited quantities, restricted sale hours and “no rain checks.”

He also says gift cards that can be redeemed more broadly may depreciate in value quicker than those tied to a single store.

And DeWine advises that paying with a credit card usually offers greater protection, such as limits on your responsibility for unauthorized charges and the ability to dispute charges.