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Susan Tompor: Holiday sales to jingle with 0 percent deals

Glittery tree decorations aren't the only things popping up in some stores and shocking shoppers weeks before Halloween. Some credit card holders already are spotting 0 percent credit card deals to drive up holiday spending.tmpplchld Some card holders with the Toys R Us MasterCard offered through Synchrony Financial are being offered a 0 percent rate for purchases made outside the toy store chain and its Babies R Us stores. The deal runs through March 31, 2016.tmpplchld The tagline on the mailing: "Holiday gifts are within reach."tmpplchld But watch out, after the promotion ends, the annual percentage rate hits 26.99 percent and would apply to any remaining promotional...