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We went to Norridge yesterday and it was a mad house!
You probably had one of those cards that "devalued" if you didn't use it right away. I remember hearing about gift cards from all kinds of retailers that lost value unless you used it within a certain amount of time. It was probably stated in the super fine print. I might be wrong but I think that it is illegal for new gift cards to do this now.

James Baum said:

We took our gift card and tried to use it up about a month ago when rumors of this were first circulating. 

 

When we checked out we had spent around $20 and came to find out we only had $1.70 left on that stupid card.  

 

False economy!  We could have gotten the same book on Amazon for $10 with shipping and not wasted the time and fuel driving out there.

I know we had used it one time before for some purchases last summer before our trip to Peru for a Lonely Planet travel book and maybe something else.  It's whatever was left over from a $50 card someone gave us as a wedding present back in July.   It could have been mostly used up but I don't remember if it was or not.  Maybe your scenario is true.  My wife made the transaction.  I'm the type who gets a sharpie out and writes on the front of the card the balance so I know what it is.  I like that system a lot better than the "try and remember" method.  My memory is...what were we talking about again???

Davo said:
You probably had one of those cards that "devalued" if you didn't use it right away. I remember hearing about gift cards from all kinds of retailers that lost value unless you used it within a certain amount of time. It was probably stated in the super fine print. I might be wrong but I think that it is illegal for new gift cards to do this now.


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