Published on June 25th, 2018 | by Chuck51
Gift Card Conversion in Target Stores is Dead [Round 2]
Repost 6/25/18: Apparently, this has died a second death for those gift cards that were still working. (HT helper215 on r/churning)
It used to be possible to use Target gift cards to buy third-party gift cards online at target.com. A while back, they began insta-cancelling such orders. However, in store it’s always worked to buy third-party gift cards (e.g. eBay, iTunes, restaurant) with Target gift cards. Until now.
As of around a week ago, you can no longer buy 3rd party gift cards with Target gift cards.
Target apparently rolled out an update to their checkout system with this being one of the changes. I noticed at self-checkout that the system doesn’t have the bagging requirement anymore like it used to, so when I scanned a case of water in my cart, for example, it doesn’t require the ‘Skip Bagging’ prompt anymore like in the old days. Self-checkout is much more manageable under the new system. I imagine this is part of the POS update.
Update: as per the comments, some gift cards can still be purchased with a Target gift card. It might be only iTunes that died (along with Visa/MC/Amex which never worked) and all others still work.
Hat tip to @giftcardtalk