Published on December 3rd, 2017 | by Chuck79
[Repost from last year as a warning] Target Draining Some e-Gift Cards Purchased/Rolled During Recent 10% Promo
So this is next-level stuff.
My understanding is that this issue is only affecting those who did as follows:
1) Bought a Target e-gift online utilizing the recent promo, AND
2) Paid with an existing Target gift card (to accomplish this, they had to apparently add a filler item, else the system wouldn’t accept the order)
Update: One person had their in-store card drained too. Eventually, it seems people were able to get refunded by emailed repeatedly or filing BBB complaints.
The craziest part about the whole thing is that Target is NOT refunding the original gift card which was used as payment. To give them the benefit of the doubt, let’s assume Target will eventually get around to refunding the original payment method, but the reps are claiming they won’t be refunding. Utterly ridiculous. Let’s hope they cave and refund under pressure.
If you have an e-gift card with a balance, people are suggesting going into a Target store to wash the e-gift cards since the problem isn’t affecting physically purchased cards. Maybe throw in a couple physical items if you’re worried about the cashier getting nervous.
Are your cards drained?
Hat tip to reader CC