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Store closings gift cards

Postby butterfly » Nov 20, 2008 12:30 pm

Most of these stores I never heard of.

This is the email I got, so don't know


FYI…. before you do any holiday shopping, or get stuck with any unused or not honorable gift cards, take a look at the list below. Keep these stores in mind, you wouldn't want to purchase a gift card for someone that won't be able to use it!!

Pass it on….



It seems there are lots of stores that are closing due to the "recession" and the fact that people are not shopping. If you have any "gift cards" from these stores, make sure you use them, or you will lose them !

Watch those store money cards and gift cards.. and credit slips! Stores that informed the Security Exchange of closing plans between October 2008 and January 2009. PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.


Circuit City stores... most recent (? how many)

Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide are to be shuttered

Lane Bryant,, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 store nationwide

Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January

Cache will close all stores

Talbots closing down all stores

J. Jill closing all stores

GAP closing 85 stores

Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January

Wickes Furniture closing down

Levitz closing down remaining stores

Bombay closing remaining stores

Zales closing down 82 stores and 105 after January.

Whitehall closing all stores

Piercing Pagoda closing all stores

Disney closing 98 stores and will close more after January.

Home Depot closing 15 stores 1 in NJ (New Brunswick)

Macys to close 9 stores after January

Linens and Things closing all stores

Movie Galley Closing all stores

Pacific Sunware closing stores

Pep Boys Closing 33 stores

Sprint/ Nextel closing 133 stores

JC Penney closing a number of stores after January

Ethan Allen closing down 12 stores.

Wilson Leather closing down all stores

Sharper Image closing down all stores

K B Toys closing 356 stores

Lowes to close down some stores

Dillard's to close some stores.


Andrew Palmer
Manager, Policy & Compliance
BMO Insurance
55 Bloor Street West, 15th Floor, Toronto, ON M4W 3N5
Phone (416) 927 3808 / Fax (416) 927 5280
Internal mail drop: BMTT - 15C
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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby Eeyore » Nov 20, 2008 1:37 pm

Snopes reports that this is a mixture of accurate and inaccurate information.... scroll to the bottom under the heading Origins for the whole story.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business ... osings.asp

I'll still be avoiding gift cards this Christmas.....
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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby Laura » Nov 20, 2008 1:49 pm

I got a gift card one christmas . . . I did NOT like it . . . as I really dislike to shop it was like an assignment and I had to go and buy something because the person who gave it to me kept asking what I got with it.

I hope no one does this to me again.

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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby Eeyore » Nov 20, 2008 4:29 pm

I can see how it would feel like that for some people. I like getting cards for restaurants because then hubby HAS to take me out! He can come up with more excuses not to go out than any person I know of! :roll:
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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby MareE » Nov 20, 2008 4:39 pm

Have about $1.20 left on a Winners gift card from two years ago. Mebbe I can get a pair of socks before THEY go under. I know, I know, big issue this year especially. Doing "homemades" again for Xmas'08 and recipients better well like them! LAFF No way they can exchange them.

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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby butterfly » Nov 20, 2008 5:57 pm

THere are huge signs in front of our mall

Opening soon, winners and Futhershop

and tel # to call for job interviews

so think these 2 must be ok in Canada

But things change quickly and these signs have been there since months
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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby Ron Evers » Nov 20, 2008 7:24 pm

Lyn, I guess I am like your hubby. I do not usually enjoy restaurant meals as I often feel I am paying too much for something I could have made better @ home.
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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby Eeyore » Nov 20, 2008 7:32 pm

That would be fine if he did the cooking..... :P We don't go out very often though. Maybe a couple of times a year.
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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby LeeInEdmonton » Nov 20, 2008 7:33 pm

Restaurant gift cards/coupons are also bad for having an expiry date.
Shy away from those....money doesn't expire & neither should a gift card/coupon.

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Re: Store closings gift cards

Postby Eeyore » Nov 20, 2008 7:35 pm

Gift cards are no longer allowed to expire, at least her in AB that is the case and they aren't allowed to charge a "service fee" either. That change came into effect on November 1st. Here's the story.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/edmonton/story ... cards.html
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