We recently went to a wedding. For the first
time in over twenty years, I purchased a sport jacket, slacks, shirt and
tie. Got them on sale at Penney's. Then the day before the wedding, my
wife sent me to the mall to purchase a $100 Macy's gift card for a wedding
gift. I proceeded to park in front of Penney's, ran in (I don't listen too
well) and purchased a non refundable $100 gift card. Later that day when
my wife asked me for the Macy's gift card, I handed her the Penney's bag.
We ended up giving the couple a check for $100 instead of the now Penney's
A few days later I go to Penney's with gift card and receipt in hand
thinking I can get my $100 back. Sorry, no refunds on gift cards. In
speaking to a manager I happen to mention that I had spent a few hundred
dollars a few weeks ago on the clothes I wore to the wedding. No problem
she says, if you charged them and have the credit card with you. She
proceeds to pull up my purchases and returns $100 worth of clothes. The
jacket was $90 and something that was $10 on the receipt. But wait she
says, the jacket is now reduced to $56 so we need to return another $34
worth of clothing.
Bottom line, I trade in the $100 gift card and receive a credit on my Amex
for $134. But I still don't listen too well.