Gift Cards

October 14th, 2008 by Potato

I’ve soured against gift cards in recent years, and have tried to turn back the stigma against cash gifts by thanking people profusely for the “universal gift card”. The government did a world of good by not letting companies forcibly expire the easily-misplaced interest-free loans, but in these tough economic times, that won’t necessarily stop a company from going bankrupt and not honouring them. I was reading a completely unrelated article about the mess we’re in when I noticed a little blurb about Linens ‘n Things going bankrupt this week, and that they might suspend their gift cards. “Hey!” I said to myself, “we just got a Linens ‘n Things gift card!”

I have no idea if they can do such a thing here in Ontario, but I’m hoping to rush right out to use it up soon anyway.

2 Responses to “Gift Cards”

  1. Ben Says:

    You probably want to use that Linens ‘n Things gift card ASAP, I drove by one today in Oregon and it had a huge “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS SALE” banner hung over the entrance!

  2. Potato Says:

    We already used it the day of the post just for that reason :)