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Old 10-26-2012, 03:06 AM   #376
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Today I went to Target in Portland, OR (I think it's called Gateway). I was buying $144 worth of actual stuff and $200 of GC's with my Red Debit Card. The card wouldn't go through for that amount and long story short, I needed to use my card a few more times or for higher amounts. I then suggested we take the gift cards off. It went through fine. She then tried to ring the cards separately and when I swiped my car the total dropped from $200 to $190. It wouldn't allow me to do it so next week I'll do it again. I may have to do it on every trip to Portland before we go. But the discount did apply. The annoying thing was that they only had increments of $50. But that's like getting a free snack for every $100 spent!
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I could only buy 6 gift cards at a time when I first started using the Red Debit card. I think it was on my 5th purchase that they finally let me buy more. They only have the $50 ones around here too. When I called to ask about when the limit would be lifted from my card, they did tell me that as soon as the payment clears through my bank, I could make another purchase.
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:47 AM   #377
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What section are you finding the gift cards in?
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:50 AM   #378
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Electronics section. In my store, they are facing a main aisle.


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Old 10-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #379
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What section are you finding the gift cards in?
Cash registers and electronics at the one I went to. And they were only the $50 ones.
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:13 PM   #380
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What section are you finding the gift cards in?
As the others said, they are usually on an end cap facing the aisle in the music/electronics/books aisles.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:29 AM   #381
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Finally bought mine tonight!! It was a long hassle, but long story short, I walked out with 76 gift cards, saved $190! Glad it's finally over
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Old 10-27-2012, 09:50 AM   #382
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Finally bought mine tonight!! It was a long hassle, but long story short, I walked out with 76 gift cards, saved $190! Glad it's finally over
Whoa! Did you have to do all $50's?
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:15 PM   #383
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Hi new here but I'm curious about how long do the Disney GCs purcharsed at Target are good for. Do they have an expiration date?
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Old 10-27-2012, 10:30 PM   #384
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I bought 27 of them in one purchase on my first transaction with the card. I also had a $2000 limit, but I had no troubles buying them. My Target in Nebraska only had the $50 as well. It took 45 minutes on the phone with the CM to try to pay off my package with them but they all took. IMO it was worth it.
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Hi new here but I'm curious about how long do the Disney GCs purcharsed at Target are good for. Do they have an expiration date?
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Hi new here but I'm curious about how long do the Disney GCs purcharsed at Target are good for. Do they have an expiration date?
Only promotional gift cards are allowed to have expiration dates. For example, a restaurant offers buy a $20 gift card, get a $5 card free, then the $5 card could have an expiration date, but the $20 cannot. If the restaurant offered a 10% discount on the $20 card, the $18 you paid cannot expire, but the $2 promotional credit could.

Since the cards Target sells are not promotional cards, it's just target selling them at a discount, there can be no expiration date.

I know this is the case in California, but I believe this is now nation wide, with some states having even stricter laws about it. By the way, this now also applies to deal sites like Groupon, the amount you paid can never expire, only the promotional amount can.
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Only promotional gift cards are allowed to have expiration dates. For example, a restaurant offers buy a $20 gift card, get a $5 card free, then the $5 card could have an expiration date, but the $20 cannot. If the restaurant offered a 10% discount on the $20 card, the $18 you paid cannot expire, but the $2 promotional credit could.

Since the cards Target sells are not promotional cards, it's just target selling them at a discount, there can be no expiration date.

I know this is the case in California, but I believe this is now nation wide, with some states having even stricter laws about it. By the way, this now also applies to deal sites like Groupon, the amount you paid can never expire, only the promotional amount can.
Thanks for the info. This is great things to know. I'm trying to get my family on a budget and to be serious about for our May 2013 Disney trip and for our life in general so I'm trying to learn all I can about getting the most for our money!
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:42 AM   #388
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It seems like some Targets have the GCs and others don't. We have two targets near us. I usually shop at the closer, smaller one. I couldn't find Disney GCs anywhere. Last night I was in the other one and found an endcap of GCs in Electronics, just like several people have described. I didn't see any Disney GCs, though. When I was done shopping and went to the checkout they were there. I only saw $50 GCs.

If you're not finding them in Target and you have a bigger Target nearby, you might want to try there.
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Whoa! Did you have to do all $50's?
Yes! But the almost 200$ in savings made it worth it!!
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I also got this about 2 weeks ago. Glad to hear it worked. I have to check my store for gift certificated and pick up $500 or so worth. This trip we are staying at the Swan but I will still use the gift cards for meals and a ticket upgrade I need to do. I have to buy $1200 dollars worth of tickets too but I think it may make more sense to get them from a 3rd party for a slightly discounted rate than getting them directly from Disney to use the gift cards. That would be over $1500 in gift cards. I would be nervous they would give me a hard time for that much.
Used my extra 5% promotional card at Target last week. Bought $700 worth of gift cards, (plus another $100 in other merchandise) wimped out on buying more. Went though no problems. Thanks everyone for letting me know about this!
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