beware the gift card, holiday shoppers!

thanks, audrey (soon-to-be mom of my little nephew!) for the heads up…

many stores will be closing shop soon, but are still selling gift cards through the holidays. these cards will be useless come january 1. no law prevents them from doing so, referred to as ‘bankruptcy planning’. here is a list of some stores that may pose potential problems for those shopping with gift cards…

Circuit City filed Chapter 11
Ann Taylor 117 stores nationwide closing
Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine’s to close 150 stores nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January
Cache will close all stores
Talbots closing down specialty stores
J. Jill closing all stores (owned by Talbots)
Pacific Sunwear closing all stores (also owned by Talbots)
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 Gallery closing all 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 

on the bright side, maybe they’ll have some amazing sales?

santa (aka andrew),
i also spotted this locket on etsy at timeless trinkets. now if you only won’t stop asking me for the blog address when i’ve sent it to you three times! : ) maybe this locket will fit your head.


i couldn’t resist and bought myself this necklace the other day.


does anyone else love shopping the day after thanksgiving? i do! i don’t have really anything to buy since i’m almost done with my holiday shopping, but am eager to go if there are some great deals.



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2 responses to “beware the gift card, holiday shoppers!

  1. audrey

    you’re welcome…we don’t have a lot of these stores in Hawaii so i thought i’d pass it along to all my mainland peeps as well 🙂

    that pear necklace is so cute…i love what the charm says!

  2. WOW, thanks for sharing that info about the gift cards! My friend received a gift card to an art store around here and he tried to go use it, but the store closed down! it also expired that day he went so it was such a waste, so sad.

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