Target gift card exchange program scam? incompetence?, Disconnect between internet and stores, Consumers beware, Definite training problem

Target gift card exchange program scam? incompetence?, Disconnect between internet and stores, Consumers beware, Definite training problem

“Texas’ top attorney warns Target bathroom policy could lead to ‘inappropriate activity’”…BizJournals May 5, 2016

“You can’t fix stupid.”…Ron White

“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

 

I boycotted Target for over a year because of their foolish, irresponsible bathroom policies.

I decided to give them another chance a few months ago but for every transaction there has been a disconnect between their internet presence and the  local store. In those cases the local people were helpful and compensated for the disconnect.

That is until recently.

I like so many others received gift cards for Christmas.

Though I am grateful, the gift cards come with their own set of issues.

Last week I ran across a Target internet site that provided for gift card exchanges. From many name brands to Target.

Seemed smart. Taking business away from other companies and helping consumers.

Theory vs reality.

Target utterly failed me and wasted my time.

On Thursday I went by and was told that the person, who was trained on this transaction, worked in the Electronics Dept. and would be in later.

I went back today. The person in customer service was not aware of the program.

I went to electronics and was told they discontinued the program 2 days ago and that the website had not yet been updated.

I asked for a manager.

She asked where the card was purchased. How was I supposed to know that? The website makes no mention of that.

After arriving back home, knowing full well that a chat was a waste of time, I explained what happened and the responder then tried the link and apparently did not follow instructions. It was a waste of time.

From the website:

 

Trade in your gift cards

Bring gift cards from leading consumer brands that still have a balance to a participating Target store, and exchange them for a Target gift card that can be used for online purchases at Target.com or in any Target store.

 Click here to find a participating store

Which cards can I trade?

Search the field below for a list of currently accepted gift cards.

Participating Merchants
A Pea in the Pod
Academy Sports & Outdoors
Aeropostale
AMC Theatres
Applebee’s
Athleta
AutoZone
Banana Republic
Bare Minerals
Barnes & Noble
Bass Pro Shops
Bath & Body Works
Bed Bath and Beyond
Best Buy
Boscov’s
Brinker Restaurants
Brylane Home
Buffalo Wild Wings
Burton
Cabela’s
Callaway Golf
Catherines
CB2
Champs Sports
Cheesecake Factory
Chili’s
Cinemark
Coach
Cold Stone Creamery
Cole Haan
Coleman
Crate & Barrel
Darden Restaurants
Destination Maternity
Dillard’s
Domino’s Pizza
DSW
Duluth Trading Company
Dunkin’ Donuts
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Fandango
Field & Stream
Filson
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
Foot Locker
Footaction
GameStop
Gap
Gap Kids
Gap Options
Golf Galaxy
Gordon Biersch
Great Harvest Bread Co
Guess
Hobby Lobby
Home Depot
Home Goods
Hot Topic
IHOP
JCPenney
Jiffy Lube
Journeys
L.L. Bean
Lane Bryant
Lego Store
Levi’s
Logan’s Roadhouse
Lowe’s
Lululemon Athletica
Macy’s
Marshalls
Nautica
New Era
Nike
Nordstrom
Office Depot
Old Navy
Olive Garden
Oriental Trading Company
Overstock
P.F. Chang’s
Panera Bread
Patagonia
Pier 1 Imports
Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn Kids
Pottery Barn Teen
Quiznos
Ralph Lauren
Ray Ban
Red Lobster
REI
Sabon
Seasons 52
Sephora
Smith & Wollensky
Soma
Sperry
Staples
Stride Rite
Sur La Table
Swarovski
T.J. Maxx
Taco Bell
Target
The Container Store
Tiffany & Co.
Timberland
Torrid
ULTA
Under Armour
Uniqlo
Urban Decay
Walmart
West Elm
Williams-Sonoma
Yankee Candle
Z Gallerie

Search for participating Trade-In Target store*

*Visit or call your local store to confirm current program participation

Enter your zip code below

The local store I visited was on the list.

FURTHERMORE…

From Fortune:

“The retail chain started a new trade-in program last month that allows customers to exchange various store gift cards for a Target gift card”

“However, Target’s program is all about convenience. The trade is instantaneous, and a customer can walk away immediately with their Target card in-hand.”

https://fortune.com/2015/12/28/gift-card-exchange-target/

Buyer Beware!

More here:

https://citizenwells.com/

http://citizenwells.net/

19 responses to “Target gift card exchange program scam? incompetence?, Disconnect between internet and stores, Consumers beware, Definite training problem

  1. citizenwells

    “We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells

  2. citizenwells

    This site does a better job than Target!

    “Head to the electronics department – This is where some people get confused when trying to use this program. You might assume you’re supposed to go to the Customer Service desk, or just talk to a checkout associate to trade in your card. However, this is not the case.

    Card swaps are handled at the electronics department of the store. Look for a Target employee with a black shirt – these are “Target Tech” employees, and they will be familiar with the program.

    Some Target associates are not familiar with the program, and may try to send you up to customer service. If this happens, simply ask to see a manager or another associate – only a Target Tech employee can perform the exchange, so don’t take “no” for an answer.”

    https://ejgiftcards.com/understanding-the-target-gift-card-trade-in-program-is-it-worth-it/

  3. CW………
    …………have you ever had the feeling that many of our alleged society have gone completely crazy? Perhaps even to the point which would demand their incarceration in a psychiatric hospital? This is my present take on the DEMOCRATIC MORONS who think they are qualified to be the PRESIDENT of the United States, and they spend millions of dollars, and travel all over the country in an effort to make people believe their BULLSH-T.

  4. citizenwells

    oldsailor.
    Constantly

  5. oldsailor85++

    Iran’s 80 Million dollar and 49 cents threat.

    Q.,….?
    The UN Charter sets out four main purposes: Maintaining worldwide peace and security. Developing relations among nations. Fostering cooperation between nations in order to solve economic, social, cultural, or humanitarian international problems.

  6. CW
    FAG Target Stores Avoid them. I won’t go!

    A new and original study, authored by Woman Means Something, has been released showing that reported sexual offenses have risen significantly since Target changed their bathroom policy to be “gender inclusive”.

    It’s no surprise that when men have access to women’s and girls’ bathrooms, sexual incidences will increase.

    This is one of the reasons Family Policy Alliance fights “Bathroom Bills,” which legally allow men (who identify as transgender) into women’s bathrooms and locker rooms. We fight against these policies because we believe the safety and privacy of women and children are at risk. This new study concludes that this is indeed true.

  7. hapnHal……….
    …………..the Target stores policy is indicative of what is happening to our alleged society as a whole. As each day passes more and more of our so called men become TRANSGENDERS……….because they ENJOY THEIR SICK, PERVERTED LIFE STYLE. They practice their filthy way of life 24 hours a day. Further this is one of the underlying reasons why STDs are almost at epidemic proportions today. This all translates to low IQ people, with mental problems. The mass mania is growing fastest among our middle aged people, followed closely by our low IQ snotnoses. There are several of such people who are DEMOCRATIC candidates for POTUS. One or more of whom are practicing HOMOSEXUALS. The stigma of such people at the helm of our government destroys the dignity of the Whitehouse, and turns it into a meeting place of MENTALLY ILL, QUEER politicians. It would not surprise me if someday we learn that doing BACK DOOR BINGO IN LINCOLNS BED is a LGBTQ reward for the most PROGRESSIVE TRANSGENDER doing what HE/SHE does best. I have expected for quite some time to one day witness the RAINBOW flag of QUEERSVILLE flying over the Whitehouse. The rest of the world will look at America laugh, and call America THE LAND OF QUEERS. I think that up to a point this is already happening. In America we watch them die their horrible stinking deaths at relatively young ages. Sadly they think they are immune. SO MUCH FOR LOW IQ POS QUEERS.

  8. CW………..
    ………..because of the extensive neuropathy in my lower legs, and feet I am unable to visit the various stores as often as I once did. Perhaps it is just as well. The last time I visited Target was a few years back. I had gone there in the hope of finding a specific product I wanted. As I entered the door, I saw people leaving the store with disgusted looks on their faces. I shrugged it off and continued into the store. I walked around for a few minutes in searching for the product. I saw a couple of store employees standing nearby, and went toward them to ask where I might find the product. They both looked at me and hastily walked away. I continued to search for the product, but after a half an hour of UNASSISTED search I decided that since the clerks conversations with each other was more important than assisting customers I exited the Target store and have never returned. Their own employees attitudes drive customers out of the stores. Fortunately I was able to obtain what I wanted at Wal Mart. As I entered Wal Mart there was a person standing there who directed me exactly where I needed to go. Saved me a lot of time searching for the product. As I was leaving he asked me if I had found everything. I again thanked him for his earlier assist. I told him about the earlier problem at the Target store. He told me that I wasn’t the first person to tell him about the goings on at the Target store. Now I know where the people went who I saw leaving the Target store earlier. WHAT MORE INCENTIVE DO YOU NEED?

  9. AND NOW……..
    ……..the talking heads we see on television are all RAVING,RANTING, and foaming at the mouth, as they babble their cowardly, lunatic conjectures relating to President Trump’s take down of the stinking a$$ed GOATHERDER GENERAL. He led the attack on the US Embassy, and that by itself was justification for his demise. The history of the GOATHERDER, is such that he is seen as responsible for over 600 outright murders of both Americans, and other individuals. He was a murderous lunatic. He made a fateful mistake in attacking our embassy. Now the sick twisted American media is chastising the POTUS for defending our interests. Many in the media are some of the worst POS on earth and would likely drop to their knees as the enemy of America walked ashore towards them. Such people are human SCUM who would probably help murder their own family members to save their own skin, rather than fight the BASTARDS as they walked ashore. Further our government is now allowing sympathizers of our enemies to hold public office in Congress. The LIBERAL POLITICIANS will eventually pay a heavy, and painful price for sanctioning of such people in our government. At present there are only a few, but this will expand exponentially as time passes. Soon thereafter America will cease to exist as a free country. YOU CANNOT FIX STUPIDITY.

  10. AND TODAY………
    ……….Harvey Weinstein’s trial begins. Hundreds of females are saying he raped them. WE SHALL SEE!!!!

  11. AND NOW………
    …………we are seeing mass dystopiosis setting in across America. The latter is a mental condition, which causes people to strive for Utopia. In truth Utopia is FANTASY ! This mental disorder dwells in the cranium of people who believe they are the MASTER RACE, and therefore are SUPERIOR to all other people on earth. This mental disorder is prevalent throughout Hollywood. In the 1930s the NAZI party thought they were SUPERMEN. Look where the SUPERMEN are NOW. More fantasy. People who’s minds are affected with FANTASY for a life style are victims of DYSTOPIOSIS.

  12. oldsailor85++
    Found this
    Iran defends execution of gay people…..
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Sarif endorsed the execution of gay people.
    Wonder how Iran would react to a President Pete Buttigieg?

  13. hapnHal………..
    ………….in that light probably BUTT HEAD would be smart if he NEVER visited the Middle East. Tf he did they would most likely come at him in mass on their horses, raving, and waving their 1860 Remington rolling block 42″ rifles in the air and babbling their Arabic profanity. REAL BADA$$ES.!!! har har
    In looking at the picture of the residue of one of the vehicles in the Soleimani motorcade it would appear that Soleimani was more than likely a BASKET CASE afterward. The GOATHUMPERS were probably finding his body parts for thousands of feet in all directions. The take out missile was probably one of the most powerful in our arsenal. When shrapnel pocks nearby concrete to the extent that the pictures clearly show it had to be a real powerful blast. Good reasoning. This way even a near miss would evaporate him.

  14. hapnHal………
    …………probably the GOATHUMPERS were so angry they probably broke out their INFLATABLE LOVE GOATS and vented their anguish in repeated rapes. What is……IS !!! har de har

  15. hapnHal………
    …………the IRANNI JANNI crowd are really confused; they EXECUTE QUEERS, but have SEX WITH NANNY GOATS………In addition they DON’WIPE THEIR A$$ES EITHER. Their gowns, become their toilet paper. As for the FEMALE GOATHERDERS, when you are in close proximity with one of them you will look around expecting to see MARY JANE ROTTEN CROTCH who CLINT EASTWOOD MADE FAMOUS IN ONE OF HIS MOVIES.

  16. hapnHal……….
    ………..today we hear that Soleimani was on a PEACE MISSION in Iraq. That would probably be spelled….”PIECE”. HEY PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRATULATIONS ON TEARING SOLEIMANI A NEW A$$HOLE. YOU ARE MY KIND OF MAN. KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK SIR. BULLSH-T IS AFTER THE FACT STILL BULLSH–T….. NEVER CHANGES.

  17. HERE IS A THOUGHT………
    ………..IF YOU HAVE EVER LOOKED AT A CAR AFTER A FRONTAL COLLISION WHERE SOMEHOW THE HEADLIGHTS ESCAPED DAMAGE AND ARE STILL TURNED ON. ONE IS SHINING ON THE TOP OF A NEARBY TREE,AND THE OTHER IS SHINING ACROSS THE ROAD ON A NEARBY STOREFRONT………..SOMEHOW IT MAKES ME THINK OF THE EYSET OF AN IRANNI JANNI…….REALLY GOOFY.

  18. WHAT IS WRONG……..
    …………MANY PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD BELIEVE IT IS PERFECTLY OK FOR IRANNI JANNI TO MURDER AMERICANS, BUT WHEN WE ACT TO PROTECT OUR OWN, EVERYBODY SCREAMS EXPLETIVES AT OUR POTUS. REALLY SICK A$$HOLES.!!!!

  19. AND TODAY,………
    ……….I am reading that US furniture maker IKEA was sued by the parents of a child who attempted to climb into an extended drawer of a three drawer dresser resulting in it tipping over on him and subsequently resulting in his death. This is another example of what America is turning into. Obviously parents of a two year old child want to leave their tiny children unattended for long periods of time so therefore the manufacturer of lightweight nursery furniture should be sued for millions when an unattended child causes his own death. Suing a manufacturer because a two year old child managed to upset a dresser upon himself is the EXACT SAME MINDSET as the people SUING REMINGTON FIREARMS for having produced the weapon which was used by a psychotic to do a mass murder. What ever happened to FORETHOUGHT? My family owned exactly the same dresser for a couple of decades. My grand children played nearby the dresser. It was never anchored to the floor or wall………but the difference is TWO YEAR OLD CHILDREN WERE NEVER LEFT BY THEMSELVES TO BEGIN WITH. IN THE OLD DAYS THEY WERE PLACED IN RESTRICTED AREAS SUCH AS PLAY PENS WHERE THEY COULD BE WATCHED CLOSELY. YES EVEN A TWO YEAR OLD NEEDS CONSTANT WATCHING. IT IS SAD THAT PARENTING HAS BECOME A DAY OF WATCHING SOAP OPERAS INSTEAD OF ATTENDING TO A TWO YEAR OLD. LIGHTWEIGHT NURSERY FURNITURE IS WHAT IT IS. A TWO YEAR OLD SHOULD NEVER BE BY HIMSELF AROUND IT, OR SUCH FURNITURE SHOULD NEVER BE IN A NURSERY TO BEGIN WITH. THE RESPONSIBILITY LIES SQUARELY UPON THE PARENTS….NOT THE MANUFACTURER. YET IKEA WAS FORCED TO PAY 46 MILLION TO THE PARENTS OF THE DECEASED CHILD. REALLY SAD.

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