Gift Card Glitch Puts Buyers Out

Gift cards were the number one gift this year for Christmas and today was a big day for shoppers to use those cards to find bargains. But, many were in for a rude surprise in stores across Lexington and the nation when their gift cards didn't work.

We're told a computer glitch caused the problem at Walmart, and other stores and restaurants. In Lexington, Red Robin didn't turn gift card carrying customers away. Instead the restaurant picked up the tab for those customers.

Even before today, retailers across the country said they were counting on gift card sales to boost a rather sluggish Christmas season.


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  • by Bevis Location: MTV on Dec 29, 2007 at 04:56 PM
    Take away the word buyers and you have put out
  • by Wow Location: Richmond on Dec 28, 2007 at 04:46 AM
    Foolish to buy gift cards anyways. Cash is always best hwne giving money. You ever try to spedn a $25gift card at a restaurant littlone anywhere else?
  • by Angie Location: Lancaster.Ky on Dec 27, 2007 at 12:40 PM
    My gift card was declined at kohls yesterday
  • by john doe Location: seky on Dec 27, 2007 at 10:11 AM
    please publish the list of cards with problems. thanks.

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