Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Gift Cards are NO GOOD!

Thanks to my buddy JoJo on the Radio here on Energy 101.5, I heard this weekend that there are a BUNCH of stores closing their doors tout suite here, and your Gift Cards MAY become nothing but a chunk of plastic!

This happened to a business in my home town too, that sold memberships for tanning (minutes) right up to the day they closed the doors! How can you put your head on your pillow at night? That's $40 for 150 minutes, thanks! Without a glimmer of info that you will have to use all 150 minutes up by tomorrow. That's such a crime that a business can do that. I hope the planners (scammers) that came up with that plan get bad Karma.

Here is the list that JoJo gave me to share with you, of stores closing their doors. Please note that this IS NOT Calgary specific, and some is all US Store chains. But still...

Circuit City stores... most recent (? how many)
Ann Taylor- 117 stores nationwide are to be shuttered
Lane Bryant,, Fashion Bug ,and Catherine's to close 150 store nationwide
Eddie Bauer to close stores 27 stores and more after January (including Calgary downtown)
Cache will close all stores
Talbot’s closing down all stores
J. Jill closing all stores
GAP closing 85 stores
Footlocker closing 140 stores more to close after January
Wicks Furniture closing down
Levitz closing down remaining stores
Bombay closing remaining stores
Sales 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 Galley Closing all stores
Pacific Sunware closing 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

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