Pam had a Bloomingdale’s gift card that went unused for a couple of years, and when she tried to spend it last weekend, she was told it had expired. Pam found a way to get the balance restored fairly quickly, though. If you’ve got a card from before February 2008, try Pam’s advice below.
This past weekend, I went to Bloomingdales with a gift card that I received two years ago. The salesperson told me it had “expired.” I was furious. How could a gift card “expire” after such a short time? How could they take “my” money?
I searched Bloomingdales.com, and learned that gift cards purchased after Feb. 2008 never expire.
That didn’t comfort me. Then I sent an email to Customer Service. Lo and behold: they replied with a phone number to call to “restore” the balance in my expired card:
A minute and one phone call later, I have the full $109 back on my card.
It’s interesting how no one at the store was willing or able to give me this information — and how there’s no directions about it on Bloomingdales.com.