Yes, Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy and is in process of being liquidated. After 70 years in business, the iconic retailer is set to close out U.S. operations before the end of the year.
USAToday clarified with a Toys R Us spokesperson via email today that all gift cards will continue to be valid for 30 days. Gift cards should continue to work through April 13th. Be sure to use all your gift cards up by then. Use them sooner rather than later since you never know what kind of stock will remain in the stores as they continue depleting their inventory.
Wow, I knew Amazon suddenly stopped allowing anyone who bought a product at a discount to do a review, and now I understand why. I have been ordering items regularly from a discount code site for a couple of years now (originally learned about them through FatWallet), and my reviews have always been fair, honest and honorable, written only after using the product long enough to give it a decent trial. However, for the last month, I cannot do a review on anything unless I paid full price for it and couldn’t understand why Amazon got so draconian. I was so mad about not being able to post a review of a great extra-large mousepad that I bought a second one at the full low price for my husband so I could post my review because I thought it was that good. No, I have not received mystery packages.
Yes, I did … on the Bai order I could not get by the payment page. I later ordered from another amazon and when I got to the place order page…voila ! Bai the way…(see what I did there?) has anyone tried theCoco Fusion in the big bottle??Plain and w/lime are great, Pineapple can be helped with a spot of rum.
Closing stores are also offering 25% off all merchandise, with reports of 50% off on alcohol in at least one store (other stores excluded alcohol purchases from the sale). Gift cards are excluded in some stores and the discount applies to some gift cards at other stores. Expect big lines and the sales started yesterday so most of the better stuff might have already sold out. Some other exclusions mentioned by readers (note this will vary from store to store by the sounds of it):
Store representatives have also stated that they will be increasing the discounts as the store closure dates come closer to ensure all stock is sold (e.g it doesn’t look like they will be moving stock to unaffected locations).
Just got $10 credit on one order and a complete refund on a second $10.47 item because of weather delay. Maybe more come Monday, if the roads aren’t clear. Amazon has great customer service… Well on my way to making this a free Amazon year using student discount ($20.47 off of a $50 subscription).
haven’t been in a TOYSRUS is about 30 years when my kids were little. Even back then they never had the hot items (sold out) and their stores were like a maze to shop. had to go in different directions to get somewhere.
I miss the days of whatever that app was on android that gave you discount codes… Became android pay I believe. They used to have a $15 off $30 multiuse TRU coupon. We really cleaned up over those couple of weeks.
I appreciate all the ideas. I haven’t done anything yet, but I did find a really old T-Mobile SIM card that includes a month of free activation. I don’t know if they’ll honor it though. Otherwise, Ting sounds like a good option, although I couldn’t tell from the website if they have an extra charge for porting a number like other carriers I’d seen. Tello would also be an option if I can find someone with an old Sprint phone. Thanks for everyone’s input on this.
I’m lucky, I guess, that I didn’t get “upgraded” and am still just Premier with 5% monthly purchases as long as the 5% amounts to $5 or more in a particular month. My account is still in the name of my former business. Now I’m an Independent Contractor, using a lot of toner and paper, so the account is still for both business and personal purchases. I make sure I spend at least 1K a year in order to qualify for the 20 cartridges a month, mostly by getting the paper and doing the rebates. I then trade it to my dentist for credit on my bill. Thanks for the heads-up as I’ll have to keep an eye on my account to make sure they don’t sneakily “upgrade” it.
Luckily I belong to the Quad Readers Club and get 20 Forever stamps every other month for reporting on catalogs and other mailers I receive most days. I believe they are not accepting applications for new members at this point, though. I use online payment most of the time, but there are a few things I prefer to pay with a check by mail. And the stamps are also used to send out birthday, Christmas, holiday, retirement, just because cards throughout the year.
I ordered 4 General Altimax RT43 tires (highly recommended by Consumer Reports) from Discount Tire Direct for $266 shipped and a $75 Visa card. Had all 4 installed and balanced for $60. Considering I did not have to pay any sales taxes, no local dealer could come anywhere near this price.
I found another use for the WM app to pay a bill. I input the payee to see if it’s on their list and then I input the amount I want to pay. I am given up to 24 hrs to pay at the WM branch I chose and when I go to the store, I go to Express Money lane and just scan the QR code after I tell cashier I’m paying a bill via CFP. After scanning the QR code, I see the message that I’m connected and the next screen shows me the amount I’m paying plus the fee. I paid $1999 plus $1 fee for 3 day delivery. I just saw the payment posted to my payee’s account! For MSers, you can swipe up to 4 VGCs as usual but as always, YMMV depending on cashier you’re dealing with. After doing this payment, you can buy up to $2K MO and swipe another 4 VGCs : )
@kohlspowrshopper IDK what you mean by “very well”. I don’t think chatting each time to receive it is doing well. I’d like to receive it automatically! Didn’t receive it for item I picked up last night. Debating chatting again. They’ll give me another $5 Yes2You.
eta: So I decided to get the $5 BOPUS I was owed from last night’s order.
Chat was offline so I had to call. CSR said she’d give me $5KC on my next online order. Explained what had happened with Chat yesterday but over the phone they can place orders vs. Chat can’t.
So I ordered another set of invisibobbles, $7.99 RR and used 25% off code.
CSR applied $5 KC and I paid the $2xx balance w/ gc.
The order is BOPUS.
CSR said to make sure to tell the Sales Associate that email needs to have KC in it. Not sure that’s accurate. Don’t think SA controls it but I’ll mention it to him/her.
Yesterday Chat told me it takes 48 hrs to receive the email w/KC. ummmm no.
Today phone rep told me it takes 24 hrs to receive the email w/ KC. ummmm no.
Both times I told them that when it worked properly that the email was waiting for me when I got home .
So I have another set of Invisibobbles which isn’t the worst thing but I’m going to pick up my order later today and if there’s no $5 BOPUS bonus in the email I’ll be better prepared with a different $5 item when I call CS tomorrow.
In my area it is very spotty as to which Red Lobster will honor the promo, make sure you look first
It is not a great windfall, but I am going to eat there anyhow, going to use a coupon, going to use gift cards I got at 20% or more off, so a free app here and there will be worth the receipt scan on my phone