Use Gift Cards Before Companies Go Out of Business

In these tough economic times we’ve heard about companies laying off employees and closing. The news has been so frequent that I’m already somewhat desensitized; however, there are some angles that I had not considered. Case in point, gift cards to companies going out of business are now use-it-or-lose-it. Andrea and I got several gift cards for the wedding and I generally get gift cards for Xmas and birthday, so I have a few saved up. Here’s a list of companies that are in trouble, so look to spend those certificates!

The Gap Kmart Sears Office Depot Circuit City Dillard’s Starbucks Hallmark Wilson’s Leather Linens ‘n Things BJ’s Victoria’s Secret Mervyn’s RadioShack Albertsons Old Navy The Bon Ton Boscov’s The Children’s Place Ross JCPenny Blockbuster Things Remembered Rite Aid Pep Boys Staples Michaels Pier 1 Rack Room Shoes Nine West Jo-Ann Stores Borders

Source: (original email that did not copy cleanly, so I found it online here)