Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gift Card Scam? I wonder.

I hate that I have been so sporadic in my blogging. I am not really sure why. I did have my 20th high school reunion-20TH!!!!-last weekend so I was busy reminiscing and I will certainly post about that soon.

Aunt JoJo gave me the best birthday present and I redeemed it yesterday. All I wanted was a day to myself. My dad said to arrange it and he would pay for it but that hardly seemed enjoyable when I had to figure out how to arrange it-not that he didn't have the best of intentions but JoJo-she did it right and said she could come on Monday, March 16th. She told me not to just run errands but to enjoy the day. I have to admit I did a few mundane things but I also got a massage. It was easiest the best massage I have had in awhile. But let me get to the point. The point of this story is not that I had a great day all to myself-although that it was. It wasn't that I have the best sister-in-law in the world, which I do but it's about something fishy going on over at Belladonna Day Spa on magazine.

I had accumulated a buttload of gift cards from this place. and I don't really like to get gift cards because I never use them. Although I am an anal retentive scheduler when it comes to my kids, I don't like to make appointments for myself. Can't really explain it so I won't try. Anyway, I had a bunch of cards and awhile back I brought them in and asked them to tell me the value on each card. Which they did and wrote it on the back of each one. That was probably 2 years ago and I haven't taken them out of my wallet since. To make a long story short, when I went to pay with my last remaining gift cards they said one had a zero balance. Not possible. I talked to the manager after I had already just paid the balance but nothing was done about it. I have since heard of 3 other people to which this has happened. Is it a computer glitch? If not something not right is going on over there in the form of a gift card scam and I want to get to the bottom of it. The manager called me at home but I wasn't back yet and I called her back today, twice. One person said she was working and would call me back. The other person said she wasn't working. Is she avoiding me? I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

Sara said...

I wouldn't be surprised. I DO NOT like Belladonna.