I made sure to check previous post to see if this has happened before but I didn’t see anything like this. Will try to provide as much detail as possible.
Today I was at my local Target that has a Starbucks in its café area. I was in line and noticed the person in front of me had a cart filled with about 12-15 of those cute (but pricey) reusable cups that Starbucks sells. My initial thought was that the person is a collector because I have seen people online who collect all of those cups. But when it was their time to see the cashier, the cashier was automatically confrontational to the person and asked them if they were using multiple gift cards to pay. The person said yes to which the cashier responded and told them that there’s a new store policy which states that if a customer is buying many reusable cups they must use only one debit card or one gift card. The customer was really standoffish and just said thanks and left, pushing the cart to the side and leaving.
The cashier was visibly upset so I asked “Hey what’s up with that person?” And she explained that people have been coming in to buy cups on multiple gift cards (buy 10 cups, each cup paid with a different gift card) and then returning them at Target customer service and requesting cash instead of money on back on the card. She also said that she saw that same person the week before do the same thing, and was accompanied by two other people, totaling in about 500 dollars so far.
I thought that was wild but I’m also confused as to how this works. If they just want cash, and have a gift card why didn’t they just take cash out from their own bank cards at an ATM? Or if these are fake cards, how do they even get processed by the register? Or maybe they are real cards that have been tampered with? I’m very confused and if anyone could shed some light on this that would be great.
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