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Target Gift Card Promos May Have Charged Your Credit Card

harriss 5 14 December 1, 2015 at 07:26 AM in Gift Card (2) More Target Deals
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Hi All, I ordered some items on Target.com recently where you would receive a $5 emailed gift card. Upon them sending the gift card I was charged $5 on my credit card for both orders where I ordered items that received the promo gift cards. Beware and check your credit card statements. I have put in an inquiry to Target but not heard back as of yet.

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They charge the promo gift cards and items you bought separately, but the 2 charges total the original order total. For example, if you bought 4 bottles of body wash for $13, and got a free $5 gift card, Target will bill it as $8 for the body wash and $5 for the gift card, still the same $13. They charge it as the items are shipped.
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Quote from MrFurley13 View Post :
They charge the promo gift cards and items you bought separately, but the 2 charges total the original order total. For example, if you bought 4 bottles of body wash for $13, and got a free $5 gift card, Target will bill it as $8 for the body wash and $5 for the gift card, still the same $13. They charge it as the items are shipped.
Thank you. I will confirm when I have access to receipts, but guessing you are correct. Sure does throw someone off though on the credit card when they see these $5 charges.
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I had noticed that as well, but then realized what the above poster mentioned. so as you said, you should compare your receipts to your bank statement.
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This is correct, but it has to be the stupidest way to bill people that was ever created.

They have in fact had hundreds of inquiries because of it ( I have a friend who works there) and thy still don't see the wisdom of changing it.
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They try to make it right but end up messing something up in another way. I don't buy online anymore from Target with Gift card purchases that don't end up being free.
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If they take off $5 for your $13 bottle wash, so you pay $8 upfront...but later they charge you for the $5 gift card then doesn't that mean you aren't receiving any promotional gift card? You should be receiving $5 to spend on anything else you want in the store.
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hows this a coupon?
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