Originally Posted by lunadust
Regarding points, Gift cards in the retail world do not count as a sale for the store until its used to buy merch. If I sell a 50 dollar gift card I do not get credit for selling 50 dollars. If you got points from buying a gift card, you would get points twice. Once for buying the card and then once when you buy merch and pay with the card. So it just wouldn't make sense to do it that way.
Yeah, I was surprised when the sales associate read me my 'new point total,' as it sounded too good to be true that there would be points for buying a gift card.
Originally Posted by hangthanhtran
My guess is you are trying to buy jcp gift card at a discount (on cardpool I assume), then use it to buy a regular sephora gift card to get stuff at the freestanding stores because the freestanding stores have more choices, brands, and bigger. Well I hope I can do that too lol. Just not how it works
You guessed it! I've been buying the Sephora gift cards for a while, and doing so not only forces me not to impulse buy at sephora, because I have to wait for the giftcard to get mailed to me, but it also saves me 10% off the face value. Just before Thanksgiving, cardpool had JCP gift cards for 28% off, and I got a few, and spent them at a JCP sephora.
But I think the JCP location that's closest to me had slightly older stock on some items (they were still selling the old Cover FX numbering scheme...), and of course it's limited selection too....and I actually live closer to a real, full-on sephora....and I would like to be able to use it online too :/ Guess I can't be too greedy though, it's already a pretty good deal.