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PSA: Toys R Us gift cards expire in two weeks

Bed, Bath & Beyond swoops in with a short-lived offer though

Toys R Us Files For Liquidation, Will Shutter All U.S. Stores Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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This is a friendly reminder that Toys R Us customers holding gift cards with a balance on them have a limited time to use them: April 21, to be exact, which is two weeks from Saturday.

This PSA is coming up because, for some reason, Bed, Bath & Beyond mentioned it would accept Toys R Us gift cards for store credit, in case you wanted to cash out in votive candles and a margarita dispenser. But blink and you might miss that offer: It’s good only until tonight at 11:59 ET.

More details are available through Bed Bath & Beyond’s “Card Cash” website, where it accepts cards from about 200 other retailers. So Toys R Us’ looming shutdown may have something to do with the urgent deadline there. However, that transfer can take place over the web; you don’t have to go into a store or buy something there. (The store credit will also not be the full amount you have on the Toys R Us card).

Toys R Us’ online sales shut down two days ago, so if you have a Toys R Us card and want to run it out, those purchases need to be done in a store, all of which are in the process of closing down. This post has As for other frequently asked Qs.

Toys R Us announced in March that it would close all remaining U.S. stores (including the Babies R Us franchise) and liquidate their inventories. Those sales started on March 23, the day after the company’s founder and original chief executive died.

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