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Accounts getting flagged for using too many gift cards?

I read about this somewhere on BT and it slightly concerns me. I just cashed out my reward points for 4 X $100 Sephora gift cards ($400 total). Hope that's not considered excessive! Smiley Happy

 

BTW, use a credit union. It pays off!

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OMG, I just placed an order and forgot to use my gift cards. Doh!

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i 'accidentally' do this sometimes so that i can have more to spend at sephora later!

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hahaha yes. i do this too :-P

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Hello Lilyyy!

 

 For now you can only redeem reward points towards deluxe samples or 250/500 point perks but not actually towards gift cards. Did you mean rewards points from a credit card company? Those are perfectly fine! Smiley Happy

 

Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions (the same goes for other BT users reading this post!), but not to worry, this won't be a problem. 

 

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana

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Yes, I meant reward points from a credit card. Hope I didn't confuse anyone! I recently discovers that I can opt for Sephora gift cards which makes the beauty addiction all that more guilt-free. Smiley Wink

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I think they are flagging the returns for gift cards because some people steal stuff from other stores and return to Sephora stores for store credit gift cards and then sell them on ebay. Or if you keep returning without a receipt  your account gets flagged to be watched for illegal activities which constitutes fraud. You can use all the cards you want and they have no real way of tracking your payment method, just what you return.

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In response to Jojobe, yes- if you are purchasing gc's off of e-bay (these can often be traced back to fraudulent accounts) make constant returns without a receipt, or send to freight forwarders (not allowed!) then thats the only reason you should have any worry. Smiley Happy

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
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Oh man I make a ton of returns for several family members (with mobility issues) and also gifts they give me (that I probably end up buying for myself) would they tell you if you are flagged? 

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I'm certain that using lots of gift cards that youve gotten as gifts, purchased yourself or gotten as rewards are totally fine. Even using store credit gc's are fine if you make a return with receipt. You are entered into a third party database if you make a return without reciept. That's why they require your license to make the return. I understand it's to deter theives, but I would never do a return without receipt, I'd rather not have some sketchy database have all my info.

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@lilyyy -- OMG girl you have a cc that issues sephora gift cards as a perk???  tell us which one it is!!!

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