Bed, Bath & Beyond and buybuy Baby have sent out an email stating that the last day to use gift cards will be Wednesday, March 8, 2023. The email also mentions March 8 being the last day to use merchandise credits and Welcome rewards.
Bed, Bath, & Beyond and buybuy Baby gift cards are one of the most popular gifts in Canada. However, both stores have announced that it will be closing all 65 locations in Canada. Christmas has just passed, and wedding season is just around the corner. If you’ve got gift cards, then use them before March 8, 2023.
What happens to my gift card when Bed, Bath and Beyond and buybuy Baby closes?
Each province in Canada has their own set of Gift Card rules. In Manitoba, gift cards are supposed to never expire. However, if you have a gift card for a business that has closed, your options are limited. According to the Government of Manitoba’s Consumer Protection office, if a retail business is closed because of financial difficulties or bankruptcy, then the court will decide whether – and for how long – to accept gift cards.
According to the BBB, if you miss the deadline to redeem a gift card, you can file a claim for the value of the card. However, these claims are processed by the companies major creditors and may never come.
Can I get a refund if I purchased a Bed, Bath and Beyond or buybuy Baby gift card?
No, gift card purchases are completely non-refundable. If you had purchased them as a future wedding or baby gift, then you’ll want to use the gift cards before March 8 and purchase a physical gift instead.
When will Bed, Bath and Beyond and buybuy Baby stop accepting gift cards?
The last day to use your gift card is March 8, 2023.