Target gift cards sold during holidays have problems

January 1, 2014 

Target Corp, which is dealing with one of the largest ever payment-data breaches in U.S. retail history, said Tuesday that some of the gift cards it sold over the holiday season were not activated properly.

“We are aware that some Target gift cards were not fully activated and apologize for the inconvenience,” Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder said in an email.

The third-largest U.S. retailer promised to honor the gift cards and said fewer than 0.1 percent of the cards sold during the busy season were affected.

Shoppers can bring the cards to the guest service desk at their local Target stores or call 800-544-2943 for assistance, Snyder added.

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