Back when I worked at Macy’s this Christmas, the only way you could get your employee discount was either to open a Macy’s CC, or a Macy’s prepaid “CC.” I chose the latter, since I wasn’t really planning on shopping there.
Basically, you put the full retail amount on your “card” and they deducted the employee cost, which generally meant you had a positive amount left on your card.
They just sent me a check for the $22 I had left on the card, and closed the account.
Really? What if in some strange strange world I decided to shop there and use my “card” to get the deals only available when you use your Macy’s “Card?”
And how do you close an account which has a positive balance anyway??