I think I may be a poster child for giftcard etiquette hell! The Board of Directors at my company gifted us with $50 giftcards for G**** grocery store. No offense, but I never go to G****, largely cause my Mom and brother do the grocery runs and even if I run out on my lunch hour for something, S**** is closer and I have a discount card. Doesn't it seem a bit strange they would pick a gift card for a grocery where the nearest one is a few minutes drive from the place of business while we have two other groceries that are walking distance from our building? So I went over to G****, and like most grocery stores, they have a large display of gift cards for other stores. So I ask the cashier if I can use my G**** gift card to buy another gift card. She says okay and proceeds to do the transaction. Well about 10 seconds after the transaction is done the supervisor shows up and says I'm not allowed to do that. However, the transaction has already gone through. Apparently, the computer wasn't programmed to reject using a G**** gift card to buy a giftcard for another establishment, nor was the cashier informed that she wasn't supposed to allow it. Since the transaction was already complete and the new gift card activated, she let me keep the new gift card, all the while muttering about how mad her supervisor was gonna be. So is this all my fault? Is it so hard to inform the cashiers in advance that this kind of transaction wasn't allowed? Maybe I'm biased cause I used to be a bank teller and my last manager more than once failed to inform me after making a policy decision that made a difference in the way I was supposed to do the job, until after I made a mistake in front of the customer! So, what do you think?