Anyone else ever get a gift card from a merchant who had to cancel an order?
Several weeks ago I ordered an inflatable yard-display Santa from Sears; it was very heavily discounted as a "seasonal clearance item." Last week I received an apologetic email from Sears, saying the seasonal item I'd ordered had unfortunately sold out before my order could be filled and they were sending me a gift card by way of apology.
This week I received a $15 GC in the mail! No expiration date and good at Sears, Kmart, and sears.com. I don't know if this is a new policy for them or something that's been in place for a while, but I'm impressed!