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Used to shop Target a lot, but lately it’s just not worth the bother. Usually I buy online and clearance. Which leads to puny statements, when I even get one! Pay in person by check or cash since I drive by a Target once a week – save the stamp.
Today I give the statement and check to PITA and go pick up some 12-pks. Comes running back to tell me they want identification before they’ll accept payment. Yes, a $37 bill that isn’t due until September, but I want to give them a leg up on payroll and they want ID. I don’t know how you feel, but my first reaction is to say that anyone on God’s Green Earth is welcome to pay my Target bill, don’t matter none to me. Second is to get angry and call for management.
Guest Services (don’t you just love the name) Manager comes over to tell me that the registers automatically ask for identification every one hundred transactions or so. She did it without; I left without buying anything.
From now on, any online clearance deals I can’t resist will be paid by mail.