No More Gift Cards

Sunday, September 20, 2020

I receive gift cards on special occasions from my family and enjoy them very much as I can make purchases that I could not ordinarily afford. More than once employees of businesses have been rude when gift cards are presented.

On one occasion recently at an antique mall the owner got angry when I asked that he use my gift card before my credit card was charged. He accused me of having an attitude and I was ordered to leave the store and if I returned I would be removed.

If businesses don't like dealing with gift cards, they should not offer them as alternatives for gifts.

I have not heard of problems at the time they are purchased and money accepted.

My new rule is no more gift cards.

Joyce Hall


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Opinion

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Breaking News

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Hamilton County had no new deaths from the coronavirus on Friday, as the toll remained at 106. There were 104 new cases, compared to 131 on Thursday, bringing the total to 11,732. There have been 10,675 people recover from the virus in the county, 91 percent, and there are 951active cases, up seven since Thursday. There are currently 80 people hospitalized in Hamilton County, ... (click for more)

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A man was killed in the 1000 block of I-75 north after his car struck a deer, then he was hit by multiple vehicles after re-entering the freeway. Several others involved in the wreck were injured. The Chattanooga Police Traffic Division on Friday responded to the multiple-vehicle crash with injuries. Police said a Chevy Silverado was traveling north on I-75 near ... (click for more)

Sports

Vols Set For Showdown With 2nd-Ranked Alabama

Tennessee will look to end its two-game skid this Saturday afternoon when the Vols host SEC rival Alabama at Neyland Stadium. Saturday's contest between the Vols and second-ranked Crimson Tide will mark the 103 rd meeting between the two storied programs. Tickets for Saturday's game are sold out. Gates open to the public two hours prior to kickoff at 1:30 p.m. BROADCAST ... (click for more)

UTC Football Plays Lone Fall Contest Saturday At Western Kentucky

Year two of the Rusty Wright era officially gets underway this weekend when the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team travels to Western Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 24. Kickoff in Houchens-Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Ky., is set for 4:00 p.m. (E.D.T.). This game was originally scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 5. It was moved to Thursday, Sept. 3, in June and ... (click for more)