Last night I bought (3) $25 TJ Maxx gift cards at an Office Depot. I went next door to a TJ Maxx to use them, and two of the three worked fine, but the third one showed up as having nothing left on it. The receipt I had from Office Depot showed that all three had been activated and I had been charged. I went back to Office Depot to explain the situation, and the clerk said that he had a notice pop up on his computer a few minutes after I left (most likely when I tried to use the card next door). I told him that one of the three cards showed as having a $0 balance on it. He called his manager over and she looked at the error message that read “Gift Card Authorization Failure” on the screen. It asked her to call an 800 number and if she didn’t, the store would risk a loss on the card. She called the 800 number, but didn’t have much luck figuring anything out. Eventually, she activated a new $25 card for me checking it out as if I paid with cash, but not charging me. She made a note on a copy of my original receipt and the new ‘cash’ receipt so that whoever is in charge of balancing drawers would know why that drawer was $25 short. This was most likely a fluke and may have absolutely nothing to do with the 5x bonus (especially since 2/3 cards worked fine), but I figured I’d share my experience. The manager mentioned she had worked there for 10 years and hadn’t seen an error like that before where she had to call in. I wouldn’t have thought too much about it except for reading FM's The end (of 5X everywhere) is nigh. Hopefully, this gig lasts a bit longer.