A swan-song for Toys R United States, the going-out-of-business sale

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Eric Gay/ AP In this Sept. 19, 2017, file picture, shoppers walk into a Toys R Us shop, in San Antonio, Texas.

Friday, March 23, 2018|9:26 a.m.

NEW YORK– Toys R Us is opening its doors Friday with a going-out-of-business sale, providing clearance discount rates at all 735 U.S. stores, consisting of Children R United States.

The company did not say how huge the discount rates will be or when it expects stores to close down. Recently, the company said it would close or sell all its shops after operating from months under insolvency protection.

Here’s what you need to know:

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CAN I UTILIZE MY GIFT CARDS?

Yes, but only till April 21.

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WILL THERE BE LIQUIDATION SALES ON ITS SITE, TOO?

No, only in stores.

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CAN I RETURN ITEMS I BUY DURING THE CLOSING SALES?

No.

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WHAT ABOUT MY BABIES R US WINDOWS REGISTRY?

The Infants R United States site will be open for a “minimal time,” the business said, however did not provide specifics. It advised customers to document the items on their pc registry before it vanishes. It is no longer accepting new infant pc registries.

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CAN I USE A VOUCHER?

No, it will no longer accept any kind of coupons in shops or online, consisting of ones that were recently mailed.

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CAN I PAY WITH MY TOYS R US CHARGE CARD?

Yes, both Toys R United States charge card can be used during the closing sales, however it won’t provide the discounts that come with the cards, and no loyalty points will be earned on purchases. Synchrony Financial, which runs the credit cards for Toys R United States and other retailers, said in the past it has offered to move cardholders of out-of-business merchants to other cards, however it hasn’t made a final decision yet for Toys R Us credit cards. Cardholders with a balance will still need to pay it, even if the cards can’t be used anymore.

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WHAT IF I HAVE ITEMS ON LAYWAY?

The company stated it is sending out notifications to consumers who have items on layaway. They will have 21 days after the notice to pay the staying quantity or request a refund on their deposit. Those that don’t take any action will lose their deposit and the item might be sold to someone else.

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