ETHICS

Are gift cards ethical?

Seventy-two dollars and sixty-four cents.

That’s how much was on the AMC Theatres gift card my wife found in a grocery store parking lot.

First thought: we scored – let’s go to the movies!

Second thought: I’d sure hate to lose a gift card with $72.46 on it.

What to do?
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A Travelocity typo triggers ethics crisis

oceanThe total price for a three-night Bahamas cruise package came to $2,058 on Travelocity. But that was before John Zimmerman applied a $1,000 rebate offered for a mid-level cabin through the online agency.

Then the rate was too good to be true – literally.

Shortly after booking the cruise, Travelocity unexpectedly reduced the $1,000 rebate offer to $100 and then eliminated it entirely. Appeals to the company were met with silence, so Zimmerman asked me to help.
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