Dippin Dots offers consumers an eGift Card which is accepted an all 142 locations. The company's "ice cream of the future" might soon become a thing of the past. According the Wall Street Journal, the Dippin' Dots, Inc. owes Regions Financial Corp. $12 million and has resorted to bankruptcy protection in order to avoid foreclosure. It appears Dippin Dots will continue to fight another day. Hopefully the company can emerge from bankruptcy and continue honoring gift cards.
Filene's Basement, on the other hand, will be closing it's doors for good. I sent in a note to confirm gift cards would be accepted during the liquidation process, but have not heard back. The historical discount retailer, founded in 1909, has 21 locations primarily in the Northeast.
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