Under pressure from Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the bankruptcy court overseeing Tweeter has agreed to continue to accept gift cards in the stores through the end of the year, or until its stores close, whichever occurs first. The request was also made, and granted, by attorneys general in other states.
According to Blumenthal's office the chain, which recently declared bankruptcy for the second time in two years, was to stop taking the cards Nov. 15- but a request from Blumenthal extended that deadline further.
"Today's ruling is rightful reprieve for Tweeter gift card holders, who can now redeem them until its closing sales are over," Blumenthal said in a statement. "This decision gives consumers more time to use their cards for merchandise, assuring they receive full face value. I am pleased that my office in concert with other state attorneys general was able to win this well-deserved reprieve so consumers have time to use their cards."