Time is running out for you to use the Toys R Us gift cards your forgot your great aunt got junior for his birthday. 

As a woman in my 30s with no children of my own, I will openly admit while I appreciate you wanting to make me feel included in your child's birthday party, I have zero idea what to buy them for a gift.  I almost always bring a Toys R Us gift card so you can take them shopping for something they'll actually play with and enjoy.  Never in a million years did I imagine that the gift card would become absolutely worthless so quickly!

If you didn't try to use a Toys R Us gift card you have laying around your home during the first week of the liquidation sale, the shelves are starting to look a little picked over.  Rather than buy some random toys just so it doesn't go to waste, you can turn that gift card into credit at another store in the Treasure Valley!

Bed, Bath and Beyond's had a program called "Card Cash" for quite a while now and through the program you can exchange a Toys R Us gift for an eGift Card you can use in their store instead! But there's a catch, there's always a catch..or two.

Catch 1: If you choose to exchange your Toys R Us gift card for a Bed, Bath and Beyond one, you won't get the full value of the original gift card.  It's all based on an exchange rate.  We plugged in a hypothetical $50 gift card just to test it out and found that you'd only get $32.10 in Bed, Bath and Beyond credit back.

Catch 2: You've got to act FAST! Bed, Bath and Beyond is taking Toys R Us off their exchange at 9:59 PM MST on Thursday, April 5.  The good news is, you don't have to make a special trip to the store to exchange your cards.  It can all be done from your computer or smart phone!

How it Works

  • Grab your Toys R Us or Babies R Us gift card and click HERE.
  • Selected Toys R Us or Babies R Us in the Merchant drop down menu, enter your balance and click "Get Offer"
  • Enter the card number and pin from your gift card and hit continue.
  • Fill out the remaining questions.
  • Watch your e-mail for a Bed, Bath and Beyond eGift Card that will arrive no later than one business day from when you exchanged your card.

Even if you don't have a Toys R Us gift card, this is a pretty cool program to know about! Bed, Bath and Beyond will exchange gift cards from over 200 retailers, so if you ever get one as a gift that you know you'll never use, you can always turn it for a little cash at a retailer you DO frequent!

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