the stores are experiencing problems with gift cards. this just happened less than 20 mins ago. we have our gift card provider working on resolving this issue and hope to have everything resolved in an hour. we apologize for the inconvenience.
UPDATE - 5PM 12.19.2013 - EVERYTHING HAS BEEN RESOLVED. we are happy to say that everything is working. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.