In my store, We are allowing people to keep the card. My store manager is letting us (associate/assistant managers) tell the girls when they ring to ask if they have any friends/relatives or if they themselves want to use the card again.
no offense, unless it was done in the pre-sale or beat the crowd i doubt that your store manager would say so if your DM or RM was there.
i wouldn't do it anyways, neither does anyone in my store including the store manager even if Lew himself didn't visit us, along with a bunch of corporate people, and the regional manager, district, and of course we also had a visit from VP of visuals John Wong...
but they did
and it was during recently, with the PCE event still rolling..
and cathi, that just shows that that SA was following the guidelines, but they could have been flexible and let you because we don't encourage SAs to 'invite' people but if someone did know, and maybe was invited b/4 but isn't now...or some other reason, we'll alert the manager and let the manager decide.
it's all based on discretion. i'm surprised they didn't let you in san jose though! i remembered someone mentioning they didn't have it but they were going to get 'hooked up' anyways? and it was a san jose store?
try some in san francisco if you're there anyways? it's until the 10th, the event.
and if a SA ever says no, just ask a manager and see, ya'never know.
and we didn't
not because we want to be mean. but that's the way the system is set up, to make it so that it is still 'special'