Aerus, formerly Electrolux, announced that consumers holding unusable Shaper Image gift cards and gift certificates may redeem them at participating Aerus locations for 50% off any Aerus purchase. Aerus sells vacuum cleaners, air filtration systems, and water purification systems.
Aerus made the decision to offer the discount after Sharper Image announced, in its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings, it was suspending the acceptance of Sharper Image gift cards, rewards cards, gift certificates and merchandising certificates.
"We did not want to see the customers holding gift-card credit to have to pay for the consequences of a company's misfortunes," said Aerus chairman and CEO Joseph P. Urso.
Customers can redeem their Sharper Image gift cards by visiting any participating Aerus location, where they will receive a one-time discount of 50% off their Aerus purchase - up to a maximum savings of $200 - regardless of the amount on the card. The offer is valid for in-store purchases and until May 31, 2008.