4.21.2010

How Much? From Who?

Someone sent me the link to check for "unclaimed property" that might possibly be held by the State on my behalf. (You know, you hear about it all the time.) I hadn't checked in a number of years so I filled out the online form for the heck of it.
I found $100! And here's the weird part: It's a Men's Wearhouse gift certificate. They handle gift certificates?
Edit (15 minutes later): What the heck!!!! They sent me a claim form by email (already prepared) with an attachment setting forth the needed items for proof of verification. This is item #4: "Attach the original unredeemed gift certificate/card issued by the Reporting Company"!!!!!!!!!!!!!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who would actually want to shop at the Men's Wearhouse, though?

Anonymous said...

Your link isn't working.

Anonymous said...

I don't have anything! Darn! Thought I was gonna hit the lottery.

Anonymous said...

I just searched and found that they are holding $11.73 for me in dividends from a life insurance trust in 2004. Crazy!

Anonymous said...

In-laws had money listed on there. Unfortunately, the address used was the office that my father-in-law used before he retired about ten years ago. They asked for a business card or something that listed that address. They did not have anything to show it. Guess that was a donation to the State of Texas and Governor Good-Hair!

Anonymous said...

By the way Barry, if you want to redeem your gift card, just go by any Men's Wearhouse and they can pull your name up and give you credit. I've done it many times.

Unless they have you listed as a "problem" customer. Then it's "I'm sorry Mr. Green. We don't seem to have you in our system."

Anonymous said...

You better give "someone" credit for finding that $100 for you... ;)

Anonymous said...

Wait, I thought your name was Barron?

Anonymous said...

the state of texas is all over this unclaimed property thing like a cheap suit

Anonymous said...

Cheap suit!?
You'll be hearing from my attorney. And he will be wearing his "law suit" (with briefs) - I Guarantee It!

Triple Fake Men's Wearhouse Guy

Anonymous said...

53 dollars for a refund from college is what I found

mzchief said...

YIPPPPPPIEEEE!
$81.32 for me from a cashier's check from a bank in Houston.
I had no idea.

Anonymous said...

I should have a $136.00 check in the mail soon...

Anonymous said...

I got 3 cents from when I forgot my change at the Home Depot last year.

PAAAAAARRR-TYYY

Kat said...

Both my brother and my dad have unclaimed money....me? Nada...dangit.

Mark said...

Barry tell your brother to check unclaimed money. Been meaning to stop and tell him about it. It will be well worth his time

Anonymous said...

I got $121 from a surgery I had in 1997, but it said the claim was in 2003. Go figure! WOW! A hospital giving refunds!

Anonymous said...

Got me $200 +. The check actually came!

Anonymous said...

What does FIB000004000..., Drill Date: 07/21/1997 mean? Do I have money coming?