I was in Target the weekend the new toys came out, but I didn't see the gift card. The next Monday, my mom got the discount card in the mail for $1 off on figures -- so I went back to Target and asked them if I could still get the discount because the card came late in the mail -- and amazingly, they let me use the card, even though the figures were already on sale. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to buy very many. It was that trip that I saw a space for the gift card on a display -- but it was empty. I asked about it, and they found another box in back, so I bought one, then paid for my purchases that day with the card.
And after I left, I realized that I should've gotten more of them, since they're essentially free. Oh well.
I also picked up three SW gift cards at Wal-mart (these are just the regular, non light- and sound-FX kind) -- but the cashier there knows of my obsession, so she didn't make me go through the "buy the card then redeem it" process, she just threw 'em in my bag. <G>
Back at Christmas, I got a gift card from Hot Topic -- funny thing, there's no copyright info anywhere on that card, which had me wondering if it was legit.