Short Answer: Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are owned by the same parent company, Macy’s Inc., but you can’t use store gift cards interchangeably. If you have a gift card for one store and would like to use it at another store, your best bet involves selling or trading the gift card online. For more details on where you can use Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s gift cards and where to sell unwanted gift cards, see below.
Can You Use Bloomingdale’s Gift Cards at Macy’s? Can You Use Macy’s Gift Cards at Bloomingdale’s?
Even though Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s are owned by the same parent company, Macy’s Inc., you cannot use a Bloomingdale’s gift card at Macy’s and you can’t use a Macy’s gift card at Bloomingdale’s. We confirmed this information with corporate customer service representatives for Macy’s and Bloomingdales; it also appears in the Bloomingdale’s gift card terms and conditions and the Macy’s gift card terms and conditions.
The same rules apply to both physical and eGift cards, so regardless of whether you have a plastic gift card, you cannot use gift cards at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s interchangeably.
Where to Use Bloomingdale’s and Macy’s Gift Cards
You can use Bloomingdale’s gift cards at U.S. Bloomingdale’s stores, including Bloomingdale’s The Outlet, and at Bloomingdales.com. Likewise, you can use Macy’s gift cards at U.S. Macy’s locations, Macy’s Backstage locations, and at Macys.com.
Where to Sell Unwanted Gift Cards
If you don’t want to use your gift card at the designated store, you can sell your gift card on eBay or at one of the places that buy gift cards, such as CardCash or Check Into Cash. And, participating Target locations purchase Macy’s gift cards (but not Bloomingdale’s gift cards).