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Giant Eagle no longer selling Amazon gift cards

Just in case you're looking to get your dad an Amazon gift card for Father's Day.
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If gift cards are your thing, you're probably a big fan of buying them at Giant Eagle so you can benefit from their Fuel Perks program.

Giant Eagle's expansive gift card offerings have become a staple for most holidays -- including this weekend's Father's Day.

But if you're planning to get dad an Amazon gift card, you won't be finding any at Giant Eagle.

A WKYC viewer reached out Friday morning saying he went to a Giant Eagle store looking to purchase an Amazon gift card and was told the store chain no longer sells them.

This was news to us, so we did some digging and found information that dates back to early March.

"Why are you stopping the sale of Amazon gift cards???" a man asked Giant Eagle on Facebook several months ago.

The store chain responded to that question with the following statement:

"Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to sell Amazon gift cards in our stores after March 14, 2019. The Giant Eagle Gift Card Gallery will continue to offer numerous alternatives for purchasing goods our customers are interested in, such as gift cards for Visa, Target, eBay, Best Buy, and many more. There have been examples in the past of retailers choosing to leave the Giant Eagle Gift Card Gallery, only to return at a later point. We will continue to keep the lines of communication open, should that opportunity present itself with Amazon."

A Giant Eagle spokesperson confirmed that Amazon was behind the decision to discontinue its gift card sales in its stores.

"Delivering quality, value and variety is a top priority at Giant Eagle, and Amazon gift cards had been a popular way we did this for customers. We were disappointed that Amazon decided to discontinue selling its gift cards in our Gift Card Gallery," Giant Eagle spokesman Dan Donovan told WKYC Friday.

Donovan also said that past retailers have discontinued gift card sales in Giant Eagle stores, only to return at a later point. 

A request to Amazon for comment was not returned.