Father in law bought gift cert. on bakersfielddiscountdeals.com
for my college student daughter for xmas. The gift cert. has no expiration on it & was not advertised as having one on the website, but they refused to honor it saying it expires 6 mo. from purchase. It was bought 12/12 she tried to redeem 2nd wk of July. The guy who worked there was nice and persuaded the owner to give her at least a discount. So the owner finally relented in giving a huge generous discount of $5 (note my sarcasm). Usually in the state of Ca even expired discounted gift certs are at least worth what was paid for the cert., but not at blue ribbon. That small amount of money for my daughter means alot when she has a ton of expense for school because she takes more classes than the average student, so more classes, units, books, & expenses. I have been going to blue ribbon for 12+yrs with all 4 of my vehicles bc its close to my home. Now i might drive a little further, but definitely worth it to support a local business who appreciates their loyal patrons and honors their paperwork. If it expires in 6 mo. then Blue ribbon should have it stated so on the gift cert. So Blue Ribbon actually made more than the standard fee on this one because they got standard fee minus $5 plus what was pd for the gift cert. I WILL NEVER USE BLUE RIBBON AGAIN, & I WILL TELL EVERYONE I KNOW TO GO SOMEWHERE ELSE. AND I MADE MY DAUGHTER FILE A COMPLAINT W/ the Better Business Bureau.