To add to the already turbulent holiday season for Target, the retail giant confirmed this past Tuesday that some gift cards sold before Christmas are not working. In a press release statement, spokesperson Molly Snyder stated, "we are aware that some Target gift cards were not fully activated and apologize for the inconvenience."

According to Snyder, less than 0.1 percent of the cards sold during the holiday period are affected and promised that Target will honor them. Customers experiencing difficulties with gift cards are told to call the gift card line at 1-800-544-2943.

Target is trying tirelessly to regain the confidence of patrons after hackers stole credit card information from close to 40 million customer accounts during this holiday season.

Source: Chicago Tribune and Target, INC.