I was out of the country at the time, but it seems a reader found out that Toys R Us had a price mistake on VGC and in fact, all GC’s. It was pricing out a buy 1 get 1 40% off. You can see the screenshot above. Seemed to have went live on 1/1/18 around store opening EST. People then started to buy gift of college and found out that worked. Then eventually found out it worked on all 3rd party gift cards like iTunes, etc. The deal then died at around 3:00PM PST when they fixed the system.
This was hotter than last year’s Acme deal since TRU is nationwide.