Kohls lost a good paying customer forever today. I tried to pay for my Christmas purchases with a check for $255.22---check would not go through. I was told by idiot manager and sales clerk to call the 1-888 number for customer service. I felt insulted and embarrassed as several other customers looked on while I stood at check-out. No doubt thinking in their minds, 'gee, this woman must be a bad check risk.' AARRGGHHH!!!!!!! And of course I was shopping at 10:30 pm during the extended holiday shopping hours on Sunday evening. AND of course customer service closes at 10:00pm but, as you will read in this post, customer service really is of no use to those want and willing to spend money, via a check, at a Kohls store!! When I called customer service Monday morning I was told there was ABSOLUTELY NO ISSUE with MY personal check according to their records. The issue is Kohls moronic policy!! They take it upon themselves to 'decline' checks during the holidays that are large because of all the returned checks that bounce at their store. WHAT!! I am ready and able to purchase my items WITH over $1000 in my checking account and they DECLINE to take my check because of the illegal, moronic fools out there that write bad checks!!!!!! Oh and get this----when I called customer service today, I asked the rep. if I went back to Kohls, would they now accept my check since I talked to customer service and I was assured that there was no issue with MY CHECK/account----She said 'NO'. The store would not be able to accept the check for that amount due to others that write bad checks during the holidays!!!!!! So then I said, 'okay, what if I write 2 checks, half the amount on each one?' Again I was told 'NO' because the amount on both checks would be too much in total!! SAY WHAT!! Oh yeah, but they would gladly take my credit card, any credit card, which I very rarely use (wallstreet/banks have screwed us over enough!). So basically, Kohls has told me to TAKE MY MONEY ELSEWHERE because I spend TOO MUCH AT THEIR STORES!! What type of idiots at the Kohls Corporation came up with this insane treatment for good customers?! Oh, I also left a voice mail with CEO of Kohls, Kevin Mansell's assistant. Apparently no one can get through to the head, corporate genius (and I use that word loosely!)who sits on his golden throne (Mansell made over $1,300,000+ last year) So be forewarned all you good customers that wish to pay for several items, using your checking account; their sub-standard, insulting policy towards check writing limits, which penalizes all legit check writers---means--SHOP ELSEWHERE! Or,if you will; TAKE YOUR MONEY AND SHOVE IT, CUZ WE DON'T WANT IT!! And believe you me,it will be a cold day in hell before I step foot in another Kohls store. And, I will encourage all I know and meet to avoid ALL Kohls stores!!! Kohls, you have not only my business but all the friends and others that I will pass on your 'idiot' handling of decent customers!!!!! There are too many fish in the sea for me to step foot in one of your stores EVER AGAIN!! Basically, Kohls has Dec. 19, 2011 -by YOUR Loss Kohls!! Will never be back!!