Use Caution When Purchasing Gift Certificates

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Beginnerīs Tips and other Online Shopping topics.

Do you have any tips for beginners?

Use Caution When Purchasing Gift Certificates

Please use caution when purchasing gift certificates.

There are many online retailers that also have brick and mortar (B&M) stores. Buying gift certificates online might be a great convenience, just make sure to read the fine print when purchasing them.

Many online retailers, although they share the same name as their "sister" company, will not accept a gift certificate from one another. One example is if you try to buy a gift certificate at ToyRUs.com. That certificate cannot be used anywhere but online at ToysRUs.com. Likewise, if you buy your Geoffrey money at a B&M ToysRUs store, you cannot use that to pay online. Don't assume you can use your certificate anywhere. If in doubt, e-mail the company's customer service department.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Online Shopping Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Kristle Jones