Gift Certificates FAQ
Questions and Answers:At times, gift giving can feel like an overwhelming chore. Trying to find exactly what the recipient will want or need can be stressful. When it comes to holidays like Christmas or special occasions like birthdays and weddings, gift certificates and gift cards can simplify the gift giving process. To streamline your next gift certificate purchase, we at InfoFAQ have asked the experts some frequently asked questions about buying gift certificates online.
Frequently Asked Questions About Gift Certificates Online
Q) Does the Internet provide a large selection for gift certificate purchases?A) Yes, The Internet has a wide variety of gifts you can choose from.
Q) How do the recipients receive the cards?A) To make it easier for the purchaser they can be sent to the person receiving the gift certificate by e-mail. Then they are printed out for use.
Q) Are these gift certificate purchases flexible?A) Yes, some Internet sites have the purchaser pay a certain amount in to the gift certificate and person receiving it is allowed to pick the company they want to have the gif certificate to spend at.
What kinds of products are available to purchase online as gifts?Today you can find just about any kind or product online for gift giving. Wine, Gift Baskets, Steaks, Gourmet Food, Electronics, Software, Toys, Cookies, Collectables, etc. Just search www.google.com for the product you are looking for.
Can I make a donation to a charity in someoneâ€™s name as a gift to them?Many non profits now have web sites where you can make a donation in honor of someone or in their name as a gift to them. You will have to check with each non profit web site to see if they support this option.
What is the best kind of web site to find gifts on?There is a mind boggling number of web sites selling gifts out there today. Some are like large retailers that resell products made by other companies, while others are local artisans and companies that make specialized, custom, or hand crafted products. The smaller websites that make their own products are often the best source for unique, quality gifts. They can also offer lower prices since they both manufacture and retail their products.
Can I purchase a gift certificate online as a gift?Yes, in fact many web sites now offer gift certificates that you can give to someone. The recipient can then browse the providers web site and chose what ever they want, using the gift certificate to pay for the item.
When I order a gift online, what kind of confirmation will I receive?
You will be shown a receipt page to print out, and also be sent an email order confirmation. Save this information so that you can refer back to it if you need assistance with your order.
Consumer Safety and Information
Gift Cards - www.ftc.gov
Buying, Giving, and Using Gifts Cards.
FAQs - www.dca.ca.gov
Tips on Gift Certificates and Gift Cards.
Consumer Focus - www.puebla.gsa.gov
Changes in Credit and Gift Cards in 2010.
Action Handbook - www.consummeraction.gov
Banking â€“ Gift Cards.
Key Changes - www.federalreserve.gov
New Rules for Gift Cards.
Visit our Credit Card Fraud section for useful information.