How to Redeem Gift Card in Different Ways

A Gift Card is one of the best gifts to receive. It allows you to make a purchase up to the amount loaded in it at the store it is from. Gift Cards are not only simple to use, but easy to redeem. The simplicity in using it is what makes Gift Cards so popular.

How do Gift Cards work?

Gift Cards need to be purchased from the store or online at the retailer of your choice. These Gift Cards need to be loaded with the amount that you want to gift to the person. Once the amount is loaded, the Gift Card is ready. Either the Gift Card is in the form of a plastic card or a Gift Card voucher that can be redeemed at the store, or it is in the form of a code that has to be redeemed online. Whatever the form of Gift Card, once the amount has been paid to the retailer, the Gift Card is ready to be gifted to the person. Some retailers, especially online retailers send the Gift Card to the person’s email address so that they can redeem it directly, whereas some Gift Cards are physical which need to be handed over to the person gifted.

Now that you know how Gift Cards work, let us explore how to redeem Gift Cards.

How to redeem Gift Card:

The process of how to redeem a Gift Card depends on the retailer from whom it has been purchased.

Offline retailer:

An offline retailer requires the Gift Card voucher or Gift Card to be bought to the store and redeemed for purchases. Most of the times, these Gift Cards come with conditions. Either the Gift Card has to be redeemed at the store from which it has been bought, or it has to be redeemed within a certain time period. In case there is no restriction on the store branch from which it has to be redeemed, the Gift Card can be redeemed from any branch of the particular store.

Online retailer:

In case of online retailers, the Gift Card is usually in the form of a code. This code has to be put in the person’s account on the website and the amount gets credited to that account. This amount can be utilized for further purchases made from that account.

To redeem the code, visit the website of the retailer and sign in to your account. Once signed in, look out for a link that says Redeem Gift Code. These places are usually text bars where some text has to be input. On typing in the code, the Gift Card gets redeemed and the amount gets credited.

In the alternate, there are some retailers who send the Gift Card by email. In this case, either by clicking on the link or typing in the code, the amount gets credited to the account.

Using Gift Cards is very convenient and easy. Now that you know how to redeem a Gift Card, you can gift and be gifted!

Read more on the different things you can purchase with your Gift Card.

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* Terms & conditions apply. Gift Card approvals are at sole discretion of HDFC Bank Ltd