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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful, but be careful of e-mailing it, 3 Dec. 2011
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When I asked a friend of mine's wife what voucher he wanted for his 50th Birthday she said Amazon. Since I knew my friends e-mail address, I thought it was best to use the e-mail option because it might be easier to redeem for him than a printed voucher, but after I sent it, I started reading the terms and conditions which state: "Amazon.co.uk is not responsible if a gift certificate or a gift card is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission". I then started to worry that the e-mailed certificate could be sent to a spam folder and then deleted, so I had to phone my friend and tell him to watch out for it and check his spam folder. The other thing to bear in mind is that if you get the e-mail address wrong and send it to someone else, you will probably lose it.

Having said that, they are flexible in that the amount of the certificate goes into the persons account and they can use a credit card to top up for larger purchases or combine gift certificates and if they use less than what you provide, the remainder stays in the persons account for at least a year anyway. I think if I use them again, I will print them rather than e-mail them for security. I wouldn't send them to someone who didn't already have an Amazon account because you are effectively forcing them to open one.
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Initial post: 19 Dec 2013 17:33:44 GMT
doctordave77 says:
Well William, I understand your hesitancy. However, last year I ordered an Amazon.co.uk gift card (a physical card) to be sent from Amazon via Royal Mail to my brother. The tiny gift box however arrived empty. No sign of disturbance in the gift wrapping so I can only assume that it; a) never made it into the box via an error by Amazon, or b) it was stolen by an Amazon employee during th picking/packing process. They did re-issue a new card to my brother, but it goes to show that nothing is fool proof these days.

Dave

Posted on 21 Dec 2013 22:59:10 GMT
G. K. says:
amazon gift cards or certificates are now valid for 10 years and as you said one doesn't need to use the full amount in one go

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Mar 2014 22:04:41 GMT
gina says:
can i order a gift voucher to be sent to me by email and then i can post it to the recipient. then how do they use it, if its not online?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Mar 2014 09:07:12 GMT
Hi Gina,

There is a 'print your own' option on the gift card webpage. I think I would use this option if I were to buy any more Amazon gift vouchers. Just make sure that your ink cartridge is healthy before you print. I'm not sure if it would allow you to print it out more than once.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Dec 2014 23:08:39 GMT
Cali T. says:
Yes, you can. I have done it every time to make sure I have a copy then forward to the person I give the gift card to.
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