gift certificate


Definition of gift certificate 

: a certificate entitling the recipient to receive goods or services of a specified value from the issuer

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The event includes a drawing for dining gift certificates, and diners can donate during the event to Key to Change, a campaign that fights chronic homelessness. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Downtown Dining Week to be May 31 to June 7," 5 Apr. 2018 Cash prizes totalling $1,000 and $500 in gift certificates will be awarded. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 21 May 2018 Walk-ins are welcome and gift certificates can be purchased at Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Shop local at Tosa Pop-Up Shop May 5," 30 Apr. 2018 The line was eventually closed to additional customers and those showing up were offered $15 gift certificates. Katherine Peralta, charlotteobserver, "Build-a-Bear built a promo that left frenzied Charlotte shoppers frustrated," 12 July 2018 Winners received a gift certificate for Sunday Brunch for Two at The Breakers Palm Beach. Kari Barnett,, "Palm Beach County Nurses of the Year get moment in the spotlight," 10 July 2018 The Mount Washington restaurant will also give a gift certificate to the diner with the best French-themed costume. Anna Muckerman,, "Taste France in Baltimore with these Bastille Day specials and events," 9 July 2018 Those who are successful win a gift certificate — and get their photo on the wall. Mike Morris,, "A weekend escape to Sonora, Calif., where the charm of the Old West remains," 12 Apr. 2018 Each received a $250 gift certificate from AFC and an engraved plaque. William Thornton,, "Shelby County family wins Farm of Distinction award," 9 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of gift certificate

1900, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gift certificate

: a piece of paper that is worth a certain amount of money and is given to someone to be used like money to pay for things (such as the products or services of a particular business)

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Kids Definition of gift certificate

: a certificate that is worth a certain amount of money and given to someone to buy something from a store

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