gift certificate


Definition of gift certificate

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

Examples of gift certificate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After getting his second shot, Gary Smith, an Arkansas native, had a choice between a $20 scratch-off ticket or a $20 gift certificate for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Sarah Bahari, Dallas News, 21 July 2021 The friends gave Munro a gift certificate to take ballroom dance classes. Jeryl Brunner, Forbes, 26 June 2021 Send your donation to arrive by the drawing date, July 1, and include your email address to receive your gift certificate electronically., 18 June 2021 Tickets are $125 per person, $20 for the Vivid Diamonds & Design gift certificate raffle and $20 for the wine pull ticket drawing. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 31 Aug. 2021 To help the Belle financially during these tough times, supporters are asked to make a donation here, purchase a gift certificate for future use here and also follow, like and share posts from the Belle of Louisville on social media. Sarah Ladd, The Courier-Journal, 7 Aug. 2021 Allen discovered Weber about a decade ago when the builder of her Phoenix home gave her a gift certificate to use for a personal chef. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 2 July 2021 The public is invited to attend and enjoy pizza and purchase raffle tickets for gift certificate prizes in the Farmington Valley., 25 June 2021 The chef whose dish gets the most votes will win a cash prize, and diners who post pictures of their meals on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtags #tcveganchef or #tcvcc have a chance to win a gift certificate from one of the restaurants. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021

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First Known Use of gift certificate

1900, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gift certificate was in 1900

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15 Sep 2021

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“Gift certificate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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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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