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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One winner every week will get a $250 gift certificate to Wayside Furniture, and another winner will receive an autographed book from Terry Pluto. Tim Bielik,, "Sign up for’s 2019 Pro Picks Football Contest sponsored by Wayside Furniture," 3 Sep. 2019 Registration costs $70 per team (kids teams $30) and includes four games, a light buffet, two beverages and a raffle ticket, with Hooters gift certificates to first-, second- and third-place finishers. Ben Crandell,, "Weekend Preview: Gold Dust, Josh Blue, frosé and doughnuts," 14 Aug. 2019 There will be prizes to win at the event, including cannabis baskets with different CBD and THC products, a gift certificate for a tattoo, an assortment of Maryland Lottery items, and more. Akira Kyles,, "'Something fun for the ... patients’: Bingo event aimed at medical cannabis users in Carroll County," 7 Aug. 2019 That gift is a special back-to-school bundle that includes a $25 gift certificate., "Cedar Fairmount SummerFest, Judy Collins concert at Cain Park are Aug. 10; Press Run," 2 Aug. 2019 As first revealed by ZDNet and Android Police, Google employees have been roving the streets of American cities, offering $5 gift certificates in exchange for a facial scan. Dieter Bohn, The Verge, "Google’s ‘field research’ offered people $5 to scan their faces for the Pixel 4," 29 July 2019 That’s the plan at Alexandria’s Hops N Shine beer garden, where competitors will try to eat 18 wings as quickly as possible to win a $75 gift certificate. Washington Post, "11 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 29 July 2019 Winners are determined by the number of points at the end of the game, typically winning gift certificates to the establishment hosting the trivia night. Katie Jones,, "Far from obscure, trivia nights are booming in Howard County," 26 July 2019 Alternatively, purchase a gift certificate to the shelter. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Why Pets Can Make Good Gifts, According to Animal Adoption Experts," 24 July 2019

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of gift certificate

US : 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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