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ETSY GIFT CARDS & ETSY CREDITS POLICY

	This policy explains how to purchase, receive, redeem, and accept Etsy Gift Cards, Etsy Credits, and Shop-Specific Gift Certificates, and everything else you need to know about them.  

	This policy is a part of our Terms of Use. By purchasing, redeeming or accepting an Etsy Gift Card, an Etsy Credit, or a Shop-Specific Gift Certificate, you’re agreeing to this policy and our Terms of Use. 

	This policy applies to Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits issued in all currencies.  

	1. Purchasing an Etsy Gift Card
2. Receiving an Etsy Credit 
3. Redeeming an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit
4. Using Your Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit Balance
5. Accepting an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit Payment
6. Shop-Specific Gift Certificates  

	Additional terms and conditions apply to Etsy Gift Cards issued in United States Dollars or Canadian Dollars: 

	1. Terms of Use for Etsy Gift Cards Issued in United States Dollars (USD)
2. Terms of Use for Etsy Gift Cards Issued in Canadian Dollars (CAD) 

1. PURCHASING AN ETSY GIFT CARD

	Etsy Gift Cards make a wonderful gift. Etsy Gift Cards are available for purchase directly from Etsy in the following currencies: 

	 United States Dollars (USD)
 	 British Pounds (GBP)
 	 Canadian Dollars (CAD)
 	 Euro (EUR)
 	 Australian Dollars (AUD)

	Etsy Gift Cards issued in United States Dollars (USD) must be purchased using a credit or debit card with a valid US billing address, and are subject to these Terms of Use for Etsy Gift Cards Issued in United States Dollars. 

	Etsy Gift Cards issued in Canadian Dollars (CAD) must be purchased using a credit or debit card with a valid Canadian billing address, and are subject to these Terms of Use for Etsy Gift Cards Issued in Canadian Dollars. 

	Etsy Gift Cards issued in British Pounds (GBP), Australian Dollars (AUD), or Euros (EUR) may be purchased using a credit or debit card with a valid billing address in any eligible country. Etsy Gift Cards issued in GBP, AUD, and EUR expire 48 months from the date the Etsy Gift Card is purchased. The expiration date for each Etsy Gift Card is included in the email sent to the recipient. After the expiration date, the recipient will no longer be able to redeem the Etsy Gift Card or use the remaining balance.  

	When you purchase an Etsy Gift Card, a unique code will be sent to the recipient. The recipient will either redeem the code using a link in the email containing their unique code or enter (redeem) the code on Etsy to add its value to their account balance, allowing them to pay for orders from participating shops. 

	If you need to cancel the purchase of an Etsy Gift Card, please contact our Support Team. 

	Learn more about purchasing and using an Etsy Gift Card here. 

2. RECEIVING AN ETSY CREDIT

	From time to time you may be eligible to receive an Etsy Credit as part of a special offer, promotion, or as part of a refund or other payment from Etsy. 

	Etsy Credits may be issued in the following currencies: 

	 United States Dollars (USD)
 	 British Pounds (GBP) 
 	 Canadian Dollars (CAD)
 	 Euro (EUR)
 	 Australian Dollars (AUD)

	When you receive an Etsy Credit you will receive a unique code. You may either redeem the code using a link in the email you receive containing the unique code or enter (redeem) the code on Etsy to add its value to your account balance, allowing you to pay for orders from participating shops. 

	Unless otherwise noted, you may only receive one Etsy Credit per special offer or promotion. Etsy, in its sole discretion, may exclude certain buyers from any special offer or promotion (such as, for example, if it appears a buyer is creating accounts specifically for a promotion). 

	Etsy Credits will be void where prohibited by law or on items ineligible for the applicable promotion (such as the purchase of Etsy Gift Cards). Etsy Credits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. 

	In addition to this policy, Etsy Credits may be subject to additional offer or promotion-specific terms and conditions. 

3. REDEEMING AN ETSY GIFT CARD OR ETSY CREDIT

	Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits can be redeemed to buy items from participating shops. The item listing and your shopping cart will note whether the shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits as payment. You can filter Search and Browse results to find items from participating shops. You can also use Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits to make purchases on websites powered by Etsy. 

	In order to use an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit to purchase items on Etsy, you must be a registered Etsy member and redeem the unique code to apply the Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit value to your account’s gift card or Etsy Credit balance. Learn more about redeeming an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit here. Once an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit code has been redeemed, it can't be returned for cash value or transferred to another account. 

	You may be required to redeem your Etsy Credit by a certain date depending on the specific terms and conditions of the relevant special offer or promotion. If you do not redeem your Etsy Credit prior to that date, your Etsy Credit may expire. 

4. USING YOUR ETSY GIFT CARD OR ETSY CREDIT BALANCE

	To make a purchase with an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit, you must be browsing the site in the currency of that gift card or Etsy Credit. Learn more about setting your account currency here. 

	If your order total is less than your existing gift card or Etsy Credit balance, the remainder of the balance will stay in your account’s gift card or Etsy Credit balance to be used for future purchases. You may use your gift card or Etsy Credit balance toward orders from participating shops on Etsy and on websites powered by Etsy. 

	If your order total is more than your existing gift card or Etsy Credit balance, the remainder of your order total must be paid with a credit card through Etsy Payments. 

	At checkout, you have the option to apply your gift card or Etsy Credit balance to eligible orders. Your gift card or Etsy Credit balance can't be used to pay an Etsy bill, buy an Etsy Gift Card, or make a purchase from a shop that does not accept Etsy Payments. 

5. ACCEPTING AN ETSY GIFT CARD OR ETSY CREDIT PAYMENT

	In order to accept Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits as a payment method, the shop must be enrolled in Etsy Payments. Learn more about Etsy Payments here. You can learn more about accepting Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits in this Help article. 

6. SHOP-SPECIFIC GIFT CERTIFICATES

	Sellers on Etsy may choose to offer gift certificates specifically for use in their own shops. Shop-specific gift certificates are not affiliated with Etsy Gift Cards. 

	By offering shop-specific gift certificates in your Etsy shop, you acknowledge the following: 

	 Gift certificates are governed by various local laws. It is your responsibility as a shop owner to comply with all applicable laws.
 	 You must include this sentence in the item listing for your shop-specific gift certificate: "This Gift Certificate is valid only in my Etsy shop, and it is only redeemable here. This is not an Etsy Gift Card."
 	 You must ensure that your shop-specific gift certificates can't be confused with official Etsy Gift Cards. Refer to Etsy’s Trademark Policy.
 	 You must list and sell shop-specific gift certificates at full value.

	Last updated on 14 Jun,09 Aug, 2017

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