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I’m still collecting points towards a voucher on a survey website

But I’m just wondering for shopping gift cards you don’t need to use/spend the whole amount in one shopping 🛍 transaction right?

I’m thinking to use the gift card to part pay or pay the full amount for example paying for some groceries and using the leftover amount for another time so long as the gift card voucher has a long expiration date

kitty88uk
2 weeks ago
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MrsCraig

No you don't need to use the whole amount in one go. I've done that with Asda and Amazon gift cards before. I've used them to pay for part of the order and then used it later to pay for something else. Just make sure you check how long the card lasts for.

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kitty88uk

MrsCraig thanks 🙏🏻 for your reply! 😊yeah that’s what I thought, I’m still thinking if should get gift card like I always do or just money into my bank 🏦 account. Yes will make sure when it expires thanks

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MrsCraig

kitty88uk I save up my gift vouchers from Surveys etc and use them at Christmas time and for our sons birthday.

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kitty88uk

MrsCraig I’m saving them now as amazon ones don’t expire for years lol and I use them to buy books 📚 that I’m collecting or use to buy skincare items and herbal teas and snacks lol 😝

Thinking to buy some storage bags as the two I’m using are so worn out and ripped lol

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MrsCraig

kitty88uk good idea. I'm saving mine up just now too. I get Amazon vouchers too because I can get pretty much everything on there and as you say they last for 10 years.

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kitty88uk

MrsCraig yes 👍🏻 there’s so much items you can use gift cards for! Anything you want can buy! Yeah 10 years lol at first I was like omg 😳 really that long a time?! Haha 😆

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HEDGEHOGS

Treat a gift card just like money, what you don't use will still be there to use at a later date 👍.

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kitty88uk

HEDGEHOGS okay 👌🏻 yes that’s what I thought! Thanks ☺️ for your reply it’s helpful! Just wanted to be sure cause it’s a big amount lol 😝

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Pjran

Buy the voucher then spend, the credit balance stays with you until completely spent.

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kitty88uk

Pjran yes thanks 🙏🏻 for your help! I have still a lot of points to earn to be able to redeem the voucher!

I’m using YouGov website joined about think 2 years ago, just redeemed once £50 into bank account online

It takes a long time cause not much surveys get sent to email

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EmmaWright762

I am so glad this subject came up as I often wondered if I might come across the same problem. I used my last few at Marks & Sparks treating myself to some lovely bath stuff, it felt all the better for not having to pay in cash 😄

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kitty88uk

EmmaWright762 thank you ☺️ glad that I’m not the only one wondering about gift cards 😬

Oh how lovely 🥰 I did think just choose cash 💷 via online into bank account not sure if there is an M&S gift card to choose from!

I need some new underwear lol 😝 ones I have are getting loose 😬 I always get from there as it’s good quality and lasts for a few years

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KAW18

No you don't need to spend all in one go. I think it's usually two years from last transaction. But check as company's are all different. I don't have this problem as I end up spending them straight away!

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kitty88uk

KAW18 I see thanks 🙏🏻 for the info! Yes will get the expiration dates if I do choose a gift card!

Haha 😆 what do you buy? I keep collecting the gift cards from here as it’s just for amazon and I buy toiletries 🧴 and some snacks lol 😆 and some books 📚 that I’m collecting too

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KAW18

kitty88uk I've got Amazon gift cards from this site. I have started doing surveys to get more Amazon gift cards. I've also got one for John Lewis. It's the only way I can get anything online as my ex partner who I still live with doesn't like me doing online orders. I get all sorts of things toiletries, books, lots of art materials, painting by numbers, craft kits, energy drinks and I regularly get boxes of Antibacterial wipes. I've recently won a gift card for Selfridges with that I got myself some colouring pencils and a necklace. Plus I got birthday presents for my mum and nephew.

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kitty88uk

KAW18 same here from this app, two surveys online and some shopping receipt 🧾 apps too!

Why doesn’t he like it?! What’s it to him?! Why can’t he leave and live elsewhere sorry for the questions

Well done 👍🏻 for winning a gift card! How lovely 🥰 buying gifts 🎁 for family

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KAW18

kitty88uk I don't know. Think it's a control thing. He doesn't want me to use my card online to pay for things. But then he doesn't want money coming out of his bank. Even light bulbs I had to get with a gift card I got for topping up my phone. It's his flat so im the one that has to move out.

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kitty88uk

KAW18 😱 that’s awful 😣 so sorry to hear that! You really need to move out then! Sorry and thank you for sharing on here you do not need to share details if you don’t want to

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LL81

They annoy the hell out of me as you can never find anything you want or need then forget about them!! Or they go bust

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kitty88uk

LL81 oh is that so! Yeah so I don’t choose gift cards for certain shops or if I do use them asap, I’d definitely choose ones can use at supermarkets to buy groceries it’s what I did when I earned £60 doing a survey last year and I was able to use it at various different shops

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MelissaLee1

Gift cards are great.You definitely dont need to use them all in one go.

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kitty88uk

MelissaLee1 yes every has said that thanks 😊 just bought some snacks on Amazon lol 😝 and thinking 🤔 to get an ottoman too

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lilyflower

I recently won £200 love3shop vouchers in an Iceland comp but my local Iceland wouldn't take them (I did try a small purchase first). What I did find out is that you can exchange love2shop online for a voucher of your choice - conversion charges vary, it cost me £4.75 to convert £95 into Amazon.

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kitty88uk

lilyflower omg 😱 I did think 🤔 to get them vouchers on a shopping receipts 🧾 app but I always choose amazon vouchers lol 😝 recently changed that to cash 💷 via PayPal lol 😆

What website did you use to exchange vouchers? Has no idea 🤷🏻‍♀️ can do this!

Damn you lost out on £4.75 on conversion charges! 😠

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lilyflower

kitty88uk Yep, down £4.75 per £100 but the voucher is much more useful in Amazon as I have a few subscribe and saves. To exchange you go on love2shop www.love2shop.co.uk/ and register/login to your account and card, once there each card has an exchange box, click and decide what you want to exchange it for (28 e-gift cards, 19 dinning e-gift cards) so lots to choose from.

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kitty88uk

lilyflower yes there is so many items you can buy on there I’ve just bought some

Snacks lol 😝 hope they arrive fine! And I also buy books 📚 that I’m collecting too.

I see that’s good can exchange them I just don’t redeem love 2 shop vouchers it’s always Amazon vouchers haha 😆

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kitty88uk

lilyflower what do you buy from amazon? Think 🤔 you have to make sure that the items are all sold and dispatched by them to be able to use the gift cards!

Thought I’d come back and let you know 😊

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lilyflower

kitty88uk Your gift card balance covers ANY order on Amazon, the item does not have to be sold and dispatched direct by them. My latest order is from two different independents and the gift card covered the purchase. I like to build a good balance ready for Christmas 🙂

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kitty88uk

lilyflower is that so! Sure read terms and conditions it can’t be used by other sellers

Well good to know thanks

Buy anything nice?

What’s your current balance? Lol mines a lot thanks to this app’s rewards haha 😆

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