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Etsy Gift Cards & Etsy Credits Policy

This policy explains Etsy Gift Cards, Etsy Credits, and Shop-Specific Gift Certificates.

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.

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

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 via email, or you can choose to print the Etsy Gift Card yourself. Click here to learn more about redeeming an Etsy Gift Card.

Learn more about purchasing and using an Etsy Gift Card here. If you need to cancel the purchase of an Etsy Gift Card, please contact our Support Team.

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)

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 (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

You will receive your Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits by email with a unique code. Some Etsy Gift Cards may be printed and physically delivered to the recipient. You may either redeem the code by clicking the link in the email (if applicable) or by entering your unique code on Etsy here. Redeeming your Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit will add its value to your account balance and allow you to pay for orders from participating shops. You have an existing Etsy account or register a new one to redeem an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit.

Once an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit code has been redeemed, it cannot 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

Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits may be applied to eligible purchases from shops accepting Etsy Payments. To make a purchase with an Etsy Gift Card or Etsy Credit, you must be browsing the site in the currency of your gift card or Etsy Credit. For example, if you receive an Etsy Gift Card in EUR, you must have your currency set to EUR to use your gift card. Learn more about setting your account currency here.

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 cannot 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.

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. 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.

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 cannot 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 Aug 9, 2017