Using your GiftYa is easy
Open the gift
Choose how to use your gift
Watch a video
A GiftYa is the most flexible gift you'll ever receive
Receive a GiftYa
Activate to a debit or credit card
Make a purchase
Receive a credit
Why do we recommend the "Activate" method?
GiftYa has created revolutionary and patented technology that allows you to spend your GiftYa using the credit or debit card you already own. Simply choose the “Activate” method when you receive a gift and enter your preferred debit or credit card number and expiration date.
Your card and bank account information are encrypted and completly secure, we are simply alerted when you make a transaction at the selected merchant and we credit your card with that same amount until the value of the gift is used in full.
Here’s an example:
- You receive a $10 GiftYa to Dunkin’
- You activate your GiftYa to your Visa ending in 1234
- You purchase a latte at Dunkin’ for $3.41
- Within minutes, GiftYa sends $3.41 to your Visa ending in 1234
- That’s it! Your gift can never be lost, stolen or forgotten.
Frequently asked questions:
I just received a GiftYa for the first time, how do I use it?
Click on the link in the text message you received and follow the instructions to Activate the GiftYa to your Visa, Mastercard, Amex or debit card. The next time you use the Visa, Mastercard or Amex that you Activated your GiftYa to, at the specified merchant, you will receive a credit on your card for the amount you spend until your GiftYa amount is used in full. Please allow 1-3 business days for the credit to appear in your transaction history.
Can I use my GiftYa like an eGift Card instead?
Activating a GiftYa to your Visa, Mastercard, Amex or debit card lets you automatically get credited the gift amount when you make a purchase - there's nothing else to remember! However, we also offer other options like using your gift as an eGift just like you would use a plastic gift card.
How can I see how much is left on my GiftYa?
Log in the My Account section of the website or GiftYa app. Click on “Received GiftYas” to view your current GiftYas and the remaining balances. You will also receive text notifications when you make a purchase at the merchant you were given letting you know the remaining balance or when your GiftYa has been used in full.
When will my account be credited with my egift?
After you make a purchase at the merchant you were gifted, please allow 1-3 business days for the credit to appear in your transaction history. We also offer other options like using your gift as an eGift just like you would use a plastic gift card.