Shapiro designed his own gift certificate
. He chose one that gave customers $20 off their purchases and worked with the company to select six target ZIP codes.
The gift certificate
can be an important "deal-maker" for your business.
"We get $250 [from readers who buy], and the restaurant gets $500 worth of advertising," says Wood, who notes that the last such promotion in February resulted in $16,000 worth of gift certificates
purchased, with $8,000 spent by readers that the newspaper keeps as revenue.
With gift certificates
available for 2 percent less than their face value, ''The higher the price of the clothes, the greater the amount I can save,'' she said.
In most cases, the directive requires strict compliance with the information schedule requirement for a taxpayer to treat the amounts received with respect to gift cards and gift certificates
as advance payments under Regs.
[A]ny unclaimed amount representing unredeemed gift certificates
sold after December thirty-first, nineteen hundred eighty-three, including gift certificates
for merchandise only in which case the face value of such certificate shall be deemed the amount deemed abandoned, and owing in this state, or held by any corporation (other than a public corporation), joint stock company, individual, association of two or more individuals, committee or business trust in this state, and which has remained unclaimed by the owner of such amount for five years, shall be deemed abandoned property.
$50 Good Time Gift Certificate
for an outing, adventure, and special project
Then when the registrant's birthday rolls around TheBirthdayRegister.com will email the gift certificates
for the free gifts.
Personal Edge provides such rewards as a $25 gift certificate
to a choice of nearly 400 stores throughout the United States to employees who complete a confidential personal health assessment, and employees' names are entered into a drawing for $100 gift certificates
for completing behavior change modules such as nutrition, fitness and stress management.
Here's how it works: Students get rewards--everything from foam basketballs to bookstore gift certificates
to subscriptions to Sports Illustrated for Kids-based on the number of books they read.
Jerry Migdol, who heads The Migdol Family Foundation, which philanthropically 'gives back' to the Harlem and Bronx communities by liaising with local religious groups and financial institutions contributing to the health and welfare of its constituents, attended and donated Barnes & Noble $25 gift certificates
to each of the young performers.
* Gift Certificates
for Occupation Assessment Services