Gift vouchers are a popular present. They are often donated as prizes for fundraising events such as raffles and quiz nights by shops, restaurants, hotels, and tour operators.
Gift vouchers are a contract.
The person who receives the voucher has the right to receive goods and services to the value printed on the voucher. They are also bound by any conditions on the voucher.
The voucher should clearly state any conditions, such as all of the following:
- the value
- the expiry date
- any restrictions on its use, such as day of the week.
This prevents disputes between the voucher recipient and the trader, especially if there is no expiry date or conditions written on the voucher.
For more advice contact NT Consumer Affairs.
Last updated: 27 June 2017