Gift cards have revolutionised the art of gifting worldwide, and Nigerians are not left out of this equation (“Naija no dey carry last”). If you are confused about how to redeem a gift card in Nigeria, this article has been tailored for you.
There are many things to worry about in Nigeria, and thinking of what to give someone as a gift can be a lot. Gift cards save potential gifters a lot of contemplation as they put the responsibility of figuring out what gift to get in the hands of the gift receiver.
This process makes everybody stressed about getting what the gifted don’t appreciate. Did someone ask how? Okay, even if no one asked, you would still get an answer (at least because of the gift cards, novices).
What Are Gift Cards?
Before we move forward, let us explain what a gift card is. Gift cards are debit cards loaded with specific amounts one can use to pay for services or items from stores or online. They were designed specifically for the sake of gift-giving. Some are physical plastic cards, while the others are digital (they exist only online).
How Do They Make Giving Gifts easy?
When one wants to give a family member or friend a gift, they can give them a gift voucher to get whatever they want from their favourite store that issued the card instead of buying it themselves at the risk of getting the wrong one.
Now that we know what a gift card is and how it makes life easier for gifters, let us focus on our mission. You are putting the gift voucher into action when it gets to the hands of the gifted. For you to be able to use your gift card, you must redeem it. Do not worry; it’s not rocket science. Anybody can save their gift cards quickly if they understand what it means.
What Does It Mean to Redeem Your Gift Card?
As was stated earlier, it’s not rocket science. To redeem gift cards means to use the cards to shop from a physical store or online store or to sell them for cash or cryptocurrencies on a secure app.
There are ways to redeem gift cards depending on the reason.
What Are The Different Ways To Redeem a Gift Card In Nigeria?
There are three significant ways to redeem your gift cards in Nigeria.
- Through the card issuer’s physical store.
- Online Redemption.
- Selling for Cash/Cryptocurrency.
How Do You Redeem From A Physical Store In Nigeria?
For this to be possible, the card issuer has to have a physical store in Nigeria. For example, Spar has physical stores in Nigeria and issues Gift cards or gift vouchers (they are both the same). If you have a Spar gift card, you can go into their store and shop for what the card can afford, then pay with it over the counter. The cashier will assist you if you do not already know the drill.
You can redeem your card online. All you have to do is log into the site or app you want to save from. Go to the save gift card option. Put the gift code in the space created for it, then put in the amount of the item you want to buy. After that, you click redeem.
You can use this method for stores or apps that operate online. A few stores with an app that enable online usage of gift cards include Spar, Shoprite, Google Play Store, iTunes, etc.
Selling For Cash or Cryptocurrency
You can also exchange them for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, Ethereum, etc., on that same platform, but it would help if you stay abreast of some factors to consider before selling gift cards in Nigeria.
There you have it, a guide on redeeming your gift cards in Nigeria. It’s time to make it work for you.