About Group Gifting

Using GiftCrowd is free of charge as GiftCrowd does not charge any fees neither to gift participants nor to gift recipients. The only exception are pre-paid cards that charge an activation fee
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Easy to organize. Free. Convenient.
GiftCrowd is the most convenient way to gift as a group. Anyone can start a gift and decide whom to gift and when to deliver the gift and invite others to join. Every gift invitee can join the gift and include a personal greeting. On the target date the gift recipient will be notified and will get access to the gift where they can read the greetings, send thank you notes and choose how to redeem the collected amount into one or more gift cards out of hundreds of brands

Buying Gifts

Using GiftCrowd is free of charge as GiftCrowd does not charge any fees neither to gift participants nor to gift recipients. The only exception are pre-paid cards that charge an activation fee
With GiftCrowd gift creators or participants need not worry about knowing exactly what the gift recipient wants as it is the gift recipient who chooses how to redeem the collected amount into one or more of hundreds of types of gift cards.
Yes. You can create a GiftCrowd gift and not invite anyone else to participate in your gift. The gift recipient will still benefit from being able to choose their preferred gift card(s) out of hundreds of options To do that, please choose the “Only me” option when you create a gift. The gift recipient will still be able to choose how to redeem the collected amount into one or more of hundreds of types of gift cards.
Whoever created the gift can decide whether to show the amounts of individual contributions, or whether to only show the total amount collected. When you are joining gifts through a gifting page, the text at the top of the page will mention whether individual contributions will be shown or not.
Yes, to modify the greeting please login to your GiftCrowd account. If you joined a gift before you created your GiftCrowd account, please register to GiftCrowd using the same email address you provided when you joined the gift.
When you join a gift you can make your contribution using credit cards, debit cards, PayPal or Venmo
Yes, international credit and debit cards are accepted subject to the applicable validation
No, just like when you purchase a gift card as a gift, contributions are non refundable
Please contact our support team at contact@giftcrowd.com and let them know what was the incorrect email address used and what is the correct one and they will fix this for you
All gift participants are notified via email when the gift is delivered to its intended recipient as well as when the recipient open the gift
You can increase the amount you contributed to a gift at any time before the gift collection ends. To do that, join the gift a 2nd time using the same email address you used when you joined the gift the first time and when prompted choose to increase your previous contribution
Gifts can be set up to show the individual contribution amounts to the gift recipient. When this option is turned off, gift recipients can only see the names of contributors but not the individual amount. In no case, can anyone else see how much you contributed
You can easily invite the same group of people to join several gifts you create by saving the gift participants you invited to the first gift as a group and then use the invite group option in the other gift and select the same group. Please note that you can still edit the list of gift invitees and add and remove invitees
Your personal greeting will only be shown to the gift recipient.No one other than the gift recipient will be able to see it

Receiving Gifts

Every gift card has its own redemption instructions. Please refer to them prior to ordering a card
Gift cards ordered through GiftCrowd cannot be traced
No, gift cards ordered via GiftCrowd cannot be exchanged for cash
Yes, after you order a gift card, you can choose to send it to any email address you want
Generally, gift cards do not expire. Please make sure to check the terms and conditions of the relevant brand prior to ordering
Every gift recipient can choose how to redeem their gift amount into one or more of hundreds of brands. A single gift can be redeemed into multip. Every card selected is sent via email momentarily and is ready to use right away
In most cases Gift cards oredered through GiftCrowd can be only used in the United States. Please refer to the terms and conditions and redemption instructions for the card before ordering it
While most gift cards ordered via GiftCrowd can be used both online and in physical stores, please make sure to check the redemption instructions of the relevant brand prior to ordering
The purchases you make using gift cards might be taxable and the tax will be included in the total purchase amount. Please refer to federal, state and local taxation laws
Generaly, no activation fees are charged. The only exception are VISA Vanilla cards that do incur a fixed activation fee
No, once issued, no additional funds can be loaded to a VISA Vanilla card
No, just like in stores, once ordered, gift cards are non refundable
In most cases gift cards ordered via GiftCrowd are delivered momentarily. However, in certain cases it might take longer. In such cases, the ordered card will show a Pending status
Gift cards oredered through GiftCrowd are sent momentarily to the email address associated with your GiftCrowd account. You can also access the cards you ordered listed under the gift that you redeemed into those cards

Teacher Gifting

As the parent organization that created a gifting event, you can see how much was collected to every gift as well as how many individuals joined each gift. However, you cannot see who joined the gift or the amount of their individual contributions
When joining an individual gift that is not part of a gifting event page, the minimum contribution amount is $5. When joining a gift through a gifting event page using the cart, the minimum contribution per gift is $2 but the total cart amount has to be $5 or higher
Yes, to do that, please create a team gift on your gifting page and enter the name of all the recipients that are included in the gift. While parents will see it as a single gift that they only need to join once, as soon as the gift collection ends, the gift will be automatically split evenly between its recipients and every recipient will be able to see all the received greetings and choose how to redeem their gift to the gift card(s) of their choice. You can decide whether to create one such gift for all the teachers and other staff members or whether to create team gifts for smaller groups of recipients for example "office staff", "custodians", "PE teachers", etc

Gifting several recipients - Gifting Events

GiftCrowd enables you to create a gifting events in which you can list several gift recipients (for example. several teachers in school, a head coach and a coach assitant, ...). A unique link will be created to your gifting event's page and gift invitees will be able to easily join several (or all) the gifts on this page