Smart Hack: GCs have no expiry date
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Next time you find an unused, expired GC that you totally forgot about, there’s good news: you might be able to still use it.
GCs, or gift certificates, have no expiry dates according to Philippine Law.
The GCs are already ‘good as cash’ according to DTI. GCs can be used with discounts (PWD or senior citizens) too.
The ‘no expiry date’ law has been enacted since 2012 although not a lot of Filipinos know about it: President Duterte recently signed a new law that updated the order--according to the Gift Check Act of 2017, it is illegal for businesses to release GCs that bear an expiry date. It is likewise illegal to refuse to honor the unused GC.
Some GCs can have expiration dates, such as GCs issued before 2012 (before the law took effect) or when GCs were given related to a promo or sponsorship.
If you find an expired GC and still want to use it, you can request to extend the expiry date to the business management. We have done this many times--in restaurants and hotels--and more often, they have agreed to honor the expired GC (just as long as the expiry date wasn’t too far along, such as one year.)
Happy shopping with your gift checks!
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“Philippine Seven and Gate Distribution have been our key partners in making sure that our prepaid customers have access to load anywhere, 24/7 to all 7-Eleven stores nationwide.” said Precy P. Katigbak, VP and Head of Key Accounts at Smart.
A big chunk of the prepaid market are millennials, hence there is high interest in new programs, promos and games.
“We believe that this will not only help or increase the awareness in purchasing Smart products in 7-Eleven, in addition, it will also help the customers know that Smart is available in the more than 2,500 stores of 7-Eleven in the country,” said Ma. Patricia D. Pascual, Sales Director-General Manager at Gate Distribution Enterprise, Inc.
This is the latest in a series of partnerships forged by Smart to widen its reach and make its services more accessible to its millions of subscribers. Smart prepaid subscribers can avail of Smart, TNT and Sun load cards and SIM packs in all 7-Eleven branches nationwide.
The promo runs until January 8, 2019. Also, customers can find more details about this promo by visiting www.smart.com.ph/newsroom.