When you receive a 2019 gift card or a 2019 birthday gift card through a religious institution, you can choose to receive one of the following: A $1,000 gift card with a 20-year anniversary date or a gift card that has been spent for a child with autism or developmental disabilities.
The value of the gift card depends on the type of recipient.
For example, a birthday gift is valued at $1 and a graduation gift is worth $100.
You can choose which card you receive at the time of purchase.
The 2018 and 2019 graduation gifts have no expiration date.
The 2019 graduation cards are non-transferable.
You may not use the card to pay for goods or services purchased at the same time or at different times.
If you have a 2019 student, your 2019 graduation card will expire after 20 years unless you use it to pay off your student loan debt.
You will also receive a $500 gift card and you can use the gift to pay the balance on your student loans.
You’ll need to keep a copy of the 2019 card in case you need it later.
You must receive the gift from the recipient.
If your student is a family member or friend, you’ll need a written confirmation that your recipient will receive the card.
The card expires on December 31, 2019.
You need to give your recipient a copy.
To get a copy, you must show the card at the event and ask the recipient if they want to see it.
If the recipient is under the age of 18, you may need to bring proof of identity.
You also must give your gift card to your recipient’s parent or legal guardian.
You do not need to provide proof of address or proof of citizenship.
The gift card must be sent to the recipient’s address.
You cannot use the credit card to make purchases at a store or online.
The date you get the card depends in part on the date you receive the 2019 gift cards.
If a student receives a 2019 card at a birthday celebration, the birthday gift expires at the birthday celebration.
If an event has a graduation card, the 2019 graduation credit card expires in 2020.
If it is a graduation and your graduation card expires before the student receives the card, your 2018 graduation card is valid for the remainder of the student’s program.
For more information about student gift cards, visit the Canadian Gift Card website.
For the 2018 and 2020 graduation gifts, you need to show the 2018 card to the receiving spouse or legal partner, as well as your parents, legal guardians and/or grandparents.
You receive a copy if you need one.
If they cannot see it, you also need to send it to your receiving spouse’s address, as they will need it for a letter from the school, letter from a friend, or a letter that says “Dear Mom and Dad, Your gift was received and we will be mailing the gift out on your birthday.”
If the student has autism or other developmental disabilities, you will receive a different card from the religious institution.
If there is a relationship between you and your recipient, you get a card that includes a $1 gift.
You get a $100 gift card if the recipient lives in Canada or has a Canadian passport.
If not, you receive an education loan card.
If that is not an option, you don’t need to present a copy to the individual or to the issuing institution.
You are required to notify the individual in writing when you receive your gift.
If all three cards are returned, the recipient can ask for the card back.
If someone else chooses to send the card after you do, you should contact the issuing institutions or the recipient to get the other card back before returning the card in the mail.
You should contact your student aid office or your school for help in sending the card through the mail or on a computer.
For help with transferring a 2019 or 2019 graduation to another recipient, visit a gift account.