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Gift voucher/card expiry dates

Thinking of buying a gift voucher or gift card? Or have you just received one as a present?

Don't forget to check its expiry date and whether it has a partial encashment policy - in other words, what happens to the amount left over if you buy something for less than the total value of the gift voucher or card.

Company Expiry Date Partial encashment policy

Abbey Theatre

12 months

Balance carries

Aer Lingus

12 months

Balance carries for the remainder of expiry period

Amphibian King (Ballymount, Bray & Oranmore) No expiry date Balance carries

Argos

3 years

Balance carries

Arnotts

2 years

Balance carries

Art & Hobby shop

No expiry date

Balance carries

Aspens Beauty and laser Clinic

6 months

Balance carries

Athlone Town Centre

12 months

Balance carries

Avoca

No expiry date

Balance carries

B & Q

5 years after last use

Balance carries

Baby & Nursery (Cork) No expiry date Balance carries

Bargaintown

12 months

Balance carries

Benetton

Policies may differ across stores as some stores operate under franchise

Policies may differ across stores as some stores operate under franchise

Best Menswear

12 months

Balance re-issued in vouchers

Blanchardstown S.C. - Perfect Card

2.5 years (minimum) 

Balance carries but a fee of €3 per month is charged from month 13 onwards if there is a balance on the card.

Body Shop

No expiry date

Balance re-issued in vouchers

Boots

No expiry date

Balance re-issued in vouchers

Boyers

12 months

Balance carries

Brown Thomas

12 months

Balance carries

BT2

12 months

Balance carries

Burtons

2 years

Balance carries

Carlton Hotel Group

12 months

Balance carries for the remainder of the expiry period

Carphone Warehouse

12 months

Balance carries

Champion Sport

12 months

Balance carries

Chapters

No expiry date

Balance carries

Citywest Hotel

12 months

Balance carries

Claires Accessories

2 years

Balance carries

Clarks

No expiry date

Balance carries

Clerys

2 years

Balance carries

Coast

2 years

Balance carries

Conn's Cameras No expiry date Balance carries

Cork Opera House

12 months

Balance carries

Costelloe and Costelloe Expiry date varies but store will always honour the card Balance carries

Cresent S.C. Limerick

2.5 years (minimum) current expiry June 2016

Balance carries but a fee of €3 per month is charged from month 13 onwards if there is a balance on the card.

Currys

12 months

Balance carries

David Marshall Hair Studio

No expiry date

Balance carries

Debenhams

2 years from last use

Balance carries

DID

No expiry date

Balance carries

Diesel

12 months

Balance carries

Diffney for Men 2 years Balance carries

Dorothy Perkins

2 years

Balance carries

Dubray Books

No expiry date

Get back up to €5 in cash and the balance is then re-issued in vouchers

Dundrum Town Centre

2.5 years (minimum) current expiry June 2016 

Balance carries but a fee of €3 per month is charged from month 13 onwards if there is a balance on the card.

Dunnes Stores

2 years after last use

Balance carries

Easons

No expiry date

Balance carries, there is a €2 charge if the card has not been used for a 12 month period and this charge is only applied in January.

Ecco

12 months

Balance carries

Elvery Sports

24 months from last use, maintenance fee of €2 to have expired balance transferred to a new card.

Balance carries

Evans

2 years from last use

Balance carries

FBD Hotel Group (includes Faithlegg House Hotel, Tower Hotel, Temple Bar Hotel and Castleknock Hotel and Country Club)

12 months

Balance carries

Fields Jewellers

No expiry date

Balance carries

Footlocker

12 months

Balance carries

Fran&Jane

No expiry date

Balance carries

French Connection

12 months

Balance carries

GameStop

No expiry date

Balance carries

Golden Discs

No expiry date

New voucher issued for amounts greater than €5, change given otherwise

Great Outdoors

No expiry date

Balance carries

H & M

2 years

Balance carries

Halfords

2 years

Balance carries

Harry Corry

No expiry date

Vouchers issued in €10 amounts so must use full voucher amount.

Harvey Nichols

6 months

New voucher issued for amounts greater than €10, change given otherwise

Harvey Norman

No expiry date

Balance carries

Heatons

No expiry Date

Balance carries

The Helix

12 months

Balance is given back in vouchers and is valid for 12 months from date of re-issue

Hickeys/Home Focus

12 months

Balance is given back in vouchers and is valid for 12 months from date of re-issue

HMV 2 years Balance carries

Hodges Figgis

No expiry date

Balance carries

Homebase

No expiry date

Balance carries

House of Colour

12 months

Balance carries

House of Fraser

2 years

Balance carries

Hughes & Hughes

12 months

Balance carries

IKEA

No expiry date

Balance carries

Jack & Jones

3 years

Balance carries

Jervis Centre

Cards have individual expiry dates, depends on when the card is purchased.

Balance carries subject to €3 monthly charge from month 13 onwards

Johnstown Garden Centre (Naas) No expiry date Balance carries

Karen Millen

2 years from last use

Balance carries

Kildare Village Outlet

12 months

Balance carries

Kilkenny Design

2 years

Balance carries

Laura Ashley

18 months from last use

Balance carries

Lifestyle Sports

12 months

Balance carries

Liffey Valley Shopping Centre -Gift Card

Cards have individual expiry dates, depends on when the card is purchased.

Balance carries subject to €3 monthly charge from month 13 onwards

Maher Sports Ltd. No expiry date Balance carries

Mahon Point S.C. Cork

Cards have individual expiry dates, depends on when the card is purchased.

Balance carries subject to €3 monthly charge from month 13 onwards

Makeup Forever

6 months

Balance carries

Maldron Hotel Group

12 months

Balance carries

Mama's & Papa's

12 months

Balance carries

Marks & Spencer

2 years

Balance carries

Merrion Hotel

12 months

Balance carries

Miss Selfridge

2 years

Balance carries

Monsoon

2 years

Balance carries

Mothercare

No expiry date

Balance carries

Mygift.ie 12 months Not applicable

National Concert Hall

2 years

Balance carries

New Look

No expiry date

Balance carries

Next

2 years

Balance carries

O2 Gift cards that are currently being sold online have an expiry date of 31st December 2014 Balance carries

Oasis

2 years

Balance carries

One4All Gift Card No expiry date

Balance carries subject to €1.45 monthly charge from month 13 onwards if there is a balance on the card.

One4All Gift Voucher

12 months

At discretion of store in which it is used, change may be issued. Advised to purchase in small denominations.

Paco

No expiry date

New voucher issued for amounts greater than €5, change given otherwise

Pamela Scott

12 months

Balance re-issued in vouchers

Pavillion S.C

No expiry date

Balance carries but a fee of €3 per month is charged from month 13 onwards if there is a balance on the card.

PC World

12 months

Balance carries

Penneys

2 years from last use

Balance carries

Peter Mark

2 years

Balance carries

Power City

No expiry date

Balance carries

River Island

No expiry date

Balance carries

Ryanair

12 months

Remaining balance is void. Vouchers issued in denominations of €25

Schuh

2 years

Balance carries

Shaws Department Stores

No expiry date

Balance carries

Smyths Toys

12 months

Balance carries

Sunglass Hut

12 months

Only have vouchers of €25, €50 or €100. If change is different to these amounts it is void/lost

SuperValu Gift Card

2 years from the date of last use

Balance carries

SuperValu Gift Voucher

No expiry date

Vouchers are issued in multiple denominations €5, €10, €20, €50 denominations. Anything not spent is void.

Swarovski

No expiry date

Balance carries

Tesco

5 years after last use

Balance carries

The Crafty Fox (Louth) No expiry date Balance carries

The Travel Department

No expiry date

Balance carries

Thomas Cook

12 months

Balance carries

Ticketmaster

12 months

Balance carries

Timberland

No expiry date

Balance re-issued in vouchers

TK Maxx

2 years from last use

Balance carries

Tommy Hilfiger

Policies may differ across stores as some stores operate under franchise

Policies may differ across stores as some stores operate under franchise

Toni & Guy

12 months

Balance re-issued in vouchers

Topman

2 years

Balance carries

Topshop

2 years

Balance carries

Vero Moda

3 years

Balance carries

Wallis

2 years

Balance carries

Waltons Music

No expiry date

Balance carries

Warehouse

2 years

Balance carries

Weir & Sons Jewellers

7 years

Balance carries

Wine on Line

12 months

Balance carries

Wines Direct

12 months

Balance carries

Woodies

2 years

Balance carries

Xtra Vision

2 years

Balance carries

Zara

3 years

Balance carries

53 Degrees North

No expiry date

Balance carries

Last updated: 20 December 2013

The above information was collected from company websites or by telephone.  Please contact us with any updates, additions or errors.

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