PROS: CONVENIENT - I find Amazon.ca online gift certificates a very convenient option when gift-giving. It is very fast and easy for both the sender and the receiver. As the sender, just choose an e-mail recipient and fill out their name and write a short message. Select the amount you wish to gift, and the recipient will very quickly receive the online gift card sent from you.
FAST - When you are short on time, the online gift card is a great option - even if you have to go out the door and are expected at a party where a gift is expected. I have given quite a few of these gift cards and the response has been excellent.
CONS: FEW GIFT CARD DESIGNS AVAILABLE - (At the time of me writing this) the Amazon.ca online gift card designs are very few. So, if the recipient receives more than one Amazon gift cards, the design will likely be repeated.
I purchased a gift certificate online, and requested it be sent to me so I could print it and include in a card ... however, the system automatically sent it to the recipient by email. This was a little disappointing, it kinda ruined the surprise.
I was ever so pleased with the idea, the smooth and easy way of buying an electronic gift .I was doubly impressed with your execution of sending it on the date i requested.and then reminding us of it and alerting us of it being received... I had 2 problems.. the email addresses I sent both gifts to had lapsed and been changed by the recipient. and further I was not aware when I bought the card ,that you would let us know if it had been received. so that I did not find out about the lapsed email addresses until I was in direct contact with the recipients. Everything got sorted out and I still think it is great service and you did your part really well. Ruth Witt
I purchased an Amazon gift card so I could buy eBooks from Amazon.ca. To my surprise I cannot buy eBook's for my Kindle. I might not be the most savvy computer user but I think it is misrepresentation to give the impression when using this web site that it is not made clear that eBook's cannot be purchased.I will not be buying anything form Amazon.ca again. To say the least I was very, very disappointed. I could not send this review unless I clicked at least 1 star to rate the review. This is not a true rating. I would not have given this review any stars.
I wanted to get something for my brother that he would love, and I couldn't think of anything. So I got him this gift card, it was emailed to him on his birthday (I don't see him often so I wasn't sure how to time sending him a gift to get it to him on the day of). It was awesome that I was able to call him up and tell him to check his email and there it was. He was excited as there were a few things that he had been thinking about buying off of Amazon.ca and so now he could go ahead. What a great idea!
I am an expatriate Canadian living abroad in Europe. Its difficult and costly to send home boxed gifts to my family. I find the option of sending an Amazon Gift Certificate fabulous! Everyone I know shops on Amazon. My nephews who are all under the age of 22 are constantly living on line and its nice to know that they can treat themselves to something wonderful from Amazon, be it books, music , video games etc...simple idea that makes everyone happy!
I liked that the gift card was delivered on the day requested. However, the card showing on the review screen lists the incorrect amount. I had initially chosen $50 gift card but changed the amount to $60.00 prior to submitting the order. Please confirm that the amount purchased (i.e. $60) was equivalent to the value on the gift card the recipient received. If the two are congruent, my rating would change to 5.