Gift Cards

Use and Distribution of Gift Cards

There are a few allowable uses of gift cards. The complete guidelines are within the Purchase & Non-Travel Meal Reimbursement Policy [PDF].

Some examples of acceptable uses are:

  • Given in the course of research involving human subjects
  • Prizes to students for contests or competitions

Some examples that are not acceptable uses are:

  • Given to employees
  • Given to student employees as tokens of appreciation
  • For any services in lieu of pay

Consult the policy for the full text of requirements when using gift cards.