Redeeming your Gift Card

The Oxfam Canada Gift Card is only available at Shoppers Drug Mart outside Ontario & Quebec.

Using an Oxfam Canada gift card is simple.

  • Browse the Oxfam Unwrapped catalogue the way you normally would, adding items to your shopping cart.
  • If the items you have selected total more than the value of the gift card, you'll be prompted to pay the balance with your credit card.
  • If the items you have selected total less than the value of the gift card, you will be prompted to donate the remaining value of the card to a "Gift of Peace" from the "A Gift that Keeps on Giving" category.
  • When you are done shopping click on the green "Check out" button.
  • You will be prompted to enter your personal details and then your payment details. Simply click on the "Yes, I have a Gift Card" button when prompted.

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Gift Card Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for purchasing and redeeming a Gift Card.

What is the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

The Gift Card is a great alternative gift that you can share with family friends and loved ones. The recipient of the Gift Card is then able to choose a gift from the Oxfam Unwrapped e-store that will be used to support Oxfam Canada’s work to help end global poverty and injustice.

The Gift Card can be used for any combination of gifts up to the value indicated on the card. If the items selected exceeds the value of the card the balance can be charged to a credit card. If the items selected are below the stated value of the card the holder will be asked to continue shopping or donate the balance of the card by selecting a “Gift of Peace” in the “A Gift that Keeps on Giving” category.

Is the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card like a retail Gift Card?

Unlike retail Gift Cards or debit-style cards, the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card is considered a donation at the time the Gift Card is purchased. Only the purchaser of the Gift Card is entitled to a tax receipt equal to the value stated on the card. A tax creditable receipt can be acquired through the Oxfam Unwrapped web site unwrapped.oxfam.ca. It is important to note that the card is designed for one time use only and once redeemed it cannot be used again.

What happens when I give the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card to my friends and family?

By giving the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card to a loved one, friend or family member, they become part of the gift-giving experience!

  • The Gift Card can be redeemed either at our Unwrapped website unwrapped.oxfam.ca or by phone at 1-866-572-2831.
  • There is a special number on the card that can be given to the service representative when redeeming by phone, or can be entered when redeeming the value of the card online.
  • Please note that the Gift Card can be redeemed for one-time use only.
  • Gift Cards that are redeemed by friends or family are not eligible for a tax creditable receipt.

Will I receive a tax receipt when I purchase an Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

The Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card, can be redeemed by the purchaser of the card for a tax credit equal to the stated value of the card. It is important to note that the card is designed for one time use only and once redeemed it cannot be used again. You may receive your tax creditable receipt by redeeming your card at unwrapped.oxfam.ca and choosing the “I purchased the gift” option when presented.

Will I be notified as to what gift items my friends and family selected when they redeem the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

Oxfam Canada is always conscious of reducing administration costs so that as much of your donation gets to where it is need most. For this reason we are not able to notify you of the gifts that have been selected. Please feel free to contact them directly and ask them about the life-changing gifts they’ve chosen.

What if the amount of the gift item is less than the amount of Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

For donation amounts below the value of the card, that is lower than our lowest priced gift can be donated to Oxfam by making a “Gift of Peace” which is found in the “ A gift that keeps giving” section of the site. Or you may combine your credit card and the amount left on your Gift Card to purchase another other item. Either way, please know that your donation will go to helping women, men girls and boys in poor communities around the world.

What if the amount of the gift item is greater than the amount of Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

If you choose items that have a higher value than the amount on the Gift Card, you will be asked if you would like to donate the difference through your credit card.

Is there a deadline for redeeming gift items?

There are no expiry dates on cards, so you are able to redeem your card at any time.

Can I use the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card to redeem any item on the E-Store?

Yes, your card is good.

What happens if I lose the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

The card has no value until purchased and activated. It is not redeemable for cash and cannot be replaced if lost/stolen. No refunds or exchanges are allowed.

Will I receive a tax receipt for redeeming the Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

An electronic tax receipt for the stated value of the card can be issued to the purchaser of the card. Any amount in excess of the stated card value is tax creditable for either purchasers or recipients.

Can I redeem more than one Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

Yes. You can redeem as many Gift Cards as you like. Please note that the Gift Cards need to be redeemed in full for one-time use only.

What happens to my personal information when I redeem an Oxfam Unwrapped Gift Card?

Oxfam Canada is committed to protecting the privacy of all supporter information collected. Your personal information is required in order to service your account, understand your giving preferences, and enable you to receive relevant communications like updates about our work and marketing materials. If you would like more information about our Privacy and Security Policies, please click here.

Other questions about your Oxfam Canada Gift Card

If you have any other questions about your Oxfam Canada Gift Card please e-mail unwrapped@oxfam.ca or phone 1-866-572-2831.

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