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Gift certificates


Novice Member
Mar 31, 2006
How exactly do gift certificates work? Do I get commission for selling one? Or is it better to make one up to use only with me? TIA


Veteran Member
Gold Member
Jan 1, 2006
Yes you do earn your normal commission for selling a gift certificate. You can have it sent to the gift giver OR the recipient (just fill in appropriate info in PP). Commission is earned right away, so it doesn't matter when the recipient redeems it. However the recipient can only redeem the gift certificate online or by mail and not through you or another consultant. (Well, technically, I've helped a customer by redeeming the gift certificate for them by going online and entering her order, her gc number and her mailing info, but the customer can do it all herself!)

Some consultants prefer to make up their own gift certificates and then when the recipient redeems it, the consultant can just place an individual order.

Hope that helps!


Veteran Member
Jun 29, 2005

I have heard from several consultants that it is just easier to make up your own. Here is one that I stole from someone off this site.


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Veteran Member
May 20, 2005
The thing is with one straight from HO is that you cannot redeem it at a show, which doesn't make much sense IMO, and if they end up redeeming it online you don't get anything off what they go over the GC, if they do...(Unless they did change it, I have been so busy lately got my head stuck in the clouds and don't remember even half the stuff that has changed lately) so if I am wrong, please correct me if you know.

Anyway, if you do one directly for yourself, it would save the recipient on s&h if you just put it in with a show that is going in, that is if they want to do it that way. Does that make sense?


Legacy Member
Gold Member
Mar 12, 2006
They can't redeem it on a personal website, only the HO website. So, if there are any problems, most would just let it go rather than call HO or "bother" a consultant they might happen to know.

I'm not positive, but I don't think there is Shipping and Handling on just a gift certificate from HO. There also is no tax - the products are taxed at the time the GC is redeemed.


Legend Member
Silver Member
Oct 11, 2005
Thanks for starting this thread. I had no idea. I guess I need to check up on things!