This season of the year is when one has enough time to unwind, relax and do things they might have taken time to plan be it a trip out of town or spending more time with family and friends. A lot of money is required to make the festive season one to be remembered.
Going out shopping is also another way in which the festive season is spent. Some people will take time to get themselves and their loved one’s gifts just to appreciate them and show love. One secret that we might not have realized is the fact that this is one season to make use of gift vouchers when shopping.
During the December holidays, gift vouchers tend to be all over in Kenya. Some might be from organizations that reward their employers or clients as a token of appreciation through vouchers or supermarkets which give out to customers who shop with them. These vouchers will save you big time as one is able to get goods and services almost free.
A gift voucher is a prepaid stored-value money card that is usually issued out by a retailer or bank to be used as an alternative to cash for purchases within a particular store or related businesses.
Vouchers are also given out by retailers and marketers as part of a promotion strategy, to entice the recipient to come in or return to the store. They are generally redeemable only for purchases at the relevant retail premises and cannot be cashed out, and in some situations may be subject to expiry date or fees.
Anyone who is lucky to get gift vouchers will be directed on how to use them, where to use them and the period in which it can be used. This is to mean that if you get one, all you will need to do is visit the store where the voucher is to be used and pick whichever items or services that have been indicated to be covered. Some might need you to shop with a specific supermarket, fashion store, electronics store or even cater for your trip to a given destination and cover for all expenses including means of transport and accommodation.
As we continue with Christmas festivities, let us make use of gift vouchers and save for January when many of us are always broke after spending all our savings in December.