Redeeming a Gift Certificate?

PayPal's Merchant Gift Certificates can be applied towards a purchase with the designated merchant at any time.

You need to log in to your account to redeem a gift certificate. If you don't have a PayPal account, go to to sign up now. Registering is fast, free and secure.

If you are using an existing PayPal account, click the Gift Certificates/Points link in the footer of any PayPal page. Your redemption codes associated with your account are stored in your Available Redemption Codes balance. Simply click the account number link associated with a redemption code to apply it towards a purchase.

Email Confirmation
Printing Instructions

Here's How to Redeem:

1. Purchase an item from the sponsoring merchant.

2. On the payment confirm page, you can either enter or select the redemption code of your gift certificate (or eBay Gfit Certificate, Anything Points or Coupons, if applicable).

If the total amount of your purchase is less than the value of your gift certificate, the remaining balance can be used later. If the total amount is more than the value of your certificate, you need to pay the difference either with your PayPal account balance, a credit card or a bank account. You can also apply other gift certificates simultaneously, if they are in the same currency.

The following links provide specific information about things you should know when redeeming your gift certificate.


Security is a top priority at PayPal. When redeeming a gift certificate, you may be required to provide a valid credit card or bank account for identification verification purposes only. There is no fee for applying a secondary funding source.

To add a new bank account:

  • Log in to your PayPal account.
  • Click the My Account tab.
  • Click the Profile subtab.
  • Click the Bank Accounts link under the Financial Information column.
  • Click the Add button and enter your bank details.

Email Confirmation

If you do not have access to the email account the gift certificate confirmation was sent to, contact the purchaser to have it canceled and reissued to the correct email address that is associated with, or will be added to, an existing or new PayPal account.

Printing Instructions

Make sure your browser's settings are set to print the images of your gift certificate.

To print the gift certificate images in Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher:

  1. Click the Tools menu option.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Locate and click the Print background colors and images checkbox.
  5. Click OK.