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How do I use my Refer a Friend Gift Card?

As an OVO customer, you can make as many friend referrals as you like with our Refer a Friend scheme.

In fact, we’ll send you a £25 M&S, Argos or Amazon.co.uk gift card for each friend you sign up – and they’ll get one too. You’ll both get your £25 Gift Cards by email once your friend has gone onto supply with OVO Energy. This could take up to 30 days from the Referred Friend’s sign up if there are no unexpected issues or delays.

For Amazon.co.uk:

Gift Cards can be used as credit in your Amazon.co.uk account. You can’t use them in any shops or over the phone.

How to use your Refer a Friend Gift Card

  1. Go to the ‘Redeem your Gift Card’ page on the Amazon.co.uk website.
  2. Click on the ‘Enter your code’ button.
  3. Sign in to Amazon.co.uk – or set up a new account if you don’t have one already (it’s very quick and easy).
  4. Once you’ve signed in, go to the Payment & GC section.
  5. Click on ‘Apply a Gift Card to your account’.
  6. Enter your claim code and click ‘Apply to your account’.

Once you’ve followed these steps, the money is sitting in your Amazon.co.uk account and you can put it towards anything you want to buy on the Amazon.co.uk website. If you don’t spend it all on your first visit, the balance will be kept in your account for your next Amazon.co.uk purchase.

For example, you might buy a £5 book one day, download £6 worth of music the next, and then spend £21.99 on clothes a few days later. As that would take your total to £32.99 (and maybe more with delivery costs), you’d need to pay the extra with your debit or credit card as usual.

If you want to save your Gift Card balance for later, you can simply check out without using it when you choose your payment method. Simply uncheck the box next to ‘Use your £X.XX gift and promotional balance’. If you don't see this screen during checkout, you can click ‘Change’ under the ‘Payment Method’ heading on the page before you place your order.

To find out more about how you can use your gift Gift Card, see the Amazon.co.uk Gift Card Terms and Conditions here

What if I spend more or less than £25? 

If your Amazon.co.uk gift Gift Card doesn’t cover the total balance of the items you’re buying, you just pay the rest using a debit or credit card. If you’ve signed up for ‘One-click’ shopping with Amazon, it will automatically take the rest of the money from the debit or credit card you’ve already registered.

If you don't spend the full value of your gift Gift Card, the rest of your credit will be stored in your Amazon.co.uk online account so you can come back and use it again on your next shop.

Returning items  

If you need to return something you’ve bought online with your Amazon.co.uk gift Gift Card, Amazon should return the money as a credit in your Amazon account. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Having problems? 

If your Amazon.co.uk Gift Card isn’t accepted at checkout, please double-check the code/s you've entered and try again.

For M&S: 

In store: To use your e-gift card in store, simply print out and present at the till - you do not need your PIN. For your convenience your e-gift card can be cut out and stored in your wallet.

Online: To spend your e-gift card online, please enter the 16 digit card number at the checkout, selecting the gift card option at payment. You will need to enter your PIN.

For Argos:

In store: The collection code can only be used once and no change will be given if your purchase is less than the value of the collection code. If a collection code is not used in full then the balance will be lost. To spend your Argos Collection Code present your code on your device in one of over 700 Argos stores throughout the UK.

By Print: The collection code can only be used once and no change will be given if your purchase is less than the value of the collection code. If a collection code is not used in full then the balance will be lost. To spend your Argos Collection Code print out the PDF and present it at the till in one of over 700 Argos stores throughout the UK.

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