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Subject: I Want To Purchase A Gift Membership For A Specific Member
Date Posted: 1/14/2016 5:08 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
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I would like to purchase a standard membership for another member. When or how to I get to specify which one it is for? I went to the kiosk to add a gift membership to my cart and then it immediately asks for form of payment. I stopped at that point. Do I give them my payment info and then choose who the gift is for? Any help will be much appreciated.

Date Posted: 1/14/2016 7:05 PM ET
Member Since: 12/3/2005
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I did one last year, and I think from what I remember, I submitted payment then received an email with the gift code (kinda like Amazon). You would in turn, give that code to the person you'd like to have the membership.

Date Posted: 1/14/2016 8:54 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Dear Emily,

Congratulations! Your friend, XYZ has sent you a gift certificate from PaperBackSwap.com redeemable for 1 year of Standard Membership service. Standard Membership is the key to enjoying every feature PaperBackSwap has to offer!

To use this gift certificate simply copy the URL below into your browser. You can also visit PaperBackSwap.com and click on the menu link for 'Gift Certificates'. When asked for the gift certificate code, please enter the code below.

Gift Certificate Code: XXXX

The PaperBackSwap Team hopes that you truly enjoy using the Standard Membership service to get some great books and to save money. If at any point you have a comment or suggestion, feel free to contact us at librarian@paperbackswap.com or through the feedback link on the website.

Happy Reading,
The PaperBackSwap Team


Date Posted: 1/15/2016 9:32 AM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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Jason, open the Kiosk rather than pick from the drop-down menu.  Scroll down to gift certificates and take your pick!

Date Posted: 1/15/2016 12:24 PM ET
Member Since: 12/17/2013
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Hi Jason,

Yes, you need to pay for the gift certificate first, and then once you complete that transaction, you can choose whether you want to print the gift certificate and mail it, or send it by "e-delivery" (email) to the recipient.  If you choose the email option, you need the recipient's email address (not their user name).  The code will show up once you've completed the transaction, and then you can PM the code to the recipient.

Let me know if you need more help with this, as I just went through this process myself yesterday.