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U of T Bookstore Gift Cards

Give the student in your life a gift with endless possibilities.

U of T Bookstore gift cards can be used towards any purchase* made at our retail locations or online, on anything from textbooks to clothing.

Physical gift cards can be purchased at the cashier desk in any U of T Bookstore location. If you aren't able to come into our store, we also offer virtual gift cards with all the same perks. Virtual gift cards can be ordered down below.

Purchases of both physical and virtual gift cards must have a minimum value of $5 and a maximum value of $200 CAD.

If you are placing an order for someone else, please remember to add your information in notes under Shipping Comments, so we may be able to contact you if we need more information.

While placing your order, you will have to choose a 'Shipping Method' to complete the order submission. Please note this is only to complete the checkout process. VGC are processed and emailed to the customer irrespective of the shipping method added.

If you require large quantities, please call 416-640-7900 x5860.

To check your balance, please contact 416-640-7900 x5850 or customerservice@uoftbookstore.com.

For more information and full terms and conditions regarding both Physical Gift Cards and Virtual Gift Cards, see Terms & Condiitons.

*U of T Bookstore gift cards cannot be used towards the purchase of other gift cards and Canada Post merchandise.

Terms and Conditions for U of T Bookstore Gift Cards

General

These terms and conditions apply to all UofT Bookstore gift cards, both physical and virtual. By purchasing a UofT Bookstore gift card, you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. The UofT Bookstore reserves the right to modify the terms and conditions without notice. Any changes made to the terms and conditions will be updated on uoftbookstore.com.

Validity

Virtual gift cards have no value until processed and activated by the UofT Bookstores in an online order. Physical gift cards have no value until activated at a cash register in-store at a participating UofT Bookstore. Gift cards will be in CAD dollars only. Purchases are deducted from the gift card balance. Any unused balance will remain in the recipient's gift card account until redeemed. UofT Bookstore gift cards do not have an expiration date and do not carry fees.

Delivery

Virtual gift cards purchased online will be delivered via email within 1-2 business days, after the online order has been processed. The buyer is responsible for providing a valid email address for delivery of virtual gift cards at time of purchase. The UofT Bookstore reserves the right to withhold the delivery of the virtual gift card if the email address provided is not valid or cannot be confirmed. The UofT Bookstore cannot be held responsible for delays in delivery of virtual gift cards. Physical gift cards are instantly activated at time of purchase in-store.

Return Policy

All purchases of physical and virtual UofT Bookstore gift cards are final sale; returns and exchanges for cash cannot be offered. The UofT Bookstore cannot be held responsible for gift cards that are lost, stolen or damaged.

Purchases paid for using either physical and virtual UofT Bookstore gift cards will be refunded on the same method of payment where refunds are applicable. All other UofT Bookstore return and exchange policies will apply.

Reload

UofT Bookstore gift cards cannot be reloaded. Each unique gift card number is subject to use only until the current balance is set to $0.00 CAD.

Redemption

Physical and virtual UofT Bookstore gift cards are accepted towards any purchase made at participating physical and online stores, excluding purchases of other gift cards and Canada Post products. Participating stores under the management of the UofT Bookstore include but are not limited to:

  • The UofT Bookstores on the St. George, Scarborough and Mississauga Campuses
  • The Law Bookstore in the Faculty of Law Building
  • Online at uoftbookstore.com
  • Online at ocadustore.com

Users must present the physical gift card or the email containing the virtual gift card number at time of redemption.

Last updated April 20, 2021

Gift Card FAQs

Physical gift cards are physical plastic gift cards that are purchased in-store. Virtual gift cards are digital gift cards or eGift cards that are purchased online and emailed to the customer. Both physical and virtual gift cards can be redeemed in-store or online.

Physical gift cards can be purchased and activated in-store. Virtual gift cards can be purchased on our website and are activated after the online order has been processed by our team.

Both physical and virtual gift cards can be redeemed at participating UofT Bookstores in-store or online. When redeeming in-store, please present the physical gift card or email containing the virtual gift card number at checkout. When redeeming online, select "Bookstore Gift Card" as your method of payment and enter the physical or virtual gift card number at checkout.

The purchaser is responsible of providing a valid email address for delivery. The valid email address can be that of the purchaser or a recipient different from the purchaser. The email containing the virtual gift card number will be delivered to the email address provided. Please ensure the email address being provided is correct. The UofT Bookstore cannot be held responsible for purchases delivered to incorrect email addresses.

Orders of virtual gift cards can take 1-2 business days to be processed. Please allow 24 hours for activation after receiving the gift card number. Please advise recipient of the 24-hour allowance if recipient is different from purchaser.

All purchases of physical and virtual gift cards are final sale. We cannot offer a refund or exchange on any UofT Bookstore gift card.

Please keep your gift cards and gift card numbers safe as the UofT Bookstore cannot be held responsible for gift cards and gift card numbers that are lost, stolen or damaged.