07. Gift Certificates - Why is a credit card needed when paying by gift certificate?


When using a wine.com gift certificate, you are required to enter your credit card information for security and age verification purposes, even if your gift certificate covers the full amount of your order. 

The card acts as an additional form of identification. Due to the nature of alcohol sales, we must have traceable records of wine purchases, in the event of an audit by state Alcohol and Beverages Commissions. This precaution is part of Wine.com's commitment to ensuring we don't sell alcohol to minors.

As long as the value of your gift certificate exceeds the price of the product you are purchasing, no charge will be made to your credit card.  If your purchase does exceed the value of your certificate, any remaining amount will be charged to the credit card you provide.

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