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Gift Certificate - what to do when left with a huge balance?

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Gift Certificate - what to do when left with a huge balance?

The Oracle | May 7, 2007 11:25 AM

I have a $200 gift certificate for a restaurant I plan to go to tonight. I know there is no way my party of 2 will use all $200. I'm assuming with drinks, apps, mains and desserts - we'll likely spend $100 - so the question is -- if I spend about $100 - do I insist on another certificate for the unused portion? Or is it up to the establishment to decide what they want to do (this is in California - if that makes any difference).

I haven't contacted the establishment yet to find out what their policy is - I am assuming that they'll say that I forfit the balance and I wanted some 'hound feedback as possible ammunition in building my argument for otherwise...

TIA!

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