Purchasing Gift Cards
Gift cards can be purchased for the purpose of distributing to employees and human subjects, all of which have a distinct procedure. A gift card order will be assessed a delivery fee of $10.05 for on-campus and $15.55 for off-campus.
- To purchase gift cards for employees please submit an Employee Recognition Program Form to your assigned Fund Manager.
- To purchase gift cards for Human Subjects, please complete the Research Human Subject Disbursement Request Form.
Gift Card Types:
Preferred gift cards include:
Amazon, Kroger, Starbucks, and Target. Denominations vary based upon the vendor: Gift Card Types. There are no processing or shipping fees if gift cards are ordered from the preferred vendor list. Any unused gift cards can be returned to the Business Office and a credit will be posted to your account.
Non-Preferred Gift Cards include:
Shell, Mobil, Chevron, and Ralphs. These vendors charge varying shipping and processing fees per order and may take up to 4 weeks for processing. Unused non-preferred gift cards may not be returned for a credit.
Note: Gift cards are considered the same as cash and required the same level of security. A designated custodian must be identified and the cards secured in keeping with UC Business and Finance Bulleting BUS-49. To further explain, BUS-49 Policy IX.5 states that each campus shall use lockable receptacles or burglarproof/fire resistant safes to store cash based on the following cash limits: