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Gift Cards

Gift Card Procedure

Please review our GIFT CARD PURCHASING PROCEDURE for complete information on the gift card purchasing process and reimbursement. 

The use of gift cards must comply with the mission of CSUSM Corporation and CSUSM and adhere to all CSUSM Corporation policies and procedures. Gift cards purchased with Sponsored Project funds must also follow state and federal regulations as applicable.

Use of gift cards should be infrequent and cannot be used to compensate employees, independent contractors, volunteers, or other individuals for services/work performed. Only one gift card can be awarded to a recipient per event/activity and any card $50 and over must be approved by the Executive Director.

Departments should make an attempt to purchase gift cards from CSUSM Corporation partners (ex. Follett and Sodexo). Visit Commercial Services for a complete list of partners.

Gift Card Request Form

CSUSM Corporation approval is required prior to purchasing any gift cards on 86xxx and 81xxx projects. To request approval, please complete the Gift Card Request Form at least 10 days prior to purchasing cards. Once you have completed your request, you will receive approval or denial within 5 business days

Gift Card Request Form

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