Gift Card Policy

In general, Brandeis funds can not be used to purchase gift cards. If there is a reason that it is necessary to purchase gift cards (such as to compensate individuals as research subjects) the purchase must be authorized by Procurement prior to being purchased.

To receive authorization email with the dollar amount of the card, the total number of cards (if more than one) and the reason for the purchase. If the transaction is deemed allowable, Procurement will be able to help guide you to the best way to handle the purchase.

Gift cards can never be used to compensate individuals for services provided to the University, or for bonuses for a job well done. These payment are considered taxable and must be reported to the IRS correctly.