FAQs

Questions About Buying Gift Cards

How much should I put on the gift card?

It’s up to you! The most common amounts are $299 and $199 because that covers the complete cost of our most popular workshops.

$299

$199

However, you can also put a custom amount on the card.

 

Do you email the gift card to me or directly to the gift recipient?

It’s up to you! If you want your gift emailed directly to the recipient, just put their email address in the shipping information.

If you want to deliver it yourself, use your email address instead.

 

Can I have my gift card delivered at some date in the future?

Yes! This is a great way to make sure gifts for special occasions or holidays arrive at the right time.

During checkout, change the “Send instantly” option to “Send on a future date.”

You can schedule the specific date you’d like the gift certificate delivered on. You can even choose if you want it emailed in the morning, afternoon or evening!

 

Can I buy a physical gift card?

Since we’re an online school and community, we only sell digital gift cards. However, you do have some delivery options.

If you want the gift card to arrive on a particular day, you can schedule it to be delivered exactly when you want (see FAQ: Can I have my gift card delivered at some date in the future?).

If you want to deliver the gift card personally, you can have it emailed to yourself and print it at home. That way you can wrap it up or put it inside a greeting card.

 

Questions About Redeeming Gift Cards

How do I redeem my gift card?

Redeeming your gift card is simple!

  1. Browse our collection of workshops at https://shop.writingacademy.com
  2. Add the workshop you select to your shopping cart.
  3. Find the 5-digit code located at the bottom of your gift card.
  4. Apply the code to your cart.
  5. The balance on your card will be deducted from the total cost of the workshop.

If your gift card doesn’t cover the full amount of the workshop, you can pay the difference with a credit card or PayPal.

 

What can I buy with my gift card?

 

How do I check the balance on my gift card?

Here’s how to check the balance on your gift card:

  1. Find the 5-digit code at the bottom of your gift card.
  2. Go to https://shop.writingacademy.com
  3. At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a link that says, “Check a gift card balance.” Click it.
  4. Enter your 5-digit gift card code.
  5. Click “Check balance”

 

What if my gift card is worth more than the cost of the workshop I want to enroll in?

No problem! The value of the workshop you enroll in will be deducted from your gift card. You’ll be able to use the remaining balance on another class!

 

What if my gift card doesn't cover the complete cost of the workshop I want to enroll in?

No problem! The full value of your gift card will be deducted from the total cost of the workshop. You can pay for the difference using a credit card or PayPal.

So, for example, say you have a $50 gift card and you want to enroll in a workshop that costs $99. During checkout, apply your gift card balance. You’ll owe an additional $49.

 

Can I give my gift card to someone else?

Yes! The code at the bottom of your gift card is as good as cash in our shop. That means anyone you share the code with will be able to redeem it.