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Welcome to HallmarkBusinessConnections.com, a website operated by Hallmark Business Connections, Inc. By accessing this website or by purchasing goods or services by means of this website, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions that follow. THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMIT OUR LIABILITY TO YOU, THE PURCHASER.  PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THEIR ENTIRETY.

Prepayment

Prepayment is required on all orders.  Methods of payment are:

  • ACH/Direct Deposit – We can receive your funds via electronic transfer, such as ACH or a wire transfer
  • Credit Card – We accept MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, Diners Club®, and Discover®
  • Company Check – Company checks are accepted for any order size

Price and Tax

All federal, state, and local taxes and fees, if any, are payable by you, the Purchaser.  Orders which are not shipped within 90 days of the date of your Order because of Purchaser’s instructions shall be subject to price increase without notice to Purchaser.

Shipping/Delivery Terms

Orders are processed and shipped the same day if the order and payment are received by 2:00 pm Central Time, Monday through Friday.  Orders of 5,000 pieces or more will be shipped the following business day.  Standard shipping is handled via Postal Service First Class mail.  Priority shipping is available via express carrier or Two-Day for a nominal fee.  Freight terms are FOB SHIPPING POINT, Minneapolis, MN  55402.  Risk of loss shall pass to the Purchaser upon deposit in the U.S. Mail or deposit with an express carrier or courier service.  Unless otherwise instructed, selection of the carrier and routing of all shipments shall be at Hallmark Business Connections’ discretion.

Hallmark Business Connections Product Return/Replacement/Exchange Policies 

Reward Choice® Certificate,  Premiere Choice® Award, ChoiceAward®,GiftWish®

  • Can be replaced prior to redemption if misplaced or stolen.  Please call 1-800-765-4438 for assistance.
  • Can be returned prior to redemption for credit.  Returns will be accepted within 1 year of the original order date, for credit only.  Credit memos will reflect the face value of the awards only.  Service fees are nonrefundable.

Retailer Terms

Gift certificates feature specific retailer terms and conditions. Each retailer establishes its own policies, including expiration date and any cash back policies that may apply.

Retailer Gift Certificates

  • Cannot be returned or exchanged.
  • Expired, lost or stolen gift certificates cannot be redeemed or reissued.
  • Are fulfilled to the address supplied on the award redemption form.  Hallmark Business Connections will not be responsible for lost certificates as a result of non-delivery due to incorrect or illegible address or other occurrences outside of Hallmark Business Connections’ control.  Title and risk of loss shall pass to Purchaser upon deposit in the U.S. Mail or deposit with an express carrier or courier service.
  • Gift certificates are valid only in the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada as allowed by the merchant.  Gift certificates are not valid in any other United States Territory or international location.

Retailer Disclaimers  

The participating retailer listings are subject to change without notice.  Hallmark Business Connections is not affiliated with any participating retailers. All registered trademarks of participating retailers are the property of their respective owners.

*Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this promotion. Except as required by law, Amazon.com Gift Cards ("GCs") cannot be transferred for value or redeemed for cash. GCs may be used only for purchases of eligible goods at Amazon.com or certain of its affiliated websites. For complete terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. GCs are issued by ACI Gift Cards, Inc., a Washington corporation. ©,®,™ Amazon.com Inc. and/or its affiliates, 2013. No expiration date or service fees.

AMC Theatres® is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion and is not liable for any alleged or actual claims related to this offer.  See back of card for terms and conditions.

American Airlines® is not a sponsor of this promotion, is not responsible for it and is not affiliated with Hallmark Business Connections. American Airlines Gift Cards may be used only at AA.com and AA Reservations for travel on American Airlines, American Eagle®,  AmericanConnection® carriers, as well as AA* code-share flights, and oneworld® carriers. Please refer to https://giftcards.aa.com/terms.jsp for complete terms and conditions of use.

Applebee’s IP LLC. is not affiliated with the sponsor of this promotion and shall not be considered a sponsor or cosponsor of this program.  Applebee’s IP LLC shall not be liable for delivery of any gift cards promised, earned, purchased or otherwise offered through this program.  “Applebee’s” and the Applebee’s logo are used with permission of Applebee’s International, Inc. and such marks constitute registered trademarks or service marks of Applebee’s IP LLC.  Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards.  Please see the Applebee’s gift card for additional terms and conditions, which are subject to change at the sole discretion of Applebee’s IP LLC.

Barnes & Noble is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion. Please see back of gift card or visit  www.bn.com for terms and conditions of use. Barnes & Noble is not liable for any alleged or actual claims related to this offer.

Bath & Body Works is not a sponsor of this promotion and is not affiliated with the sponsor of this promotion.  The Bath & Body Works® name and logo are registered trademarks of Bathco, Inc.

Bed Bath & Beyond® is not a sponsor of this promotion. Terms and conditions apply to gift cards. Bed Bath & Beyond is a registered trademark.  © 2013 Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. and its subsidiaries.

Belk is a registered trademark. Use of the Belk name is by permission of Belk Stores Services, Inc. Belk is not a participating partner or sponsor of this promotion or offer. Please refer to the back of the Belk Gift Card for terms and conditions of use.

Best Buy® does not sponsor, endorse, approve or have any responsibility for this promotion. BEST BUY, the BEST BUY logo and the tag design are trademarks of BBY Solutions, Inc.

Best Western Travel Card® can be used to pay for charges at more than 4,100 Best Western® hotels worldwide. Travel Card is fully transferable. Not exchangeable for cash in part or other substitutions and no change will be given. Travel Card cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or destroyed. Travel Cards do not expire. Terms are void where prohibited by law. Issued in Arizona, USA, by Best Western International, Inc. Best Western International, Inc. is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program and is not affiliated with Hallmark Insights. Each Travel Card is subject to terms and conditions as published at www.travelcard.bestwestern.com. Terms and conditions subject to change without notice. The Best Western name and logo are service marks or registered service marks of Best Western International, Inc. Each Best Western hotel is independently owned and operated. All rights reserved.

Bloomingdale's is not a sponsor of this promotion, is not responsible for it and is not affiliated with the sponsor of this promotion. Bloomingdale's Gift Cards may be used only at Bloomingdale's stores and online at bloomingdales.com. Please refer to back of Gift Card for complete terms and conditions of use.

Brinker International and all of its affiliated brands, including Chili’s Grill & Bar, Maggiano’s Little Italy, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina, and Romano’s Macaroni Grill are not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion and is not liable for any alleged or actual claims related to this offer. See back of card for terms and conditions.  All brand names and logos are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Chevron gift cards are valid at over 9,000 Chevron and Texaco branded locations in the United States and may be used to purchase authorized goods and services. Chevron U.S.A. Inc., including its affiliates and divisions, is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion and is not affiliated with [insert Company name]. See terms and conditions at www.svmcards.com. All rights reserved.

Darden® Restaurants, Inc. owns (Red Lobster®, Olive Garden®, LongHorn Steakhouse®, Bahama Breeze®, and Seasons 52®) and is not affiliated with Hallmark Business Connections. Darden is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this program.  Use of our restaurant names, logos or trademarks requires written approval from Darden.  See backside of gift card for additional terms and conditions or visit www.darden.com/legal/legal.asp.

Eddie Bauer® is a registered trademark of Eddie Bauer, Inc. Eddie Bauer is not a sponsor of this promotion. Eddie Bauer Gift Cards are subject to all terms and conditions printed on the gift cards and are subject to change at Eddie Bauer's sole discretion.

Exxon Mobil Corporation is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion.  The Exxon and Mobil logos are registered trademarks of Exxon Mobil Corporation or one of its subsidiaries. ExxonMobil Gift Cards are issued and sold by SVM, an Illinois Limited Partnership.

Foot Locker is neither a sponsor nor co-sponsor of this promotion.

THE HOME DEPOT® is a registered trademark of Homer TLC, Inc. Hallmark Business Connections is not affiliated with The Home Depot®. Gift certificates for The Home Depot® will be issued as a gift card. The Home Depot® is not a sponsor of this promotion.

Terms and conditions are applied to jcp gift cards and e-gift cards. Terms and conditions for jcp gift cards are listed on the back of the gift card and also at jcp.com. Jcp is not a sponsor of this promotion and is not affiliated with Program and/or Client Name. The jcpenney and jcp name and logo are registered trademarks of © 2013 J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc.

The Kmart Gift Card is issued by SHC Promotions, LLC, and is not an in-store offer, nor a sponsor of this promotion.  Fulfillment of gift cards will be done through Hallmark Business Connections.  Gift cards are subject to all terms and conditions printed on the gift cards and are subject to change at SHC Promotions, LLC’s discretion. © 2013 Sears Brands, LLC

Kohl's® is not a sponsor of this promotion and is not affiliated with Hallmark Business Connections. KOHL'S® and KOHL'S® brand names are trademarks of Kohl's Illinois, Inc.

Landry's Restaurants, Inc. (Chart House Restaurant™, Landry's® Seafood House, Landry's® Signature Group, Rainforest Café®, Saltgrass® Steak House) is not affiliated with the sponsor of this promotion.

LOWE'S® and the GABLE MANSARD DESIGN are registered trademarks and service marks of LF, LLC. Lowe's® is not affiliated with Hallmark Business Connections.

Macy’s is not a sponsor of this promotion, is not responsible for it and is not affiliated with the sponsor of this promotion. Macy’s Gift Cards may be used only at Macy’s stores and online at macys.com. Please refer to back of Gift Card for complete terms and conditions of use.

Bloomin’ Brands Restaurant Partners, LLC (Outback Steakhouse of Florida, LLC, Carrabba's Italian Grill, LLC, Bonefish Grill, LLC, Roy’s/Outback Joint Venture and Bloomin’ Brands/Fleming’s, LLC), is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion. Please see back of gift card for terms and conditions of use.

Pier 1 Imports® is not affiliated with this promotion or the sponsor company.   Pier 1 and Pier 1 Imports are registered trademarks of Pier 1 Services Company.

The Sears® Gift Card is issued by SHC Promotions, LLC, and is not an in-store offer, nor a sponsor of this promotion.  Fulfillment of gift cards will be done through Hallmark Business Connections.  Gift cards are subject to all terms and conditions printed on the gift cards and are subject to change at SHC Promotions, LLC’s discretion. © 2013 Sears® Brands, LLC.

Sports Authority is not a sponsor of this program.  Use of Sports Authority names and/or logos is by permission of TSA Gift Card, Inc.  All rights reserved.  Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards.

This program provided by a third party sponsor company. Staples is neither a sponsor of this promotion nor an affiliate of Hallmark Business Connections. See Staples gift card for complete terms and conditions of use.

Sunoco® is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion. Use of this Sunoco Gift Card is subject to terms and conditions printed on the cards. Sunoco Gift Cards are issued and sold by SVM, LP. SUNOCO and logo are registered trademarks of Sunoco, Inc. and its subsidiaries.

The Bullseye Design, Target and Target GiftCards are registered trademarks of Target Brands, Inc. Terms and conditions are applied to gift cards. Target is not a participating partner in or sponsor of this offer.

Toys "R" Us, Inc. is not a sponsor or co-sponsor of this promotion and is not liable for any actual or alleged claims related to this offer. See back of card for terms and conditions and use.

Walgreens is not a sponsor of this program. The Walgreens Gift Card is subject to all terms and conditions printed on the back of the card and is subject to change at Walgreens' discretion. Walgreens is not liable for any alleged or actual claims related to this offer. The Walgreens name and logo are registered trade marks of the Walgreen Company. Hallmark Business Connections is solely responsible for the fulfillment and value of any Walgreens Gift Card  Please contact Hallmark Business Connections regarding any questions related to a Walgreens Gift Card awarded through this program.

VISA® Prepaid Cards

Prepaid cards are issued by CITIBANK, N.A. pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc.   VISA prepaid cards are valid wherever Visa is accepted.   Go to www.prepaid.citi.com to view the Prepaid Cardholder Agreement for Visa.      

VISA Prepaid cards are fulfilled to the address supplied by Purchaser.  Hallmark Business Connections will not be responsible for cards lost as a result of non-delivery due to incorrect or illegible addresses or other occurrences outside of Hallmark Business Connections’ control.  Title and risk of loss shall pass to the purchaser upon deposit in the U.S. Mail or with an express carrier or courier service.

VISA Prepaid cards cannot be returned or exchanged without incurring processing fees.

Expired VISA prepaid cards cannot be reissued.  

VISA Prepaid Cardholder Fees

Account Maintenance Fee (if applicable) - $3 per month

Over-Limit Fee - $15 per incident

Plastic Replacement Fee (if applicable) - $6.95 per incident

International Transaction Fee - $3.00% per transaction

SMS Text Messaging Terms 

Hallmark Business Connections customers can opt-in to receive SMS notifications of their order status from Hallmark Business Connections via short code HBC411 (422411).  If customers elect to receive SMS notifications, they are required to opt-in on the activation page at hallmarkbusiness.com.  Message and data rates may apply.

Those customers who choose to receive SMS notifications to their mobile phones must review and agree to these additional terms: 

  • By opting-in, you consent to receiving text messages from us which may include offers from us, our affiliates and partners.  You can unsubscribe at any time from the service by sending STOP to 422411.  You can receive help at any time from the service by sending HELP to 422411.
  • You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device you used to subscribe to the service, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.
  • We will not be liable for any delays or failures in your receipt of any SMS messages as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator and processing by your mobile device.  SMS message services are provided on an AS IS, AS AVAILABLE basis.
  • Data obtained from you in connections with this SMS service may include your cell phone number, your carrier’s name, and the date, time and content of your messages and other information that you may provide.  We may use this information to contact you and to provide the services you request from us, and to otherwise operate, develop and improve the service.  Your wireless carrier and other service providers may also collect data about your SMS usage, and their practices are governed by their own policies.
  • The service, and the content and materials received through the service are proprietary to us or our licensors, and is for your personal, non-commercial use only.
  • You shall not damage, impair, interfere with or disrupt the service or its functionality.
  • The service is available only in the United States on the following carriers: AT&T, Alltel Mobile Communications, Inc., Dobson (Cellular One), Cricket Wireless (Leap), Cincinnati Bell Wireless (CBW), US Cellular, T-Mobile US, Guam Wireless-Hafetel, Docomo Pacific, Midwest Wireless, NTelos, Verizon Wireless, Virgin Mobile and Sprint. 
  • We reserve the right to alter charges and/or these terms and conditions from time to time.  We may suspend or terminate the service to you if we believe you are in breach of our terms and conditions.  Your service is also subject to termination in the event that your wireless service terminates or lapses.  We may discontinue service at any time.

Force Majeure

Hallmark Business Connections shall not be liable for any delays in the delivery of orders due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, to fire, acts of God, strike, shortage of raw materials, supplies or components, retooling, upgrading of technology, delays of carriers, embargo, government order or directive, or any other circumstance beyond Hallmark Business Connections’ reasonable control. Purchaser agrees that Hallmark Business Connections shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or special damages which may result from any such delays.

Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL HALLMARK BUSINESS CONNECTIONS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL OR SPECIAL DAMAGES AND IN ALL CASES HALLMARK BUSINESS CONNECTIONS’ LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE AWARD OR CERTIFICATE.

Applicable Law

The foregoing Terms of Sale shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws (and not the laws of conflicts) of the State of Kansas. 

Inspection and Acceptance

Purchaser must inspect delivered Awards and/or Certificates and report any claim for damages or shortages in writing with ten (10) days of delivery or the Awards and/or Certificates shall be deemed irrevocably accepted and such claims shall be deemed waived.

Miscellaneous

If any of the foregoing Terms and Conditions are found to be invalid or unenforceable in any respect, the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions shall not be affected.  All clerical errors are subject to correction.  The failure of Hallmark Business Connections to enforce at any time any of the Terms and Conditions shall not be construed to be a waiver of such provisions nor the right of Hallmark Business Connections to enforce such provisions in the future.  Purchaser may not assign any rights under these Terms and Conditions without the written consent of Hallmark Business Connections.  Purchaser shall have no right to set off amounts due with respect to one transaction for claims under any other transaction with Hallmark Business Connections.  Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to hallmarkbusinessconnections.com or to products or services you purchase through hallmarkbusinessconnections.com shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Kansas City, Missouri, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate the intellectual property rights of hallmarkbusinessconnections.com, Hallmark Business Connections may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Missouri, and Purchaser consents to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts.  Arbitration hereunder shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association.  The arbitrator’s award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.  To the fullest extent permitted under applicable law, no arbitration hereunder shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject hereto, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise, and Purchaser agrees that it will not participate as a class member or class representative in any action against Hallmark Business Connections.

 

Updated November 26, 2013

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