The Gift Card is a prepaid card which means that money must be loaded onto the Card at the time of purchase. Once one Business Day has elapsed from the date of purchase, cardholders can use the Card to pay for purchases at participating retailer outlets. Once the card is purchased and funds loaded you cannot put further monies onto the card. With the gift card you can use as much or as little in each transaction until all monies have been spent. The Gift Card can be purchased for a minimum of €15 and maximum of €500.


General FAQ

These are the most frequently asked questions concerning your Gift Card. If you still have questions after reading this page, you can contact our Customer Service team by contacting the Helpline on +353 1 554 2000.


Where Can I purchase a Love Carlow Gift Card?

The Love Carlow Gift Card may be purchased:

  • Online from
  • In Payzone Stores across Carlow
  • By Calling the County Carlow Chamber


Who do I contact if there is a problem with my Gift Card?

If you are having problems with your Gift Card you should contact the Customer Service Helpline Number +353 1 554 2000.


Is there a minimum/maximum amount I can buy a Gift Card for?

Yes the min. is €15 and max. €500. The Gift Cards are available in €1 denominations.


What happens if my card gets lost/stolen?

If your card has been lost or stolen or you believe its security has become compromised you should advise us as soon as possible by phoning us at 1850 911 888 or emailing us at and advising us of the card number and confirming the notice in writing at the address below. If you cannot provide the card number we will not be able to cancel the card or issue a replacement card in accordance with clause 7.2.

Notice should be sent to:

The Gift Card Company,

Unit 10 Leopardstown Office Park,


Dublin 18.


If a credit balance exists we will send a replacement card if the balance is greater than the replacement fee. We will send a replacement card 15 working days following your notice to allow any Sale Transactions clear; during that period we will not be liable for any loss due to misuse of the card. We may request documentation at our discretion from you to verify your identity such as driving licence, passport or utility bills before issuing a replacement card.

If you should find the original card which you have requested us to block you should advise us immediately.

What stores accept my Gift Card?

Please visit the Love Carlow or County Carlow Chamber Website for a full list of participating retailers


Do I have to spend the whole amount at once?

No, if you don’t spend the full balance of the Gift Card, the outstanding balance remains on your Gift Card.


How long is my Gift Card valid for?

Gift Cards do not have an expiry date and will remain valid for as long as there is a balance on them. All physical cards have a limited time span and will need to be replaced to use the remaining funds on the card after this date. This date is printed as a “Valid Thru” date on the front of the Gift Cards. Remember that any funds remaining on the card after this date remain available for you to spend, however you will need to apply for a replacement card to do so. A charge will be deducted on a monthly basis from funds remaining on cards from the 13th month following the purchase date. The monthly charge is €1.40 or remaining balance on card if lower.


How do I check the balance on my Gift Card?

You can check the balance online by visiting


Do I have to use it all in the same shop or can I use it in different outlets?

The Gift Card offers great flexibility providing you with the options to “part spend” it in a wide variety of outlets. You don’t have to use it all in the one shop.


Why do I need to know my Balance?

Retailers do not have access to check your balance at their tills. If they attempt to process the Gift Card for more than the balance on the Gift Card the transaction will be rejected.  Retailers need to know that they are not attempting to deduct more money than is on the card, if you do not know the exact balance you may elect to tell the retailer to deduct a sum off the card that you know is below the current balance.

Using your Gift Card with a participating Retail Partner

The Card may only be used in participating merchants.

When you present the card in payment the merchant will be required to seek authorisation for the transaction by communicating through modern electronic communications technologies; we will not be liable for any loss of any kind suffered by you due to disruption or failure of such electronic communications technologies.

Sales Transactions are a matter between you and the merchant and are governed by consumer law. We are not a party to the sales transaction and we have no liability in any matters whatsoever arising from the purchase of the goods or services. Our involvement in the transaction is only as payment provider and is confined exclusively to matters arising from the use of the card.

Should you be due a refund from a participating merchant we will not credit the amount of any refund due to your card. All refunds are a matter between you and the merchant.

If at any time you believe that any Sales Transaction has been incorrectly debited from your card you must advise us immediately by phoning us at 01-5542000.  We may at our discretion request that you put your query in writing and that you provide documentation to verify your identity such as driving licence, passport or utility bills. We will investigate the transaction and may reinstate the transaction amount to your card if the transaction is found to be fraudulent, unauthorised or completed without any negligence on your part. If the transaction is found to be fraudulent we may provide details to the relevant authorities to investigate further.

Should you use the term “split transaction” most retailers will understand this that you want to use the Gift Card and another method of payment to pay for the items.


Card would not work at a retailer

There could be several reasons why your Gift Card failed at a retailer. The balance on your Gift Card may be less than you thought, the physical Gift Card could have expired and may need to be replaced, there may have been an issue with the retailer’s card processing terminal or the magnetic stripe on your card may have been damaged by a magnetic field. Some of the most common items that contain magnets are phone covers with magnetic clasp, iPad tablet covers, clasps on wallets, retailer tag demagnetizer or even your fridge magnet. You can check the balance online by visiting

If the balance on your card is correct then please contact our Customer Service team on +353 1 554 2000to investigate further.

How to Contact Me2You

If you wish to contact us about anything to do with the From Me2You gift card please call us during business hours at 01-5542000 or email us or logon onto our website