How do the boxes that give ‘experiences’ work?

They represent a different way of making a gift, which seeks above all offer something different and original, that the person does not expect but that will make him very excited. Gastronomic experiences, sports, adventure, relaxation, beauty … there are all kinds and prices and some offer the possibility of live something unique, or at least very unusual, from parachuting to enjoying a luxurious stay in a 5-star hotel.

What do you have to know if they give you a gift box?

These chests that contain experiences to give away, can be purchased in stores or online choosing between the different companies that offer them.

Making these gifts a reality is very simple. Whether you buy the physical box or choose it on-line, the person who receives the gift, will have a guide book or catalog with all the possible experiences at your fingertips. Most come with a complete description of what each of them consists of and about what’s included and what’s not. If you have been given one, take a good look at this point to avoid surprises. For example, if you have been given a hotel night, confirm if you have breakfast included or not.

Actually, these boxes work as if you simply had money to invest in the different products that they keep inside.

When you have chosen …

Once the choice is made, touch manage the voucher that you will see inside the box containing the code to cash your gift.

In some cases, you can do it by phone, calling the customer service number of the different companies, although you can also do it via Internet, on the website responsible for the box. You just have to indicate the experience you want to carry out, the dates, your personal data and the code. Once this is done, you have already booked your hotel, restaurant, spa or whatever else you have chosen.

Although each company has its peculiarities, most allow the change of the box That they have given you for another that you fancy more, paying the difference in price if it is more expensive. On the other hand, although the gift has an expiration dateYou can always call to request an extension if you cannot enjoy your gift until after a certain time. This point is important because if the date is passed and you have not requested the “postponement”, the box may lose its validity and you will be left without a gift, something that has already sent more than one complaint to the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU)