- Select the Create (+) icon at the top, then choose Expense.
- From the Payee drop-down, select the vendor who issued the certificate.
- From the Payment account drop-down, choose the gift certificate account for this vendor. You can see the current account balance on the right of the Payment account field.
- Record the remaining details of the purchase, then select Save.
After using the gift certificate, you can keep the account for future certificates from the same vendor, or you can deactivate it.
Note: If the account has a non-zero balance when you deactivate it, QuickBooks creates an adjusting entry to zero out the account.