Why Swagbucks is asking for my physical address

@kai9999 (1703)
India
April 16, 2013 10:50am CST
I tried to buy a gift card and now it asks me to provide an address which I am not willing to do. Like to know why Swagbucks is asking for address since it is an electronic gift card they won't be sending it to my address and they have clearly mentioned that it will be sent to "my gift card" section. If any one had requested the gift card please do say what is the use of giving an address.
3 responses
@Deepak2J (1180)
• India
16 Apr 13
i think because for confirmation purposes, they will also send the address to the seller to which the card is to be applied. Maybe that's why they need this.
@kai9999 (1703)
• India
16 Apr 13
Flipkart stated in their terms that anyone who uses a gift voucher isn't their responsibility and also I have checked on their site and they ask only for voucher code and pin. They do ask address to deliver product and don't think they were linked it with a gift voucher. Gift voucher can be used by anyone with any address. If not why called it a "gift"
@Deepak2J (1180)
• India
16 Apr 13
Than send a mail to swagbucks and may be they can confirm why address is necessary.
@timetravel (1428)
• United States
18 Apr 13
It's stated in their t's and c's when you join. It's also the policy of just about any site that sends you money or gift codes. They want to verify it's you and not someone hijacking your page, for one thing. Did you give them your physical address when you enrolled? If not, they need to collect it now, before sending you anything, to ensure it's you and not another person. I've been a member for years and have no problem with them knowing my physical address even though all I get are amazon e-codes when I redeem. They've never used it for any other purpose.
16 Apr 13
some sites are asking for physical address as verification that you are indeed a residence of the country you specified when signing up