One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A receipt or other document that serves as confirmation that one has paid for a particular item.‘we had to have proof of purchase in order to qualify for service under the warranty’count noun ‘you need a proof of purchase otherwise the retailer cannot verify that you purchased the product from their store’
- ‘Remember to keep your proof of purchase - you will need it.’
- ‘When it was announced that the concert had been cancelled, she sent the tickets back as instructed, and kept the stubs as proof of purchase.’
- ‘Shops are generally unaccommodating and some fast food chains demand proof of purchase and even a small donation in order to use their toilets.’
- ‘A paper ticket provides solid proof of purchase and could help you get on another airline more easily.’
- ‘"No one is moving until they can show us a proof of purchase for that land."’
- ‘Terms and conditions: it is possible to see the two shows on two different nights simply by showing the proof of purchase at the main door.’
- ‘They will accept returns, often without a receipt or other proof of purchase.’
- ‘Creed returned briefly from Australia bringing the original 1840 deed as so-called proof of purchase.’
- ‘Keep receipts, cheque stubs, credit card statements or similar proof of purchase.’
- ‘To claim the rebate, you'll need a receipt as proof of purchase.’
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