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1A small printed piece of paper that entitles the holder to a discount, or that may be exchanged for goods or services.
coupon, token, ticket, document, certificate, licence, permit, carnet, pass, paper, card, form, deedView synonyms
- ‘He started out with a simple discount club, offering individuals discount vouchers in return for an annual fee.’
- ‘Under the current system councillors found most pensioners were exchanging rail vouchers at the station for an £18 rail card.’
- ‘If you book before November 30 you will receive a discount voucher off our next event.’
- ‘Members of Parliament and their spouses and dependants receive a certain number of vouchers from Parliament to entitle them to free air travel.’
- ‘These vouchers entitle the bearer to CrossRail tickets (at a marginal rate).’
- ‘Twice a year dividend vouchers are mailed to card holders, and these can be exchanged for cash at any Co-Op outlet.’
- ‘Similar to mobile phone top-up vouchers, the new voucher has a unique credit card number and a set credit limit.’
- ‘The return leg was cancelled and 156 exhausted passengers given meal vouchers and offered accommodation in Rome.’
- ‘Parents are given a voucher or certificate by the government to pay for all or part of tuition if they decide to send their child to a private or parochial school.’
- ‘However, employers will not be under any obligation to offer childcare vouchers.’
- ‘With unwanted gifts the shop is not required to offer you a refund, though many will offer an exchange, credit vouchers, or refund, as long as you have a receipt.’
- ‘The privatization process began in late 1992, after all citizens had become entitled to a voucher that could be exchanged for shares in the new private companies.’
- ‘Junior season-ticket holders must exchange their vouchers for a ticket.’
- ‘Points can be used to reduce British Gas and Television Licence bills or be exchanged for shopping vouchers.’
- ‘It was alleged that some politicians had been fraudulently claiming for accommodation and car hire using their parliamentary travel vouchers.’
- ‘All entrants will receive £20 worth of discount vouchers for Vodafone services.’
- ‘A massive voucher privatization program turned more than 60 million people into shareholders of Russian businesses.’
- ‘Gift vouchers are available from the hotel and make a great Christmas treat.’
- ‘Hundreds of readers completed vouchers, printed in the paper, to lodge their support.’
- ‘The cutbacks cover the costs of new monthly $65 pensions and food vouchers for seniors, single mothers, and disabled people.’
- 1.1British A receipt.
proof of purchase, sales slip, sales ticket, till receiptView synonyms
- ‘Along with cash, police said they were told the vault contained receipts and vouchers which detailed how funds should be received and disbursed.’
- ‘Thus providing services after accepting a signed credit card voucher did not fall within the provision.’
- ‘Tangretti provided copies of his vouchers, receipts and backup documentation for last year, except for itemized lists of phone charges.’
- ‘My autograph is only requested on credit card vouchers.’
- ‘You will also need share vouchers, and certificates of deduction of tax from bank and building society accounts.’
Early 17th century: from vouch.
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