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Gift certificate/gift card balance by customer account?
Does the functionality currently exist for a customer to carry a balance forward when he/she redeems a gift card? For example, if a customer has a gift card worth $50, but only purchases $30 worth of items, can the balance be associated with the customer’s account and used at a future point?