I have a certificate given to me as a gift which was misplaced. Since when does a certificated that was paid for either in cash or a credit card expire? I could understand if you didn't pay face value for it, but that is not the case and I have the receipt. Seems very unscrupulous to not honor it because it has expired. Other companies will usually deduct a small portion over the months after a cerfiticate expires, but they will usually give you something because they WANT your business!!