These special promotions will allow you to send a gift pass for your extra copy to a friend who does not already own the game.
These promotion do not apply to any games other than those specifically listed.
“Half-Life 2” and “Half-Life 2: Episode One” are only eligible to receive extra copies once.
For example, if you own “Half-Life 2” and/or ”Half-Life 2: Episode One” and receive extra copies for your purchase of “The Orange Box”, you will not receive additional extra copies if you then go on to purchase the “Valve Complete Pack”.
No. This special offer only applies to games or game packages listed above.
Your extra copies will be available to give away once the game or game package has been registered to your Steam account.
You can always find any available extra copies on your account by clicking "Manage gifts & guest passes" under the "Games" menu in Steam. The extra copies will be listed in your Steam Inventory.
Furthermore, upon redeeming a bundle from your inventory when your account already owns one or more of the games you will receive a warning that explains which games you will receive an extra copy for before you add the bundle to your Library:
While some guest passes are temporary, the extra copies you receive for the promotions listed above will not expire – you can gift your extra copies at any time as long as your Steam account remains active.
Your extra copy will arrive as a gift message. If your friend does not currently have a Steam account or you see an error when sending it to a Steam account, please attempt to send the gift to your friend's email address. You can read more about how to send and re-send gifts here.
If you are sending a gift directly through Steam, users who already own this game will automatically be filtered out of the potential list of recipients.
If you are positive that they do not have this game, you can send it to their email. Users who already have a subscription to a gift they’ve received will not be able to activate it on their existing account.
No. This violates the Steam Subscriber Agreement and may result in all involved Steam accounts becoming permanently disabled.
Please visit the following page for instructions on how to redeem an extra copy/gift.
Please visit the following page for instructions on how to re-send an extra copy/gift.
Please visit the following page for instructions on what to do in this situation.