We consistently get questions from consumers around BC’s gift card law and group buying deals such as Groupon.
As of November 1, 2008 gift cards and gift certificates (pre-paid purchase cards) issued or sold in British Columbia are not allowed to have expiry dates or fees except in certain circumstances. These exceptions do include when a gift card (or coupon) is purchased for less than the full monetary value of the service or product.
Check out an interview we did this year on the topic of Groupons and BC’s gift card law. You can scroll down to see the video or visit our YouTube channel.