Ahh the holidays: a time to spend quality time with your loved ones and not stress out about buying the perfect gift… right?! In all seriousness, chances are many of you are purchasing gift cards for friends and family this season – here’s a reminder about what the law says about expiration dates and fees.

An overview of the gift card laws in BC

In BC, there is a law called the Prepaid Purchase Cards Regulation – we oversee this law and it outlines rules about gift cards. The following chart about gift card expiration dates and fees might come in handy when you’re doing your holiday shopping. If you want to know more about BC’s gift card law (there’s a lot more to know!), just click here and you’ll be brought to a page on our website.

Gift cards 2016

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