Gift cards make excellent presents, especially during the holidays when you’re unsure of what to buy for a family member or friend. But, BBB warns, like everything else, gift cards may have strings attached. It’s important to read the fine print before buying and giving.
New rules for gift cards went into effect in 2010. Some rules include:
* Money on a gift card cannot expire for at least five years from the date the card was purchased, or from the last date any additional money was loaded onto the card.