Gift Card Ratings

Massachusetts Gift Card Law

Last updated on December 17, 2012


What we like:

  • Post-sale fees not allowed
  • Gift cards are redeemable for cash after 90% of the value has been redeemed
  • Gift cards do not escheat to the State of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts offers a consumer-centric gift card law webpage
  • Massachusetts has legally defined the notion of a gift card
  • Massachusetts has legally specified whether or not gift cards escheat to the state

What could be better:

  • Gift cards may expire 7 years from purchase date

Heads up! ScripSmart attempts to make all information accurate. ScripSmart is only a guideline and does not provide definitive statements of the law. If you have questions about the law's application to a particular case, direct them to a specialist.

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The following types of gift cards are excluded form Massachusetts Gift Card Law:

Bank Cards, Phone Cards

Good to know for Massachusetts residents:

If a gift card is reloadable and the balance is $5.00 or less, consumers may elect to receive the balance in cash.

Last change in Massachusetts State law took effect on June 9, 2008

Massachusetts Attorney General Information

Attorney General: Martha Coakley (D)
Phone: (617) 727-2200

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