Gift Card Ratings

Ohio Gift Card Law

Last updated on April 05, 2011


What we like:

  • Gift cards do not escheat to the State of Ohio
  • Ohio has legally defined the notion of a gift card
  • Ohio has legally specified whether or not gift cards escheat to the state

What could be better:

  • Gift cards may expire 2 years from purchase date
  • Post-sale fees of any amount may be charged 2 years after date of purchase.
  • Merchants are not required to give cash back
  • Ohio does not maintain a consumer-centric web page dedicated to gift card laws

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 Ohio Gift Card Law:

Bank Cards, Cards sold by a charitable organization for fundraising purposes, Cards with an expiration less than 31 days sold at a discount to employers or charitable organizations, Employee Incentive Cards (Employeer must be the Issuer), Free loyalty/promotional cards, Phone Cards

Last change in Ohio State law took effect on June 15, 2006

Ohio Attorney General Information

Attorney General: Mike Dewine (R)
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Phone: 1-614-466-4320

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