Gift Card Ratings

Texas Gift Card Law

Last updated on April 05, 2011


What we like:

  • Only cards with an expiration date and/or post-sale fees escheat to the State of Texas after 3 years
  • Texas offers a consumer-centric gift card law webpage
  • Texas has legally defined the notion of a gift card
  • Texas has legally specified whether or not gift cards escheat to the state

What could be better:

  • No limits on expiration dates
  • No maximum post-sale fee or minimum time frame before charging monthly fees
  • Merchants are not required to give cash back

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

Airline Cards, Bank Cards, Cards donated to a charity, Cards sold at a discount to employers or non-profits for fund raising purposes, Free loyalty/promotional cards

Last change in Texas State law took effect on September 1, 2005

Texas Attorney General Information

Attorney General: Greg Abbott (R)
Phone: 1-512-463-2100

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