Gift Card Ratings

Minnesota Gift Card Law

Last updated on January 24, 2011


What we like:

  • No expiration dates or post-sale fees allowed
  • Gift cards do not escheat to the State of Minnesota
  • Minnesota offers a consumer-centric gift card law webpage
  • Minnesota has legally defined the notion of a gift card
  • Minnesota has legally specified whether or not gift cards escheat to the state

What could be better:

  • Merchants are not required to give cash back

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

Bank Cards, Cards issued by an employer to an employee in recognition of services performed, Cards sold at a discount to employers or non-profits for fund raising purposes, Free loyalty/promotional cards, Phone Cards

Last change in Minnesota State law took effect on August 1, 2007

Minnesota Attorney General Information

Attorney General: Lori Swanson (D)
Phone: (651) 296-3353

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