Gift Card Ratings

New York Gift Card Law

Last updated on May 03, 2013


What we like:

What could be better:

  • No limits on expiration dates
  • Post-sale fees of any amount may be charged after 1 year of inactivity.
  • Merchants are not required to give cash back
  • Value will escheat to state after 5 years

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 New York Gift Card Law:

Cards sold at a discount to employers or non-profits for fund raising purposes, Employee Incentive Cards (Employeer must be the Issuer), Free loyalty/promotional cards

New York Attorney General Information

Attorney General: Eric Schneiderman (D)
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Phone: 1-518-474-7330