Do store gift cards expire?
Thanks to the federal Credit CARD Act of 2009, gift certificates and store gift cards can’t expire for five years. However, issuers can still charge an “inactivity fee” if the card has not been used within twelve months.
What happens when a gift card expires?
Expiration and Fees
Gift cards can only expire five years after the date the card was purchased or the date money was last loaded onto the card. You should not be charged a fee to replace your card if it expires before the underlying funds expire (less than five years).
How do I know if my gift card is still good?
To check the balance on a gift card, go to the website listed on the back of the card. Then, enter the relevant information, such as your card’s number and the expiration date.
Do Apple gift cards expire?
If you’re trying to redeem a content code, check the expiration date printed on the back of the card. App Store & iTunes Gift Cards and Apple Music Gift Cards don’t expire, but content codes do.
Why do gift certificates expire?
After that, a “service charge” or “maintenance fee” kicks in. Each month, the card loses a few dollars or a few percent of its value, until it becomes worthless. They’ve already got your money; it’s sitting in their bank account earning interest.