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Changes At A Glance

Features of Regulation Gift Cards Issued on or after Feb. 1, 2010
Expiry date With dollar values on cards

No expiry date*

Expiry date Goods and Services
(e.g. spa, haircut, dinner, movie - with no dollar value on card)

No expiry date* 

Fees All

No fees**

Required Information on Card All
  • Expiry date, if applicable
  • Fees, if applicable
  • Refund policy, if applicable
  • Contact details for user to check balance on card
Other information required in writing All Any other restrictions, limitations, terms and conditions
  • * Cards exempted from regulation:
    • cards for charitable and promotional purposes
    • pre-paid telecom or credit-card branded cards (e.g. Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club)
  • ** Fees exempted from regulation:
    • customization
    • replacement


Cards Issued After February 1, 2010 - Frequently Asked Questions