Louisiana has several laws in place to protect their consumers with regard to gift cards.Provisions state that any expiration date must be at least 5 years and clearly displayed. If there is no expiration date then it is valid until it is redeemed or replaced. A one-time handling fee per gift card is allowed but other service fees are not allowed.
Louisiana provides good protection for its consumers compared to other states. We are encouraged by their initiative in this matter.
The state that gave us Jazz music became a state on April 30, 1812. The world famous party Mardi Gras is celebrated every year in New Orleans. It is the Fat Tuesday before the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday. The Superdome in New Orleans is the world's largest steel-constructed room unobstructed by posts. Louisiana is a big producer of seafood as well as cotton, soybeans, cattle and sugarcane to name a few.
- Over 4.6 million people live in Louisiana reports the US Census Bureau.
- Approximately 68% of Louisiana residents own their own home but over 18 out of every 100 Louisianans are living below poverty level.
- Unemployment in Louisiana is 6.5%
Louisiana's Consumer Protection Laws
Check out what Louisiana is doing to help protect consumers at the Office of the Attorney General.
Jazz Up Your Gift
Presentation is everything. Gift cards are the most demanded and are becoming the most sought gift for special occasions. Yet, sometimes it doesn't feel personal enough. It's all in the presentation. If you put extra work into how it's wrapped or presented that can make all the difference because then you did put work into it but still has the benefits of being a gift card!
Keep Your Cards Close
Gift cards are convenient. Lightweight, fits in your pocket, purse or wallet and yet can be very valuable. The same things that make cards attractive to the consumer make them very attractive to thieves. When traveling, be mindful of where and how you display your card and use caution and common sense.