North Dakota has enacted legislation specific to gift cards. Under North Dakota law gift cards may expire 6 years from the purchase date. There are no after sale fees allowed. If the card is inactive for 3 years it will escheat to the state.
North Dakota has consumer protection laws better than most states. Their laws surpass the protections offered by the federal government. We are encouraged by the current protections offered by North Dakota and hope they will continue to improve.
About North Dakota
North Dakota became the 39th state on November 2, 1889. North Dakota is the most rural state, with farms covering more than 90% of the area.
Like sunflower seeds? North Dakota grows more sunflowers than any other state. Rugby, ND, is the geographical center of North America. North Dakota has more registered vehicles than it does residents.
North Dakota Statistics
The unemployment rate in North Dakota is 3.1%, the lowest in the nation.
Approximately 700,000 people live in North Dakota according to the US Census Bureau.
Homeownership in North Dakota is at 66% and the number of residents living below poverty level is 12.3%
North Dakota's Consumer Protection Laws
If you are looking for information regarding consumer protection in North Dakota at the Attorney General's site.
Gift Card Souvenirs
Some merchants offer unique and colorful gift cards. Once the card is depleted you can save it and use it as a souvenir, something to put in a scrapbook. Just one more way you can recycle a gift card.
Broad Use Gift Cards
Many merchants offer gift cards specific to their store and if you know what the gift recipient wants then it's easy to get a card for the right store. What if you don't know what they want? Nowadays you can get a general card, usually through a credit card company, which is essentially a pre-filled credit card that can be spent wherever the recipient wants to go. Be careful with such cards because they may not be subject to the same consumer protections as other cards.