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Vermont Gift Card Laws

Vermont Consumer Protection Laws

Vermont has enacted laws pertaining to gift cards. Under Vermont law after-sale fees are not allowed and gift cards with a value under $1.00 are redeemable by cash. Gift cards in Vermont do not escheat to the state. The state laws require a minimum 5 year expiration date on gift cards. A gift card that is part of a loyalty program or is promotional are not covered by this law but must clearly state the value and expiration date.

The consumer protection laws pertaining to gift cards in Vermont are comparable with most states and on par with the federal laws. We are encouraged by the efforts made by this state to provide consumer protection and hope they continue to develop these laws.

About Vermont

Vermont became a state on March 4, 1791. Vermont is for lovers and is the home of Ben & Jerry's Ice cream and is the largest producer of Maple syrup in the country. Vermont's capital, Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the US, with less than 9,000 people. It is also the only capital without a McDonald's restaurant.

The largest employer in Vermont Is IBM. Rudyard Kipling lived in Vermont in the 1880's and invented the game of snow golf. He would paint the golf balls red so he could find them. President Calvin Coolidge was born in Vermont on July 4, 1872 and is the only president born on Independence Day.

Vermont Statistics

The US Census Bureau reports that Vermont has approximately 626,000 residents, giving it the second lowest population density.

Homeownership in Vermont is at 71.4% and people living below poverty level is 11.3%.

The unemployment rate in Vermont is 4.4%, the 4th lowest in the US.

Vermont's Consumer Protection Laws

Additional consumer protection for Vermont can be found at the Office of the Attorney General.

Vermont Gift Card Ideas

Vermont is a beautiful state and home to resorts and numerous bed & breakfast inns. It is also the home of Ben & Jerry ice cream and lots of maple syrup. There are at least four gift card ideas right there if you or a friend are traveling to Vermont. You might also consider the much requested McDonalds gift card, but not if you're going to the capitol, Montpelier, because they don't have one.

Melting Gift Cards

Gift cards generally will melt at 320 degrees Fahrenheit. So, while you shouldn't use them to top your brownies they are not likely to melt in a closed vehicle even on a hot day in the summer. If it's 90 degrees outside a parked car will have temperatures inside of around 150 degrees after a few hours. On particularly hot days there are reports of cars getting up over 200 degrees inside, but so far no reports of temperatures over 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

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