Redemption of Gift Cards at any affiliated property is subject to change in our sole discretion. Amazon .com and any remaining Gift Card balance may only be used for subsequent purchases on whisper cast.
Amazon .com or its affiliated properties; used for unauthorized advertising, marketing, sweepstakes, promotional or commercial purposes, including to facilitate the resale or shipment of goods from Amazon .com; redeemed for more than face value; transferred for value; redeemed for cash; returned for a cash refund (except to the extent required by law); or used in a manner otherwise prohibited by our Amazon .com Gift Card Restrictions and Prohibited Activities policy. The risk of loss and title for Gift Cards pass to the purchaser upon our electronic transmission of the Gift Card to the purchaser or designated recipient, or our delivery to the carrier, whichever is applicable.
Amazon is not responsible for, and assumes no liability to you for, any unlawful conduct or fraud by any third party associated with any Gift Card. Use of Amazon .com Balance or any Gift Card in Violation of these Terms and Conditions.
By using a Gift Card you agree to comply with these terms and conditions, and not to use a Gift Card in any manner that is misleading, deceptive, unfair, or otherwise harmful to Amazon .com, its affiliates, or its customers. We reserve the right, without notice to you, to void Gift Cards (including as a component of your Amazon .com Balance) without a refund, suspend or terminate customer accounts, suspend or terminate the ability to use our services, cancel or limit orders, and bill alternative forms of payment if we suspect that a Gift Card is obtained, used, or applied to an Amazon .com account (or your Amazon .com Balance is applied to a purchase) fraudulently, unlawfully, or otherwise in violation of these terms and conditions.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO GIFT CARDS OR YOUR AMAZON .COM BALANCE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. However, an arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court (including injunctive and declaratory relief or statutory damages), and must follow these terms and conditions as a court would.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claim to our registered agent: Corporation Service Company, 300 Descartes Way SW, Suite 304, Tum water, WA 98501. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules.
You may choose to have the arbitration conducted by telephone, based on written submissions, or in person at a mutually agreed location. We and you agree that any dispute resolution proceedings will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action.
If for any reason a claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial. We and you also agree that you or we may bring suit in court to enjoin infringement or other misuse of intellectual property rights.
We reserve the right to require additional verification of your identity, Gift Card or account ownership, or provision of an additional payment instrument, before you are able to apply a Gift Card to your account or your Amazon .com Balance to a purchase. When you purchase, receive, or apply a Gift Card to your account, or your Amazon .com Balance to a purchase, you agree that the laws of the State of Washington, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these terms and conditions and any dispute that may arise between you and ACI Gift Cards LLC, and its affiliates related to your use of a Gift Card or your Amazon .com Balance.
The portion of your Amazon .com Balance made up of Gift Cards issued after October 1, 2005, does not expire and may be applied to your Amazon .com account and applied to eligible purchases despite any stated expiration date. Expiration dates also do not apply for the portion of your Amazon .com Balance made up of any Gift Cards issued prior to October 1, 2005, in CA, CT, LA, ME, MD, MA, MT, NH, ND, OK, RI, VT, WA, or in any other jurisdiction solely to the extent prohibited or limited by law.
The portion of your Amazon .com Balance made up of Rightwards issued after October 1, 2005, does not expire and may be applied to your Amazon .com account and applied to eligible purchases despite any stated expiration date. Expiration dates also do not apply for the portion of your Amazon .com Balance made up of any Rightwards issued prior to October 1, 2005, in CA, CT, LA, ME, MD, MA, MT, NH, ND, OK, RI, VT, WA, or in any other jurisdiction solely to the extent prohibited or limited by law.
All other Rightwards issued prior to October 1, 2005, and the portion of your Amazon .com Balance made up of those GiftCardsexpire in accordance with their stated terms. Additionally, no fees apply when you purchase, use, or receive a gift card.
Redeemable towards millions of items store-wide at Amazon .com or certain affiliated websites. In 2009, President Obama signed the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (a.k.a.
This law, which mostly deals with consumer protection from credit card companies, also included new rules for gift cards. The law states that a gift card or general purpose prepaid card may not expire any earlier than five years from the date of activation (or the date when funds were last added to the card) and that if there is an expiration, the terms and conditions of that expiration must be clearly disclosed prior to purchase.
Once the gift card law went into effect, companies complied and, in many cases, just eliminated expiration dates altogether. Several states also subsequently passed even stricter state-level gift card laws that made expiration dates illegal.
Our gift card can expire in Arizona but not in California), most companies adopted the no-expiration rule for all of their stores in all states. If you don’t find it, chances are good the card will be valid as long as the store remains solvent.
(If the store goes into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, then the gift card may be impacted for a different reason. Though I’m speaking generally here, it’s a good idea to check the terms and conditions for your card to see if the expiration date applies to your situation.
Use any remaining value quickly to stop further inactivity fees from being charged. Cable company sends you a gift card as a thank you for switching services), pay close attention to the terms because those gift cards can (and often do) expire very quickly.
As previously mentioned, many states passed gift card laws as well. In California, for example, store-issued gift cards cannot expire, and if the balance on the gift card is less than $10, you can cash it out.
(That’s great to know when a gift card’s value drops to single digits.) Knowing my state laws has helped me get the best value for my gift cards on more than one occasion.
Follow Generally, gift cards have no expiration date, however your best bet is to check the Terms and Conditions of the retail brand. Promotional cards, such as those given away during a contest or promotion, must be claimed within a specified time period as defined in the individual card terms.
If a promotional gift card remains unclaimed beyond the specified time period, they will no longer be available for use. There is a limitation on register Points, which do expire after 12 months.
If the retailer is no longer in business, your best bet is to visit their website to see how they are handling gift card redemptions. Amazon .co.UK Rightwards and Gift Vouchers (including products branded as Gift Certificates) (“ Rightwards “) may only be redeemed toward the purchase of eligible products on WWW.
Any unused Gift Card balance will be placed in the redeemer's Amazon .co.UK account. If a purchase exceeds the redeemer's Gift Card balance, the remaining amount must be paid with another payment method.
To view your Gift Card balance, visit Your Account on Amazon .co.UK. Rightwards, including any unused Gift Card balances, expire ten years from the date of issuance.
Amazon .com.MX, or any other website owned and operated by us, our affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these terms and conditions. Rightwards cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, used for unauthorized commercial purposes, including to facilitate the resale or shipment of goods from Amazon .co.UK, redeemed for cash, or used in a manner otherwise prohibited by our Amazon .co.UK Rightwards Restrictions and Prohibited Activities policy.
The risk of loss and title for Rightwards pass to the purchaser upon our electronic transmission of the Gift Card to the purchaser or designated recipient, or our delivery to the carrier, whichever is applicable. We are not responsible if any Gift Card is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without your permission.
We will have the right to close customer accounts and take payment from alternative forms of payment if a fraudulently obtained Gift Card is redeemed and/or used to make purchases on Amazon .co.UK or any of its affiliated websites set forth above. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO Postcards, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
We reserve the right to require additional verification of your identity, Gift Card or account ownership, or provision of an additional payment instrument, before you are able to apply a Gift Card to your account or your Amazon .co.UK Gift Card Balance to a purchase. Any Rightwards issued prior to July 1, 2013, expire in accordance with their stated terms.
When you give or receive a gift card, the last thing you want is the balance to disappear because the issuer has deducted fees slowly. Gift card issuers would charge service and inactivity fees on gift cards that weren't used within a certain period.
Finally, consumers must be made aware of all gift card fees. The Federal Reserve says that some states already have rules that limit fees on gift cards and restrictions on gift card expiry.
The state law is effective when it provides greater protection than the federal law. Make sure you confirm the balance before selling your gift card.