Can You Use A Gift Card After It Expires?

Check the back of the gift card and look for an expiration date.

Some gift cards display the expiration date on the back along with other information such as the customer service number, website and the activation requirements.

What happens when a gift card expires?

Money on a gift card cannot expire for at least five years from the date the card was purchased, or from the last date any additional money was loaded onto the card. If the expiration date listed on the card is earlier than these dates, the money can be transferred to a replacement card at no cost.

How do I know if my gift card has expired?

Check the back of the gift card and look for an expiration date. Some gift cards display the expiration date on the back along with other information such as the customer service number, website and the activation requirements.

Can vouchers legally expire?

A business is not obliged to honour a gift card or voucher after the expiry date, unless otherwise negotiated. If the gift card or voucher does not have an expiry date (including an activation expiry date), the consumer may use it for a reasonable length of time after it was originally purchased.