Effective February 1, 2010, regulations on gift cards and gift certificates in Nova Scotia will:
Regulations cover all types of gift cards and certificates from establishments such as department stores, groceries, specialty stores, malls, spas, restaurants, recreation centers and hotels.
Exception to this rule are:
Before February 1, 2010, gift cards with dollar values that have not expired by February 1, 2010, and those issued on or after that date, will no longer have valid expiry dates.
Gift cards for goods and services that do not indicate dollar values purchased prior to February 1, 2010, will continue to expire on their scheduled date. Any card issued for goods and services purchased on or after February 1, 2010, will no longer have expiry dates.
For more information, call 1-800-670-4357.