A prepaid card (such as a gift card) that may be used as cash must contain the following information:

  • the terms of use of the card, such as where the card can be used;
  • fees that may be charged, in cases where such fees are permitted by law;
  • how to check the card’s balance (the amount remaining);
  • the date when the merchant requires you to replace the card, if applicable.

These details provide you with all the necessary information regarding the use of the card. They must appear on the card. Otherwise, the merchant must provide you with a written document containing the information. In all cases, you must receive clear information about what you are purchasing.


Last update : June 15, 2018

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