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A Gift You Can Use

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Okay so, remember all those picky rules that came along with gift cards.

Well, many of them are no more!  Gift cards are still good after five years now, it used to be one year.

Also, starting this week, services fees on gift cards are now limited to one per month.

Those fees can be tacked on for anything from checking your balance to adding money to the card.

Plus, now, a full year has to pass before an inactivity fee can be charged.

That's usually around $2 a month. Starting in January of 2011, that fee amount must be fully disclosed on the back of the card.

 


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