For Consumers: Marketplace Practices and Transactions
Buying someone a gift card this year?
Gift cards are one of the most popular gifts to give during the holiday season. They are a simple, low-fuss way to give your friends and loved ones the chance to buy something they’ll really love from their favourite retailers.
Before you buy a card, be sure to read the fine print and ask the retailer if there are any limitations on the card’s use. All fees (activation, maintenance, usage) must be paid up front at the time of purchase. Fees are not allowed to be charged after the card has been purchased.
Pros and Cons of Gift Cards