NC Gets Failing Grade In Protecting Gift Card Buyers

If you're thinking of buying gift cards for holiday presents, you might want to consider some of them come with fees. According to the on-line company Scrip Smart, North Carolina received an F grade when it come to protecting consumers against gift card fees and expiration dates. The reasons behind the failing grade are merchants are not required to give money back, there are no limits on expiration dates- and post-sale fees of any amount may be charged 1 year after date of purchase.

"I'd be more apt to go to the actual cash rather than purchase something they may not like and I'll have to take back which is something I don't like to do so I guess I'd rather do the cash then take the chance to get somebody a gift card that their going to have to pay a fee,"said shocked shopper Susan Steel.

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