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Since June 2008, the Gift Cards Regulation outlines that no expiry dates are permitted on gift cards and gift certificates used in New Brunswick, with the following exceptions:
Cards issued by a credit card company, bank or telephone company fall under federal jurisdiction and are therefore exempt from the act.
Some stores may choose to use up remaining cards that have expiry dates on them. If there is an expiry date on a gift card that is in violation of the act, the card remains in effect as if there were no expiry date.
Fees are not permitted under the Gift Cards Act except in the following circumstances:
There is more information available about gift cards on the Canadian Consumer Handbook website.