Gift Cards First Introduced

Gift Cards were introduced in 1994, by Neiman Marcus. It was a Closed Loop Card. It was barcode activated and limited to one time use only and cashback provided with any remaining balance.

State Onset of Fee and Expiration Date Regulation

By 2002, the U.S. States began efforts to regulate fees and expirations dates regarding gift cards via consumer protection regulations and unclaimed property laws. These state laws impacted the use of traditional accounting methods addressing unused card...