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Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Home Depot Gift Card Rules, Fees and Policies and Terms

World's Largest Retail Store Chains and Websites Best and Worst Gift Card Rules

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Gift cards are growing in popularity, but often both the gift card givers and receivers are unaware of the rules, fees, policies and terms which govern the use and value of those gift cards. Find details about Best Buy, Wal-Mart, and Home Depot gift card rules, fees and policies along with the gift card terms and fine print of the world's largest retail store chains and websites in this article. Before buying or using a gift card, review this complete list of U.S. retail industry gift card policies to avoid unpleasant gift card redemption surprises. This list is arranged alphabetically according to company name.

1. Best Buy Stores Gift Card Rules, Fees and Policies, Terms and Conditions

CASH EQUIVALENT: Best Buy stores gift cards are not redeemable for cash, except where prohibited by law.

LOST OR STOLEN CARDS:  Lost, stolen, or damaged Best Buy gift cards with a balance will be replaced with a valid proof of purchase.

EXPIRATION DATE:  There is no expiration date for Best Buy gift cards.

FEES:  There are no fees associated with Best Buy stores gift cards.

2. Costco Wholesale Club Gift Card Rules, Fees and Policies, Terms and Conditions

CASH EQUIVALENT: Costco Wholesale Club gift cards cannot be redeemed for cash.

LOST OR STOLEN CARDS:  Costco gift cards will not be replaced if they are lost, stolen, or destroyed.

EXPIRATION DATE:  There is no expiration date for Costco gift cards.

FEES:  There are no fees associated with Costco Wholesale Club gift cards.

3. Home Depot Stores Gift Card Rules, Fees and Policies, Terms and Conditions

CASH EQUIVALENT: Home Depot gift cards have no cash value, and are not returnable or refundale except where state law requires it.

LOST OR STOLEN CARDS:  Lost or stolen Home Depot gift cards that were purchased for cash will not be replaced and the remainig balance will not be refunded or replaced in any way.  Gift cards purchased with a credit card will be replaced with proof of purchase.

EXPIRATION DATE:  Home Depot gift cards have no expiration date.

FEES:  There are no fees associated with Home Depot gift cards.

4. Target Stores Gift Card Rules, Fees and Policies, Terms and Conditions

CASH EQUIVALENT: Target stores gift cards have no cash value, and are not returnable or refundale except where state law requires it.

LOST OR STOLEN CARDS:  Lost, stolen, or damaged Target gift cards with a remaining balance can be replaced if the original purchase receipt is provided.

EXPIRATION DATE:  There is no expiration date for Target gift cards.

FEES:  There are no fees associated with Target stores gift cards.

5. Walgreens Drug Stores Gift Card Rules, Fees and Policies, Terms and Conditions

CASH EQUIVALENT: Walgreens drug stores gift cards are not redeemable for cash.

LOST OR STOLEN CARDS:  Lost, stolen, or damaged Walgreens gift cards will not be replaced, and the value will not be returned.

EXPIRATION DATE:  There is no expiration date for Walgreens gift cards.

FEES:  There are no fees associated with Walgreens drug stores gift cards.

6. Wal-Mart Retail Stores Gift Card Rules, Fees and Policies, Terms and Conditions

CASH EQUIVALENT: Wal-Mart gift cards have no cash value, and are not returnable or refundale except where state law requires it.

LOST OR STOLEN CARDS:  A lost or stolen Wal-Mart gift card will be re-issued with the remaining balance with the purchase receipt.  Call 1-800-411-7942.  A $5 fee will be charged to replace a lost or stolen card.

EXPIRATION DATE:  Wal-Mart gift cards never expire

FEES:  If the gift card is not used 12 months after purchase, a service fee of $.094 will be deducted from the balance each month.  A fee of $0.50 will be deducted from your gift card balance every time you talk to a live Wal-Mart employee on the phone about your gift card. 

LIQUIDATION; You will be charged $5.00 to liquidate a Wal-Mart gift card

 

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