Disneyland Gift Certificate - Is balance placed on a gift card?
I have a $100.00 Disneyland Gift Certificate (paper not plastic). I plan on using it for a dinner this weekend but I know we won't spend $100.00. The certificate says it's not redeemable for cash. Does this mean I loose any unspent portion, or will they give me a Disney Gift Card with the remainder placed on it?
Thanks in advance for any answers. It's my boyfirend's b-day surprise...he won't know we're going to DL until I wake him up and he won't know about dinner until the afternoon. :D
Re: Disneyland Gift Certificate - Is balance placed on a gift card?
You should be fine. You are actually protected by California State law. By law there is no expiration date on gift certificates. You can't cash out a certificate, but the balance will carry over forever until it is used up.
Originally Posted by PrettiestPrincess
Some companies do give the remaining cash out if there is a low balance left on the card, maybe $5 or less. But this is per company policy and I don't know what Disney's policy is on this.
Just so you know, never give anyone a gift certificate tied to a credit card. For example, American Express or Visa offers generic gift cards that you can give for gifts to people. There is a loophole in the law that allows credit card companies that offer gift cards to reduce the value of the gift card after a certain amount of time. And they may also place an expiration on this as well. This is because the state law I mentioned applies only to gift cards connected to specific merchants and not to lenders such as credit card companies.