2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 6 - Consumer and Commercial Affairs
Fair Trade and Restraint of Trade
Article 1 - Colorado Consumer Protection Act
Part 7 - Specific Provisions
§ 6-1-722. Gift certificates - validity - exemptions - definitions
(1) (a) As used in this section, "gift card" means a prefunded tangible or electronic record of a specific monetary value evidencing an issuer's agreement to provide goods, services, credit, money, or anything of value. A "gift card" includes, but is not limited to, a tangible card; electronic card; stored-value card; or certificate or similar instrument, card, or tangible record, all of which contain a microprocessor chip, magnetic chip, or other means for the storage of information and for which the value is decremented upon each use. A "gift card" does not include a prefunded tangible or electronic record issued by, or on behalf of, any government agency; a gift certificate that is issued only on paper; a prepaid telecommunications or technology card; a card or certificate issued to a consumer pursuant to an awards, loyalty, or promotional program for which no money or other item of monetary value was exchanged; or a card that is donated or sold below face value at a volume discount to an employer or charitable organization for fundraising purposes.
(b) This section shall not apply to gift cards that are usable with multiple sellers of goods or services. This exception shall not apply to a gift card usable only with affiliated sellers of goods or services.
(2) On and after August 11, 2010, the issuer shall redeem the remaining value of a gift card for cash if the amount remaining is five dollars or less on request of the holder.
(3) It is unlawful for any person or entity to sell to a purchaser a gift card that contains a service fee, a dormancy fee, an inactivity fee, a maintenance fee, or any other type of fee.
(4) A violation of this section shall be deemed a deceptive trade practice as provided in section 6-1-105 (1) (ccc).
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