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Old 11-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #46
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I just wanted to pop in to say this isn't just a GC or a Disney problem. I think many companies limit the exp. dates you can enter, just to try to help people avoid picking the wrong date -- if you say your card expires in 2315, for example, you either entered/selected the wrong date, or you have a very trusting card issuer.
I ran into this problem last Spring, when I had a new regular credit card (not a gift card.) The issuer sent me my new card a month or so before the old one would have expired. I activated it, used it successfully, and shredded the old card. Sure enough, when I went to book a shore excursion with Carnival, I could not pick the year that my card expired. Their drop-down list would have worked if it expired a year sooner. I think I contacted Carnival and told them it was time to update their dates, and if I recall, the next week I went in and booked the excursion with that card.
Either that or I gave up and just used a different card. I have such a spotty memory!
That would make sense, except for the fact that Federal Reserve regulations require that funds on any gift cards issued have an expiration date of AT LEAST five years out, so it makes no sense for any merchant not to process cards with expiration dates that far out.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:44 AM   #47
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I get visa gift cards all the time from my bank as rewards from my debit card- the expiration date is a year after issue.. I buy Disney GC @ Stop and Shop and Southwest GC with them all the time and never had a problem
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:45 AM   #48
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I get visa gift cards all the time from my bank as rewards from my debit card- the expiration date is a year after issue.. I buy Disney GC @ Stop and Shop and Southwest GC with them all the time and never had a problem
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #49
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My wellness program at work gives out bank issued gift cards as incentives (american express). I just turn them into gift cards that I know I'll spend. Last year I turned them all into Disney gift cards and had $125 dollars to spend at F&W/resturants last week.

If I don't have a imediate plan at Disney I turn them into itunes cards or Barnes and Noble cards for my online accounts there. Disney store (brick and mortar stores) and walmart both seem to be able to process those things no problem.
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Old 11-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #50
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Thanks everyone!
Thank you. Without reading this thread, others could have had the same problem. Of course there is almost always somebody here that has had the same problem and knows a way around the red tape.

Glad you were able to take a bunch of lemons and make lemonade.

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