Gift Cards: Don’t Save Them, Spend Them

Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer Odds are that you or someone you know received a gift card during the holiday season. It is easy to see why. The cards are easy to purchase and (typically) easy to use. They can be the perfect primary giftRead more

Gift Cards: What You Should Know

From Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer One of the lesser-known roles of the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office involves gift cards. Some unused gift cards after a certain period of time are considered unclaimed property. As such, the value of these cards is surrendered toRead more