Value Cards and Rewards Programs - Are They a Gift or a Liability?

Over the past several years there has been a proliferation of companies offering gifts and rewards, including pre-paid gift cards, daily deals and other programs in lieu of cash discounts or rebates. Structured incorrectly, sponsoring organizations, issuers and retailers could find themselves at risk for unclaimed property liabilities among other exposures.


Duration is 61 minutes

This discussion will include:

  • Overview of various card and reward program offerings
  • Implications of the Federal Card Act and recent litigation affecting major retailers issuing gift cards
  • Safeguarding against unclaimed property liabilities and adverse tax, accounting and legal implications
  • Quantifying prior exposure and meeting ongoing compliance requirements
  • Optimizing the structure of future offerings


  • Robert Peters, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps
  • Jay Weintraub, CEO, Next Customer and Daily Deals Summit
  • Richard Zuckerman, Partner, SNR Denton US LLP
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