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Gift card to a place that sells Chametz

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Rabbi Chaim Tabasky

1 Cheshvan 5767
Question
If I owned a gift card to a place like starbucks or another place that sells Chametz, do I have to sell my gift card before pesach?
Answer
No. A gift card is not ownership of the property, but just an option to receive goods without further payment. You can use the card after Pesach.
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