Thousands of Missourians have leftover gifts to reclaim from the state treasurer’s office this holiday season.
According to Treasurer Clint Zweifel, the state is holding nearly $9 million worth of gift cards and gift certificates that have been dormant for at least five years.
“We all know what it’s like during the holiday season. You get gifts; you get gift cards. You set them aside; you might forget about them,” he said. “Or you might lose them in the travels that you have. We’ve returned $145,000 this year alone in gift cards.”
About one in 10 Missourians have claims to make with the treasurer’s office, which holds about $927 million worth of property, said Zweifel. In 2014, the state returned about $40 million in property to their original owners or heirs. Zweifel said the average claim is about $300.
Anyone who might have a claim can search the state’s online database at www.ShowMeMoney.com.