How To Buy Discount Gift Cards
Do you want to know how to buy discount gift cards? Buying gift cards at a discount can save you money. It is a nice feeling to save money. Most people have no idea how to get discounted or free gift cards. Once you learn the tricks, you will save money, and enjoy more time out on the town.
Things You Will Need
- Credit card
- Account at an auction site
- Airline miles rewards account
- Membership to a discount club
- Many credit cards have a "Rewards" offer. Some credit cars companies offer incentives that allow you to receive points every time you use your credit card for a purchase. When the points add up, you can get gift cards with your points. You have to spend a certain amount to get these free gift cards. It would be smart to pay the full amount on your credit card each month. The credit card companies hope you do not pay your total. The free gift cards are the bait to get you to use your card. If you do not pay your total every month, your gift cards are not discounted/free anymore. You want discounted/free gift cards from your credit cards. Don’t screw yourself over by carrying a balance on your credit cards. To do this register for credit cards that offer you the ability to buy gift cards with your points.
- If you have a membership to a members only discount club, you have a way to buy discounted gift cards. Go to the front of the store by the checkout lines. There will be an assortment gift cards at discounted prices. These stores will usually offer different types of gift cards for less than face value. If you pay eight-five dollars for a one hundred dollar gift card at one of these stores, you save fifteen percent. You will have to become a member to buy discount gift cards this way. There is a membership fee for each club.
- Go to an online auction to find discounted gift cards. Make a search for gift cards at an auction site. (You will need a buyer account before you bid. You go through the signing up process to become a member). When you find a gift card at a good price, wait until the auction is near the end before you bid on the gift card. Make sure the seller offers free shipping on the gift card. If you save five dollars on a twenty dollar gift card/ you have bought a discounted gift card on an online auction site.
- You can buy discounted gift cards through your airline miles rewards account. Some of the larger airlines will allow you to buy gift cards with your miles. If you do not have enough miles, you can pay the leftover expenses with your credit card. Airline miles rewards accounts are a great way to buy discounted gift cards. You will go to redeem your miles. Click on the market place and choose the gift card you want to receive for your miles. Click redeem and the airline will send you your gift card through the mail.
- Sometimes the stores themselves will offer discounted gift cards. Sometimes some stores will offer a deal where you will get a certain amount of money in free gift cards, let's say ten dollars, if you spend fifty dollars on gift cards. You can save twenty percent when the stores themselves offer you these deals. This works for the stores and you. If you buy their gift cards, they know you are going to spend them at their stores. Some people actually forget about the gift cards and never spend them. This way the stores really make out. You will often see deals like this on gift cards around the Christmas holiday. Ask the store or restaurant if they have any discounted gift cards. They will be happy to let you know.
- If you use credit cards to get gift cards make sure you always pay off your credit card balance
- Check for free shipping when you buy discounted gift cards online
- Check for store specials on gift cards
- Discount warehouses often sell discount gift cards