Gift Card Bargains

Discussion in 'Budget & Bargains' started by missjane, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Target has iTunes gift cards buy one, get one 20% off through Saturday 6/18.
     
  2. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Select Xbox, Brinker's, Nintendo or Domino's Gift Cards are 15% off at Family Dollar. I don't know what Brinker's is, but some of you may have it where you live.
     
  3. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    10% off Dominoes, Cabela's, Applebee's, and Fridays at Dollar General.
    All through Saturday.
     
  4. luludou

    luludou Well-Known Member

    Nice bargains! not sure we have that here in Canada, will check it out
     
  5. ejagno

    ejagno Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing this. I was just thinking of gift cards for stocking and gift baskets.
     
  6. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I got a $30 itunes card last week for $20. If I had have been thinking I should have gotten 1 more to put in the gift closet
     
  7. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    2018

    I just saw that Dollar General has food GCs 15% off, so if you're looking for a stocking stuffer or office gift, pick them up now!
     
  8. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    I have bought a lot of gift cards this year. I am thinking that next year I will buy earlier and stock up.
    MissJane, that is a good deal.
     
  9. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    Target gift cards are going to be 10% off Sunday 12/2/18 only.
     
  10. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    One of the big stores I shop at give points for dollars spent.. At the moment I have a free $10 that I can redeem off a shop. I have asked to keep that $10, keep collecting until I have enough for a store gift card. I am thinking that with the amount I spend I should "earn" about $50 this year and that will be a gift card for my FIL as part of his Christmas gift.
     
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  11. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Have started buying gift cards for DH for Christmas. Have a $50 one put away and will add to it when I can.
    Now have $20 on my store rewards card, slowly but steadily building it up.
     
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  12. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    None of our grocery stores have monetary rewards anymore. Brookshire's used to. Then, ours closed. We have a Super 1. You can buy gift cards, but it's a one time purchase. You can't add money to it, which is how I like to do it. I don't like keeping up with a bunch of them.
     
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  13. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    None of the gift cards here are ones that you can add to so DH ends up with 5 or 6 cards to the hardware for smaller amounts. He is always happy with that.
     
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  14. housewife2

    housewife2 Well-Known Member

    i like giving gift cards just worried that some stores will close by christmas.
     
  15. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    This, sadly, is a real possibility given the number of stores that are going out of business. They just can't compete with the convenience of online shopping and the low prices that sites like Amazon.com offer.
     
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  16. missjane

    missjane Well-Known Member

    I guess you can give the "vanilla" visa cards that can be used anywhere.
     
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  17. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    I made the expensive mistake last year of picking up a couple of Visa (or maybe they were American Express) cards for my nephews - 2 cards, $50 each, and there was a $9.95 service charge to activate them for each one! My first experience with this type of transaction, didn't know any better. Just found out my bank makes the Visa cards available for just the face amount. I'll be picking them up there this year.
     
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  18. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Pamela, I am tired of service charges on things. Bought movie tickets online recently for my DrillDance team, Needed 7 tickets and they put a $1.50 service fee on each ticket even though I did it all in one transaction. An extra cost of $10.50. Some of the gift cards here have a service fee so you do need to watch.
     
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  19. PamelaG

    PamelaG Moderator Staff Member

    Honestly, we're planning to shop at THEIR store, or go to one of THEIR events - why would they even consider asking us to pay more? LOL
     
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  20. sweetpumkinpye

    sweetpumkinpye Well-Known Member

    Not sure, certainly is frustrating though and I cannot see it changing.
     
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