You have probably noticed many businesses offering special promos on gift cards. If you haven’t taken advantage of these, it is time. Of course, gift cards make great gifts, so it is a great way to save on gifts for others. But it is also a great way to save money on things you buy all the time buy stocking up on gift cards and racking in the freebies. Every year during the holidays, we stock up on gift cards to our favorite restaurants. It is a fantastic way to plan ahead and save 10% or 20% on eating out.
Here’s the scoop. In order to entice you to buy gift cards business offer a free gift card/bonus card with the purchase of a gift card. So, if you are buying the gift card as a gift (say a $25 gift card to Chipolte for Aunt Sally) you get a free burrito for you. (Or if you really want to sweeten Aunt Sally up, you could give her the freebie making your gift even better.) On the other hand, if you know that you eat at Carrabba’s every few months, you could pick up a $100 gift card and get a free $20 gift card too. It’s like free money!
Of course, you don’t want to tie up all of your cash in gift cards, so don’t go crazy… but think about it as an investment. Just don’t loose your gift cards!
I have rounded up a HUGE list of businesses offering freebies with gift card purchases. Check out the list and think about where you eat/shop often enough to make the investment worth it! Head s up, most of these offers end 12/24, so now’s the time!
Here are a few more ideas using ebillme me to get 10% cash back on gift card purchases:
- Home Depot – Earn 10% eBillme Cash Back Rewards on The Home Depot eGift Cards purchased with eBillme. Ends 01/15/11. **Restrictions apply.
- Amazon – Try eBillme and get $15 Mail-in Rebate on $100 Amazon.com Gift Cards purchased with eBillme. Ends 01/15/11. Restrictions apply**.
- JCPenny – Earn 10% eBillme Cash Back Rewards on JCPenney Gift Cards purchased with eBillme. Ends 01/15/2011.
- OverStock – Earn 10% eBillme Cash Back Rewards on Overstock.com Gift Cards purchased with eBillme. Ends 01/15/2011.
- Zappos – Earn 10% eBillme Cash Back on Zappos.com Gift Cards purchased with eBillme. Ends 01/15/11. No Coupon Required. **Restrictions apply.