How to get the most out of your gift cards

28 Dec

Did everyone end up with a lot of gift cards after the holidays? Here’s a few tips on getting your best value out of them.

Of course look for sales – no brainer! 🙂 If the card is for a restaurant, check to see if they have a kids eat free night (if you have kids) or if they have a coupon for a free appetizer or dessert.  Most restaurants do now when you sign up for their newsletter online. Check out their site, do they maybe have a night where your fave is cheaper (pasta night etc.).

If it’s for a department or clothing store look for discount coupons! Right now Zellers has one for 50% off one item – extends the gift card a lot! Old Navy usually has coupons every week too online – look up the store online but on facebook too to see if there’s anything that would work for you. Like Mark’s having those bonus cards on the flyers too – takes your gift card even further. Also great if you have a group buying deal coupon for it – can combine since a gift card is like cash!

And if it ends up that you got some gift cards you know you will never use, check out cardswap  – you can buy or sell gift cards on there.

What are your best tips for getting the most out of your gift cards?

One Reply to “How to get the most out of your gift cards”

  1. I had recently won a gift certificate to a kiosk located in St Vital mall. When I went to redeem it I was told I was not allowed to use it on sale items and the kiosk only carried 1 or 2 items in the price range of the gift certificate. Kinda bummed.
    Wish there was a way to make the most of that gift certificate.

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