The holidays are coming (and rather quickly it seems). We are all doing everything we can to find the best deals and not overspend this year. I’ve actually shared a lot of great tips to help you stay out of debt and how to really work your Black Friday deals. I actually have one more tip I’ve not yet shared. This is actually my personal FAVORITE!
Discounted Gift Cards!!
If you’ve not ever purchased them before, this is absolutely the best way to save money on your shopping. The gift cards have the value purchased — you just get to buy it at a discount. I’ve saved upwards of 25 – 30% off of my gift cards. That makes a $100 card as little as $70. That is honestly $30 back in MY pocket!
There are a lot of sites out there which sell these, but I’ve not really used them before. The reason is that I have my one go to shop for my cards – Raise.com. This is the only site I use because I trust them. If there is ever any issue with a card, they immediately make it right. I know that I will get what I pay for and there will be no issues at all. Guaranteed.
I also love to shop through them because when I signed up, I got a FREE $5 credit to use. Not only that, but they even offer discount codes on top of the already reduced prices!! Right now, use the code FALL5 and you will save $5 off of your purchase of $50 or more (the total you spend must be $50 and not $50 worth of cards). What is great is that you can purchase multiple cards and then use the code.
Not only can you find discounts, you can now even set your very own price alert! How awesome is that!?! You can set up an alert to notify you when the card drops to a certain discount (i.e. 15% off). When a card becomes available at the discount you want, you will be notified and you can then run and score the deal. Suh-weet!
Like I said above, I use this site because I can just save money. It is that simple. Here is how you can get a FREE $5 credit to use towards your very first purchase:
- Create an account on Raise.com. You will need to include the referral code in order to get the credit – which is PPinchin.
- You will be asked for your mobile number so that they can verify your account. If you are signing up on your mobile device, you will even be provided with an app you can use to shop (sweet)!!
- Once you verify your code, you will see the $5 credit in your account!!!
Here are a few ways to work some deals:
JCPenney: Up to 16% off
$250 for $200
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5= $190
$50 for $42
$5 credit price drops the price of to $37.00
Banana Republic: Up to 9% off
$80 for $68.20
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5= $58.20
Bath and Body Works gift cards: over 20% off
$200 Bath and Body Works gift cards for $162.96
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5= $152.96
$100 Bath and Body Works gift cards for $88.89
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5= $78.89
Whole Foods gift cards: over 10% off!
$50 Whole Foods gift card for $42.50
$5 credit price drops the price of to $37.50
$100 Whole Foods gift card for $88.51
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5= $78.51 (save over $20!)
Starbucks gift cards:
$25 Starbucks cards listed for $23.72
$5 credit price drops the price of to $18.72
$100 Starbucks cards listed for $95.77
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5 = $85.77 (save $13!)
Claire’s gift cards: over 40% off
$100 Claire’s cards listed for for $61.40
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5 = $51.40 (save almost $50!)
iTunes gift cards: over 13% off
$25 for $22.35
$5 credit price drops the price of to $17.35 (save almost $10!)
$100 iTunes card listed for $89.34
$10 off with $5 new user bonus + coupon code FALL5 = $79.34 (save almost $25!)
The ideas are truly endless! This is how you can get several cards for teachers, coaches, mail carriers….the list goes on and on! Visit Raise.com and get busy saving!!