Fancy saving a little extra on gift cards? Here are some of the latest offers to get you money off.
When you buy gift cards for yourself or as a present, it’s really important you make a note of the expiration date and don’t forget about them at the bottom of the draw! I’ve more details on what to watch for in my article Five things you need to know about gift cards.
Discounted gift cards
AirBnb, Vue, Apple & more
Amazon is offering between 10% and 20% off selected gift cards. There’s no end date listed but they might finish anytime. You can get:
- AirBnb – 15% off
- Apple App Store – 10% off
- Bella Italia – 20% off
- Cafe Rouge – 20% off
- Footlocker – 15% off
- Great British Pub – 20% off
- Naked Wines – 15% off
- Vue – 15% off
Cashback on gift cards, including Asda and Uber
TopCashback has a spin-off site called TopGiftCards with money back on brands including Asda, Ticketmaster, Uber, Costa and Clarks. You need to click through from TopCashback and choose your gift card.
These are all digital gift cards but check the individual retailer terms to see if it can be spent in-store, online or both. Cashback is then paid back to your TCB account. Remember, if you’re new to TopCashback you can also get a bonus of £10 to £15 when you sign up and spend £10.
The value of the gift cards on offer varies from 2% through to 10%, though most are less than 5%. Brands include (values correct as of 1/5/21):
- Asda – 2.5%
- Sainsbury’s – 1%
- Morrisons – 2%
- Asos – 6%
- B&Q – 2%
- Clarks – 5%
- Costa – 5%
- Halfords – 5%
- H&M – 5%
- National Book Tokens – 5%
- New Look – 5%
- Pizza Hut – 5%
- Primark – 3%
- Ticketmaster – 4%
- TK Maxx – 4%
- Uber – 2%
- Just Eat – 2.5%
Discounted “work-perk” gift card trick, including John Lewis
I’ve written in detail how you can get access to discounted gift cards, including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, if you open up a Scottish Friendly ISA.
Amazon gift card bonuses
Over on my Amazon deals page I’ve got a couple of deals where you get extra money when topping up your account or buying a gift card. These offers tend to run most of the year, though they are normally only for people who haven’t done either of these in the last three years.
Monese: 20% off
These deals happened maybe four or five times a year in 2020 and 2021. You need to be a Monese account holder (go for the free option)
The most recent is running Friday 21 January 2022 and you can get 20% off a selection of gift cards. Simply enter the codes below in the Promotions tab in the menu to buy the discounted cards.
- SHOP50 will get you a £50 Gift Card for £40
- SHOP100 will get you a £100 Gift Card for £80
- SHOP200 will get you a £200 gift card for £160
- SHOP400 will get you £400 gift card for £320
You’ll then be sent a link to swap the credit for digital cards. You can split the credit among different retailers. The shops include:
- John Lewis
These offers tend to go fast, so don’t delay!