7 places where you can get free gift cards with your purchases

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Getting a free gift card is almost as awesome as getting cash. As long as you’ll be able to shop at the store where it’s from, it’s pretty much like getting free money!

Here are seven retailers where you can earn free gift cards when you’re out shopping, in addition to some other ways to earn free gift cards.

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Retail stores

Buy Buy Baby

It’s always great to save on baby items whenever possible. This retailer offers some great gift card deals every so often. For instance, previously Buy Buy Baby offered a $40 gift card with the purchase of a Graco Jetsetter Playard. In addition, a $100 gift card was offered with the purchase of select Chicco NextFit car seats in a different deal.


Kohl’s is a great place to get rewarded, and Kohl’s rewards its customers in the form of Kohl’s Cash. Generally, for every $50 spent, you’ll get $10 in  Kohl’s Cash to be used on a future purchase.

“If you’re planning on making a major purchase, like a large appliance or household item, this feature often makes a Kohl’s purchase the best value, as long as you actually use that store credit for another necessary purchase,” Benjamin K. Glaser, features editor for DealNews, told GoBankingRates.

Read more: 10 money-saving tips to know about Kohl’s


Target offers free gift cards with various items nearly every week in its weekly ad.  The most common denomination for a gift card is $5, but sometimes you can get a gift card for up to $150, depending on the item.

Read more: 12 ways to save at Target

Victoria’s Secret

Several times during the year Victoria’s Secret will have a gift card offer when you spend a certain amount on lingerie.


Sam’s Club

Sam’s Club often has signup bonuses that include gift cards. The most recent promotion offered the $45 membership for $30, and new members got a $5 gift card too!

Read more: Sell your unwanted gift cards online


Sometimes you can score big at Publix. Every so often Publix will offer a $10 gas card with a grocery spend of $50 or more. This can save you big on gas!

Sneaky ways to get free gift cards with your purchases

This deal works especially well if there are a lot of buy one, get one free deals you want to buy and you use coupons on top of that. Triple score!

Getting $10 in free gas is much better than even saving a few cents on gas by buying it at a warehouse club, and it’s even better than getting cash back on your credit card for gas. Whenever there’s a gift card deal, you need to take full advantage!

Restaurant gift card deals

There are many times throughout the year that nationwide restaurants offer gift card deals with purchase. This will often be during the holidays, but not always.

For instance, Benihana has a deal where if you sign up for sign up for its free loyalty program, The Chef’s Table, you’ll receive a free $30 gift card to be used anytime during your birthday month.

Here are some that have shown up in the past, and will likely show up again:

  • Applebee’s: Buy a $50 gift card and get a mystery bonus card worth up to $25
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy a $25 gift card, get a free bonus card, of a value up to $100
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Buy $50 worth of gift cards, get $10
  • Carrabba’s: Buy $50 worth of gift cards, get $10
  • Chili’s: Buy $50 worth of gift cards, get $10
  • Maggiano’s: $20 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $100 gift card
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse: $50 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $250 gift card
  • Roy’s and Fleming’s: $20 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $100 gift card

Rewards websites

In addition to places that offer free gift cards with purchases, there are many rewards websites out there that offer the ability to earn free gift cards. Some websites are not legit. But, these ones are! It may take a while to earn enough points to translate into free gift cards, however.


Read more: Gift card exchange: How to get the most cash for your unwanted gift card

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