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

Charis Brown February 19, 2016
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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. 

Read more: 3 tips to get the most value out of gift cards

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, last month 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. For every $50 you spend, so often you'll receive $10 in Kohl's gift cards, which is a promotion Kohl's is running right now! 

“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. 


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. For example, right now, you can get a $150 Target giftcard with $0 down on a Samsung Galaxy S6 32GB. This offer is in-store only. 

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. At this time, the lingerie store is giving away gift cards with values of $10, $20, $50, $100, or $500 with a $10 purchase through March 28, in stores and online.  

Sam’s Club

Currently, Sam's Club is offering a promotion for $180 in savings when you sign up as a new member, including a $20 gift card.

Right now, has a deal for you! The office supply store will give you $10 back with $100 in technology purchases, or $20 in QuillCash you could use on other items in the store. 

Read more: Sell your unwanted gift cards online​


Sometimes you can score big at Publix, like with these deals! 

  • Publix Frozen Rewards Club: Get a $10 Publix gift card when you spend $30 on select frozen products (Bertolli®, Healthy Choice®, P.F. Chang's Home Menu® and Marie Callender's®) between 2/1/16 – 4/30/16 at Publix.
  • Publix Stocking Spree: This promotion tracks purchases, and gives you a $10 Publix Gift Card for every $50 you spend on participating items just by submitting your Publix receipts. The great thing is, this program is scheduled to continue through December 31, 2016. 

Publix gas card deals

Sneaky ways to get free gift cards with your purchases

Whenever Publix offers a gas card deal, you'll want to take advantage. With this deal, you won't get an entire giftcard, but you do get $10 worth of one. 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 their 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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Charis Brown is the Senior Deals Editor for She enjoys saving money wherever possible and loves finding a great deal. Her favorite discount store is Nordstrom Rack, where she once bought something for $.01! Charis is also the author of TGIF Next Gen and lives with her husband and cat near Atlanta, GA.
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