Who doesn’t love a free gift card? Whether it’s Amazon, Walmart, or something in between, gift cards allow us to either save some money or treat ourselves when the pressures of life become overwhelming. Regardless of how you use yours, we have some advice to earn your free gift cards today!
InboxDollars and Swagbucks
Firstly, you can earn either cash or gift cards when using alternative search engines. Rather than the usual Bing or Google, for example, you can sign up to InboxDollars and Swagbucks. For them, they get to learn more about consumer shopping habits to see whether there are any patterns they can report back to their partners. For us, we enjoy free gifts and even a $5 sign-up bonus.
Of course, you aren’t going to be able to buy a new TV or games console, but you can get Visa and Amazon gift cards with very little effort. Considering we all use search engines anyway, we might as well get paid at the same time, right? With this first option, you don’t have to commit to work or anything like this; just keep searching.
As our second option, DOSH is a cash back app that allows users to earn gift cards and money after connecting a debit or credit card. On social media, there has been genuine excitement surrounding this app and we’re not surprised to see why.
For those worried about security, they use encryption technology known to banks. Once your card is paired with the app, you can then take advantage of their offers and generate cash back. If you prefer to earn cash over gift cards from apps like this, you’re in luck because DOSH tends to lean this way. Not only will you earn cash back, you’ll also get $10 for referrals and $5 for each linked card.
If you’ve tried to get started with survey websites before, you’ll know that the choice can be overwhelming. With so many options, how are you supposed to know which websites offer the best returns for your time? Fortunately, we have experience in this area, and we’ve watched them grow.
While some offer a few dollars for less than ten minutes, others pay a few cents for 20 minutes so it’s important you get this decision right. On most platforms, you generate points before then converting these into gift cards once you reach a certain minimum amount. If you like watching videos and playing games, many also offer these opportunities to earn.
Above all others, we recommend Get Paid (e-gift cards), Survey Junkie, Earn Rewards, SurveyClub, and Vindale Research. Each has unique features such as SurveyClub and their text notifications and sweepstake competitions. Meanwhile, Vindale Research offers a $2 bonus after signing up.
While some platforms are just starting to make a name, MyPoints has over two decades of experience and earning points has never been easier. Not only can these be converted into Amazon gift cards, you can also withdraw cash, discount codes, and travel miles.
How do you earn points?
- Watching videos
- Playing games
- Printing coupons
- Shopping online (certain stores)
- Buying gift cards
With this last one, we understand it’s a little confusing but buying gift cards will allow you to earn points towards gift cards; meta, right? Also, anybody who signs up and spends $20 will receive a $10 Amazon gift card so why not get started today?
Let’s face it, we all love saving money and enjoying a good deal at a store. For most of us, the effort of cutting a coupon, keeping it, and remembering it in the store can be difficult. Fortunately, we have a solution in the shape of Ibotta.
By completing simple tasks, you earn offers for certain products. From here, you can visit the store, upload the receipt, and receive your payment. One reason why we like Ibotta so much is the choice of gift cards; this includes Apple, Home Depot, Amazon, Lowes, Starbucks, and more.
Elsewhere, users have also found success with their team-building nature. Essentially, rewards are earned faster when you work with others and build up a network.
Did you know that Ebates will pay you $10 in PayPal cash or as a gift card just for signing up? This is only the beginning because they also offer a $10 gift card after the first purchase, and cash back each quarter.
If you haven’t seen them previously, Ebates is a cash back shopping platform and the biggest rewards come when it’s used carefully. With the right strategy, you could enjoy 40% at many stores. Once you’re a member, you’ll be alerted to both cash back opportunities and discounts.
As long as the purchases are made through the Ebates platform (either the website or app), the cash back rewards will generate. In the past, people would purchase items and forget about Ebates. To prevent this, you can now install a browser extension at no cost. When shopping on a partner site, you’ll be prompted to use Ebates.
As you build rewards, they can be redeemed in a number of ways including gift cards for Lowes, Amazon, Home Depot, and Starbucks. Alternatively, you might not want restriction, and this can be removed with the Visa gift card. This way, you’re receiving a gift card but it’s just as good as cash because it can be used anywhere.
Finally, we have another cash back service and one that rewards users whenever they make a purchase online. Over time, the app will have different deals and it’s up to you to take advantage. For example, they might offer 5% off at Walmart. From here, simply purchase items at Walmart and you’ll be rewarded with Drop points.
While we would never recommend making huge purchases at discounted stores just for the sake of it, making cash back for things you were going to buy anyway can be rewarding.
If you’re wondering what the likes of Walmart get from the process, they get their brand name plastered across the Drop platform. When customers use Drop to buy products/services, the brand will offer Drop commission. With a certain percentage of this commission going to users, it’s a process where everybody wins.
- The store gets customers they otherwise wouldn’t have had
- Drop earns commission for making sales
- Drop users get cash back for their purchases
If you’re reviewing different services, the benefits of choosing Drop would include easy cash back, brilliant rewards with major brands, an easy sign-up process, and even cash back alongside credit card rewards.
On the other hand, those who want cash will be disappointed, only money spent on card will apply, and Drop hasn’t been able to introduce a reliable customer support system just yet.
Overall, it’s well worth your attention if you shop regularly at the type of stores Drop has as a partner.
With these seven techniques, you’ll be getting more gift cards than you can handle. Suddenly, you can treat yourself, buy gifts for others, or simply save some money!