There’s nothing like the sweet sensation of having a gift card burning a hole in your pocket. You’ve got magic ammo for shopping!
It’s like having free money in all your favorite stores — Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, you name it. Instead of holding your breath at checkout, you can just whip out that little piece of plastic. Or you can order online without any guilt whatsoever. After all, you’ve got a gift card.
Sadly, you might think you can only land gift cards around your birthday or the holidays. But we’re going to show you how to get free gift cards online.
We’ve searched the internet high and low and have tested each of these strategies:
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1. Refer a Friend to One of Your Favorite Things
Here’s a cool way to get gift cards: Just recommend your favorite products or services to friends.
For instance, if you’re a Sam’s Club member, you can refer a friend and get a $10 e-gift card. Or maybe you book your hotels through Hotels.com. Refer a friend and get $50 off your next booking.
Just search your favorite products or services, and find their refer-a-friend programs to get free gift cards and credits from them.
2. Scratch Off Free Lottery Tickets. Get Gift Cards.
There’s something so satisfying about those gas station scratch-off tickets. But they’re not really worth the money.
Instead, try scratching for free using an app called Lucktastic. Each day, it releases a new assortment of digital scratch-off tickets.
Lucktastic says instant wins range from $1 to $10,000. You can also earn tokens that you can exchange for free gift cards to retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Sephora and more.
The app is supported by advertising, which allows it to keep the payouts high and the games free. For more info, check out Lucktastic here.
3. Share Your Opinions and Get Gift Cards
There are about a trillion paid survey sites online — or at least it seems like it. But so many of them have lousy customer service, or it takes forever to get paid for the surveys you take. It’s hard to know which ones are worth your time.
Here’s a survey site that’s been operating since 2008: Swagbucks.
Since it started, it’s given out more than $100 million in cash and rewards.
You won’t get rich using Swagbucks, but it’s a legit site — we’ve tried it ourselves. You earn points towards free gift cards for every survey you take. You’ll even earn a $5 bonus when you sign up and earn 2,500 points within your first 60 days.
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