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It’s Christmas Eve and I truly hope you are spending it however and wherever you like the best. If you love the thrill of the last minute (I get it, my dad totally does), then you may be spending some of your Christmas Eve doing some last minute shopping. If you are in that category and are racking up miles in the stores, I wish you the best as I’m sure it is a little nuts out there. Thankfully, you can also do some last minute shopping from your couch in the form of e-gift cards. Best of all, everyone wants your last minute dollars, so you can get bonuses with lots of e-gift card purchases made today while at home watching football or Christmas movies on TV. Of course, even if you don’t have anyone left to shop for you can also just score these bonuses all for yourself.
Without further ado, here are some e-gift cards you can purchase today from home and still score some bonuses or discounts.
Discounted Gift Cards Available Amazon
Amazon has an assortment of discounted e-gift cards to various retailers available when you use promo codes. You can view the full line-up here, but some examples include:
- iTunes – Get $15 off a $100 gift card with iTunes15
- Famous Footwear – Get $10 off $50 gift card with code SHOES10
- Legal Seafood – Get $10 off $50 gift card with code SEAFOOD
- Boston Market – Get $10 off $50 gift card with code BOSTON
- Dollar Shave Club – Get $10 off $50 gift card with code CLUB10
- Starbucks – Get $5 Amazon promo credit with $50 gift card with code SBUX
You can try and stack savings on top of these e-gift card discounts by using one Chase Ultimate Rewards point and the promo code URHOLIDAY to save $15 off a $60 Amazon order, though this is targeted – more info here.
It’s rare to get a bonus at Nordstrom, so this is one of my favorites as you can get a $20 promotional card with a $150 Nordstrom e-gift card purchase or a $50 promotional card with a $300 e-gift card purchase. It seems you need to make the purchase on a desktop in order to be able to input $300 as opposed to the pre-programmed denominations on the mobile app. The promotional card will be sent on January 3, 2018, and expires on January 31, 2018.
Get a $15 savings code via email on 1/21/2018 to use on a purchase from 1/21/18-2/3/18, if you purchase $150 Best Buy e-gift card. Maximum of three $150 e-gift card purchases via this promo.
You don’t need to spend big bucks to get some bonuses today as Dunkin Donuts is awarding two $5 promotional eGift Cards with a minimum $20 DD Card purchase on Dunkindonuts.com. Limit one purchase bonus totaling $10 (two $5 Promotional eGift Card) per purchaser from 12/21 – 12/30/17 or while supplies last. Each of the $5 promotional eGift Cards must be enrolled online or redeemed at a participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations by 1/31/18 to receive promotional value.
Tons of chain restaurants have an e-gift card bonus available today, so I’m not going to outline all of them but will give a few examples including California Pizza Kitchen that is awarding a $20 promotional card valid 1/8/2018 – 2/25/2018 with a $100 e-gift card purchase.
Purchase $50 in gift cards and get $10 in the form of a promotional gift card that is valid from January 1 – February 11, 2018. If you want to do this in an Outback restaurant instead of online you could stack this deal with the Amex Offer on some cards that awards 1,000 bonus Membership Reward points with a $50 Outback purchase.
Purchase $100 in gift card and receive a $20 Reward Card that is valid from January 1 – May 31, 2018, excluding Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Some other Landry’s Restaurants such as Vic & Anthony’s, Willie G’s, and Grotto are running similar promotions.
Trunk Club is pricey, but it is a pretty cool service where a personal stylist puts together a ‘trunk’ full of clothes for you to try for no additional fee beyond the price of the clothes. These are often full priced clothes, so it is a perfect time to use a Citi Price Rewind when you aren’t paying with a gift card. Anyway, if you want to gift someone a start at a new wardrobe, you can earn a credit for yourself that varies based on how much you gift.
- $150 gift, $20 credit
- $250 gift, $40 credit
- $500 gift, $90 credit
- $1000 gift, $200 credit
The promotional credit is valid between 01/01/18 and 01/31/18 and may be used online or in a Clubhouse toward Trunk Club merchandise, excluding gift cards.
Order $50 in Alamo Drafthouse gift cards and get a $10 free Snack Pass that is valid from 1/19/18 – 2/28/18 (excluding Feb. 14, 2018). It can be redeemed in the theater on any food or drink, excluding alcohol.
If you have a Costco membership and want to use it to buy some e-gifts online today at a discount, here are a few e-gift card ideas:
- $89.99 One-year Movie Pass
- Four $25 Build-a-Bear Gift Cards for $69.99
- Universal Studios Hollywood Gold Annual Pass $199
- Four $25 Mattel Gift Carts for $59.99
If you do want to venture into a physical store today, you can still consider placing your order online to get an extra bonus and then just pick it up in the store. Some examples of available bonuses include Toys R Us awarding a $5 e-gift card bonus with an online order and in-store pick-up of select items and Dicks Sporting Goods giving a $10 bonus card if you spend $50 online for in-store pick-up.
If you find any other great gift card or last minute deals today, please feel free to share the good news and Merry Christmas!
Editorial Note: The opinions expressed here are mine and not provided, reviewed, by any bank, card issuer, or other company unless otherwise stated.