Possible way to still earn 1% on Visa gift card purchases from GiftCards.com

We recently shared the news that GiftCards.com will no longer pay cashback on Visa gift card purchases through cashback portals. There might still be a way to earn cashback on those purchases through a non-standard portal.

Acorns Found Money GiftCards

We’ve written before about some of the benefits of Acorns Found Money. See: Get free money from Acorns Found Money & boost your savings as well as 60+ retailers where Acorns Found Money offers the highest cashback.

One of the Found Money partners is GiftCards.com. While traditional cashback portals now have wording stating that Visa gift card purchases are excluded (the below image is from TopCashback)…

TopCashback GiftCards

…there’s no such wording for GiftCards.com on Acorns:

Acorns GiftCards

Now, there’s no guarantee that buying Visa gift cards from GiftCards.com via Acorns Found Money will track. Acorns might simply be slow in updating the terms, so even though Visa gift cards aren’t specified as being excluded, in reality they might be.

There’s a chance though that because earnings through Found Money are invested rather than awarded as cashback, their affiliate relationship with GiftCards.com might be different to the terms offered to standard cashback portals.

If so, this is a good way to continue mitigating activation fees when purchasing Visa gift cards. If you’ll be purchasing these cards anyway, it’d be worth giving the Acorns Found Money partnership a try seeing as you wouldn’t be forgoing cashback from elsewhere.

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Dont see any restriction at mrrebates.


why dont you guys try it out and then post about it ?

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Ma Barker

The only portal I’m confident that I’ll get paid for purchases before 4/30 is Yazing since Adam sent out emails that he has negotiated with GCM and GCcom about pending changes to cashback on Visa and Mastercards AFTER Apr 30. I remember when Amex quit paying on AGCs, even if some portals still showed CB, Amex didn’t pay months later after it was announced in other portals that Amex quit paying CB for AGCs bought online; with Yazing’s assurance of the CBs bought on or before Apr 30, I can wait a month or two and if I don’t get my CB which I also did a screenshot at the time of purchase, I will send support ticket to Adam.

Ma Barker
Ma Barker

I received email off assurance from Adam regarding my purchases in April. I have not ordered from GCM nor GCC in May. I ordered from Simon online when they had fee free days the last weekend of April until early morning of May 1. I already received two orders from them, no fees on those days made up for lost CBs from portals.