Almost every week, there is an available offer somewhere to save on the purchase of Visa or Mastercard Gift Cards. These cards are popularly purchased as gifts, but can also be an effective way to increase credit card spend for the purposes of earning rewards. Sometimes, promotions like those below make it possible to come out a few dollars ahead and earn free rewards. You can read more about this in our Manufactured Spending Complete Guide. See also our Best Options for Buying Visa and Mastercard Gift Cards for more information on which cards to purchase at various stores as well as which category bonuses you may be able to trigger with your purchases.
In any given week, it can be hard to remember if Safeway has a digital coupon or Office Max has an instant rebate or Kroger is offering 4x Fuel Points or Gift Card Mall is offering a dollar off activation fees, etc. Is there a Chase Offer? An Amex Offer? It can be hard to keep track.
With this new resource page, you will find a sortable table below with information on current Visa and Mastercard gift card deals or offers that can be leveraged into Visa and Mastercard gift card deals (for example, by using an Amex Offer at a store that sells Visa Gift Cards).
If intending to use Visa and Mastercard gift cards for the purposes of Manufactured Spending, it is advisable to read the complete guide and be aware of liquidation methods and limitations available in your area.
We will keep this page up to date each week as old offers expire and new offers are added, so you may want to bookmark this page for future weekly reference.
Finally, if you notice a deal that isn’t listed here, please comment here or contact us so we can get it added. Thanks for your input!
Current Visa and Mastercard Promotions
|Store||Promotion Details||End Date|
Expired Visa and Mastercard Promotions
|Store||Promotion Details||Start Date||End Date|
|Meijer||Meijer mPerks: Save $10 On $150+ Mastercard Gift Card (Must Load Coupon)|
Load this digital coupon to your mPerks account and then buy the largest denomination Mastercard to maximize rewards and come out a few bucks ahead of the activation fee.
|Walgreen's||Walgreens Chase Offer: Get 10% Back (Limit $5 Cashback – Targeted)|
This offer explicitly excludes gift card purchases, but it's possible that they may still work. YMMV. If it works, it will mostly wipe out the activation fee on one Visa Gift Card.
|Publix||Mastercard Gift Card deals at Safeway (& affiliates) and Publix|
This coupon is good for $10 off $100 or more, so buy the largest denomination Mastercard possible to maximize rewards and come out a few bucks ahead of the fee.
|Office Depot||Office Depot: $10 Off $300+ In Mastercard Gift Cards Net activation fees for two $200 cards are $3.90, but you'll earn 2,070 UR or $20.70 by paying with an Ink Plus or Ink Cash card respectively.||12/09/18||12/15/18|
|Safeway / Vons / Randall's / Albertsons||Mastercard Gift Card deals at Safeway (& affiliates) and Publix|
This Just4U coupon is only good on the $50 and $100 Mastercards, but it effectively eliminates the activation fee on a couple of them.
|Lowe's||Chase Offers: 10% back at Lowe’s, Office Depot, Starbucks, Advance Auto, more|
A max of $12 back turns a $200 Visa Gift Card into a $5 money-maker.
|Staples||Staples: $5 off a $200 VGC [12/16 to 12/22]||12/16/18||12/22/18|
|Office Max / Office Depot||Office Depot: $15 Instant Discount On $300+ In Visa Gift Cards||12/16/18||12/22/18|
|Simon Malls||Simon Malls to offer $1 off Visa Gift Card activation 12/10-12/24|
The activation fee on $500 Visa Gift Cards is $2.95 under this promotion, which runs 12/10-12/24/18.
|Staples||New Chase Offers for Staples, Olive Garden, Cinemark (10% back, low caps)|
The $6 back from this offer will nearly wipe out the activation fee on one Visa Gift Card. Extended until 12/31/18.
|BJ's Wholesale||Visa Gift card special for BJ's Wholesale members [YMMV]|
The sign on the rack showing $0 indicates that this is not a mistake, but it probably won't last. No certain end date.
|Giftcards.com||Get Fee-Free Visa Gift Cards On Giftcards.com With Code FEEFREE2018||12/28/18||12/31/18|
|Bed Bath & Beyond||Bed Bath & Beyond: Buy $50+ In Third Party Gift Cards & Get $10 BB&B Gift Card (Rebate Submission Required – Limit 10)|
This offer includes Visa Gift Cards and can be repeated up to 10 times, making it a pretty easy win if you value the BBB gift cards and/or can sell them.
|Staples||Fee-free Visa Gift Cards & easy 5x at Staples next week||01/13/19||01/19/19|
|Staples||Nice stack at Staples: 30% back + 10% back|
It's unclear whether or not this will stack with the 10% back offer than ends on 12/31, but even if it doesn't this makes Visa or Mastercard gift cards profitable.
|Staples||Staples: Get Fee-Free $100 Mastercard Gift Cards (Limit 10) Stack with the Staples Amex Offer and Chase Offer to save even more.||1/22/19||1/26/19|
|Kroger||Kroger: Earn 4x Fuel Points On All Gift Cards Including Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards This offer is only valid from February 1 to February 3.||2/01/19||2/03/19|
|Kroger||Kroger: Earn 4x Fuel Points On Fixed-Value Visa & Mastercard Gift Cards From Feb 8-10 This offer is only valid from February 8 to February 10.||2/8/19||2/10/19|
Last updated on January 14th, 2019