Current Visa and Mastercard Gift Card Deals

Current Visa and Mastercard Gift Card Deals

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!

StorePromotion DetailsEnd Date
BJ's WholesaleVisa 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.
12/31/18
Simon MallsSimon 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.
12/24/18
Lowe'sChase 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.
12/19/18
Office DepotOffice 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.12/15/18
PublixMastercard 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.
12/15/18
Safeway / Vons / Randall's / AlbertsonsMastercard 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.
12/15/18
StaplesNew 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.
12/14/18
Walgreen'sWalgreens 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.
12/14/18

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Juan Trippe
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Juan Trippe

Reselling on EBay and using PayPal has become an expensive MS gamble with total fees approaching 12-15%.

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I think one more column mentioning who is offering the cheaper price/discount would be helpful… for eg chase offer/amex offer/store coupon/store promotion.. This is currently in the title or description but seperating it our might give more clarit

Jeff
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Hy-Vee has $10 off $100 VGC. Ends today (12/4/18)

Jeff
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BTW—this has been very lucrative for me. If a HyVee also has a HyVee Market Grill, you can buy a $50 Market grill gift card and get get a$10 MArket Grill coupon (never expires and can be used beginning Jan 1, 2019—though there is a MG here that has been letting me use them already). I buy $1,000 at a time and get 20 coupon cards. I walk downstairs and use the MG gift card to buy the VGC with the $10 discount. Been using my AMEX gold card 4x points too.

Chris
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Chris

So, you’re saying Market Grill gift cards work at the grocery registers?

Jeff
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Jeff

YES, indeed. just keep the card to yourself and choose giftcard on the POS.

Chris
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Chris

Awesome! Thanks! Wish I’d known sooner. Do you know how long that deal is going?

Jeff
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Jeff

The Market Grill Promo runs through 12/31/18. The current in-store (grocery area) promo of $10 off $100+ VGC ends tonight. I’m hoping we will soon see a Mastercard promo after this VGC ends. The G-store had a 3rd party promo before the VGC and I bought tons of Lowe’s GC with the MG gc which then kicked in the Fuel rewards, too! (Fuel Rewards do not work on VGC or MC but DO work on 3rd party GC)

Pam
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Pam

Thank you SO much for this!

escot
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escot

Concur — this promises to be a very useful, come-back-to-often feature. With so promotions all coming & going, it’s been all-too-easy to forget or lose something that once looked good, or that ought to be compared with similar promos elsewhere. (When feasible, consider including/adding sub-links to remind/refer us to any posted overviews on how some new tool works — like Chase pay) Thanks!

Lauren
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Lauren

Agree ~ love this new feature 🙂 Thanks so much for adding it!

Gerhardt
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Gerhardt

Office Depot on the same link used for Lowe’s.

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