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