Today Only: Double Dip Almost Anywhere

4ZQMZGTEEN2M SuperCertificates are FEE FREE today (CYBER MONDAY).

Today only is offering FEE FREE SuperCertificates. You can redeem SuperCertificates for any of the gift certificates available through Normally there is a fee for purchasing SuperCertificates, but today you can use promo code CYBER11 to eliminate that fee. There is never a fee for redeeming SuperCertificates.

I’ve written many times before about how it is possible to “Double Dip” at some stores. The idea is to go through a rewards shopping portal to buy gift cards, and then go through a shopping portal again to use the gift cards. See, for example, Kohl’s Double Dip. Many stores, though, don’t allow this kind of double dip. Often, they allow shopping portal rewards for using gift cards, but not for buying gift cards. If you encounter a store like that where you would like to make a purchase, here is a way to get extra points:

Step 1: Make sure the purchases you are eyeing qualify

Suppose, for example, you want to buy some stuff at Staples and you want to get as many rewards for your purchase as possible. First, go to and search for Staples. Find the shopping portal with the best cash back or points back offer. Click through and read the terms and conditions. Make sure that they allow the use of gift cards. Next, go to and make sure they carry gift cards from this store. If so, proceed to Step 2.

Step 2: Buy a SuperCertificate

Go through again to find the best cash/points back option for shopping at The current best option, in my opinion, is the three extra points per dollar you will get at the Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall. So, assuming you have access to that mall (you’ll need a Chase Sapphire or Ink card), go to, find, click “Shop Now”, and then buy yourself a SuperCertificate in whatever denomination you know you will actually use. Make sure to use promo code CYBER11 when checking out so that you won’t have to pay the usual fee.

Step 3: Redeem Your SuperCertificate

Once you have your SuperCertificate, go back to to redeem for whatever merchant gift card you actually want to use.

Step 4: Use your Gift Card

Go through whichever shopping portal you identified in Step 1 and use your gift card to buy merchandise. If all goes well, you will now receive cash or points back from both the SuperCertificate purchase AND the actual merchant purchases.

Is it worth it?

If this seems like a lot of trouble to go through for a small incremental reward, you’re probably right. I’m not planning to take advantage of this myself, but I thought I should get this post out today in case anyone sees the value in it. Are you going to try it? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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Last updated on December 5th, 2011

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Thanks for the note about this. I was about to go through the AAdvantage shopping portal to grab some gift cards for the rest of my holiday shopping and take advantage of their 3 miles per dollar bonus, when I noticed this disclaimer:

“Note: Please refrain from use of any promotional code or coupon not listed on this site as it may negate the indicated reward.”

“May” negate. Anyone have any experience on whether the no-fee code will negate getting AA miles?