I’ve written before about how to buy discounted gift cards. A good place to start is always a price comparison site called Gift Card Granny, which gives the top rates whether you’re buying or selling.
Gift Card Granny is introducing an “alert” feature, which will let you know when your favorite card(s) are available cheaply. To promote the new feature, GCG will give away a $250 gift card of the winner’s choice.
It’s easy to enter.
Just set up an alert before midnight Monday, Jan. 31, then sit back and wait to see if you’re the winner.
Gift cards are the new coupon. You can get them for 8 to 30% off (or sometimes more) and use them to pay for things you were going to buy anyway, whether that’s lunch out or the gasoline to get to work.
Planning to send flowers on Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day? Cut your cost by 30% with a discounted gift card.
Fond of Saturday afternoons at the movies? Save an additional 10% by paying with a Regal, AMC or Cinemark gift card.
Hitting the post-holiday sales at your favorite retailers? Make the deals even sweeter with this additional discount.
If you win the card, you could re-sell it for a quick cash infusion. Cruise the GCG site to determine the most popular cards for resale (they’re usually places like Target). Personally, I’d choose a gift card for a grocery store or gas station, because it would free up $250 from my budget.
Good luck – and if one of you wins, you better tell us about it.