Looking to save money during your holiday shopping? Gift Card Granny can help. The aggregator site finds the best deals among the many discounted gift card resellers.
Shopping with a discounted gift card is like having a coupon without an expiration date. You can save anywhere from 2% to 20%, and sometimes more, depending on the retailer.
Gift cards are available for special purchases but also for everyday wants and needs such as groceries, gasoline, toiletries, vitamins, fast food, pet supplies and movie tickets. (My midnight movie jaunts — and their attendant buckets of kettle corn — are a bit more affordable this way.)
I shop with discounted gift cards all year round. Just about any time you check my wallet you’ll find at least one card; right now I have three (Walgreens, McDonald’s and Cinemark). However, these cards are particularly useful during the holidays — and Gift Card Granny is sponsoring a giveaway of a $25 gift card, to help defray your shopping costs.
The winner can take his or her pick from among Amazon, Walgreens, CVS or Starbucks. But this contest is a little different. You get just one chance to win, vs. the usual up-to-five, and you need to do a little work.
- Visit Gift Card Granny and cruise through any category that interests you, and then
- Leave a comment with the type of gift card(s) that you find most appealing, whether for everyday necessities or a great big splurge.
Seriously: Entries that do not include at least one type of gift card available at the site will not be considered for the prize. Neither will any entries that follow the usual method, e.g., “I’m a Facebook fan” or “I subscribe to your Twitter feed.” This time only, everybody gets just one chance.
Entries must be received by 10 p.m. PST Tuesday, Dec. 10. If I don’t hear back from the winner by 10 a.m. PST Thursday, Dec. 12, I’ll draw another name.