Getting Extra Cashback, Points or Money Out of Gift Vouchers

Found 27th Nov 2016
Since Chanchi32's excellent Morrison's deal, I've realised it often doesn't pay to buy big things with money. Especially for shops that offer no cashback. It's better to earn something on buying the gift voucher, then use the gift vouchers to pay for the big item.

So I thought it might be good to put together a list of ways you can get extra mileage out of gift vouchers.

The Morrison's offer is over, but you can still get 25 Morrisons More Points for every £1 you spend on Gift Cards in store with a Match and More card. Which works out about a 2% return. Seems pretty small, but on a large purchase it makes a difference.

I know they sell the following cards, (there's probably be more):
- Amazon
- Boots
- Google Play
- iTunes
- Netflix
- Pizza Express
- PlayStation
- Xbox

Tesco often run gift card offers. Currently 15% off Pizza Express, 20% off New Look, 20% off Dining Out, 20% off Monsoon (ends tonight).

Then also 15% off digital vouchers for iTunes, Pizza Express, TicketMaster, Ask Italian, Zizzi and Debenhams

TopCashBack are offering 5% through their giftcard store on; Chef & Brewer, Currys PC World, Ernest Jones, Fayre & Square, Flaming Grill, Great British Pub Card, H Samuel, John Barras, Leslie Davis, Marks & Spencer, Starbucks Gift Card, Taylor Walker, Thomas Cook Digital, Thomas Cook Gift Card, Toys R Us, Wacky Warehouse

Some banks such as Lloyds also do cashback offers you can enable through your online banking, which work at supermarkets. These can also be used to get cashback on gift cards.

Zeek offers discounts on many giftcards zeek.me/buy…rs/

What are you tips? What have I missed?

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Original Poster

Currently pondering the best way to get money off John Lewis cards.

Zeek offer a £25 John Lewis gift card for £23 online only
16.5% quidco on your first order tonight

Edited by: "Wongy110" 27th Nov 2016

just watch out if buying gift cards, if something goes wrong the refund is back onto the card, recently got caught out on this, we can buy gift cards through work and got a bargain or thought I did until the item broke and didn't want the same one again. Then got the refund on to the cards and needed to wait for a good deal at that retailer. worked out in the end but took weeks to get a deal on the replacement. Also make sure you don't pay in full on the gift card, pay some of it on a credit card and you get the protection of using a credit card for the full value of the item.
Edited by: "eslick" 27th Nov 2016

Original Poster

thewongwing101

Zeek offer a £25 John Lewis gift card for £23 online only16.5% quidco on y … Zeek offer a £25 John Lewis gift card for £23 online only16.5% quidco on your fist order tonight



Thanks Wongy, will add that to the list

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eslick

just watch out if buying gift cards, if something goes wrong the refund … just watch out if buying gift cards, if something goes wrong the refund is back onto the card, recently got caught out on this, we can buy gift cards through work and got a bargain or thought I did until the item broke and didn't want the same one again. Then got the refund on to and needed to wait for a good deal at that retailer. worked out in the end but took weeks to get a deal on the replacement. Also make sure you don't pay in full on the gift card, pay some of it on a credit card and you get the protection of using a credit card for the full value of the item.



That's a very good point, I hadn't thought about that. Perhaps it's not to wise if it's a shop that has a limited range of products. Thanks for the warning

moneysavingkitten

Thanks Wongy, will add that to the list


They are basically a marketplace buying and selling giftcards might find better deals on fleabay
got loads of love to shop vouchers here but they don't do them
I get a 5% john lewis/waitrose card through work not that that helps

This might help to save money on say a TV
hotukdeals.com/dea…311
also worth signing up for spam from Zeek they just sent me a £3 off code

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thewongwing101

This might help to save money on say a TV … This might help to save money on say a TV :Dhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-15-credit-for-7-99-sign-up-with-audible-new-customers-only-2561311also worth signing up for spam from Zeek they just sent me a £3 off code



Very nice, signing up for spam as we speak

Original Poster

thewongwing101

This might help to save money on say a TV … This might help to save money on say a TV :Dhttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/amazon-15-credit-for-7-99-sign-up-with-audible-new-customers-only-2561311also worth signing up for spam from Zeek they just sent me a £3 off code



I see that on some of the cards, the discount goes down as the amount goes up. How many smaller cards can you buy, is there a limit? Seems to make sense to buy more small ones than one big one.

moneysavingkitten

I see that on some of the cards, the discount goes down as the amount … I see that on some of the cards, the discount goes down as the amount goes up. How many smaller cards can you buy, is there a limit? Seems to make sense to buy more small ones than one big one.


I saw that no comprende

moneysavingkitten

Currently pondering the best way to get money off John Lewis cards.



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Did you get PM?

FYI the zeek codes seem to expire the day before the expiry date
put an order in anyway using Quidco and that has tracked
I guess using it on a large purchase would have been a better idea but £25 voucher for less than £20 can't be bad

this might be of interest as wel
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