Gift card discounts and offers

Fancy saving a little extra on gift cards? Here are some of the latest offers to get you money off.

When you buy gift cards for yourself or as a present, it’s really important you make a note of the expiration date and don’t forget about them at the bottom of the draw! I’ve more details on what to watch for in my article Five things you need to know about gift cards.

Discounted gift cards

Cashback on gift cards, including Asda and Uber

TopCashback has a spin-off site called TopGiftCards with money back on brands including Asda, Ticketmaster, Uber, Costa and Clarks. You need to click through from TopCashback and choose your gift card.

These are all digital gift cards but check the individual retailer terms to see if it can be spent in-store, online or both. Cashback is then paid back to your TCB account. Remember, if you’re new to TopCashback you can also get a bonus of £10 to £15 when you sign up and spend £10.

The value of the gift cards on offer varies from 2% through to 10%, though most are less than 5%. Brands include (values correct as of 1/5/21):

  • Asda – 2.5%
  • Sainsbury’s – 1%
  • Morrisons – 2%
  • Asos – 6%
  • B&Q – 2%
  • Clarks – 5%
  • Costa – 5%
  • Halfords – 5%
  • H&M – 5%
  • National Book Tokens – 5%
  • New Look – 5%
  • Pizza Hut – 5%
  • Primark – 3%
  • Ticketmaster – 4%
  • TK Maxx – 4%
  • Uber – 2%
  • Just Eat – 2.5%

Discounted “work-perk” gift card trick, including John Lewis

I’ve written in detail how you can get access to discounted gift cards, including John Lewis and Marks & Spencer, if you open up a Scottish Friendly ISA. 

Amazon gift card bonuses

Over on my Amazon deals page I’ve got a couple of deals where you get extra money when topping up your account or buying a gift card. These offers tend to run most of the year, though they are normally only for people who haven’t done either of these in the last three years.

AirBnb, Odeon, Apple & more (expired)

Amazon is offering between 10% and 20% off selected gift cards. There’s no end date listed but they might finish anytime. You can get:

  • AirBnb – 10% off
  • Apple App Store – 10% off
  • Bella Italia – 15% off
  • Buy a Gift – 25% off
  • Cafe Rouge – 15% off
  • Caffe Nero – 15% off
  • Footlocker – 15% off
  • Odeon – 20% off
  • Pizza Express – 15% off
  • Red Letter Days – 25% off

Monese: 20% off

These deals happened maybe four or five times a year in 2020 and 2021. You need to be a Monese account holder (go for the free option).

It’s usually 20% off which is amazing, but for the April 2022 it was cut to 5% off, then increased to 10%, and finally back up to 20% – though those who used it on the lower discounts aren’t likely to be able to buy more than once. The offer tends to happen around the 20 to 25 of the month.

The most recent is running from Friday 22 April 2022 and you can get 20% off (up from 10% off) a selection of gift cards. They can go quick so you’ll need to be fast. Ends 31 May 2022.

You must have the amount you want to spend in your account. Then simply enter the codes below in the Promotions tab in the menu to buy the discounted cards.

•£50 gift card for £40: code MAY50
•£100 gift card for £80: code MAY100

  • 200 gift card for £160: code MAY200
  • £400 code already sold out

The money will instantly be taken from your account. You’ll then be sent a link to swap the credit for digital cards. You can split the credit among different retailers. This time the shops on offer are:

  • Adidas UK, App Store & iTunes, Arsenal FC, ASDA, Ask Italian, Boohoo, Cafe Nero, Cineworld, Currys, Decathlon UK, Deliveroo, EuroStar UK, Google Play, Habitat, Halfords, H&M, Jet 2 Holidays by Inspire, John Lewis & Partners, Just Eat, Lastminute.com travel, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, National Trust UK, New Look GB, Nike, Photobox, Pizza Hut Restaurants UK, Primark, River Island, Sainsbury’s, Sports Direct UK, Spotify UK, The Body Shop, Ticketmaster UK, Uber Eats, Uber, Virgin GC, Zizzi UK.

For broader offers (so not this one), the shops usually include:

  • Amazon,
  • Argos,
  • Asda,
  • Cineworld,
  • Costa,
  • Currys PC World,
  • Decathlon GB,
  • Evans Cycles,
  • Foot Locker,
  • Halfords,
  • John Lewis & Partners, 
  • lastminute.com,
  • Marks and Spencer,
  • New Look GB,
  • Nike UK,
  • Not on the High Street,
  • Pizza Hut Restaurants UK

These offers tend to go fast, so don’t delay!

My top deals

Here are a few ongoing and recent offers you might have missed:

Banking offers

Savings & investing offers

Cards and bills deals

Shopping vouchers and other deals

Entertainment deals

Food and drink offers

16 thoughts on “Gift card discounts and offers

  1. On latest Monese one (22April) the GROC50 doesn’t work for the £50 but instead you need to have £90 in the account and it gives you a £100 gift card instead…go figure! Foxed me for a while. I guess by now there won’t be any codes left anyway.

  2. as always sold out – no point!

    1. Yeah it’s frustrating as you’ve got to be quick! I shared it on social media as soon as I spotted the email in my inbox and I think it stuck around for a good 5 hours before expiring.

  3. Cheers Andy, the code worked nicely for me. Nice to get little bonuses like this for following your blog, always an interesting read.

  4. It didn’t work for me, said the code was for new customers only!

    1. It should work now. Let me know if it goes through when you try again

  5. Code is NOT working for current customers and says
    Sorry! This code is only for new shoppers

    Shame!

    1. It should work now. Can you try again and let me know?

      1. Was too late Andy! Maybe next time?

  6. Hi Andy. Unfortunately the iTunes code for today (7 Dec) at Zeek is “only for new shoppers” so does not work for me when I put in a £50 iTunes voucher 🙁

    1. I tried it this afternoon and it worked. Thanks Andy.

  7. Very misleading title, Zeek do not offer Amazon as a retailer

    1. They do!! There’s often no discount, but when you add in these codes you can make a saving

    2. Its bonkers to get 10% discount you have to spend £100 but you might want anything else then

  8. great blog as usual. worth pointing out that tesco gift card require £1.50 for postage, so only really worth doing in store in my opinion

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