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

Amazon gift card bonuses

Over on our Amazon deals page we’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.

JamDoughnut: Supermarket cashback boost

Get more cashback when you buy supermarket gift cards using JamDoughnut. The cashback app has boosted what you can earn until 30 September 2023.

Jam Doughnut is a cashback app that sells gift cards to spend at UK retailers including supermarkets like Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S.

To buy a gift card you’ll need to download the JamDoughnut app and search for the retailer you’d like to purchase it. Cashback rates tend to be around 2-4% for grocery stores however they vary across retailers and may get a boost if JamDoughnut runs a promotion.

The gift cards are digital and should appear in the JamDoughnut app within 2 hours of your purchase being confirmed.

TopCashback: Money back 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%

Amazon: Up to 15% off Netflix, Odeon, Adidas and more (expired)

Ahead of the Prime Day sales you can get up to 15% off more than a dozen gift cards, including:

  • Adidas
  • Cineworld
  • Netflix
  • Odeon
  • Pizza Hut
  • The Restaurant Card (Bella Italia, Las Iguanas, Cafe Rouge)
  • Roblox
  • Uber
  • Zalando

It’s not clear if you need to have an Amazon Prime membership or not, though without one watch out for delivery charges wiping out a discount. If you do need to sign up there’s a 30-day free trial here.

Apple: £10 bonus with £100 gift card (expired)

Another Amazon Prime Day offer for Prime members will get you a £110 gift card to spend at Apple stores when you spend £100 and add the code APPLEPDAY23 at checkout.

It’s one per person and ends 12 July 2023.

One4All: £5 bonus with £50 gift card (expired)

A similar deal will top up a £50 One4All giftcard by £5, when you enter the code ONE4ALLPD23.

As with the others it’s only for Prime members. It’s one per person and ends 12 July 2023.

Monese: 10% off at Asda, John Lewis & more (expired)

These deals were monthly in 2022, but haven’t run in 2023 so far. You need to be a Monese account holder.

It’s usually 10% off for those with a free current account, increasing to 20% off for those on paid plans. However, there are limited numbers available, and tend to go fast. For that reason it can be risky to upgrade your account to the paid tier just for this offer – you are likely to miss out.

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

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.

Latest Monese offer: 10% off

The most recent is running from Tuesday 20 December and you can get 10% off at Asda, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis and other gift cards. Officially it ends 31 December 2022 but there are limited amounts of each code and they can go quick – so you’ll need to be fast.

  • £50 gift card for £45: code XMAS50
  • £100 gift card for £90: code XMAS100
  • £200 gift card for £180: code XMAS200
  • £400 code for £360 – XMAS400

Paid plan account holders were able to get 20% off but these went within an hour of being released.

  • £50 gift card for £40: code CHRISTMAS50
  • £100 gift card for £80: code CHRISTMAS100
  • £200 gift card for £160: code CHRISTMAS200
  • £400 gift card for £340 – CHRISTMAS400

This shops on offer usually include:

  • Adidas UK, Arsenal FC, ASDA, Ask Italian, Boohoo, B&Q, Cafe Nero, Cineworld, Currys, Decathlon UK, Deliveroo, EuroStar UK, Foot Locker, Google Play, Habitat, Halfords, H&M, Jet 2 Holidays by Inspire, John Lewis & Partners, Just Eat, travel, Marks & Spencer, Morrisons, Nando’s, National Trust UK, New Look GB, Nike, Odeon UK, 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.

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. 

My top deals

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17 thoughts on “Gift card discounts and offers

  1. Hi Andy, great blog. Do you know if Monese will offer the Giftcards at all this year. I upgraded 2 months ago because they said if I upgrade I will get the Giftcard offers and then nothing. Did I miss the Giftcard offers?


  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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

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


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

      1. Was too late Andy! Maybe next time?

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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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