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 drawer! There are more details on what to watch for in our article five things you need to know about gift cards.

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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.

Amazon also offers discounts on some retailer gift cards, especially in the run-up to Christmas and during shopping promotions like Cyber Monday and Black Friday.

Tesco: 20% off Odeon and Restaurant gift cards

Tesco is running a promotion offering 20% off Odeon gift cards and The Restaurant Card.

These cards are only worthwhile if you actually spend money at either of these brands. Check which brands accept The Restaurant Card before you buy one for yourself or as a gift.

This ends on 11 February 2024.

Discounted gift cards

JamDoughnut: Cashback when you buy gift cards

With JamDoughnut, you can buy gift cards both as gifts and for everyday purchases and earn cashback on them. Plus, if you’re a new JamDoughnut user, you can get a £4 welcome bonus using our link (double what you’d usually get).

Retailers on the app include supermarkets like Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S.

TopCashback: Get cashback on gift cards

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 TopCashback account.

Remember, if you’re new to TopCashback you can also get a bonus of £20 when you sign up and spend £15. This counts when yo buy gift cards too, but excludes takeaways.

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 22/11/2023):

  • Asda – 1.6%
  • Morrisons – 2.5%
  • Asos – 6.1%
  • B&Q – 2.5%
  • Costa – 7%
  • Halfords – 6%
  • National Book Tokens – 7%
  • New Look – 5.2%
  • Pizza Hut – 7%
  • Primark – 4.3%
  • Ticketmaster – 3.4%
  • TK Maxx – 7%
  • Uber – 2.5%
  • Just Eat – 5.2%

HyperJar: earn cashback on gift cards

As with JamDoughnut, you can buy gift cards through the app and earn cashback on them with HyperJar.

There are more than 60 retailers on the app, including some supermarkets like Morrisons and Asda.

Cheddar: cashback on gift cards and spending

You can earn cashback in two ways with Cheddar: buying gift cards through the app, earning instant cashback, as well as by spending at specific retailers with a linked account.

There are more than 80 brands in the app, and once again, you can get cashback from supermarkets like Tesco, Asda and Morrisons.

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

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

Expired offers

Amazon: up to 20% off gift cards, including Odeon, H&M, Uber and Vue (ended)

Amazon is currently offering a number of gift cards for up to 20% off, including:

  • H&M
  • Bella Italia
  • The Dining Out Gift Card
  • Lastminute.com
  • Vue
  • Roblox
  • Great British Pub
  • The Restaurant Choice
  • Miller & Carter
  • Pizza Hut
  • Virgin Experience Days
  • Boohoo
  • Cafe Rouge
  • Naked Wines
  • Uber

Some offers are for digital cards, other for physical ones. This ends 17 December 2023.

Tesco: £5 boost on £25 gift cards (ended)

Tesco is currently offering £30 gift cards for £25 in-store only, getting you more than 16% off. You can buy up to 5 at a time, so you can potentially get £25 free from a £125 spend. There’s a limited number of cards available.

You’ll have to look out for the cards in store that say “A festive treat” on the front, with “£25 + £5 free treat from Tesco” underneath.

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

You can get a £5 bonus in your Amazon account when you buy a £50 One4All gift card Use the promo code ONE4ALLLMD23 at checkout.

It’s part of Amazon’s last minute Christmas deals so will likely end by 17 December.

Airbnb: £10 bonus with £100 gift card (ended)

If you buy a £100 Airbnb gift card at Amazon and use the discount code AIRBNBLMD23 at checkout, you’ll get a £10 bonus into your Amazon account.

We reckon this deal won’t stick around beyond mid December.

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

If you buy a £100 Apple gift card at Amazon, you get a £10 Amazon bonus. Use the discount code APPLELMD23 at checkout.

This will probably run until 17 December.

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18 thoughts on “Gift card discounts and offers

  1. WARNING! I have been caught out with gift cards before. Some retailers do not let you use any discount codes when you use credit or gift cards, e.g. Uber Eats. So if you have for example a 5% off gift card you wont be able to use your 20% off voucher, losing out big time!

  2. 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?

    Cheers

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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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