When Can You Get the Best Gift Card Deals in 2022?

The very best gift card deals come with perks for the giver, too.
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Gift cards can make excellent presents at any time, but they're especially appealing when they include bonus perks, and the winter holiday season is when those bonus perks start popping up. The best gift card deals come with bonus gift cards, freebies, and coupons to sweeten the offer.

Keep reading to learn about bonus gift card offers and the best time to find them. Then check out our chart below with the best gift card deals available now!

What to Know About Bonus Gift Card Deals

Be sure to read the fine print with these gift card deals. The extra perks are great, but you can often only redeem them during a certain period of time, and it tends to be within the first few months of the new year. If you do end up with a card you can't or won't use, it's worth looking into gift card resale opportunities.

You can typically redeem bonus gift cards during the first few months of the new year.

Several retailers tend to offer a bonus card when you spend a certain amount on other merchandise, sometimes instead of giving out a gift card with the purchase of another. If you're interested in this type of gift card promotion, check out stores like Chewy, Target, and L.L.Bean. Additionally, retailers like Kohl's and The Children's Place offer their own version of store credit with qualifying purchases.

When Can You Find Gift Card Deals?

The best time to shop gift card deals is in November and especially December. That's when you'll usually find them coupled with bonus cards, which ensures your dollar goes even further and provides a great opportunity to "gift one, get one," although you can keep them all for yourself if you prefer — we won't tell.

The Best Gift Card Deals Still Available

Restaurant or Retailer Gift Card Purchase
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Bonus Amount Offer Ending Date
Abuelo's $50 $10
Eddie V's $500 10% of your purchase
Metro Diner $50 $10
Seasons 52 $500 10% of your purchase

Ready to shop? Check out all the best gift card deals you can get right now!


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DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).

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