Your Guide to the Best Gift Card Deals

Treat yourself while gifting someone else.
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Gift cards can make excellent presents at any time, but they're especially appealing when they come with bonus perks. The very best gift card deals offer 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.

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.

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 promotion, check out stores like 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 absolute best time to shop gift card deals is going to be in November and 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 — we won't tell.

Readers, what are you favorite gift cards to shop? Which offers do you look forward to every year? Let us know in the comments below!


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Julie joined DealNews in 2015. Her work has been featured on MSN, Business Insider, Lifehacker, The Motley Fool, GoBankingRates, and Moneyish. In her spare time, she enjoys baking sweets, reading thrillers, and listening to an ever-growing list of podcasts.
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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nice! JULIE RAMHOLD