What would we do without gift cards? Receive a whole lot of slightly disappointing presents, that’s what. They are a godsend for both the gift giver and receiver and get top marks for everything from convenience to minimal delivery costs.
But as with anything you can order online, it’s understandable that you might want to find a way to get them cheaper, and as with most things covered by online shopping, there are ways to achieve this. So don’t feel guilty about skimping on that gift card – after all, once you access a decent saving, you might even consider spending a bit more on it.
Gift Card Marketplaces
As perfect a gift option as they are, believe it or not, some people still manage to get it wrong – buying iTunes gift cards for someone who uses Android, getting a Halfords one for a person who doesn’t ride a bike or own a car, gifting a lactose-intolerant individual a Pizza Express card….yes, it does happen and in these circumstances, a solution can be found that not only pleases the unfortunate recipient, but also those looking to take these gift cards off their hands.
Zeek is a new online marketplace that connects these two groups of people with folks able to sell unwanted gift cards at a discounted price - it’s a win/situation. And if you access the site using Zeek voucher codes, you can get an additional £5 discount on your order before the end of the month. There are gift cards available from pretty much every high street and online retailer you can think of including Debenhams, Boots, Google, Hungry House and Odeon and once you’ve sorted your presents, it’s perfectly understandable you might want to pick up one for yourself too.
Free Gift Vouchers
Ok, this description is ever-so-slightly misleading but hear us out. Many retailers offer free gift vouchers as incentives to spend a bit more money – for example, with current Argos promo codes you can claim a free £10 voucher when you spend £100 or more. Worth passing onto someone with a celebration coming up if you’re stuck for a gift? If you’re got a particular retailer in mind, just search for any current voucher codes that might offer similar deals and you’ve saved yourself a few quid on presents in the process.
Ordering With Voucher Codes
There is another way these online savings can help you - simply by using them to order your gift cards online and saving on the total spend. For example, current Joules discount codes can save you £10 on orders of £40 or more. So, add a gift card to your basket, make sure your total reaches to minimum spend and enter the code at the checkout.
When buying a gift voucher, there’s always the possibility that you could well go down the wrong avenue, and this is particularly pertinent in the world of the gift experience. However, buying someone a specific day out doesn’t have to be the commitment it once was. With Red Letter Days, not only can you save money on your gift booking with 15% off right now, but the recipient of your present can also exchange it if they don’t fancy, say, zorbing down a hill at twenty miles an hour, and would rather opt for something a bit more sedate.
There’s nothing wrong with trying to find a discount on a gift card, and like we said before, if you find a particularly good saving, you might be more inclined to spend a little bit more on that present. But just make sure, after going to all this trouble to find that discount, you buy them a card for a retailer they actually like, or they might end up selling it again on Zeek. To find out more about gift vouchers we have also created a handy guide to help you.
By Anna Scott, Writer for My Favourite Voucher Codes, 25th January 2017