Gift cards are always a favorite at the holidays. Here are tips on how to score discounts:
Bulk warehouse clubs such as Costco and Sam’s offer a variety of gift cards at a 10-15 percent discount.
A lot of retailers offer bonus gift cards when you purchase one.
Here are some bonus offers:
Barnes & Noble: Purchase $75 in gift cards or eGift cards, receive a free $10 eGift card.
Bonefish Grill, California Pizza Kitchen and Outback: Get a $20 card when you purchase a $100 card.
Olive Garden: Spend $50 for cards and receive a $10 card.
Red Robin: Purchase a $25 gift card and get a free movie ticket.
Creative ways to give a gift card:
Visit Giftcards.com and create a gift card using a photo.
Put the gift card in a Mason jar and fill with the recipient’s favorite candy.
Decorate an empty Altoids box as a gift box for the card.
Hide the gift card in a new mug.
For a music lover, wrap an iTunes gift card with new earbuds.