How To Get Free Gift Cards and Receive a Few Bucks Back
Gift cards are a great way to make someone happy and ensure they can get themselves whatever they want. Buying the wrong present is disappointing for both parties.
But what if you are short of money? Worry not because DoNotPay knows a way around it.
We will explain how to get free gift cards easily and still make someone happy. You can also keep the card and treat yourself to something nice!
There are different ways you can get free gift cards, including:
- Playing games
- Watching videos
- Browsing websites
- Completing surveys
Here are some platforms offering free gift cards for completing specific activities:
|Websites||How To Get Free Gift Cards|
|Swagbucks||You can get cash back via PayPal or a gift card if you:
This website offers gift cards from famous retailers, such as Amazon and Walmart
|SquishyCash||Playing games or taking surveys on SquishyCash can get you a free gift card for:|
|CreationsRewards||You might end up with gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, or some other store for activities like:
|InstaGC||By participating in some InstaGC organized activities, you will be able to choose from lots of gift cards on this website. These include:
Some apps and websites also offer free Visa gift cards, for example:
- Comcast/Xfinity—Recommend Comcast cable to friends and get up to $500 in Visa gift cards in the following pattern:
- $100 for the first friend
- $200 for the second referral
- $200 for the third person joining
- MyPoints—Take surveys and shop on the MyPoints portal to collect points and get cash or a Visa gift card
- Univox Community—Share your opinion, collect points, and:
- Get paid via PayPal
- Receive a Visa Virtual card
- PrizeRebel—Complete surveys and participate in the referral program to earn points in your account and then cash out by choosing:
- PayPal cash
- A Visa, Amazon, or some other gift card
- Verizon Wireless—Refer friends, colleagues, or family members to Verizon and receive as much as $200 in Visa Rewards cards
- CenturyLink—For every person who signs up for CenturyLink through you, you will score a $75 Visa gift card
Lots of market research apps and websites need to gather relevant data on various brands and their consumers. To motivate individuals to take surveys, share their opinions, and complete additional tasks, they often offer free gift cards.
These platforms share research results with brands and companies to improve their marketing strategies and business plans, so the cash prizes or gift cards are not actually free.
You should be cautious whenever you see anyone giving free money as there are lots of scammers who:
- Steal your data
- Charge you hidden fees
You should do your research before signing up for a service you have not heard of. Check if the sign-up is free of charge and make sure your information is used for market research specifically. Choose trustworthy companies that will not trick you and will reward you for the performed tasks accordingly.
If you end up with a few bucks on your gift card and cannot buy anything for that amount, you can get your money back. While not all U.S. states require companies to reimburse the remaining balance on gift cards (up to between $5 and $10), some do.
You need to check the company’s gift card refund policy and your state laws as well as complete the required—often complex and nerve-racking—procedures.
Our AI-powered app offers an efficient yet simple way to get your money back! Subscribe to DoNotPay and complete these short steps:
- Choose our Gift Card Cash Back product
- Enter details about your gift card, e.g., the company name, card number, and remaining balance
DoNotPay will check whether your state has a cash back policy. If not, our app continues checking if the gift card provider has offices in one of the states with the required regulation in place. DoNotPay will send your request to that office, and you can expect to receive cash or a check within 14 business days.
Access DoNotPay to find many useful guides explaining complex gift card cash back issues in simple terms. If you use gift certificates often, you may find the following helpful:
- Can you exchange your gift card?
- What can you do with used gift cards?
- Where could you sell a gift card for cash?
- Is it hard to return gift cards and get cash for them?
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