Everyone loves free gift cards, but they don’t normally come your way when you’re looking for one. You have to purchase them yourself or wait for those special occasions like holidays, or you can read this article and find out where to look.
1. Find gift card giveaways on Instagram
Using Instagram to get free gift cards is absolutely free. Companies are always giving away free stuff on Instagram. Rules for giveaways vary, but you’ll probably need to follow the account that posted the contest and then like or comment the image, or tag someone.
The best way to find these giveaways is to search for hashtags. You can manually search these terms every day or you can choose to follow hashtags, which means they’ll show up in your feed automatically.
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2. Use Shopkick
Shopkick offers several ways to earn free gift cards, three of which require no spending.
When you download the Shopkick app, you can earn points (called Kicks) just for walking into certain stores such as Target, additional points may be earned if you scan product bar codes in the app, and if you have kids you can keep them entertained and earn rewards in the process because more Kicks can be obtained by watching in-app videos
3. Try Swagbucks as your search engine
This may not be a fast way of earning free gift cards but it’s really easy. When you make Swagbucks your default search engine, you earn points each time you browse. Swagbucks isn’t clear on exactly how many points each search is worth, but you’ll receive a notification each time they credit your account.
4. Refer friends
When we find something we really love, we want to share it with the people in our lives. In many cases, you can earn rewards and free gift cards for doing just that. Banks, apps (Airbnb, Uber, etc.), games, and retail websites are all good places to start checking. Your favorites sites or accounts may have referral programs that you can take advantage of.
Anyone you refer will probably need to complete a certain action, such as setting up direct deposit or booking their first ride or trip, before you receive your referral reward.
5. Ask for free gift cards as gifts
This is a pretty obvious method, but you may never have thought of doing so. Many people who love you, will be happy to be giving you something you really want with very little effort. All you have to do is ask.
This method doesn’t involve any apps or technology, and it’s probably the fastest and easiest way to get free gift cards.