Sometimes, people post really useful information that gets no attention. This is one of those times.
According to the post by Pencegeri here, Giftcards.com is now listed on some portals, including Simplybestcoupons.com. A quick look on Cashback Monitor shows three sites with cashback offers of 1% (and a fourth that says “Up to 2%”, but that looks suspicious right now).
It’s not like the old G points system where the discount was instant, but this is a close second. Note that some portals forbid coupons, so you’ll most likely have to pay for shipping. Here’s the math, rounding down, assuming no G points, paying $7.95 for expedited shipping, and buying 4 $500 cards.
$6.95 per $500 gift card
$7.95 for expedited shipping
$2035.75 for 4 $500 cards
$35.75 for 2035 points
1% cash back * $2000 = $20 (this assumes you don’t get cashback on fees or shipping.
$15.75 for 2035 points
$0.00774 per point
That’s very comparable to buying cards from Simon Malls.
$3.95 for 503 points
$0.00785 per point
The upside is the ease of use, being able to buy from home. The downside is the limit since you’re capped at $2500 per order, inclusive of fees but exclusive of shipping.
If you don’t already have an account with one of the portals, I’d really appreciate it if you would use my referral link.
Simply Best Coupons: https://www.simplybestcoupons.com/?refid=53448
I’ve done it myself, and the cashback tracks. I personally use a different portal than what’s listed on Cashback Monitor because I like the customer service there better, but it’s mostly the same.
Hope this helps someone.