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How to Get Free Gift Cards

A list of some of the best sites and apps to use ✨

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Free gift cards

There are tons of ways to get your hands on them.

They’re out there and they’re waiting for you. It’s just about knowing where to look.

To help get you started, we’ve listed a few of the main ways you can get some freebies 💅

🗒️ Online surveys

If you enjoy completing quizzes on social media in your spare time, why not get paid for it?

There are lots of websites and apps out there that offer gift cards as a reward for your time spent completing surveys.

A couple of popular sites include:

Swagbucks – It’s one of the leading rewards programs. You can earn points called SB by filling out surveys. You’ll literally get rewarded for watching videos, playing games, or browsing the internet.

So pretty much what you do anyway.

You can cash out when you’ve made as little as $1. And there’s recurring sweepstakes open for even better gift card prizes and giveaways.

Each point is worth approximately a penny, so you’ll need 500 points for a $5 gift card.

InboxDollars – It’s a survey site that conducts market research. Complete every day online activities such as paid surveys, cash back shopping, testing new apps, and watch the money roll in 💵

You can get paid in Merchant eCards, via PayPal, or a check to deposit to your bank account.

Most online surveys pay between $0.50 to $5.00 and take 3 minutes to 25 minutes to complete. However, there are some that pay $10, $20, or even more if you match the demographic profile they’re looking for.

🤑 Cash back apps


Ibotta is a cash back rewards app that allows users to earn money for purchases made at participating retailers.

To earn cash back at a grocery store (handy with the rising cost of eggs), you just need to download the Ibotta app (iOS/Android) and activate offers before you go shopping.

When you’ve paid for your snacks, just upload a picture of your receipt. Whatever cashback you earn can be withdrawn as a gift card, or as cash through PayPal or Venmo.

Once you’ve uploaded the receipt, you’ll see your cash back in your Ibotta earnings within 24 hours.

Speedy 🚀

So, where can you get cash back?

You can get up to 30% cash back at big retailers including:

🏬 The Home Depot

🏬 Best Buy

🏬 eBay

🏬 Walmart

And if you’re new to the app and shop at a participating online retailer, you can get a $10 bonus when you spend at least $30.


If you sign up to Rakuten (iOS/Android), you can get cash back from up to 3,500 stores.

Some of the main stores:

🏬 Best Buy

🏬 Kohl’s

🏬 Nordstorm

🏬 Old Navy

Stores pay Rakuten for sending you their way, which Rakuten then shares with you as cash back.

Nice of them.

And if you’re new to Rakuten, you’ll get a $10 bonus when you spend $25.

All you need to do is:

  1. Visit the website or the app and click the store where you want to shop.
  2. Place an order and Rakuten will automatically add the cash back to your account.
  3. You’ll then get the cash back sent via PayPal or check. It’s totally up to you.

🤝 Sell or trade your stuff

If you have unused electronics which you can no longer return to a store, you can trade them in at popular retailers in return for gift cards.

Walmart’s ‘Gadget to Gift Cards’ program gives you a Walmart eGift Card after your items have been evaluated. You’ll just have to answer a few questions first about your items and ship them with FedEx.

And the best thing?

You don’t even need to pay for the shipping. Just download and print your free shipping label.


Target also has a trade in program which can be done online or in a store. Similarly to Walmart, you’ll just need to answer a few questions about your item (such as the quality) and once the item is evaluated, you’ll be sent a Target Gift Card.

Looking for more ways to make some extra cash on the side? Here’s How to Make Money on Social Media 📱

And if you’re wondering what to do with all this extra cash, kickstart your savings with Cleo. It’s totally free and you’ll get access to custom plans which can help you save more each month 👛

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