20 Percent Off Gift Cards for 7 Big Retailers, Restaurants

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Gift cards for several national retail and restaurant chains are currently on sale for 20 percent off at Staples.com.

They are $50 gift cards selling for $40.

Most are traditional plastic gift cards that will be mailed to you via trackable shipping, for which Staples.com charges $1.99. These cards are for:

  • American Eagle Outfitters (redeemable in stores and online)
  • Applebee’s (in restaurants only)
  • GameStop (in stores only)
  • Jiffy Lube (in stores only)
  • Panda Express (in restaurants only)
  • Petco (in stores and online)

Microsoft also is offering e-gift cards. These cards will be emailed to you, so there is no shipping charge. These cards include:

  • Microsoft Xbox Cash (online only)

You can also purchase an e-gift card for a one-year Microsoft Xbox subscription (online only) for $49.99 instead of $59.99.

Get cash back, too

If you purchase any of these gift cards — or anything else — from Staples.com, be sure to go through a cash-back portal like Ebates.com. Staples partners with Ebates, for example, and is currently offering 2 percent cash back on Staples.com purchases made via Ebates.

You can earn even more cash back when shopping online at many other retailers via Ebates. To learn more, including directions for signing up for Ebates, check out “Earn Double Cash Back This Week on Purchases for Dad.”

Find more discounted gift cards

For another way to save on gift cards, check out reputable online marketplaces like Raise.com and Cardpool.com, which buy and then resell unwanted gift cards.

Savvy shoppers can boost their savings by purchasing gift cards from these marketplaces for less than their face value and then making purchases with the discounted gift cards.

You might even find a better deal than Staples is currently offering for the retailers and restaurants listed above, so be sure to check Raise‘s and Cardpool‘s sites before ordering from Staples.

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