1. Get discounted gift cards before shopping
For example, when this article was written, Lowe’s gift cards could be purchased for up to 5.5 percent off their face value on Cardpool and up to 2.5 percent off at Raise. So, buying one of those cards at Cardpool and using it at Lowe’s would effectively save you more than 5 percent extra on your purchase.
To learn more about how gift card marketplaces work, check out “How Unwanted Gift Cards Save Me Hundreds of Dollars a Year.”