Some people think that giving someone a gift card is a cop-out to giving them a “real” gift because it isn’t personal and shows lack of thought.
I’m not only happy to receive gift cards, I’m happy to receive them as well.
When I give them, I’m even happier to be able to buy them at a discount. Costco sells a few packages of gift cards here and there but it’s only for a few retailers, and some of them only at certain times of the year.
CouponTrade.com offers the opportunity to save on discounted gift cards year-round with lots of merchants. Both “e-cards” (electronic gift certificates) and physical cards from well-known merchants like Target, Best Buy, Starbucks, Staples, and lots more are available at a discount to face value. Shipping is free with physical cards — no hidden charges.
Searching for cards is easy and signing up and ordering is painless. The process isn’t quite instantaneous initially because they take the time to verify purchases. CouponTrade has a toll-free number displayed prominently on the top of its site, which makes me more comfortable purchasing from them.
Bonus for holiday season 2012
If you’re a first-time customer, you can enter promo code CTHOLIDAY for a one-time extra 5% off of your order. This offer is good through the end of the year.
Check out CouponTrade.com to see if you can save on discounted gift cards this holiday season!