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    Default What stores do you buy gift cards for other stores?

    Many people use their rewards cards to buy gift cards to other stores. I'm trying to compile a good list of places to do this beside grocery stores. I have read that drug stores sell cards to other places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureBillionaire View Post
    Many people use their rewards cards to buy gift cards to other stores. I'm trying to compile a good list of places to do this beside grocery stores. I have read that drug stores sell cards to other places.
    Drug stores do sell them but that wouldn't help anyone with the Cash+ card as it's only 2% cash back. I have seen a big rack of GC's at Lowe's (5% cash back with Cash+). I didnt' really check it out since I buy GC's from the grocery store right now. Since there will be a cap on BCP, I will have to go gift card hunting in the near future.
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    Target has some gift cards to restaurants and to groupon that you can order online. That will work for folks that have Shopdiscover or something similar.
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    I looked at Lowe's for gift cards yesterday. The store here has a wide variety of store GC's as well as Amazon GC's. They didn't have any Visa or MC ones though.
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    Ok, I'm going to take a look at them. Honestly, Amazon gift cards are worth their weight in gold since I shop on there alot. If I can get cards to Target, Best Buy, and restaurants there, I will be happy.
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    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
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    Buying gift cards doesn't work and only got me yelled at. Since my debit card only allows me to spend $200 per day, I thought if I bought a $100 WalMart gift card every day for a week I could use them to buy what I wanted at Sam's Club. While the cards worked like they said they would, it ended up costing me about $20 more than if I would have paid in cash. Bad Idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoptalk01 View Post
    Buying gift cards doesn't work and only got me yelled at. Since my debit card only allows me to spend $200 per day, I thought if I bought a $100 WalMart gift card every day for a week I could use them to buy what I wanted at Sam's Club. While the cards worked like they said they would, it ended up costing me about $20 more than if I would have paid in cash. Bad Idea!
    Why did it cost you more? I'm not understanding.
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    Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
    Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureBillionaire View Post
    Why did it cost you more? I'm not understanding.
    It seems getting the right card from the right place is a lot of hit and miss, for me it's all miss. I did find a MC gift card for $100 thought maybe that would work, but I not only didn't get any bonus $$$, they took $3.44 off the top when I tried to activate it, total rip off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shoptalk01 View Post
    It seems getting the right card from the right place is a lot of hit and miss, for me it's all miss. I did find a MC gift card for $100 thought maybe that would work, but I not only didn't get any bonus $$$, they took $3.44 off the top when I tried to activate it, total rip off.
    I use ~$2500 in MC gift cards a month. I have never had this problem. There is a fee you pay when you purchase it but that's it.
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    I would make sure that you buy the gift card with groceries. I have earned cash back on my grocery purchases before.
    Gas: Discover It, Penfed Platinum Rewards x2, Chase freedom, Citi TYP
    Plane tickets: CSP
    Groceries: AMEX BCP, Penfed Platinum Rewards,Citi TYP
    Clothes: Express, Amex BCP, Discover IT
    Amazon: Citi Forward, Cash +
    Restaurants: Citi Forward, Chase Freedom, Discover IT, CSP
    Hotels and other travel: Discover Escape, CSP
    Movies: BofA travel rewards visa signature(fandango), Discover IT, Citi Forward, Freedom
    Bars, clubs, tomfoolery: CSP, Citi Forward, Discover IT, Freedom
    Balance transfers: Kroger 123 rewards
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