Moneymaking Opportunity – Forever 21 Gift Cards

Forever 21 gift cards are back at a deeply discounted rate of 18% off at CardFlip

Link to Offer

This is NICE discount for these cards and if you don’t feel like using in store you can sell these on Raise for a return of around 6-7% using the Alliant 3% cashback card.

Free $10 Newegg gift card with purchase of $50 hotels.com gift card

Newegg.com is offering a bonus $10 gift card with the purchase of a $50 Hotels.com card on their site.  Up to 2 times.

Link to Offer

I don’t really see any resale value in Hotels.com cards because most sites don’t accept them for resale or only offer deeply discounted prices to buy them.  This is a good deal is you use Hotels.com.  I would also advise using a cashback portal for Newegg where you can earn an additional 1-1.5% cashback.

Moneymaking Opportunity – Nike Gift Cards and 5x

Swych is currently offering a discount on Nike gift cards using promo code “fitness”.  You must select a $50 denomination card using the switch app which will get you $60 worth.

This comes out to around 16.5% off plus using your Chase Ink Cash card you will earn 5x points.  If you wanted to sell these on Raise I am seeing a profit of around 4-6%.

Office Depot Mastercard Gift Card Deal $15 Off + 5x

Office Depot currently has an in store offering of $15 off Mastercard gift cards when spending $300 or more.  I haven’t actually seen this offer myself but this is an excellent deal so I would check it out at your local Office Depot – this deal will end on 9/15/2018.  Using your Chase Ink Cash will yield you a nice 5x multiple on points.

I typically liquidate mastercard gift cards by buying and selling gift cards via paypal.  However I was able to use them without paypal on sites like Giftcardzen as well.  But if you have your own method to liquidate these cards thats great too!

Why the Capital One Venture card Hotels.com benefit is not worth it

The Capital One Venture card currently has a promotion through January 2020.  You will receive 10x points when booking travel on Hotels.com.  Keep in mind you have to use the Capital One specific portal so you cannot earn any additional cashback through shopping portals.  While this is not a bad deal its not a reason to get the card, here’s why:

There are many discount gift card websites offering between 5-10% off Hotels.com gift cards pretty much all the time.  Currently Gift Card Zen is offering them at 7.50% off.

Link to Deal

What’s great about Hotels.com gift cards is that you can combine them easily right on the Hotels.com website so no need to worry about finding one gift card that fits your purchase amount.

Next when using TopCashback.com you can get an additional 2% using their portal when booking using gift cards on Hotels.com.

Link to TopCashback

Lastly, whatever card you use to purchase the gift card initially will get you at least 2% cashback so lets do a final comparison on a $1000 purchase using my Alliant 3% cashback card.

 $            1,000.00  $                 1,000.00
Cap One Discount Gift Card
Price  $            1,000.00  Price 7.5% off  $                     925.00
Pts/Cashback                    10,000 Pts/Cashback  $                       27.75
Pt worth  $               100.00 Portal Cashback  $                       18.50
Final Cost  $               900.00 Final Cost  $                     878.75

As you can see by buying discount gift cards you are saving over $20 on this purchase or getting a 12.10% discount versus the Cap One 10% discount.