PSA: Cyber Monday gift card deals exist, and with brands like Apple, Wayfair and Yankee Candle all getting in on the fun, here's why a gift card could be a smart investment to make in this year's sale.
Know you want to buy something in this year's Cyber Monday sale, but not quite sure what that something is? A gift card could be a great way to take advantage of the deals and save money, without ending up with an impulse buy you didn't really want.
Not only do gift cards give you more time to mull over your purchases, but, needless to say, they also make great Christmas gifts—taking the pressure off you, and ensuring your loved ones get something they actually want this holiday season.
How do Cyber Monday gift card deals work, exactly? So far we've seen retailers either offering money off gift cards themselves—for instance, get a $20 gift card for less—or offering a free gift card with purchase.
Here are the best Cyber Monday gift card deals we've spotted so far.
Best Cyber Monday gift card deals in the UK
Get £5 free when you buy a Costa gift card online (opens in new tab)There's few better gifts than the gift of caffeine and cake, which is why Costa's gift card deal is a good'un. Until the end of 30th November, you'll receive an extra £5 when you buy a gift card.
Cineworld: save 20% on cinema gift cards at Tesco (opens in new tab)
Calling all film fans: Tesco vouchers is offering 20% off Cineworld vouchers just in time for festive films on the big screen. That means you can get a £50 voucher to spend on films, drinks and snacks for just £40. Go, go, go!
Wayfair: save 20% on Wayfair gift vouchers at Tesco (opens in new tab)
Help get their home ready for the festive season with Tesco's fantastic 20% off sale on Wayfair gift vouchers. We can't think of anyone who wouldn't love to browse the online furniture and home mega-store–especially now, amid their brilliant Cyber Weekend sale.
Footlocker: save 15% on a £25 gift voucher on Amazon (opens in new tab)
The perfect present for the sneaker head in your life, Amazon are offering a £25 Footlocker voucher for just £21.25 this Cyber Monday, saving you 15%. Note, though, it's in-store redemption only.
Vue cinemas: save 15% on a £25 gift card on Amazon (opens in new tab)
The ultimate Christmas present for your favourite cinema-goer, you can now get a £25 Vue cinemas gift card on Amazon for just £21.25. Use it to buy tickets for films and other event screenings, VIP upgrades, and snacks and drinks in any Vue cinema in the United Kingdom. (And trust us, there are many.)
Marco Pierre White restaurants: get a £100 voucher for just £50 (opens in new tab)
A £100 meal for just £50? Yes please. The legendary British chef's restaurant empire is offering up to 50% off gift vouchers this Cyber Monday, so you can dine in style for less. With 8 different restaurants across the UK, this would make a very special Christmas gift indeed.
Best Cyber Monday gift card deals in the US
Apple Gift Card: Get a gift card worth up to $280 in Apple's Cyber Monday shopping event (opens in new tab)
Instead of offering money off its products this Cyber Monday, Apple is offering customers free gift cards with their tech purchases. With up to $280 worth of Apple store credit up for grabs, this one's well worth checking out before Cyber Weekend is out.
Yankee Candle: Save 22% on Yankee Candle gift cards on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Calling all Yankee Candle lovers: Amazon are offering 22% off Yankee Candle gift cards worth $25 or more for Cyber Weekend. Simply enter code YANKEE21 at checkout. Savings never smelled so good.
Walmart: Get a $500 Walmart e-gift card when you buy and activate the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 (opens in new tab)
Excellent news for those of you in the market for a new cellphone. Walmart are offering customers a whopping $500 e-gift card when they buy and activate the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3, or select Apple iPhones. Take advantage of the savings while you can.
Barnes & Noble: Get a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card for every $100 B&N gift card you buy (opens in new tab)
Who wouldn't love to find a Barnes & Noble gift card in their stocking this Christmas? Who wouldn't love $10 free to spend on holiday reads? Barnes & Noble are offering a great deal on gift cards this Cyber Monday, helping you shop for the bookworms in your life, and get something a little extra just for you.
How do Cyber Monday gift card deals work?
There are a number of different deals on gift card this Cyber Monday. The most common offer we've seen is the inclusion of a free gift card with the purchase of certain products. If, for instance, you purchase a $100 Apple gift card at Target (opens in new tab), you'll receive a free $15 Target gift card, too. This is a great way to save money on Christmas gifts, or to get something a little extra for yourself in the process.
Although it's more unusual, some retailers are offering discounts off the actual gift cards themselves. An example of this type of Cyber Monday gift card deal is Yankee Candle, who are currently offering 22% off gift cards of $25 or more (opens in new tab)on Amazon with the code YANKEE21. So in theory, you could get a $25 gift card for $20 this Cyber Monday.
Another great way to recoup some of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday spending is through cashback websites like Quidco and Topcashback.
How to save money on cashback websites this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
Not sure how cashback websites work? It’s really simple. Instead of shopping directly through a website, you do so via a link from the cashback website. This means that although you won’t get money off your purchase straight away, you will receive a percentage total of the price back.
But be warned though, it’s not a quick process. Some cashback sites can take as long as a couple of months to return the savings to you.
The percentage you receive back will vary depending on the retailer, but you can expect to make the most significant profits on high-ticket purchases like white goods and tech.
Kate is a freelance contributor to woman&home, covering everything she loves most: fashion, fiction, and fancy face cream. If she’s not working, she’s probably reading, feeding her online shopping addiction, or judging the taste level of celebrity houses (10/10 for Dakota Johnson, 2/10 for Tan France).
She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2020 with a BA in fashion journalism, and her byline has also appeared in British Vogue, The Times, and Marie Claire.
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