Wondering what your guys’ input is …
This is something that I saw last year from several restaurants, but now I’m seeing this at one of my grocery stores, so I’m taking notice … if you buy x-amount of gift cards, you will get x-amount free. (Typically these deals run $10 gift card for every $50 you spend in gift cards or $20 for spending $100.) Is this a good deal or is this a crock?
I’ve seen these gift cards advertised at restaurants like Applebees, Outback Steakhouse … I think I have even seen them from Subway (I can actually see spending $50 to get a $10 gift card there.) There are also a lot of independent restaurants in my community that offer this type of deal and oh, is it tempting, but it wouldn’t do me a lot of good to buy these gift cards since my family lives out of state. I could totally ignore this deal altogether, but Cub Foods has a special going on right now that if you spend $100 in gift cards (they have gift cards from Barnes & Noble, Herbergers, Kohls, iTunes, etc.), you get a $10 store coupon towards your next grocery purchase. (Source for this info is Minnesota Coupon Adventure.)
Chances are good that this isn’t something that I’m going to take advantage of … I have four nephews that I still need to buy Christmas presents for and $25 in gift certificates for all of them is tempting, but this isn’t attractive enough for me to actually shell out the dollars. What about the rest of you? Is this something you would take advantage of?
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