I was watching the news the other night and they had on a lady that uses gift cards to do most of her shopping. At first I said to myself this woman is nuts and paying $25 for a $25 gift card doesn’t save any money. Then she went on to explain that she bought gift cards on EBay for a lot less money then their worth.
Her savings didn’t stop there because she used coupons plus the gift card to sweeten the deal. She usually shops at Target and searches EBay for Target gift cards and gets $25 cards for $10 or so. Right there she is giving herself a $15 discount on her purchase before she even goes into the store. She will wait until she notices a sale on something she wants and combines that with a manufacturers coupon.
Sometimes she will bulk up on something her family uses and collect coupons for that product and her family will be set for a while. It was a very good news interview and I picked up some ways of shopping that I wasn’t aware of.
If you plan on buying some gift cards on EBay be sure that they don’t expire soon or have already expired