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Free gift cards are the second closest thing to free cash. Although there are a lot of sweepstakes and giveaways that can earn you gift cards for free, being lucky is nowhere near the best way to stack them up.


February 12, 2021


Alladdine DJ

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Going on a shopping spree can be detrimental to your wallet and conscience. That’s why getting free gift cards is the perfect way for a safe and guilt-free shopping trip.

They justify a lot of purchases that wouldn’t make sense otherwise.
And nine times out of ten, gift cards will not be at the tip of your fingers when you need it the most.

But if you know how and where to look for them, your gift card score could be through the roof by the next time you’re trying not to burn a hole in your wallet while shopping

How To Get Free Gift Cards With Little Effort

Many companies are handing out gift cards for free in exchange for doing something on your part. It could be watching videos, playing games, taking paid online surveys, writing a review, and the list goes on. Here are the best ways to earn gift cards effortlessly and without paying money.

1. Outpost Your Opinions Towards Gift Cards

Survey sites aren’t the best way to make a lot of money online, but they are great for getting gift cards.

Opinion Outpost is one of the better options among the dozens, even hundreds that we’ve searched or tried.

When you sign up for Opinion Outpost, you become eligible for taking surveys. After you complete surveys, you earn points that are redeemable for cash or Amazon gift cards.

Keep in mind that you need 100 points (about $10) to cash out and only 50 points to get an Amazon gift card. Surveys can take between 5 and 25 minutes to complete. Needless to say that the longer the surveys take, the more credit points you receive.

If you decide to give Opinion Outpost a try, make sure to set up a separate email address for the surge of survey offers that may clutter your inbox

2. Leverage InboxDollars

InboxDollars allows you to earn credit points towards gift cards, cash, and other rewards. The only downside is that you need to reach $30 worth of credits before you can payout.

But that shouldn’t be a problem since InboxDollars is offering a $5 sign-up bonus, and you have plenty of things to do like surfing the web, taking surveys, playing games, and even shopping.

Besides, you can refer your friends and earn $5 for each friend you refer to, plus 30% of their earning. So it’s safe to assume that you can reach the threshold amount rather quickly.

3. LifePoints

Lifepoints is not your typical clunky, dated survey site. It offers a more colorful and clutter-free panel that is easy to use.

When you earn enough life points, you can redeem them in electronic gift cards to all the major retailers like Amazon, Starbucks, eBay, or you can choose to receive PayPal payment instead.

Each survey reveals how much time it’d take you to complete and how many points you earn. One lifepoint is typically worth about 0.10 cents, and you need 550 points to earn a $5 gift card.

For the most part, Lifepoints receives positive reviews. Personally, I like it because of the no country restriction, the fact that it’s available in 26 different languages, and the quick payouts.

All in all, Lifepoints is a cool opportunity to earn free gift cards.

4. Try Swagbucks Search Engine For Gift Cards

If you have been looking for rewards online, chances are you have heard of this site called Swagbucks.

With Swagbucks, you can earn gift cards or cash by doing a wide array of online activities.

Their most passive way of getting points (aka SBs) is by making it your default search engine, but you can earn points much faster by taking surveys, shopping through their portal, and watching videos.

However, the fastest way to earn SBs is by taking online surveys.

Once you accumulate enough points, you can redeem them towards a free gift card. This is fairly low as you only need $3 worth of SBs.

You can also get a $5 bonus added to your account if you sign up through our link and manage to get 2500 SBs in the first 60 days.

5. Become a Branded Elite Member

Branded Surveys has probably the highest earning potential when it comes to getting free gift cards.

As soon as you sign for Branded Surveys, you 100 points towards a gift card. Once you reach 1000 points, you can redeem it for PayPal, direct deposit, or a $10 gift card towards Amazon, Target,, Airbnb, and many more.

What makes Branded Surveys great is its loyalty reward program, Branded Elite. By taking surveys consistently, you can become a Branded Elite member, which makes you eligible for point bonuses.

Here’s the deal, as a branded Elite member, you can earn:

  • 1000 points each day, week, and month which equals $10 in gift cards
  • Top earners of each day get 50 extra points
  • The top 20 earners of each month get 300 extra points.

That’s $20 plus in free gift cards.

Not too shabby.

Earn Free Gift Cards For Things You Already Do

Many services offer you free gift cards just for using them. Whether it is shopping looking for coupons, scanning your receipts, or just simply surfing the web, there are plenty of gift card netting opportunities.

6. Check Out MyPoints

MyPoints is another versatile platform to score points for gift cards.

Founded in 1996, and with a score of 4.4 on Trustpilot, they are one of the most trustworthy and reputable companies around.

MyPoints rewards you for not only shopping through their platform, but you can earn more by completing surveys, surfing the web, playing games, and taking advantage of their deals and coupons.

MyPoints also offers a $10 sign bonus that gets added to your account once you spend $20 or more. So if you got a couple of necessary purchases to make, make sure to do that through my points, so you trigger the $10 bonus.

7. Turn Receipts into Gift Cards

scan receipts and earn free gift cards

Instead of dumping those endlessly long receipt papers in the trash can, how about you turn into free gift cards?

A free app called Fetch Rewards will help do that. All you got to do is download the app, scan your receipts, and voila.

Fetch Rewards partners with all the household brand names, so you don’t have to scan barcodes or choose items before you shop. It’s as easy as doing your usual shopping, take a photo of your receipts, and then you earn points towards gift cards to places like Amazon, Best Buy, Sephora, and more.

You can also earn more points by referring your friends and family to the app. You both earn 2000 points (worth $2) when they scan their first receipt.

Not too bad for useless receipts.

8. Use a Browser Extension

Honey is a browser extension for google chrome that helps you earn cashback when you complete a purchase at a participating retailer with Honey.

Honey works differently than other cashback portals. It stays dormant until you decide to shop online, and if there is a saving opportunity or a discount code that you didn’t know about, Honey will alert you.

In addition to saving money, Honey will reward you with cashback points or Honey Gold every time you shop through the platform. Once you reach 1000 honey gold points, you can exchange them for a $10 gift card.

To speed your Honey Gold acquisition, Honey gives you a $5 Honey Gold bonus on your first purchase, plus 500 Honey Gold points for each friend you refer to the app.

Note that the minimum withdrawal limit is 1000 points or $10.

9. Turn Your Downtime into Gift Cards

“Turn your downtime into gift cards” is literally the motto of this app called Dabbl. And with over 2.3 million dollars given in gift cards, it is safe to assume that you will be scoring some gift cards.

According to Dabbl’s website: “Dabbl is a mobile app that lets you earn money by completing simple, fun interactive games, quizzes, and videos.”

You can cash out once you reach the $5 threshold towards a gift card of your choice, which will immediately be delivered into your email inbox.

The time it will take you to reach the $5 balance is somewhat unknown, but it doesn’t hurt to at least try.

You can learn more by reading the FAQ page on their website.

10. Get “Kicks” From Shopkick

Although Shopkick is primarily a receipt scanning cashback app, there’s way more you can do to earn points (kicks).

I’m talking about things like walking into a shop without buying anything, scanning barcodes, taking pics of receipts, online shopping, and a few other things.

What I like the most about apps like Shopkick is that you don’t have to alter your routine to fit some of their “agenda” into your daily life. Instead, you keep doing the things you do and earn points simultaneously.

Not bad.

Shopkick website claims that all their users get a free gift card within a week but they provided zero proof of that so 🤷 .

How To Get Free Amazon Gift Cards

While I was putting this article together, I discovered that there is a massive affinity for free Amazon gift cards, and rightfully so. We, humans, love shopping through Amazon. It’s a fact that Amazon sells over 4000 items each minute.

So, to cover the increasing demand for free Amazon gift cards, here are my most effective ways to score them.


The ways above can also get you Amazon gift cards. These are just more specific.

10. Become a Prize Rebel!

PrizeRebel has given its members 19 million in cash and gift cards since 2007. They give you points for compting surveys, challenges, and watching videos.

And you know that I like sites with a low cash out threshold, and PrizeRebel fits that bill nicely.

You can also rack up points by referring your friends and exchange those points to enter PrizeRebel cash drawings.

11. Make an Easy $50

PrizeRebel has given its members 19 million in cash and gift cards since 2007. They give you points for compting surveys, challenges, and watching videos.

And you know that I like sites with a low cash out threshold, and PrizeRebel fits that bill nicely.

You can also rack up points by referring your friends and exchange those points to enter PrizeRebel cash drawings.

12. iRazoo

iRazoo free gift cards

Although they have been around for a long time and they have paid over 75 million in cash, iRazoo isn’t that popular among all the rewards sites.

Similar to other rewards sites, iRazoo offers you points for completing small tasks like taking surveys, watching videos, and much more.

The thing that makes iRazoo stand out is their low cash out limit, 3000 points for a $5 reward that you can redeem for an Amazon gift card or PayPal cash, which is pretty easy to get seeing that a lot of tasks offer anywhere between 100 and 500 points upon completion.

Besides, you get 500 points for every friend that gets to their first 1000 points when he signs using your referral link.

You can get an upstart by signing up using our link, and redeeming our sign up code 2WUAE9.

13. BeFrugal

Befrugal has one of the highest cashback rates I’ve seen online. They offer up to 40% cashback on all purchases made through one of their 5000 retailer partners.

Next to a $10 sign up bonus, you get coupons and deals delivered to your inbox to save even more money and stack your cashback bonus.

Once you reach $25 worth of cashback, you can cash out in the form of Amazon gift cards or a direct bank deposit.

The choice is yours to make.

13. Amazon Trade-In

Did you know that Amazon has a service that enables you to trade your old electronics, books, video games, and other stuff for free Amazon gift cards?

To know if Amazon is willing to trade your items in, you can search the product listings. Amazon can also recommend trades by inspecting your search history and alerting you about the value of a possible trade-in.

To better things off, if your trade-in is accepted, shipping is free for your item. Even if the item gets rejected, it’ll be shipped back to free of charge.

Payment is wired within ten days after the trade-in has taken place.

14. Amazon M-Turk

If you have some time, you can do micro jobs using the Amazon Mechanical Turk site.

This is a service where people get paid to perform micro-tasks that machines and AI are yet able to perform. You get paid per task, and you can cash out in both cash or Amazon gift cards.

Get Free Gift Cards Doing Other Things

Completing surveys and shopping isn’t the only way you can land free gift cards. There are other offline (somewhat) activities you can do in exchange for gift cards.

For example, you can ask for gift cards for gifts. Your friends and family would love to know what to give you for gifts, so why not let them know that you’d prefer gift cards for gifts? I think they will be ecstatic that they know exactly what to give you for a gift.

Another thing you can do is to look out for giveaways and sweepstakes as companies have giveaways all the time. You can search for them using hashtags on Instagram and Twitter.

The point is that there are many things you can do to earn gift cards for free. You can try out different things and see what is best for you, your time, and your overall situation.

About The Author
About the author bio pic Alladdine DJ




Alladdine Djaidani, otherwise known as “DJ” is an Entrepreneur, Translator, and a Basketball Enthusiast. But he likes to think of himself as a Hustler first and foremost. His work has appeared on countless online publications including the likes of Forbes. He’s also obssesed with all things money. Lastly, he feels weird about writing about himself in the third person, but he admits that it makes him sound epic.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Alyssa

    This is awesome! Thank you for sharing this list. I’ll be trying out these resources. 🙂

    1. Said Douidi

      Anytime, Alyssa! I’m pleased the content successfully fulfilled its role ^^. Again, Give us your thought as you take a shot on one of these tips.

  2. Tammy

    This is a great list of ways to earn gift cards. Thanks for sharing them~

    1. Said Douidi

      Appreciate your feedback, Tammy. Hope to see you again soon on other future posts. Cheers.

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