Frugal Living (2)
Create an Account
Open menu
 If You’re Not Using, I Can’t Even.
What if I told you with I’ve saved over $1,100 in the last year? That’s a little like getting a raise, right? buys and sells discounted gift cards, partnering with companies willing to sell their gift cards at a discount. Why? Well, because they’re banking on one of three things: First, that you’ll be more likely to shop with them once you buy a gift card or two; Second, they hope you’ll buy more gift card than you can spend and; Third, they hope you’ll forget to use your cards altogether (billions of gift cards go unspent each year). Since you’re a money saving savvy, you’ll do none of those things. You’ll just buy discounted gift cards at before you make any significant purchase and, in doing so, you’ll save an average of 12-15% on all your purchases. Here are the reasons you’d have to be straight-up crazy not to use Raise.
Tip: Buy, don’t sell. Ebay takes less of your commission from sales (10%) than (15%).


1. All new members get $10 off of a $50 purchase.

When you sign up and use code adrewes at, you receive $5 off of a $50 purchase. 
Better yet, new users get an automatic $5 more off the first purchase for a total savings of $10 off of a $50 purchase! Select “Use a promo code” during checkout, and click “Apply” before submitting your order.


2. Email alerts let you know when cards you want are available.

Looking for Kroger cards at 7% savings or higher? Kohl’s for 20% or more? Alerts trigger an email to your inbox as soon as a card meeting your set parameters hits the marketplace. To set your alerts, simply choose your store-brand card, “Set alert,” set your desired percentage off, and the maximum amount of the card you’d like to buy.
Tip: Buy those alerts cards immediately, since many often even disappear by the time you even received the email.


3. Sorting by the highest percentage off is the quickest way to search deals.

Because works with national companies, you get pretty remarkable deals on most of the brands you already shop. And we’re not talking about weird, one-off brands, either:
Forever 21 Up to 35% off
Claire’s Up to 35% off
Lane Bryant Up to 34.1%
JCPenney Up to 24% off
Victoria’s Secret Up to 23.8% off
Olive Garden Up to 23.5% off
Macy’s Up to 22% off
Regal Cinemas Up to 20% off
McDonald’s Up to 20% off
Ulta Up to 20% off
T.J. Maxx Up to 19.7% off
Kohl’s Up to 19% off
Cabelas Up to 15% off
Walgreens Up to 12.9% off
Lowe’s Up to 10% off
Starbucks Up to 10% off
Kroger Up to 7% off
Shell Gasoline Up to 5% off
iTunes Up to 4.4% off
Walmart Up to 4% off
Southwest Airlines Up to 3.9% off Up to 3% off
Tip: Gifted a card to someone? If something goes wrong, the 100-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee still applies, but only when the company is contacted by the card purchaser (you).


4. The Raise mobile app wallet makes organizing cards a breeze.

As soon as your gift card order is processed, all of your cards appear in your wallet. Keep updating your wallet by deleting used cards, or you’ll end up with a lot of unnecessary digital clutter.
Tip: Accidentally delete a card? Never fear: You’ll still have the gift card numbers and pins in your account and email.


5. The best days to shop are Monday and Friday.

This is because people aren’t yet planning for weekend noshing on a Monday when cards are restocked. On Fridays, sends out its Save 5% deals to email subscribers for added weekend savings (so that 14% off Lowe’s card will now be 19% off). Just add featured cards to your cart, check out, and click “Use a Promo Code” (like TAKE5) to apply the savings.
Tip: Check out the new “On Sale” cards featured at an added 1% off. Just click the “Buy Cards” tab, click “On Sale,” and apply the promo code at checkout.


6. Old Navy Gift Cards can also be used at Gap. Here’s why:

Some retailers that share a parent company accept each other’s gift cards as forms of payment. So, if you find an Old Navy gift card for 16% off at, while Gap cards are 11% off, your best bet is to buy the Old Navy card and redeem it at either store. Same goes for Pottery Barn Kids/Pottery Barn/West Elm/Williams Sonoma, Sephora/JCPenney (seriously!) and others. Sometimes Darden Cards are better buys than specific brands (think Olive Garden, Bahama Breeze, and Red Lobster). Buy any Kroger gift card (Fry’s, Fred Meyer, Smith’s, Kroger, King Soopers) to use at other Kroger Stores. FYI, you can buy Bonefish Grill cards for use at Outback Steakhouse.
Tip: While gift cards don’t expire, they are only guaranteed for 100 days (so buy only what you can use in that time).


7. Digital gift cards are delivered in minutes.

This means you can typically apply them to purchases almost right away. Instant gratification FTW! To use them:
In-store, once you click “wallet” and confirm the 4-digit PIN of your card, you can give the serial and PIN numbers on the back of the cards to the cashier as a gift card/payment.
Online, once you fill your cart and know the total cost of your purchase after discounts and coupons, purchase the number of cards you need to cover the order. Complete your purchase by entering your gift card and PIN number as payment on the website.
Tip:  Some companies like Dave & Buster’s only offer physical cards deliverable by mail, so if you’re planning a birthday party, prepare to wait up to 3 weeks for cards to arrive (though they typically arrive in 2).


8. eGift vouchers can be spent in the store.

As long as the gift card states “e-gift” and “voucher,” it’s redeemable online and in stores. Just print it out and take it with you.
Tip: While gift cards state no expiration date, spend the full amount and return whatever you don’t need for full store credit.


9. Multiple gift cards can be used in the same order.

Once you know what you plan to buy, nearly all online retailers will let you use up to 5 or more cards in a single transaction. Just purchase the right amount of cards for delivery to your account.
Tip: We like to buy a little less than the total amount when possible, just so we don’t have to remember to use those cards later (it’s a bummer having $1.47 left on a JCPenney gift card).


10. Stacking coupons with cards saves the most.

To get the best oomph for your moolah, shop the sales, apply store coupons, loyalty card information, and discounts. Don’t forget those added app savings (ibotta, Savings Catcher, etc.) on the back end of the purchase. Better yet, buy your cards with a rewards credit card.
Tip: Paribus is an app that shops for even better deals after the fact and rebates you the overage!


11. For every friend who signs up, users earn $5 more.

When you refer friends to join the marketplace, they’ll get $5 off their first order. They just have to make a purchase within 30 days of signing up, and you get $5, too. Redeem your rewards at checkout for any gift card.
join now


XOX Signature
  • report post
Invalid Input
Invalid Input
Please tell us why do you think this post or page is inappropriate:(*)
Invalid Input
Invalid Input

scissor divider

You may also like:


Add comment




Free Stuff



Connect with us!
urthbox Subscription Box BUY ONE GET ONE FREE
Never miss an update. Subscribe today!

Disclosure Policy

This website was created and owned by Ashley & is based in the USA. While sometimes we do have posts that are internationally and worldwide, this is not often. Our target audience is in the USA so please keep this in mind when using this site. Please note that Closet of Free Samples does accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and/or other forms of compensation. Read More →

Sponsored Ads 

Aeroflow FREE Breast Pump