How to save money with discount gift cards


Did you know that you have access to a wide range of discount gift cards through your membership?

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Through our discount program, members have access to a wide range of discount gift cards from Australia's leading retailers including:

Coles, Woolworths, Big W, BCF, David Jones, Caltex-Woolworths, JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport, Priceline, Kmart, Target, Myer, Bunnings, Country Road, Dymocks, Prouds, Amazon, The Iconic, Jetstar, Kathmandu, Lorna Jane, Michael Hill, Mimco, Sheridan, Seed, Nine West, Witchery and more. Not everyone is familiar on the best ways to save with discount gift cards, so here’s what we know.

How do discount gift cards work?


A number of organisations in Australia offer discounts on gift cards that you can use any time at certain retailers and service providers. Discounts can range from as little as 1%, up to 10% or more.

That means you only pay a percentage of the gift card value, not the full amount. Say you buy a $100 gift card at a 10% discount. You would pay only $90 for the gift card, saving you $10.

Retailers typically don’t restrict shoppers who bought their gift cards at a discount, so you can generally use them on any purchase where a gift card can be used. You can even use discount gift cards to buy discounted items, if you want to make even further savings.

Not only are discount gift cards available for set denominations of say $10, $50 or $100, you can also buy e-gift cards, including discount e-gift cards, online for custom amounts. So, you can match the purchase price of the items you want to buy, at a discount, without worrying about having a gift card left with some residual amount that you might forget to use.

How much can I save?


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Where can I use discount gift cards?


Discount gift cards may be available for spending at a range of retailers, including major supermarkets, bottle shops, pharmacies, clothing outlets, electronic goods and games stores and hardware stores, as well as on magazine subscriptions, dining out, flights, furniture and a range of other goods.

National Seniors Australia has more than 80 gift cards available to all our members. Members can access discount e-gift cards and gift cards from retailers including:

Coles, Woolworths, Big W, BCF, BWS, Dan Murphy's, David Jones, Caltex-Woolworths, JB Hi-Fi, Rebel Sport, Priceline, Kmart, Target, Myer, Bonds, Bunnings, Country Road, Dymocks, Prouds, Amazon, The Iconic, Jetstar, Kathmandu, Lorna Jane, Michael Hill, Mimco, Sheridan, Seed, Nine West, Witchery, Harvey Norman, Webjet, cinemas, Bonds, Dusk, EB Games, Gourmet Traveller, Mac, Forever New, Sunglass Hit, Red Balloon, eBay, iTunes, Sephora, Strandbags, Trenery, Uber, Uber Eats and more.

Discount gift cards for outlets such as supermarkets can offer a ‘double bonus’ because they also have loyalty schemes, such as Everyday Rewards at Woolworths and Flybuys at Coles, that offer points on purchases. Those points are awarded based on the full purchase price of any goods, not the discount purchase price of the gift card. For instance, if you bought a $100 Coles gift card for $95 with the 5% discount and then used it to buy $100 worth of groceries, you would get Flybuys points based on the full $100.

By combining these things together, it compounds the savings you can make on your everyday shopping.

So, what are you waiting for? Check out our full range of discount gift cards and e-gift cards and start saving.

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Parts of this article were originally written by MICHAEL LUND for canstar.com.au

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