gift-card

Gift cards on sale

What could be better than getting a gift card to spend as your heart desires – unless, of course, it’s a gift card you’ve scored on sale?

Gift cards are exactly what they sound like: they are a card loaded with a pre-determined value, allowing you to shop at a nominated retailer and pay with your gift card in lieu of cash. Some gift cards may only be redeemed at certain retailers, such as ASOS, while others can be spent across a number of different brands and products, such as Amazon.

Some gift cards may also be reloadable, which provides the user with the flexibility to add funds to top up the card and continue using it after the initial value has been spent.

Major retailers who offer gift cards


Gift cards are an ideal way to celebrate a special occasion, from weddings and birthdays to housewarmings. They are the perfect way to show your appreciation to colleagues, friends or relatives. And when you can purchase a gift card on sale, you’ll secure a great value deal and a great gift for a friend.

Giving a gift card is often considered a safer and more tasteful way to celebrate a special occasion, rather than putting cash in a card that can be easily stolen and spent at a moment’s notice. When shopping around, be sure to only buy your gift cards from reputable and trusted sources and remember, if the deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.



Current offers and deals

The Book Depository The Book Depository
Limited time!

Up to 67% off selected bestsellers + FREE delivery worldwide

Get huge discounts on Awakenings, Have a Little Faith, To The Lighthouse and more at The Book Depository. Plus, FREE delivery on all orders worldwide. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Vaper Empire Vaper Empire

10% off any vape or E-cig starter kit

Save 10% on Vibe Series Deluxe, V-pack II Series Deluxe starter kit and more at Vaper Empire. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Crocs Australia Crocs Australia
Limited time!

30% off all clog styles

Get 30% off classic, swiftwater clogs and more at Crocs. Prices as marked. Conditions apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

WineMarket.com.au WineMarket.com.au
Ends tonight!

25% off site-wide + FREE shipping

Take 25% off Reds, Whites, Rosé, Sparkling and more for your winter sipping, with savings of up to 75% off RRP on offer. Delivered FREE straight to your door. Applies to Marlborough Sauv Blanc Mix, De Bortoli Billie Harley Shiraz 2017, Freixenet Vintage Cava 2016 & much more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

BNKR BNKR
Exclusive

25% off all full-priced styles

Score 25% off styles from Keepsake, The Fifth, C/MEO Collective and more with code at BNKR. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Bendon Lingerie Bendon Lingerie

Items from $10 in mid-season sale

Save big in the Bendon Mid-season sale for limited time only.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

eBay eBay

10% off site-wide

Get 10% off Dyson, Microsoft, Myer and much more at eBay. Minimum spend of $500. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Nasty Gal Nasty Gal

50% off everything

Take 50% off women's fashion including the already reduced clothing, shoes and accessories at Nasty Gal. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

BoohooMAN BoohooMAN
Exclusive

FREE shipping on your orders

Enjoy FREE shipping when you spend over $60 on clothing, shoes and accessories at boohooMAN. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Amazon AU Amazon AU

Up to $70 off Amazon Echo, Kindle & Ring products

Enjoy up to $70 off Amazon Echo, Kindle & Ring products at Amazon Australia. Applies to selected items only. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Myer Myer

40% off great range of homeware, beddings & more

Enjoy 40% off homeware, beddings, tableware, luggage and much more from the leading brands including Tefal, American Tourister, Rogue, Protect-A-Bed and much more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

PrettyLittleThing PrettyLittleThing

40% off almost everything

Score 40% off dresses, tops, shoes and more at PrettyLittleThing. Excludes sale and beauty products. Conditions apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Catch Catch

Up to 50% off women's activewear

Includes designer clothing, shoes and accessories by ASICS, Nike, Puma & much more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Sportitude Sportitude
Limited time!

Extra 15% off your order

Get an extra 15% off selected full-price and already reduced styles. Includes adidas, Asics, Champion, Brooks, New Balance and more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Zanui Zanui
Limited time!

$250 off when you spend $1,500

Shop sleek and stylish homewares and furniture at Zanui and get $250 off when you spend $1,500. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

SurfStitch SurfStitch
Limited time!

Nothing over $30 + FREE shipping: Outlet Sale Clearance

Shop clothing, shoes and accessories at SurfStitch Outlet for just $30 or less. Plus, get FREE shipping when you spend over $150. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Catch Catch

Up to 77% off women's fashion

Score up to 77% styles from Hush Puppies, Calvin Klein, Tony Bianco and more during the Easter Long Weekend Sale at Catch. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

ASOS ASOS

Up to 70% off sale

Enjoy up to 70% off designer clothing, shoes & accessories at ASOS. Includes selected items from ASOS DESIGN, SVNX, PrettyLittleThing & much more. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Catch Catch

Up to 80% off bestsellers

Enjoy up to 80% off Superdry, All About Eve, Daniel Brighton and more during the Easter Long Weekend Sale at Catch. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Lovehoney Lovehoney
Exclusive

15% off when you spend $75 + FREE shipping

Enjoy 15% off when you spend $75 at Lovehoney. Plus, FREE shipping on all orders. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Dell Dell

Up 15% off selected Alienware gaming PCs

Enjoy up 15% off selected Alienware gaming PCs at Dell. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Microsoft Store Microsoft Store

$800 off select Razer Blade laptops

Enjoy $800 off select Razer Blade gaming laptops at Microsoft Store. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Dell Dell

Up to 40% off selected laptops

Enjoy up to 40% off selected laptops at Dell. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

boohoo boohoo
Exclusive

45% off plus size & curve clothing

Enjoy 45% off plus size & curve clothing at Boohoo. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

boohoo boohoo
Exclusive

45% off almost everything

Enjoy 45% off dresses, shoes, accessories and much more at Boohoo. Excludes sale items. Conditions apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Bendon Lingerie Bendon Lingerie

Up to 60% off sale

Enjoy up to 60% off styles from Pleasure State, Lovable, Fayreform and more at Bendon Lingerie. Prices as marked. Excludes gift cards. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

THE ICONIC THE ICONIC

15% off boots

Simply use the code to get an extra 15% off boots from THE ICONIC. Exclusions apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Lorna Jane Lorna Jane

Up to 60% off sale styles

Shop high performance, innovative and beautiful women's activewear at Lorna Jane with up to 60% discount. Valid on sale styles only during their Warehouse sale. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Meshki Meshki
Exclusive

20% off sleepwear and intimates

Save 20% on selected eye mask, pyjama tops, pants, lace wrap and more within the collection at Meshki. Can't be used in conjunction with any other offers. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Coles Supermarket Coles Supermarket

$25 off your first order + FREE delivery: New customers

Valid for first Coles Online shop for new customers when you spend $225 or more in one transaction. Smoking & tobacco products excluded from minimum spend limit. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Zanui Zanui

Up to 40% off 5,000+ rug styles

Get up to 40% off across 5,000 rug styles from Heim & Co, Rug Culture, Boundary and more at Zanui. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Missguided Missguided

50% off almost everything

Enjoy 50% off celebrity inspired dresses, knitwear, shoes, accessories and more with code at Missguided. Excludes sale items. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

eBay eBay
FREE trial

90-day FREE trial of eBay Plus

Sign up with eBay Plus and enjoy 90 days FREE trial. Conditions apply.

Last verified

Nasty Gal Nasty Gal

Up to 80% off absolutely everything

Enjoy up to 80% off clothes, shoes & accessories from Nasty Gal. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

boohoo boohoo

50% off everything

Take 50% off dresses, shoes, accessories and more at Boohoo. Includes sale items. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

rebel Sport rebel Sport

30% off all Under Armour clothing

Get 30% off Under Armour polos, basketball tees, shorts and more at rebel Sport. Excludes Project Rock, supporter wear and socks. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Dissh Dissh

20% off jackets & knitwear

Get 20% off oversized knits, leather jackets and much more at Dissh. Conditions apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Beginning Boutique Beginning Boutique

15% off your order

Score 15% off festival outfits, dresses, shoes and much more at Beginning Boutique. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Converse Converse
Limited time!

$30 off when you spend $150

Enjoy $30 off with $150 spend on classic chuck sneakers, one star sandals and much more at Converse. Promotion applied at checkout. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Ultra Football Ultra Football

30% off selected products

Score 30% off selected styles from Nike, Adidas, Mizuno, Le Coq Sportif and more at Ultra Football. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Under Armour Under Armour

HOVR collection from just $120

Explore the Under Armour HOVR collection to find a running shoe that will let you go the distance. Starting price from just $120. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Photobook Australia Photobook Australia
Exclusive

Up to 55% off photo books, photo pillows, cards, mugs & more

Enjoy up to 55% off photo books, photo pillows, cards, mugs & more. Plus, 35% off additional pages, paper upgrades, and accessories during the Mother's day sale at Photobooks. Exclusions, T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Sportitude Sportitude

Up to 60% off sale

Save up to 60% off selected styles from Asics, Adidas, Mizuno, Nike, New Balance and more at Sportitude. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

General Pants General Pants

Up to 60% off men's sale

Save up to 60% on men's clothing, shoes and accessories from Insight, Ksubi, Reebok and more at General Pants. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Crocs Australia Crocs Australia

20% off orders over $100

Use the code to receive 20% off when you spend over $100. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

Crocs Australia Crocs Australia

$15 off orders over $75

Receive $15 off when you order over $75 at Crocs Australia. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Coupon code ends

General Pants General Pants

Up to 60% off women's sale

Enjoy up to 60% off women's clothing, shoes and accessories from Levis, Tommy Jeans, Stussy and more at General Pants. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

PrettyLittleThing PrettyLittleThing

Up to 70% off sale

Get up to 70% off sale jeans, jackets, knit jumpers and much more at PrettyLittleThing. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

Bed Bath N' Table Bed Bath N' Table

Up to 50% off quilt covers, sheet sets, towels & more

Enjoy up to 50% off during the Autumn sale at Bed Bath N' Table. Includes Cotton House, Morgan & Finch and more. While stocks last. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Get deal

Deal ends

City Beach City Beach

Up to 70% off sale

Score up to 70% off Stussy, Moolala, Globe and much more when you shop at City Beach. T&Cs apply.

Last verified

Popular Top Merchant Shopping Deals coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
24 Apr 2019 10% off any vape or E-cig starter kit SKI****
24 Apr 2019 25% off site-wide + FREE shipping WIN****
24 Apr 2019 25% off all full-priced styles FIN****
23 Apr 2019 10% off site-wide PWO****
23 Apr 2019 FREE shipping on your orders FRE****
24 Apr 2019 Up to 67% off selected bestsellers + FREE delivery worldwide ********

How does a gift card work?

It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for the perfect gift for someone else, or a treat for yourself; either way, a gift card is the ideal way to handle the transaction. A gift card offers an efficient way to buy products, entertainment, and services, both online and in the real world.

While every business will have its own policies and procedures guiding the purchase and use of their gift cards, they generally always work in much the same way: the gift card recipient simply selects the item they wish to buy and presents the gift card as a payment.

If the purchase is for a lower value than the gift card, the remainder of the balance is usually credited to the card. This allows the customer the opportunity to spend it again at a later date. Not only is it the fairest system for the gift cardholder, but it also encourages gift card holder to visit the retailer again in the future.

On the other hand, if the value of the gift card is lower than the amount of the purchase, then the gift cardholder will need to fund the difference via any other accepted payment methods, such as cash or credit card.

Gift Card Coupon Codes


Where to find gift cards on sale?

Finding gift cards on sale isn’t easy. Retailers don’t often advertise these types of sales to the public, and they prefer to offer them to loyal customers via direct communications. Of course, these days, the public will regularly share their spoils via the web. So if you know where to look, you can find great deals of gift cards on sale online.

For instance, Apple gift cards are often available on sale, with special deals such as 2 x $20 Apple gift cards for $30 – a total savings of 25%. These are retailer-specific and are usually only available for a limited time. For this, it is worth jumping on a deal immediately when you see one.

Another great option is the purchase of a Woolworths WISH gift card, which can be used at a retailer like Big W. These gift cards can be pre-purchased at a discount of 5%, allowing you to save potentially hundreds of dollars on your everyday expenses, from toiletries and clothing to homewares and electronics. The best part is, when you use your Everyday Rewards card together with your WISH card, you will also earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points – which can eventually be redeemed for free gift cards!


Pros and cons of gift cards on sale

Pros

  • Gift cards are convenient. They are easy to buy, easy to give, and generally, they’re easy to spend.
  • They are ideal gifts. It may be simple enough to know what your partner wants for Christmas, but how do you find that perfect present to thank your babysitter for house-sitting? Enter the gift card, the perfectly customised gift that will always be appreciated!
  • Gifts cards cross international borders. If you have a loved one who lives far away, a gift card that can be redeemed in their local area will often be the best gift choice, as it’s convenient, thoughtful, and the postage fees are low. For instance, an Amazon gift card can be purchased in Geelong and redeemed in Germany. Distance and location really are no obstacle.

Cons

  • Some gift cards carry an expiration date. This means the gift recipient must use the card within a certain timeframe, or the balance is wiped out.
  • The can be easily lost or stolen. In many senses, gift cards are like currency: their value is easily compromised. Unfortunately, gift cards are usually not replaced or refunded by a retailer if they are lost or stolen. Gift cardholders should stow them safely and treat them as cash.

Things to consider when buying gift cards on sale

In most cases, when you purchase a gift card on sale you are getting a terrific deal. The main thing to keep in mind is that the gift card can usually be redeemed against any product or service in store, regardless of whether it is at full price or on sale.

When you purchase a gift card on sale, you have the opportunity to increase your discount.

gift card

For instance, let’s say you buy a WISH gift card to redeem at Big W, and you secure a 5% discount. You purchase a $300 gift card and save $15. You then buy a BBQ from Big W that is on sale for $300, reduced from $600.The end result is that you will pay just $285 for a product that retails for $600 at full price!

Another thing to consider is that when you purchase gift cards on sale, it’s important to make sure the company is not facing any financial hardship or at the risk of going under.


Frequently asked questions about gift cards on sale

Q. Can my sale price gift card be redeemed for cash?

A. There are very few retailers who will allow you to effectively ‘cash in’ your gift card for currency, particularly if you have purchased your gift card on sale, as they will end up losing money on the transaction. However, certain retailers may allow you to receive the balance of your gift card in cash after you have made a purchase, if that balance is under $5. For instance, if you use a $20 gift card to make an $18 purchase, you may be eligible to receive the $2 balance in cash.

Q. Can I use a gift card that I purchased on sale to purchase items that are on sale?

A. In most cases, this is perfectly fine, as gift cards can generally be used to purchase any product or service offered by a retailers.

Q. When will my gift card expire?

This depends on the retailer. Some gift cards expire within 12 months, while others have an indefinite validity. If you purchase your gift card on sale, it may be a condition of use that you redeem its value within a shorter timeframe. Hence, it’s a good idea to check with the card issuer to confirm your gift card’s expiry.

When it comes time to giving someone a present, a gift card is ideal. Not only does it leave the ultimate purchase decision up to the recipient - it also allows them to choose the exact products or services they need. When you find a gift card on sale, you achieve the ultimate win-win for all parties – with more money in your bank to boot!

Was this content helpful to you? No  Yes

Related Posts

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Ask a question
Go to site