11 Best Places to Buy Discounted Gift Cards (In-Store or Online)

Gift cards on display in a store

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Gift cards are great when you’re looking for alternatives to using your credit card, giving a present to others, or trying to control spending.

Purchasing discounted gift cards can also save you money, though these can be difficult to find.

To save you the trouble, I have the list of in-store and online options below, complete with the general discount you can expect from each one.

The List

In-Store and Online Discount Options

Note that some discounted gift cards offered by wholesalers are only sold in bulk.[1][2]

Membership is also required to purchase gift cards from BJ’s, Costco, and Sam’s Club.[3][4][5]

BJ's Wholesale Club logo

BJ’s Wholesale Club

Costco logo


  • Discount: Varies; generally 10% to 20% off[8][9]
  • Shop

Sam's Club logo

Sam’s Club

Target logo


  • Discount: 5% off specialty and third-party gift cards when using a Target RedCard[10]
  • Shop

Online-Only Discount Options

Discount amounts vary by brand and current availability, and for most sites, you will need to create an account in order to make a purchase.

CardCash logo


  • Discount: Varies by brand; generally from around 2% to 35% off[11][12]
  • Shop

Ebay logo


eGifter Gift Card Sales Logo


  • Discount: Generally around 2% to 20% off;[15] you can also earn points to save money when purchasing gift cards in the future through its rewards program.[16]
  • Shop

Gift Card Granny logo

Gift Card Granny


  • Discount: Varies; generally 5% off[18]
  • Shop



  • Discount: Generally 5% to 15% off[19]
  • Shop

Raise logo


  • Discount: Up to 30% off; earn up to 15% Raise cash on full-priced gift card purchases.[20]
  • Shop

Places That Don’t Sell Discounted Gift Cards

In the course of my research, I found that the following places do not sell gift cards at a discount:

  1. https://www.samsclub.com/b/extra-savings-gift-cards/7050204[][]
  2. https://www.costco.com/gift-cards-tickets.html[]
  3. https://www.bjs.com/content?template=A&espot_main=member_terms&espot_ln=about%2F[]
  4. https://customerservice.costco.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/700/~/does-costco-offer-free-shopping-passes[]
  5. Sam’s Club store customer service representatives[]
  6. https://www.bjs.com/category/gift-cards/25-percent-off/3000000000000239988[]
  7. BJ’s Wholesale Club customer service via live chat[]
  8. Costco customer service via live chat[]
  9. https://www.costco.com/restaurant-gift-cards.html[]
  10. https://www.target.com/c/specialty-gift-cards/-/N-5xsxs[]
  11. https://www.cardcash.com/buy-gift-cards/[]
  12. CardCash customer service via live chat[]
  13. https://www.ebay.com/b/Discount-Gift-Cards/bn_7006308058[]
  14. https://www.ebay.com/b/Discount-Retailer-Gift-Cards/172009/bn_18144932[]
  15. https://www.egifter.com/deals[]
  16. https://www.egifter.com/points[]
  17. https://www.giftcardgranny.com/blog/how-to-buy-gift-cards-at-a-discount/[]
  18. https://www.giftcardmall.com/promotions[]
  19. GiftCards.com customer service via live chat[]
  20. https://www.raise.com/[]
  21. 7-Eleven store customer service representatives[]
  22. ALDI customer service via Facebook chat[]
  23. Best Buy store customer service representatives[]
  24. CVS store customer service representatives[]
  25. The Home Depot store customer service representatives[]
  26. JCPenney store customer service representatives[]
  27. Kroger store customer service representatives[]
  28. Lowe’s store customer service representatives[]
  29. Rite Aid store customer service representatives[]
  30. Walgreens store customer service representatives[]
  31. Walmart store customer service representatives[]

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