Free Gift Card Offers (Up To $100 To Popular Stores)

Last updated:  April 1, 2019

Free Gift Card Offers (Up To $100 To Popular Stores)

I've been touting free gift card offers on the site for a long time now: see here, here, and here.

Most of them have been for a free $100 gift card for or other popular Canadian stores. These gift cards are usually in return for being accepted for an awesome credit card, which will earn you even more free money in cash back or travel rewards.

These credit cards also usually come with no annual fee (at least for the first year) and some juicy sign-up bonus points to boot.

Then, after the first year, there's no obligation to continue with the card if you decide it isn't for you.

It's really a fantastic deal and one I've taken advantage of several times myself.

Proof that it works

If you're generally skeptical that these things sound too good to be true, I’ve been there too.

But I can assure you that in this case, it’s both good and true.

My family and I have taken advantage of these offers 4 times personally and received our electronic gift card as promised each time.

I've purchased things like a new bed set for my daughter and a pregnancy pillow for my wife with them along with a few technology items...

Let me tell you, it was wonderful not having to spend any money out of pocket on those things.

Current deals

Here’s a list of active gift card deals as of April 2019, listed roughly in order from best to worst.

Many of these deals only last for a month, so make sure you apply quickly so you don't miss out.

1) $100 gift card + $150 in travel rewards

I’m ecstatic to announce that we’re running an awesome gift card promotion for the .

As part of this deal, you’ll get a $100 Amazon gift card when you apply and are approved.

In addition, you’ll get a sizeable sign-up bonus worth $150 in travel when you spend $1,000 in the first 3 months.

I think this is the hottest deal on the market today, but you may ask...

Is the card any good?

And that's a fair question. My answer is...

Yes it is.

Key benefits include great ways of easily earning their fully flexible Scotia Rewards.

You can earn 4 points on every $1 you spend on gas, groceries, restaurants, and entertainment. This pretty well covers all the bases, but you also receive 1 point for every $1 spent elsewhere.

The card also offers great insurance coverage including travel insurance as well as 3 kinds of purchase insurance, so you’ll no longer need to worry about things like trip cancellation or paying for extended warranties.

A final perk, there's also a nice list of discounts you can receive on things like hotels, car rentals, and cruises.

As an extremely flexible travel rewards card, with no flight restrictions and a comforting amount of insurance, I’d say this card needs a closer look.

Read full details here

2) Free gift cards with Swagbucks

Some people like to avoid using credit cards, and that’s fair if the temptation is too much and you aren’t able to pay them off at the end of the month.

Fortunately, there’s another great way to earn free gift cards: through Swagbucks.

Swagbucks is an online rewards program that awards you for doing fun online activities like regular web searches (using their search engine), shopping for products you might be buying anyway, watching videos, playing games, answering polls, and more.

You can earn gift cards for, Paypal, Starbucks, iTunes, and more.

This can be a great activity to do when you’re bored or doing something else mindless like watching TV.

Many people save their bucks up throughout the year and then redeem them just before Christmas to buy stuff from Amazon as free Christmas gifts.

3) Cash back for shopping online

The only thing better than free gift cards is free cash.

Even this is possible with cash back websites that you can use to earn money back when shopping at many popular online Canadian stores.

The amount you earn ranges from store to store, but it can be as little as 1%, all the way up to 25% or more (usually during special promotions).

I could go into more details here, but I've written a great article about the best cash back websites for Canadians that explains exactly how it all works and talks about how I've personally earned more than $1,200 in cash back since I started doing it myself.

More awesome credit cards

If there aren't a lot of awesome free gift card deals out there this month or nothing strikes your fancy, there are still a ton of top notch cash back credit cards you can apply for right now that will earn you a ton of rewards.

They also often come with big sign up bonuses and tons of other perks.

For instance, the best cash back credit card in Canada right now gives you up to 4% on your purchases. In addition, they waive the annual fee for the first year so you can try it to see if you like it.

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John MacDonald
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I am trying to apply for the TD Infinite card but it won't allow me to open the application. It says I have to install Adobe Reader and when I install it still no go??

July 21, 2015 @ 7:08 pm
Stephen Weyman
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I'm not sure what could be causing this John. I just tested the application process myself right now using the Chrome web browser and I was able to get through to the application form just fine. If you are experiencing this problem on the TD application form itself, then you should contact TD support if you still want to go through with it. If you are experiencing it on the RateSupermarket page, you can contact their support as follows:

Our representatives are available to assist you Monday through Friday 8am- 8pm EST and Saturday 830am-4pm EST. Call us at: 1-866-462-4779.

The first thing I would suggest trying before contacting support is doing the application on a different web browser or computer to see if that works.

July 22, 2015 @ 8:14 am
Faruk's picture

It appears you have an error in your advertisement. The TD First Class Travel Visa Infinite Card 20000 points is worth $100 and not $200. Therefore this card offers $200 in Travel rewards and not $400. see TD website or even ratesupermarket website to confirm this. regards, Faruk

July 22, 2015 @ 1:34 am
Stephen Weyman
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Hi Faruk,

It appears you are correct on this. I had received notice that the TD Visa Infinite was receiving a change so you could now redeem your points for travel with any travel provider but at a reduced rate. Somehow I confused that reduced rate with being the regular rate and I thought that redeeming through Expedia was double that rate. It turns out I was incorrect on that, which is a very big oversight and for that I apologize.

To anyone who has already applied for the TD First Class Visa Infinite using the above link expecting to receive $400 in rewards, please contact me so I can apologize personally and try to make it up to you.

I have now corrected the details of the offer so it is correct at $200 worth of travel at Expedia for the Infinite card and $100 worth of travel for the Platinum card.

July 22, 2015 @ 8:09 am
JS's picture

Hi Stephen,
Hunting for the best credit cards promos here and there seems to be a good way to save some money and fees, but doesn't it hurt my credit score? I heard that frequently changing credit cards will lower my score. Any thoughts? Thanks!

November 12, 2015 @ 10:35 am
Stephen Weyman
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It's true that applying for a credit card (or any credit for that matter) will usually immediately lower your score by a little bit. However, your score will quickly bounce back in a matter of months as long as you continue to use your credit responsibly and not have way too much of it (hundreds of thousands of dollars). I personally follow the rule of thumb of about 2 new credit card applications a year just to be safe but there are people who do more than 10 a year without too much trouble.

If you want to see how it impacts your score, you can buy the credit monitoring or just pay to check your score every so often from one of the credit bureaus. It's usually a small price to pay when compared to the amount of freebies and rewards you are getting from the credit cards.

November 12, 2015 @ 6:22 pm
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I think for TD Infinite Visa you can apply on or call TD Visa directly TD will honor you the deal, used to be better a few years back TD Travel Gold than they changed to Infinite and I switched to RBC Cathay Pacific.

BMO AirMiles has a good offer now and Rogers Mastercard isn't too bad?? There's no built-in currency exchange fee BUT I wish the SPG AMEX US has same rules & rates as CAN, that deal would be sweet!!

January 10, 2016 @ 4:02 pm
Stephen Weyman
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Yes, TD might honour you the deal if you asked them about it directly. However, they definitely aren't offering it to all customers right on their own website.

The Rogers MasterCard isn't bad if you use a Rogers service to waive the annual fee and then redeem your points as cash back (I heard this is possible even though they don't advertise it on the card's site). It doesn't have any good features other than the high cash back rate and the good currency exchange rate though.

The BMO Air Miles World Elite is a decent card for sure.

However, none of the cards you've mentioned have any big gift card or cash back offers going on with them right now, which is what this particular article is all about.

January 10, 2016 @ 7:16 pm
Ripped Off By Swagbucks!
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Hi Stephen,

I would like to touch on the Swagbucks topic, it is a really hit and miss program and in all seriousness seems a 'tad' on the shady side. If you read the TOS and all their other rules and regulations and you abide by all of them they will still close your account down without any notice or explanation. Then they just stop replying back to you at all meanwhile all your accumulated points, cash rewards, and cards are gone, Poof! They will Not give you a reason why your account was terminated or what you have allegedly done wrong and they definitely will Not give you any form of your credits, cards or anything else they will just steal it! Google how many people have had their accounts closed down for no reasons or explanations. You will be shocked! Prior to this I had the one Swagbucks account for years and never had an issue, accumulated my points etc and it's all gone, stolen from Swagbucks after all the hard work and time I put into their site, FYI majority of their surveys do not work or the videos, etc. everything is a hit and miss! Basically, you are working and investing hours upon hours to have everything stolen from you! There are other shadier websites like these thieves and there are possibly a few respectable companies out there that won't scam you out of your hard work, haven't found one yet, but still looking and hoping.

Good luck.

June 18, 2016 @ 8:23 pm
Stephen Weyman
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Thanks for sharing the warning. I hear you that it isn't a perfect program. I have heard some complaint threads about offers not working as they should all the time. It does sound hit and miss. Most of the time when I do something, the points seem to be awarded as they should be but occasionally something doesn't show up. I'm not a heavy user though.

If they truly are shutting people's accounts down for no reason though, that's terrible. They probably have a lot of people trying to cheat the system though because if you figure out ways to game the system they are essentially forced to give out free money.

June 20, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
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Hi Stephen:
Thanks for another great article and money saving tip. I applied for the MBNA credit card on August 17 (got approved immediately). I received the $100 Best Buy gift card via email today (August 25). Very impressed, as the linked site indicated that it typically took 6-8 weeks to get the gift card. In fact, I have the gift card before I have received the credit card in the mail!

August 25, 2016 @ 3:08 pm
Stephen Weyman
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Wow - that's a really speedy turnaround. Faster than I remember it being the last time I did one of these gift card deals. Good to hear!

September 06, 2016 @ 10:20 pm
Tina James
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Hello, Just wondering if the MBNA credit card offer for the $100 gift card was still available?

As well, which credit card offers the best travel rewards?


December 17, 2016 @ 3:14 pm
LO044's picture

Your link to the PC Financial MasterCard doesn't work. Is this promo not available anymore?

April 13, 2017 @ 11:16 am
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

It looks like they JUST took it offline so it must have just ended. It's unusual for a promo to end mid-month but it does happen sometimes. That looks to be the case here. I've removed it from the list, thanks.

April 13, 2017 @ 11:38 am
Damion's picture

What brought me to your site was the idea of getting a gift card for signing up for an Mbna credit card. That was over a year ago and I'm still waiting.

April 13, 2017 @ 3:54 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

Did you contact RateSupermarket support about your application?

April 13, 2017 @ 3:58 pm
Damion's picture

I did and they kept giving me the run around. I'm still willing to give more offers a try, I just was wondering if others found the process daunting

April 16, 2017 @ 4:16 pm
Stephen Weyman
Stephen Weyman's picture

It's possible there was a problem with the click tracking and they're having a hard time tracing back your application to their website. Did they give you any details at all when you called as to what the trouble was?

April 17, 2017 @ 8:09 pm

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