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It’s always exciting to get a great deal on a gift card. And during Black Friday 2022 we found some of the best gift card deals that shoppers could take advantage of. During the holidays, you’re likely to purchase at least one gift card. It’s a gift that allows the recipient to spend the money however they like, rather than trying to guess what they’d like to receive for the holidays.

If you’re thinking that you may buy gift cards during Black Friday 2023, you’ll want to see what sort of deals we’ve seen in the past. Because the fact is, you probably don’t have to pay full price for that $100 gift card. You can usually get it at a discount or — in some cases — for 100% free with purchase!

Here are all the best gift card deals we saw during Black Friday 2022 sales.

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Hot Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals on Amazon


Best Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals at Target

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Target is known for their gift card freebies that you can find throughout the year. But these deals get particularly sweet on Black Friday. To stay on top of all the latest Target deals, text TARGET to 57299.

TIP: Be sure to use your Target RedCard when you buy gift cards to save an extra 5%.


BJ’s Wholesale Club Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals


Costco Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals

Costco actually offers a direct discount on gift cards during the holiday season. During Costco Black Friday, you’ll see discounts for dozens of restaurants, retailers, and even movie theaters.

Here are some Costco gift card deals we saw:


Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals at Sam’s Club



Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals From Drugstores

Don’t sleep on drugstores! They get in on the Black Friday gift card action, too. Here are a couple of our favorites that we found.

Walgreens Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Promo

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The Walgreens Black Friday gift card promo gave you a $5 Walgreens gift card when you buy two select gift cards of $25+. You could get gift cards to any number of restaurants and retailers, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Fandango, and more.

Here are the best Walgreens early Black Friday gift card deals:

  • Buy two select gift cards in store (Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Cinemark, Fanatics, Fandango, or spa and wellness gift cards), get a free $5 Walgreens gift card

Related: Things You Can Get for Free on Black Friday


CVS Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals

You got $15 in CVS ExtraBucks back when you bought $50 worth of select gift cards at CVS during the CVS Black Friday sale. You could use those free ExtraBucks to pay for stocking stuffers or other goodies in a separate transaction.


Rite Aid Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Promo

Rite Aid tends to offer straight discounts on gift card purchases a la Costco, but these deals were available in-store only. For Black Friday 2022, Rite Aid offered $15 BonusCash back on a $100 Apple gift card, plus the following deals:

  • Spend $50 on a Gap brand gift card, receive $10 BonusCash
  • Spend $50 on Old Navy gift cards, receive $10 BonusCash
  • Spend $24.99 on a Microsoft Xbox gift card, receive $5 BonusCash
  • Spend $50 on a Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, or Wayfair gift card, receive $10 BonusCash
  • Spend $20 on a Wendy’s, Burger King, or Arby’s gift card, receive $5 BonusCash

TIP: Check out all of the best Rite Aid Black Friday deals.


More Black Friday & Cyber Monday Gift Card Deals From Retailers in 2022


A person holding a DSW gift card next to a DSW shopping bag.

DSW offered promotional gift cards with the purchase of regular gift cards. When you purchase regular gift cards starting around Nov. 1 2022 and running through Dec. 26, 2022, you could earn promo gift cards to redeem Jan. 1 – 22, 2023.

While these gift cards aren’t as flexible as those offered by retailers like Target and Amazon, a deal is still a deal — even with date restrictions!


More Black Friday & Cyber Monday gift card deals from 2022:


Best Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals From Restaurants

A person holding olive garden gift cards.

Let it be known: restaurants are one of the best places to find free gift card promotions during the holiday season.

Usually, the way these work is like the DSW gift card program: you’ll purchase gift cards during the holiday season, and then sometime later — usually in January — you’ll be able to use an additional, free promo gift card that has an expiration date.

You have to make your gift card purchase from the restaurant itself to claim the promo. Whether or not this is a better deal than the Costco discount is a coin toss. You’ll have to do the math depending on how much you’re planning to spend.


Best gift card deals from restaurants we found in 2022:


Score a great deal on gift cards during Black Friday? Be sure to share your wins and spread the savings by leaving your story in the comments.

Best Gift Card Deals on Black Friday: What We Saw in 2022 and What to Expect for 2023