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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
- Buy 1 Bath & Body Works Gift Card for $50.00 and receive $10.50 in bounceback credits
- Buy 1 Happy Holidays Dining Gift Cards for $50.00 and receive $10.50 in bounceback credits
- Buy 1 Yankee Candle Gift Card for $50.00 and receive $11 bounceback credits
- Buy $100 Apple Gift Card and receive $15 Amazon credit
- Buy a $25 Gap Options Gift Card for $19.50
- Spend $25 or more on Cold Stone Creamery gift cards and save $5 with code CSTONE22
- Buy a $25 Krispy Kreme gift card and get $5.50 Amazon credit with code KRISPY
- Buy a $50 Gap gift card and receive $11 Amazon credit with code GAPDEAL
- Buy a $50 Regal gift card and get $10 with code REGAL22
- Buy a $50 Domino’s gift card and get $10 Amazon credit with code PIZZA22
- Spend $50 or more on select gift cards, get $10.50 Amazon credit with code YAYYOU
- Spend $100 or more on Nordstrom gift cards and get $15 Amazon credit with code NORDSTROM
Best Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals at Target
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.
- Buy a $100 Specialty Gift Card, get a $15 Target GiftCard
- Buy 1 Xbox Series S Holiday Edition Console, get a $50 Target GiftCard
- Buy any 3 select household essentials, get a $10 Target GiftCard — same-day delivery or same-day pickup only
- Buy 1 De’Longhi 15 Bar Pump Espresso Machine, get a $25 Target GiftCard
- Buy 1 LG 50″ Class 4K UHD Smart LED TV, get a $25 Target GiftCard
- Spend $100 on select baby essentials, get a $20 Target GiftCard — same-day delivery or same-day pickup only
- Buy 2 Temptations, Greenies, Iams, or Blue Wilderness items, get a $5 Target GiftCard — in-store only
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
Here are some Costco gift card deals we saw:
- Cinemark $50 e-gift card, $39.99
- AMC Black 2 Standard/Digital Movie Tickets + $20 e-gift card, $39.99
- Blue Apron $100 e-gift card, $69.99
- Four Build-a-Bear Workshop $25 e-gift cards, $69.99 (reg. value $100)
- Two $50 Landry’s Multi-Brand Restaurants e-gift cards, $79.99 (value $100)
- Four Xbox $25 gift cards, $89.99 (reg. value $100)
- Southwest Airlines $500 e-gift card, $449.99
Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals at Sam’s Club
- Domino’s $50 E-Gift Card for $37.50
- IHOP $50 E-Gift Card for $37.50
- Panda Express $50 E-Gift Card for $42.50
- Panera $100 E-Gift Card for $85.00
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
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
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
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.
- Buy $100 in regular DSW gift cards, get a $25 DSW gift card
- Buy $50 in regular DSW gift cards, get a $10 DSW gift card
More Black Friday & Cyber Monday gift card deals from 2022:
- Cinemark — Buy $50 or more in Cinemark gift cards, get 20% off
- Gymboree or The Children’s Place — Buy $50+ in gift cards, get a $10 off $40+ coupon
- Verizon — Switch to Visible by Verizon and purchase an eligible phone, get an Amazon gift card for up to $250
Best Black Friday 2022 Gift Card Deals From Restaurants
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:
- Applebee’s — buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 bonus card
- Auntie Anne’s — buy a gift card, get a free pretzel
- BJ’s Restaurant — buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 bonus card + 20% off OR buy a $100 gift card, get a $25 bonus card + 20% off
- Bonefish Grill — get $10 off with every $50 in gift cards
- Bucca di Beppo — buy $50 in gift cards, get $20 in rewards cards
- California Pizza Kitchen — buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card
- Carrabba’s — buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card
- Cheesecake Factory — buy $50 in gift cards, get a $15 gift card
- Chili’s — buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 e-bonus card
- Einstein Bros Bagels — buy $30 in e-gift cards, get a $5 bonus card
- Fleming’s — buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card
- Golden Corral — buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card
- HuHot Mongolian Grill — buy $40 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card (e-gift cards only)
- Jamba Juice — buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 reward card
- Melting Pot — buy $100 in gift cards, receive a $20 dip certificate
- Menchies — buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 bonus card
- Outback Steakhouse — buy $50 in gift cards, get coupon card for $10 off
- Planet Hollywood — buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 reward card
- Red Lobster — buy $50 in gift cards, get $50 in bonus coupons
- Red Robin — buy $25 gift card, get a $5 Bonus Buck Reward card
- Tijuana Flats — buy $25 – $50 in gift cards, get $5 – $15 in bonus bucks
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