Saving and Making Money

4 Easy Ways To Get Free Starbucks, Amazon, and Target Gift Cards

Since I made the decision to stay home with my daughter, I’ve been looking for ways to earn extra money and get free stuff. I love getting free samples from various stores and websites (I’ll post these later), as well as clipping coupons to save (or make) money, but my favorite freebies are gift cards. Now, I don’t have a whole lot of time to scour the internet for deals or participate in rewards sites that take up a ton of time for little reward. That’s why I’ve spent several months signing up for any rewards site, app, and program that I could find to see which ones actually pay off for very little work. Here are my top recommendations for actually getting free gift cards:

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G2 Crowd

Rewards: $5-$10 Gift Card

Time: 5-15 minutes 

Referral Bonus: None

If you’ve ever used software or apps for work or your side hustle, you could earn anywhere from $5 to $10 per honest review of that software. Each review takes about 5-15 minutes to fill out and is then submitted for review. In order to qualify for rewards on this site, you need to create an account and connect your LinkedIn account. They match your LinkedIn account to the software you’re reviewing to ensure you aren’t reviewing software you never used. Once you’ve submitted your review, it can take anywhere from an hour to 48 hours (or more) to get your reward. Most of my gift cards were delivered to me within 24 hours. Sign up for G2 Crowd here to get started.

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Rewards: $3-$100 Gift Cards (No limit)

Time: 5-15 minutes

Referral Bonus: Points towards gift cards

MyPoints is one of my new favorites because I’ve made $35 in Starbucks and Amazon gift cards so far simply by clicking on a few sites every few days (or weeks lol), printing coupons, using those coupons, and trying out free trials. The points actually add up really quickly, which means you can earn gift cards rather quickly. Once you’ve earned enough points, you can redeem them for a gift card from places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, eBay, Dunkin’ Donuts, Home Depot, Olive Garden, and a whole lot more. It takes about 24-48 hours to receive the gift cards via e-mail. Sign up here to get started.



Rewards: $5+ Gift Cards, Electronics, and even a Vespa

Time: 0-5 minutes 

Referral Bonus: Points towards gift cards

Shopkick has been one of my go-to apps for easy gift cards while I’m out shopping. You earn points just to walk-in to certain stores, scan products while you’re shopping, and submitting receipts. Once you’ve reached enough points, you can redeem them for gift cards from places like Starbucks, Wal-Mart, iTunes, Target, Amazon, eBay, Uber, and a bunch of other shops and restaurants. You could even redeem your points for electronics or even a Vespa scooter (WHAT?).  Gift cards are sent to your e-mail instantly and can be used right away. Get started by downloading the app here

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Rewards: $10 Gift Card for signing up. Cash back and $5 + gift cards

Time: 0-5 minutes

Referral Bonus: $25 per referral

Rakuten has been one of my favorite programs for making extra cash. When you sign-up, they’ll give you a welcome bonus that you can receive in cash or as a gift card. In order to receive the bonus, you’ll need to spend at least $25 in the first 90 days by using the Ebates app or website. All you need to do is sign-up for Ebates, click on your favorite store, like Amazon, Wal-Mart, etc., and shop as you normally would. Once you shopped, they will give you your bonus along with any additional cash back you earned from your shopping trip. I have personally made over $200 – you can’t beat that! Get started by signing-up here.

I’m certain that there are many other ways to get free gift cards but these have been the easiest for me so far. If you have a favorite program for getting free gift cards, please let me know in the comments!


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