Stores themselves can be a good source of discounts. Testa suggests checking with your favorite retailer often, because many can offer promotions that involve reduced prices for gift card buyers, especially around the holiday season.
For example, a store may offer a $20 gift card with the purchase of a featured product. And a restaurant may offer a $5 gift card with the purchase of a $20 card. And these deals aren't just limited to retailers. Service providers, such as spas and hair salons, also regularly offer such deals, says Testa.