UPDATE: It looks like this deal might have sold out already, which is semi strange since reports show people only getting Restaurant.com and Walmart gift cards. I’ll keep an eye on it to see if it comes back though.

EverSave is another deal-a-day site where I frequently get there emails, but hardly make any purchases. Typically nothing great stands out to me, but today I received an EverSave email where if you spend $12 you will get a “Gift Card Grab Bag” with mystery gift cards equaling at least $45 or more in value. For fun, I decided to take my chances and see what gift cards I’d receive. The site says that potential gift cards could include: Restaurant.com, 1800Flowers.com, Staples, CVS, Cabela’s, Barnes & Noble and Walmart.

So $12 later, I received a $20 Walmart e-gift card and a $50 Restaurant.com gift card. I value the $50 Restaurant.com gift card really at $12, since those certificates typically sell for $20 and then you can typically always find a 60% off coupon (although they are harder to come by and I believe the good old days of 80% and 70% are long gone). I always use restaurant.com certificates, so with just this certificate my $12 buy in ended up as an even exchange. However, I also got a $20 Walmart gift card, so in my mind I am up $20 in free stuff at Walmart. I do not typically purchase online items at Walmart, but I am sure I will find a good use for it (the gift card is only for online purchases, not in store).

This “deal” might be the last thing of interest to some of you, but for those that want to take a gamble and maybe get some free gift cards, this could be fun. At first I assumed I’d just sell the gift card online at cardpool.com or one of those other “Sell a gift card back sites”, but many have a $25 minimum or it needs to be a plastic gift card (not an e-gift card) – so my re-selling the Walmart gift card did not work. However, a reader reminded me that you can purchase another merchants gift card with the e-gift card, so if you would prefer another $20 gift card instead, go ahead and swap it out. For $20 you can get Dominos or Steak n Shake. But for $5 more there are a slew of $25 gift cards, so if you were going to use that merchant anyways, might be worthwhile to pay the extra $5. Or, you can always use your e-gift card to purchase a physical plastic gift card to arrive in the mail. This will then allow you to use it in store.

If you are new to EverSave, you can sign up here. You will also get $5 in free credit, thus making this deal $7.

Anyone receive anything fun?!

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  • Dave said,

    How do you know what the values of the gift cards are? I just bought mine, and I also got a Walmart eGift card and Restaurant.com Gift Card…while they probably have the same values as yours, I’m just not seeing where it actually says what their values are.

  • Jon said,

    I got the same exact deal. Redeemed the Wal-Mart gift card immediately for a Starbucks gift card. Great deal.

  • Christine said,

    Wal-Mart and restaurant.com.

  • dealswelike said,

    @dave – they make it confusing quite honestly. If you go to your recent purchases they will give you the gift card number. In the respective site you’ll need to enter the redemption code to see the value.

  • dealswelike said,

    My assumption is they are going through the Walmart and restaurant.com codes first and once those sell out will move onto a different merchant. The sale goes for quite a few days (or until supply runs out) so might take some time to get to the other merchants.

  • Dave said,

    Wow…just bought two, but I’m already seeing that it’s sold out!

  • Tonei said,

    Bought one and got the same combo, and now it’s showing as sold out.

  • AlohaDaveKennedy said,

    Ditto – bought 3 for $36. All were $20 Wal-Mart Plus Restaurant.com Nice RoR just on those Wal-Mart cards!

  • Dave said,

    Used my two $20 Walmart e-gift cards to just purchase a physical $40 Walmart gift card – shipped for free.

  • Christine P. said,

    Weird, ordered an e-gift card and it said error processing payment, charges refunded..hmm.

  • Christine said,

    Worked on a mailed card.

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