UPDATE: Some readers have commented saying they spoke to Dosh and that the 30,000 bonus points includes the 1.5x boost. I personally do not quite understand that since the 30,000 point offer has been around since the beginning of November and this 1.5x boost is this week only. So purchase at your own risk, but it is something you can definitely complain about to Dosh if you are not awarded the 45,000 bonus points.
Earlier this month I wrote about an awesome way to earn 83% off your purchase at Giftagram. Well by combining multiple promotions (which I will discuss in a few), you can actually make a $5 profit on top of getting a $60 gift for free, plus a $15 credit for a future purchase! Giftagram is actually a pretty cool concept where you can send a gift to someone and you do not need to have their address. You just enter the recipients phone number and email address and they receive a message on how to redeem the gift that was sent their way. While searching through the site I’ve found that some items are exactly the same price as purchasing them elsewhere while other items are significantly overpriced. But by combining these offers you can actually purchase something quite nice and make money!
Getting a $60 gift for free plus a $5 profit!
Offer 1: First, you’ll need to download the app Drop. With Drop you earn points after making a purchase at a participating merchant with your linked credit/debit card. Right now, they have a one-time offer after making a purchase at Giftagram. Make a $40+ purchase, receive 30,000 Drop points. But, right now for Black Friday, Drop has some “Boosted Offers” where can you receive up to a 2.5x boost on the points earned. While there are only a few participating merchants in this Black Friday offer, Giftagram is one of them and offering a 1.5x boost. The way I read it, it means that you’ll earn 45,000 Drop points after meeting the terms of the promotion (which requires you to spend $40 or more on your linked credit card). 45,000 Drop points is equivalent to $45 and can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards, such as Starbucks, Old Navy, Dunkin’ Donuts, iTunes, Amazon, Nordstrom, Whole Foods, etc. I always redeem for Amazon gift cards since I make purchases at Amazon all the time anyways and think of it as cash. If you are new to Drop you can sign up here or use my referral code ov7lj – feel free to leave your referral code in the comments section as well. FYI: Make sure you activate the offer prior to making the purchase!
NOTE: I reached out to Drop to get full clarification on the 1.5x boost since it still says 30,000 points and not 45,000 points. Back in October it was only a 20,000 point offer and then in early November moved to a 30,000 point offer, which is a 1.5x increase, so hoping that this wasn’t a delayed announcement on Drops part.
Offer 2: If you are new to Giftagram, which I assume most of you are, you can sign up with a referral code and receive $20 off your first gift purchase. That means you can purchase a $60 gift (or combined gifts), get $20 off your purchase, and your final price of $40 will trigger the 30,000 bonus points + 1.5x boost from Drop. Since the 45,000 points is equivalent to $45, this means your $60 purchase will ultimately MAKE YOU $5 in gift cards! Or, if you find a slightly more expensive item, you can think of it as $65 off your purchase. That is a great deal! Giftagram is only available for iOS devices – you can download it here and enter promo code JY248974 to get your free $20 – feel free to leave your referral code in the comments section as well.
Offer 3: Through November 26th, if you make a $50+ purchase, you’ll receive a $15 credit to use on a future purchase. The $50 must be prior to taxes/shipping fees but can include credits used towards your purchase. So if you purchase a $60 item but use your $20 new user credits towards the purchase (thus only spending $40 through the site), you are still eligible for the $15 credits. The $15 credits can be used starting November 27th.
While there are not a ton of items for purchase through the site, you should absolutely be able to find something that works for you! I mean why not – it is ultimately free (as long as you consider one of those gift card options as cash) and you’ll get an extra $5 on top of it! And then if you find a cheap item to purchase at a later time you can apply the $15 bonus credits you’ll receive!
Giftagram seems to be a great place if you need to send a baby gift, engagement gift, client gift, birthday gift, etc. While I am not sure I’d use Giftagram too often, it does seem like a great place for certain types of gifts. I can foresee my husband using it often when he needs to send a client some sort of care package (and on an expense account!).
Anyone find a good buy?!