Free gift card offers are allover the place. You get those by email, you see their banners everywhere, and sometimes you have to apply for some of them before you get something else that you really want, like a blocked movie or ebook.
The truth is, there are some real and legit free gift card offers around, but most of the time they’re just a marketing tool whose sole purpose is to collect your name and email address so that you get marketed to. We call this “lead generation” in the lingo of marketers (yes I am one of them, and by the way I get paid every time someone responds to any of the offers you might come across on this site).
I’ll explain this process for you with an example. You see the free gift card offer above? If you click on that image you’ll be taken to a page where you’ll be asked to enter your email (or zip code). Once you do that you’ll be taken to another page where you’ll be asked to complete some other forms and/or offers before you qualify for the free visa gift card.
What you just did is that you raised your hand and said “I am a shopping machine … sell to me”. And that’s exactly what the company behind this offer is going to do. The email you used to get the free gift card is the same one you’ll be receiving the marketing messages later.
And that’s not all, whatever you’ll do after you submit your email all the way until you reach the success page is qualifying you for more targeted marketing messages. For example, if on your way you responded to a Victoria’s secrets offer it means you’re a female who is interested in buying lingerie (or a male interested in Victoria’s Secrets models ).
You got the idea, right?
Now what to do in order to get your favorite merchant gift card for free?
There are two types of free gift card offers that you might find on this website. The low value ones that require you to take a long survey (might take 3 hours to finish) and you’ll be rewarded with a free gift card with value up to $50.
The other category of free gift card offers is the high value gift cards and those are won through a draw. All participants are required to do something that doesn’t take a long time or much effort, and a draw will be done at the end of the test period (usually explained on the site of the free gift card offer) and if you win you’ll be notified by an email sent to the email address you used to participate in the contest.
The first category is not that popular and I don’t have many of them, contrary to the second one. So in order to maximize your chances of winning a gift card from your favorite store you’ll need to participate in all of the offers available, and even search for more off this site.
One more thing that you need to know before you go ahead and start submitting your email; the draw high-value offers are most of the time offered by a third party market research company and not the brand it has on it (a Walmart gift card is not necessarily from Walmart, and most probably is from a marketing entity that wants to target Walmart customers).
I hope this article has made it a little bit clearer for you. Enjoy your time on my site, and happy shopping for free gift cards.