Just in the Nick of time, retailers and restaurants are trying to pull in extra business by offering free gift cards, swag bucks or whatever you want to call them. Buy a certain amount in gift cards or merchandise and you’ll get a gift card for your own use. Now that’s what I call an incentive!
Of course, free doesn’t always mean entirely free and standard federal laws don’t apply to these bonus cards. For example, some are non-transferable, must be used between specific dates, or can’t be resold. Others require you register to receive e-newsletters, so check the rules before you buy.
All the above gift cards must be purchased from the merchants and not through Gift Card Granny.