Thursday, February 07, 2019

8 Gift Card Usage Tips

We all know how to use gift cards as a payment method, but most of them have unique ways to be redeemed that you probably don't know about. Keep reading to find out those amazing gift card usage tips!

iTunes Gift Card

With an iTunes gift card, you can simply load money into your iTunes account and pay online for anything Apple-related:

  • Apple Music
  • App Store
  • iTunes Store
  • Apple Books

Apple Music gives you access to over 50 million songs, App Store has millions of apps and you can find TV programmes and films on the iTunes Store.

Canadian Tire Gift Card

Next time you need an oil change or new tires, think about Canadian Tire. You can pay with gift cards for automotive services and gas!

Indeed, not only can you redeem their gift cards in more than 500 Canadian Tire retail stores, but you can also use them in more than 490 automotive service centres and over 300 Canadian Tire Gas+ locations across Canada.

Cineplex Gift Card

If you love snacking and eating while watching a movie, you'll be glad to know that Cineplex gift cards are redeemable at concession stands where you can get food and drinks. Also, did you know that Cineplex offered movies that you can buy or rent online to watch comfortly at home, and event tickets for performing arts, film series and music, sports & more? You can pay for any of them using gift cards!

Best Buy Gift Card

Best Buy gift cards can be redeemed both online and in-store. Here's what you can purchase with them besides electronics:

  • Geek Squad Services
  • Musical Instruments
  • Appliances & Furniture
  • Beauty & Fashion Products
  • Baby & Maternity Products
  • Toys & Sports Equipment

Best Western Gift Card

Best Western Hotels & Resorts has over 10 brands and over 4,200 hotels worldwide in nearly 100 countries and territories. Most hotels offer other services such as restaurants and concession stands, where you can sometimes pay with Best Western gift cards. It's at the discretion of the hotel.

Staples Gift Card / Bureau en Gros Gift Card

Not only can you use Staples/Bureau en Gros gift cards to pay for all the supplies and furniture that you need, but you can also use it at their copy centre in-store. Have your paper order forms and other documents for your campaign ready and pay using a gift card!

Loblaws Gift Card / Provigo Gift Card

Most Loblaws Inc. brands offer online grocery shopping, such as Provigo, Maxi, Zehrs, No Frills and more. Make an online grocery order for pickup and an online grocery associate will start preparing your order. Simply pay with a gift card when you go pick up your order in store. To know if your grocery store offers online grocery shopping, please visit its website.

Walmart Gift Card

Good news, Walmart gift cards can now be used for your online shopping! You can also place orders for grocery delivery or pickup and pay using a Walmart gift card.