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If you’re looking for a way to rack up travel rewards and cash back, you should consider stacking purchases.

This approach can help you earn significant rewards while spending little effort. Keep reading to learn more about how to make the most of this strategy.

In this blog post, I will guide you on how to earn cashback or travel points when purchasing gift cards on

Current GiftCards.Com Promotion

If you are unfamiliar with how to stack deals on, please read the rest of this article before returning to this section. is out with an incredible promotion where buying gift cards through November 17th can earn the following:

  • Airline Miles or Cashback through a Shopping Portal (check
  • Cash Back from Credit Cards (check Credit Card Bank Offers)
  • 5% Discount by using a Coupon

What is Stacking?

Stacking deals is a process of combining multiple promotions to get the most rewards. Some people also call stacking as double-dipping on deals.

For example, in this current promotion, you can earn airline miles or cash back through a shopping portal, cash back from credit cards, and a 5% discount by using a coupon. By stacking these deals, you can maximize your rewards.

Steps On How To Stack GiftCards.Com Promotions

1. Use a Coupon

Whenever rolls out a promotion, typically 5% off during a holiday, we try our best to take advantage of the deal and stack it with another offer to double-dip or triple-dip on travel rewards or cashback.

Current Coupon: None

Previous Coupons:

  • 5% Off MASTERSALE, VETERANSDAYSALE, VETERANSDAY from November 11-17, 2022

We announce coupons on our free Facebook Travel Miles and Points Group. Feel free to join us. We learn about these deals from Doctor of Credit and The Frequent Miler.

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2. Stack With Airline Rewards or Cashback

A. Go To

Cashbackmonitor is a website that keeps us updated on the current shopping portal bonuses. I use it all the time and find it to be an incredible tool.

B. Type in the Search Field

C. Select Which Rewards You Prefer To Earn

I tend to select airlines miles if there is an increased bonus or Rakuten since that converts into American Express Membership Rewards.

Here are the types of rewards that you can earn whenever you purchase gift cards at through a portal.

  • Cashback
  • Travel Miles/Points
  • Credit Card Points
  • Other Reward Points

In the example above, I narrowed my choices to either using the American AAdvantage Shopping Portal (3 AA miles per dollar) or Capital One Shopping (4 points per dollar).

I ultimately selected the American AAdvantage shopping portal during the last promotion because it also gave a 4,000 bonus for purchases over $1,000.

D. Sign Up for the Portal You Selected If You Do Not Have an Account With Them Yet

It is free to sign up, but make sure to use a friend’s referral link when signing up so both of you will get rewarded.

Example: American Airlines AAdvantage Shopping Portal

The AAdvantage Shopping Portal usually gives 3 American Airlines miles per dollar when you shop at Please read the terms carefully.

Once on the AAdvantage Shopping Portal, type “” in the search field, then click the merchant name to enter the site.

You will then be prompted to click any of the offers that are eligible to earn American Airlines miles. Click “Shop This Offer” or “Shop Now“.

I usually click an ongoing generic offer, such as the coupon below.

Next, you will get a notification that the coupon has been activated. The notice also includes the terms of the offer.

Mileage Terms: Please note these terms & conditions: Special terms: Orders over $2,000.00 are not eligible.This merchant is temporarily unable to reward for purchases made using the default settings for Safari 12 or higher, which automatically block the cookies required for this merchant to track your purchase. This feature can be turned off in your browser settings by disabling the ‘Prevent Cross-Site Tracking’ setting. Not eligible on purchases made with coupon or discount codes that are not found on this site.AAdvantage Shopping Portal

3. Find the Best Credit Card To Use on

Search for Deals Offered By Your Credit Cards

Before you make your purchase, check if any of your credit cards have a cash-back offer on

Historically, the following banks have offered cash back for purchases on

  • Capital One
  • Citi Merchant Offers

Example 1: Capital One Credit Card Offers

If you own a Capital One credit card, check if there are any offers for

Once you find the offer, click “Continue to Merchant” and purchase through that particular link to earn the cash-back bonus. Please make sure to read the terms, which states that the purchase has to happen within a certain time period.

You need to use the particular Capital One Credit Card linked to the offer to activate this deal.

My Capital One Offer is on my Capital One Venture X Card.

CAPITAL ONE VENTURE X REWARDS– Earn 75,000 bonus miles once you spend 4,000 on purchases within the first 3 months from account opening.

  • Earn unlimited 10X miles on hotels and rental cars booked through Capital One Travel 
  • Earn unlimited 5X miles on flights booked through Capital One Travel
  • Earn unlimited 2X miles on all other purchases
  • Up to a $100 credit for Global Entry or TSA PreCheck®
  • Unlimited free access to Capital One Lounges
  • Complimentary Priority Pass™ membership
  • Up to $300 Capital One Travel credit
  • 10,000 miles anniversary bonus
  • $395 Annual Fee

Example 2: Citi Credit Card Merchant Offers

If you own a Citi Credit Card, check if you currently have a cashback offer for purchases on Activate it by clicking “Add Offer“.

If this is your first time using Citi Merchant Offers, follow these steps to navigate to the Merchant Offers page:

  • Log in to your Citi App, then click “Services” at the bottom.
  • Next, click “Product & Offers“.
  • Click “See All” opposite “Save with Merchant Offers”.
  • Navigate to the Offer, click “See Details“, then “Add Offer“.

My Citi Merchant Offer is on my Citi Premier Credit Card.

Don’t Have a Citi Card? Consider the Citi Premier

What If I Do Not Have Any Credit Card Offers? Which Credit Cards Do I Use?

Here are some recommended credit cards that you can use on

  1. A new credit card that you are meeting a minimum spending requirement for to earn a generous sign-up bonus (SUB).
  2. A credit card that gives more than 1 point per dollar such as the Capital One Venture X, Citi Double Cash, American Express Business Blue Plus, or Hilton Business Card.

Steps On Stacking a Giftcards.Com Purchase

1. Activate Credit Card Offers offers have historically popped up on Capital One and Citi Credit Cards.

If you can not find an offer on any of our credit cards, consider these alternatives:

  • A new credit card that you are meeting a minimum spending requirement for, or
  • A credit card that gives more than 1 point per dollar such as the Capital One Venture X, Citi Double Cash, American Express Business Blue Plus, or Hilton Business Card.

  • 2. Go Through a Shopping Portal

    You can only go through one shopping portal, so check cashback monitor to find the best deal for you.

    3. Purchase the Gift Cards that are Currently on Sale

    After activating your credit card offer, go through the shopping portal of your choice to access

    Then, determine which gift card is currently on sale. It is usually either a Visa Gift Card or a Mastercard Gift Card. Click “Buy Now“.

    4. You Can Purchase Up to $250

    5. Fill Out Your Recipient Information

    6. You Can Duplicate the Amount

    Usually, the 5% discount only works for gift card purchases of no more than $1,500, so I typically purchase $250 X 6 cards.

    7. Apply the Coupon to Your Purchase

    In this example, I ended up paying $1,460.70 for $1,500 worth of Mastercard Gift Cards after using a 5% coupon “mastersale”.

    Make sure to pay with a credit card that has an activated offer.

    Read The Fine Print

    By stacking multiple deals, you can maximize your rewards on a single purchase from

    It is important to note that certain restrictions may apply when stacking promotions, so be sure to read the fine print before completing your purchase.

    Best Ways to Use GiftCards

    A gentle reminder to only purchase the gift cards you can liquidate. For additional ideas on how to redeem these gift cards, check out the related post below.

    Final Thoughts

    This current promotion offers the ability to stack deals and earn rewards from different avenues.

    Have you ever taken advantage of a deal like this before? If not, now is the time!

    I have outlined in detail how you can maximize your earnings by taking advantage of this offer.

    Be sure to check out for up-to-date information on which credit cards offer the best return on gift card purchases.

    Do you have any questions about this promotion or how to take advantage of it?

    Let me know in the comments below, and I will do my best to help out.

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