# How I Got a \$100 Gas Card for \$76

I was able to get a \$100 gas card for \$76 by stacking four discounts. This post will provide an illustration of how I got this deal. Although you probably won’t be able to do the same exact deal described in this post following the process outlined in this example will allow you to buy other gift cards at a significant discount.

The next thing I did was visit eBay through a cash back shopping portal such as Splender or iConsumer. At the time I bought my gift card iConsumer was offering 3% cash back.  It is usually around 1% cash back. That isn’t much, but if you’re going to make the purchase anyway you might as well save a little money.

The third thing I did to save money was to buy the discounted Ebay gift card to buy a discounted gift card on eBay. At the time eBay was offering \$100 gas cards for \$92.

The fourth discount I received was from eBay Bucks. If you’re enrolled in eBay Bucks you get 2% back in eBay Bucks on most of the purchase you make on eBay. They occasionally have promotions offering an even greater percentage back. At the time I bought my gas card they had a promotion offering 10% back in eBay Bucks. That is as good as I’ve seen them offer for general purchases, although they sometimes offer even higher percentages back on specific categories.

Here is how the math works out. The \$100 gas gift card  was on sale for \$92 for a savings of \$8. I used an Ebay gift card that I bought with my Chase Ink which I consider to be a 5% discount. Five percent off \$92 is \$4.60. The cash back shopping portal paid me 3% cash back which is \$2.76. Ebay gave me 10% back in eBay Bucks.  Ten percent off \$92 is \$9.20.  So \$92-\$4.60-\$2.76-\$9.20= \$75.44.  I went ahead and rounded up to \$76 since some of the discounts or rewards earned from the purchase are not in the form of actual cash. Either way that is a pretty good discount on gas. Of course, I use a gas rewards card when I fill up to save even more money.

The deals aren’t always that great, but stacking the discounts and cash back it is possible to save a nice amount on lots of gift cards. In fact, I have bought gift cards off of eBay and turned around and Sell gift cards for cash at Raise.com  or Sell Your Gift Cards For Cash at Cardpool.com! I wouldn’t recommend that as a way to make money,  but it is a good way to help meet minimum spend to earn a credit card bonus.

Let me know if you have any questions about any of the discounts or cash back.

### 1 thought on “How I Got a \$100 Gas Card for \$76”

1. Lots of work but sounds well worth it. Now make sure to get gas at the cheapest price possible so that you don’t undo any of your hard work!