*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.
Looking for a new way on how to get free gift cards?
I recently just downloaded the Drop app to try it out and learn how I can get free gift cards using it. Drop is an easy-to-use app that lets you earn free gift cards for the money you’re already spending – with no extra steps like using a loyalty card or uploading pictures of receipts.
To start, you’ll need to download the app, open it up and create a profile by entering some basic information.
Then you’ll be prompted to link a credit or debit card. Drop works by lining up purchases you make on your card with offers you’ve connected to on the Drop app. That means you don’t need any loyalty cards or upload receipts or take pictures of receipts to get rewards on Drop! You just link your card and go about your business while Drop earns you points in the background.
After you’ve connected a card, you’ll be prompted to choose two of your favorite brands. These are called Power Offers.
These are usually more prominent brands, like Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Uber, Target, and other places that people tend to spend a lot of money. You cannot change these once you select them, so be sure to pick the ones where you shop at the most.
If I shop at any of these 5 times, I will get a bonus offer. My top 2 “Power offers” are:
7 Eleven – I use one near my house frequently for gas
Next, you can choose a few bonus offers (if you want to)
This can be anything from a one-time offer to earn a lump sum of points by shopping with a particular merchant to sharing a link with your friends to sign up for Drop. You’ll get these types of offers regularly so you don’t have to take advantage of all of them. I have an offer that popped up that said if I spend with the linked card to my Drop account and spend at least $20 at Amazon, I’ll earn 500 points. Considering I shop on Amazon like all. the. time. I grabbed this bonus for sure!
Now its time to start earning points
By now you’ve already received some initial points just by registering, linking a card, and choosing a few brands. Now all you have to do is shop with your linked card at the brands you’ve designated and the points will pop into your account. Within 24-48 hours of me getting gas at Seven Eleven, my points popped up in my account. After just one week using this app, and shopping at places I would normally, I’ve earned 351 (not including the bonus 500 points I should get from my Amazon purchase.)
There is also currently a bonus offer for me for Walmart. I shop weekly at Walmart and use their Grocery pick-up service. I’m if shopping through Drop, then to Walmart, then to Walmart grocery, I’m going to see if I will earn points through that bonus offer. (I’ll update this post when I figure out if I’ve earned points for that or not.)
Start spending points and get free gift cards
Once you’ve earned 5,000 points at a minimum, you can begin exchanging them for free gift cards at various retailers. The exchange rate is consistent across the board—5,000 points gets you a $5.00 gift card. You can exchange points in multiples of 5,000. So, for example, you can spend 40,000 points for a $40 Amazon gift card.
This may seem like a lot, but as you’ll see in my experience below, you can find sweet deals that give you an absurd amount of points for things you were going to buy anyway. The goal is to link your card and go about your daily routine then reap the rewards of doing nothing different with your spending. If you save up all of your points now, and cash in for gift cards come November, your Christmas gift budget could be significantly lowered just by using this app!!
Don’t forget, you can invite friends to earn free points.
Right now if you sign up, and share with a friend, both of you will get $5 worth of points (for up to 10 friends). I’d love it if you used my code when you join: 6ats6
One other thing to note is that some offers, especially for online orders, it may take some time for your points to show up in your Drop account. They do this specifically with larger purchases in case an item is returned. They usually put some sort of language in the offer though telling you, for example, it could take 5 to 30 days to receive points.