UPDATE - I was able to do this deal twice today and the gift cards went through just fine to buy more. It probably just takes a bit of time for them to activate. But I did have another problem - the $10 cat beeped when I went to use it on another gift card. The cashier said it was coming up as expired, which it obviously wasn't. They entered it in as a $10 cash payment. I may try this one more time tomorrow and if it beeps again, I'll think I'll call it quits. Maybe it was just a fluke and I won't have a problem. We'll see, a great deal either way!
Ok, so here's the lowdown on this deal. At Stop & Shop, when you buy $100 worth of Visa gift cards, you get back a $10 catalina. These cards have activation fees, so to get the most for your money, get a $100 gift card, which carries a fee of $5.95. After the $10 catalina, that's a profit of $4.05. Here's where it gets even better, you can use the $10 catalina on the purchase of another Visa gift card!
So I bought:
- $100 Visa gift card + $5.95 activation fee
- Total was $105.95 - paid with my Discover (love those reward points!) and got back a $10 cat
The deal is good until 7/15, so plenty of time to get in on this deal if you want to.