'Tis the season for gifting, but if you're not much for trying to guess what someone might like, it's all about the gift card. Easy, affordable, and always a hit, gift cards are a great way to give thanks over the holidays (especially when you're in a pinch). And since we're officially five days away from Christmas, the time to load up on last-minute gift cards is now.
But before you run to the nearest store to stock up, don't forget that Amazon offers ones from several major retailers—often for less than their actual value, and today, they're offering some pretty sweet deals on a select few. Here are five gift cards you can get for a reduced price on Amazon today only that will arrive before Christmas (if you're a Prime member).
$50 Panera Bread Gift Card for $40
What could possibly be better than a $50 gift card to Panera Bread? How about one you only pay $40 for? Whether gifted to a colleague, friend, or yourself, it's an easy way to save a quick ten bucks while giving the gift of grub from the beloved bakery-café. Use code PANERA at checkout.
There are few things in this world that an Apple gift card can't afford. From kids to co-workers, it's safe to say just about everyone enjoys getting an Apple card for Christmas. And believe it or not, Amazon is currently offering $15 off their $100 App Store & iTunes Gift Cards, meaning you can gift (or treat yourself) to a hundred dollars worth of movies, games, and music for 15-percent off. Use code ITUNES15 at checkout.
$50 Lyft Gift Cards for $45
Looking for the perfect last-minute gift for just about any occasion? Lyft gift cards are insanely useful (especially after a night of holiday partying) and get delivered via email the second you pay for them. And today, you get $5 off every $50 you spend on Lyft gift cards on Amazon—so consider stocking up on cheap rides for yourself, too. Use code LYFT at checkout.
$50 Express Gift Cards for $40
Shopping for the fashionista in your life can be tricky; that's why gift cards to cool clothing stores exist. Express gifts cards from Amazon come with automatic email delivery—so you can buy one on the way to a Christmas party if you have to—and currently come with $10 off every $50 you spend. Use code EXPRESS at checkout.
$50 JCPenney Gift Cards for $40
Trying to score an awesome gift for you mom or sis but hardly have the time (or budget) to do it? For every $50 you spend on JC Penney gift cards at Amazon today you'll get $10 off, and they get delivered via email instantly. Use code JCPENNEY at checkout.