UPDATE: Code is value as of August 29, 2014!
Two Smiles by HP is an online gift card seller that occasionally offers promotions where you can buy gift cards at a discount. Right now they are offering 15% off select gift cards using promo code: SUMMER15
I would act fast because this deal is valid from August 8th through 5:00 pm on August 15th, and while supplies last. If you have purchased (or attempted to buy) from Two Smiles in the past, they have a very spotty track record in terms of gift card availability and pulling the promotion early, so if you are planning on taking advantage of this offer I would act fast.
Gift Cards Included in The Promotion
Only gift cards from select retailers are including in this promotion. The list of retailers is…
Toys R Us
Babies R Us
Bass Pro Shop
Why is This Two Smiles 15% Promo a Good Deal?
If you are planning to shop at any of these stores soon, then this is an easy way to get a discount, of course if you have a store card or store branded credit card like the Banana Republic Luxe Card, then using a gift card would negate the rewards you would earn by using the credit card. That said, this is a fast and easy way to get an automatic 15% discount on your purchase.
However, even if you are not planning on doing much shopping yourself, you could always buy these cards at a discount and sell them through a 3rd party gift card site like Raise, Cardpool, or eBay. I prefer using Raise as you can set the price that you want to sell your gift card for, other sites have predetermined price they will pay. If you want to sign up for Raise, please use my referral link. You probably won’t make a profit off the sale as the discount and commission at many of these sites will wipe out the 15% discount you received through Two Smiles, but this could be an excellent way to meet your minimum spending requirements at little to no cost.
How Do I Buy a Gift Card From Two Smiles?
One thing that irks me about Two Smiles is that they have a very odd series of steps for buying a gift card. Normally people want to select the retailer first, but Two Smiles forces you to select the artwork first. I guess they are trying to differentiate their product and sell the fact that they have cool and unique artwork, which will make you think of them each time you are going to buy a gift card, but it is counter intuitive.
Steps to buy a gift card from Two Smiles
- Select art work
- Select retailer
- Put in the price or value of the gift card
- Add the email of the recipient and your own email
- Don’t forget to add the promo code!
- Click on “Add to Cart”
- Pay with your credit card
- Download or print the electronic gift card
Two Smiles Tips & Limitations
Keep in mind that Two Smiles has a few limitations.
- You are only allowed to purchase 4 gift cards at a time.
- You can only buy a max gift card value of $100
- If you attempt to submit multiple orders using the same account, Two Smiles has been known to cancel the other orders
This can be a great way to get an additional discount on stuff you are already going to buy, or a tool you can use to generate some spend on your credit card. Either way, I’m becoming a fan of Two Smiles by HP and you should too.