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coopercold wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 5:16 pm
- Stack with cash back when you buy through GCR or eBates OR with Aeroplan points via the Aeroplan eStore (5x this week)
Gift cards are excluded from the 5x Aeroplan eStore.
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coopercold wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 5:16 pm
- Stack with cash back when you buy through GCR or eBates OR with Aeroplan points via the Aeroplan eStore (5x this week)
Making purchases using gift cards also disqualifies you from GCR and ebates rebates.
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DragonRider wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 5:43 pm
Making purchases using gift cards also disqualifies you from GCR and ebates rebates.
It's ebates gift card shop so it qualifies for ebates rebates.

OP means when you make a purchase on amazon with that gift card you can use GCR or ebates for more cashback; or get aeroplan points.
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coopercold wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 5:16 pm
Why not get an extra 2% off?
Because you might want to get the CC extended warranty as well as cashback that you would lose if you use GC.
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coopercold wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 6:12 pm
Well, I pay for my Amazon purchases with GCs exclusively and always get the cash back (from GCR). I even get cashback for my Subscribe & Save items.
Lucky you ... right from the GCR amazon page
0% Cash Back for purchases in the categories : Books, Kindle Products, Gift Cards and Subscribe & Save
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koalajoe wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 5:57 pm
It's ebates gift card shop so it qualifies for ebates rebates.
What he meant to say is you will get 2% when purchase the GC but 0% when purchasing from amazon using the gift card (OP has been lucky his ineligible purchase is slipping through the cracks but that doesn't mean they can't close the loophole anytime or that everyone else would be as lucky).
Additionally everyday rate (at GCR) is %1.7 (assuming T&C applies and you don't get cashback when using GC), so saving are just %0.3 (assuming you are not purchasing from the categories with higher cashback than 2%, Home, Apparel, Shoes & Bags, Luggage and Jewelry, Watches and Luxury Beauty, in which case you would be at loss).
or get aeroplan points.
Right from aeroplan amazon portal page.
Earn 5 Aeroplan Miles for every $1 you spend! Please note the following items are not eligible for the accumulation of Aeroplan Miles: purchase or redemption of gift cards.
So you basically lose 10% to get 2%
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aasoror wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 6:25 pm
Lucky you ... right from the GCR amazon page
I think you get 0% cash back if you buy gift cards, not use gift cards.
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coopercold wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 6:32 pm
There is no "lucky me".
I didn't say it didn't happen, I just said best of luck arguing with them when they decide to claw that back.
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Asoul wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 6:31 pm
I think you get 0% cash back if you buy gift cards, not use gift cards.
Good catch, that might be it then for GCR though it remains arguable, but aeroplan did specify "no purchase or redemption".
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coopercold wrote:
Apr 25th, 2018 6:36 pm
Anyway, feel free to delete this thread if it bugs you so much.
Bugging me is not a threshold for thread posting, you don't need to worry about that.
I have just had my share of "reversals and revisions" from GCR, so won't hurt much for people to know :) at least losing extended warranty is something people need to note if they are making a big purchase with these GCs.
Take it easy .. no need to get so defensive ;) I am not bugged by your thread ... actually thread poses an interesting interpretation for "GC redemption" though still debatable (though of not much use as one can't negotiate with GCR).
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In a previous thread someone mentioned using Tangerine Mastercard on ebates gift card shop may yield 2% if purchases are categorized as "Recurring Bills". I just tested this and my purchase did not get categorized as Recurring Bills.
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so normally 1% cash back ebates + credit card reward?
now 2% cash back gift card eates + credit card reward + (1% potential cash back ebates)? so worst case 1% more, best case 2% more?
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