Trick: Get 20% off iTunes, H&M or Pizza Express gift cards, to stack with other offers

Gift cards are rarely reduced because stores are afraid that people will take advantage and play the system. We’ve spotted a cracking deal at Tesco, so we’re going to take advantage and play the system…

It’s back for 2016! Until 11.59pm on Sun 14 Feb, you can get 20% off selected iTunes, H&M, Pizza Express or Spafinder gift cards in store at Tesco (the discount will be applied automatically at the checkout) or online – delivery’s from £1.50 or free for digital gift cards.

We’re not big fans of giving these as gifts at MSE, because if a firm goes bust, its gift cards are usually rendered useless, and often people forget to use them before they expire. So we suggest you buy them for YOURSELF, provided those are stores you’d shop in anyway, then double the discount when there’s an offer on.

You won’t earn your normal Clubcard points on gift card purchases, but for every £50 you spend on gift cards (AFTER the discount), you’ll get 150 Clubcard points (worth £1.50 in store or up to £6 in rewards).

Use them with other discounts…

As these gift cards effectively work as cash, you can combine them with other discounts. Here are the gift cards available in this deal, and the current offers:

H&M£20 giftcard for £16, can spend them in stores only, expire after 24 months of non-use –  PLUS 25% off one item for new email subscribers or £5 off £20 when you recycle old clothes. See all H&M deals.

Pizza Express£20 giftcard for £16, can spend in the restaurant only, expire 18 months from date of purchase – PLUS 25% off your food bill or two courses for £12. See all Pizza Express deals.

iTunes£25 giftcard for £20, can spend them online only, no expiry date – We couldn’t find any current iTunes deals, but as these cards don’t have an expiry date you could buy now and save them until you find a good offer.

Spafinder – £25 giftcard for £20, can spend them online or in participating spas, expire 12 months from date of purchase – We couldn’t find any current Spafinder deals, but you could buy now and save them until you find a good offer.

There’s a maximum of five gift cards per transaction and a maximum spend of £100 if you buy them online. You can use Clubcard vouchers to buy them, but check first that this is the best use of your vouchers, as you could get up to four times their value with Clubcard Boost.

The offer’s available in every Tesco store that sells gift cards, but not every store will have the same range. If you’re planning a special trip, it’s worth calling ahead to check if your store stocks the one you’re after.

It’s worth noting, gift cards are non-refundable.