DealNews.com has looked through its archives from years past to help you find the most savvy purchases in December.
Buy in December
Gift card freebies
A popular promotion in December — especially among restaurants — is to offer a gift card at a price that's lower than the redeemable value. For example, last year Papa John's, Applebee's, and other restaurants offered gift cards that were worth more than what shoppers paid for them.
Retailers are more likely to offer a gift card with purchases that reach a certain amount, or bundled with a specific product. For example, last year Target offered $100 gift cards with Apple Watches, while Dell Home gave $200 gift cards with 55" TVs.