Gift card bonuses leading more shoppers to buy

Tons of retailers are offering incentives if you buy a gift card, which is a proven tactic to close a deal.

Most online shoppers -- 88% -- are more likely to buy a gift card that comes with a perk than one that doesn't, according to a CashStar survey of 800 folks in October.

The incentives are also a sign of competition between retailers but consumers benefit so I don't mind! Some of these deals are good enough that you might want to stock up for yourself.

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf gives a free beverage if you buy $25 worth of gift cards in stores only.