Market Basket Father’s Day Sale: 10% Off All Gift Cards

Market Basket is offering 10% off on all gift cards (some exclusions apply) for Father’s Day. This is a rare offer as this is valid on almost all brands compared to previous gift card promotions that was limited to several select brands. Stack this with credit card deals like I did and get up to 20% off your purchase!

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About Market Basket

Market Basket is a chain of 84 supermarkets in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. It also operates under the name DeMoulas, the last name of the founding father, Athanasios Demoulas.

The grocery chain was made famous when an decades-long feud came to a critical juncture between his two sons. The story was top news in the media for weeks and ended when one brother bought out the other for $1.5 billion.

Market Basket 10% Off Gift Cards Offer

Market Basket is holding a Happy Father’s Day sale from June 8 to June 16, offering 10% off on all gift cards. Promotion excludes Visa Gift Cards, Mastercard Gift Cards, Reloadable Cards, Telecom Cards, and Market Basket cards.

Popular gift cards you can find at Market Basket include Airbnb, Amazon, Delta, DoorDash, eBay, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Southwest, Shell (gas), Speedy, Starbucks, Uber and Uber Eats.

Market Basket Father's Day Gift Cards Sale
(Screenshot from Market Basket)

Father’s Day Offer Terms & Conditions

  • Offer valid June 8-16, 2024 only.
  • Limit of $500 in combined purchases on participating gift cards per customer, per transaction, per day.
  • Gift cards subject to a delayed activation of up to 24 hours.
  • No returns or refunds on gift card transactions.
  • While supplies last – no rain checks or substitutions.

Creative Ideas For Gift Cards

I’m a big fan of stacking multiple deals together to get outsized savings. For example, you should use one of the top-rated cash back credit cards like the Blue Cash Preferred Card from American Express to get 6% cash back at U.S. supermarkets. Combined with this Father’s Day sale, you’ll get 16% off gift cards!

  • Citi Shop Your Way Card = If you’re lucky and received this card’s targeted 10% cash back on supermarkets promotion, then your total savings goes up to 20% with the Market Basket Father’s Day sale
  • Uber = if you don’t use ridesharing apps that much, keep in mind that Uber gift cards will also work with Uber Eats
  • Barnes & Nobles = use it to get an ongoing discount at Starbucks located inside a Barnes & Noble store
  • Gap/Old Navy = pair the gift cards up with a cash back shopping portal (for instance, Rakuten has a sign up bonus of $30 right now) to get up to 30%-40% back before using other coupons or promotion codes you may have

The Bottom Line

Getting 10% off on such a wide selection of popular gift cards is an excellent deal. While the fine print says there are daily customer spending limits, I didn’t experience this being enforced at the cash registers.

I bought $1,000 of the Delta gift cards for an out-of-pocket cost of $800 (savings of $200) and 10 of the $200 Speedy gas gift cards for $160 each (savings of $400). That’s a nice discount on my next flight and gas fill-ups.

Now that I’m done writing about this, it’s time to go back for more today 🙂

About John Pham

John Pham is a personal finance expert, serial entrepreneur, and founder of The Money Ninja. He has also been fortunate enough to have appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report. John has a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and a Masters in Business Administration, both from the University of New Hampshire.

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