All redemptions at MyPoints are NOT created equal! A $25 gift card for one merchant may cost substantially less than a $25 gift card for another merchant. This is a quick-and-dirty list of the best redemptions for members of the MyPoints rewards program. Note that point values change often (they changed in March) and this is only valid as of the date posted.
Cheapest $5 GCs (750 points): Barnes and Noble Online, Panera Bread, Quiznos, Red Lobster/Olive Garden. Others are 800.
Cheapest $10 GCs (1400 points, up from 1250 in 8/05): Barnes and Noble, Bass Pro, Bath and Body Works, Brinker, Brunswick, Footlocker, Gap, Linens and Things, Metromedia, Old Navy, Panera Bread, Pier One, Red Lobster/Olive Garden, REI, and Stuart Anderson’s. Others are either 1,450 or 1,500 points.
ONLY $15 GC: KBToys, for 2,000 points.
Cheapest $25 GCs (3250 points, up from 3000 points in 8/05): Barnes and Noble, Bass Pro, Bath and Body Works, Bloomingdale’s, Bon-Ton, Brinker, Brunswick, Finish Line, Footlocker, Gap, Harry and David, Lids, Linens and Things, Macy’s, Marriott, Metromedia, Motherhood, Old Navy, Omaha Steaks, Overstock, Panera Bread, Pier One, Red Lobster/Olive Garden, Ritz-Carlton, Sally Beauty, Staples, Stuart Anderson’s, or Timberland. Others are 3,500 or 3,750. (Note: $25 Restaurant.com GCs are 1,250 points but their GCs are regularly sold way below $25 anyway…the actual value of this redemption is about $10.)
ONLY $30 GC: KBToys, for 4,000 points.
Cheapest $50 GCs (6,250 points, was 5,750 in 8/05): Bass Pro, Bloomingdale’s, Bon-Ton, Brunswick, Finish Line, Gap, Harry and David, KBToys, Lids, Linens and Things, Macy’s, Marriott, Metromedia, Motherhood Maternity, Old Navy, Omaha Steaks, Pier One, Ritz-Carlton, Sally Beauty, Staples, Stuart Anderson’s, and Timberland. Others are 6,750, 7,250, or 7,500 points
Cheapest $75 GC (8,750, was 8,500 in 8/05): Omaha Steaks. Others are 9,000 or 9,500 points.
Cheapest $100 GCs (11,500, was 11,250 in 8/05): Omaha Steaks. Others are 12,000 or 13,000.
Remember, ALWAYS use caution when hoarding points! Higher dollar redemptions are sometimes a slightly better value, but go this route at your own risk — programs can change the cost to cash out at any time, and programs shut down entirely when they’re in financial straits. Just use your best judgment.
Best Redemptions at MyPoints