Many portals offer a good rate for the purchase at 1800flowers.com. I personally and exclusively use Discover Deals for 1800flowers. The following information is only from my experience with DD. So, results may not be the same when you use other online shopping portals.
Purchases of 1800flowers gift cards are eligible for cash back. The gift card is redeemable at 1800baskets, Cheryls, The popcorn factory, Fanny May, and fruit bouquets, too.
According to terms of DD, GC redemption is not eligible for cash back.
Purchase with coupon
There are always some coupons available. When you click through 1800flowers link and use coupon, you may receive a confirmation email of cash back from DD, but it will be clawed back.
Shipping, Tax, or other service fees are excluded. A confirmation email of cash back won’t be sent until an item is shipped or delivered.
6 Brands, 1 Account, 1 Checkout
In 1800flowers website, you can visit stores of other 5 brands, 1800baskets, Cheryls, The popcorn factory, Fanny May, fruit bouquets with 1-click on the tabs. When you enter 1800flowers first, then click the tab of 1800baskets, a web address is www.1800flowers.com/1800baskets-home. If you click other tabs, it’s the same, www.1800flowers.com/other stores name-home. Even if you buy a bucket of popcorn, a web address always starts with 1800flowers. If you enter the Cheryls website and then buy a fruit bouquets’ item, a web address always starts with www.cheryls.com.
You can take advantage of this fact when cash back rates of 6 brands are different. For example, when 1800flowers’ cash back rate is 15%, and 1800baskets’ is 20%. Even if you want to send flowers, you’d better enter the website via 1800baskets’ link. After you enter the website, go to 1800flowers by clicking a tab and check out normally. You will get 20% cash back although it is 1800flowers’ item. And a difference of cash back rate is NOT only thing you can take advantage……
Card Link Partner – Shop Your Way
There are two types of partner. One is the Card-link partner. When you purchase something at 1800flowers.com with linked credit cards, you will receive a reward of that partners program. SYW (Shop Your Way) reward program is a good example, and I believe it has the best offer of all. You can link up to 5 Visa and 5 MasterCard credit cards. When you use linked credit card at participating merchants, you will receive SYW points. SYW has many merchants as card-link partners. Rates vary by merchants. 1800flowers offer 20% back in SYW points. Other 5 brands also are all participating and usually offer the same rate. So, you don’t have to worry about which website to enter to check out. Around the end of 2014, the rate jumped up to 40%. If you bought $100 GC at that time, you’d earned $40 in SYW points (+$20 from DD, $10 in Celebration Rewards, and your credit card reward.) I like card-link partners very much because you can earn cash back from a portal at the same time.
Promo Code Partner – Rapid Rewards
The other types of partners issue promo codes. When you check out with a promo code, you will receive their rewards. Rapid Rewards is very popular, and it offers a relatively high reward for minimum spending requirements. Promo code (RR22) is always available. A minimum purchase is $29.99, and it gives 1000 Rapid Rewards points. And the points count towards Companion Pass (but not A-List, A-List Preferred.) Rapid Rewards sometimes offers temporary promo codes that offer more points. However, the points earned through these codes may not count towards Companion Pass.
Other Partners and Programs
There may be other partners from time to time. Around May 2015, Fuel Rewards Network was the card-link partner. At that time, you were able to get all rewards from DD, SYW, Rapid Rewards, and Fuel Rewards Network with a single transaction. (see details here)
1800flowers has its reward program called Celebration Rewards. You can get 10% back towards future purchases. You can earn the points even when you purchase GCs but can’t earn it when you redeem GCs.