Edit: Hallmark has eliminated free gift card program. However, you can still get great coupons from them which make that special card super affordable!
It’s not something you’re supposed to admit as a frugal blogger, but I will: I’m a sucker for Hallmark cards. I can always count on finding a few I like when I visit the store or website, and I also get a kick out of the gold seals for the envelopes. Hallmark cards are anything but cheap, which used to mean I could only admire them. But by combining Hallmark’s two rewards programs with some clever strategy, I can now afford to buy their cards — and I get free gift cards to my favorite stores on top of my savings. Read more about my strategy from a post I wrote for The Penny Hoarder.