Another Free Stuff Postcard Deal! At Least $280 at Victoria’s Secret!


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For the past few months I wrote about the IHG Postcard Promotion where you could earn a minimum of 47,000 IHG points for approx $50. I know many readers fully took advantage of this promotion and earned a ton of points! While the IHG promotion has ended, I wanted to tell you about a new offer where instead of earning points towards free travel, you’ll earn gift cards to use at Victoria’s Secret. While not even close to travel related, I figured you might as well keep the carpal tunnel going.

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Victoria’s Secret Postcard Deal

With this promotion you’ll receive one gift card worth anywhere between $10 and $500 with every mail-in entry. The major caveat and difference from the IHG promotion is that you are only allowed one mail-in entry per day – you cannot just send in all your postcards at once. They will go by postmark date. This can definitely be a pain in the a$$, but could definitely be worth it. All secret rewards cards will have either $10, $20, $50, $100, or $500!

For most people, this promotion runs February 25 through March 28. If you have an Angel credit card or are a Pink Nation person, the entry period already started. This means you have a total of 28 days to enter. At a minimum of $10 gift card per entry that equals at least $280. In the past, I actually won one gift card worth $100! You can read the full terms here.

Filling Out and Sending In Entry Form:

  • On the 4 x 6 piece of paper, handwrite the following information:
    • Full Name
    • Mailing Address
    • Email Address
    • Date and Year of Birth
  • For the envelope it must be handwritten. Do not use labels or put it through your printer. The mailing address is:
    • Victoria’s Secret Secret Reward Promotion, P.O. Box 139024, Dallas, TX 75313
  • In the entry envelope, you must also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient return postage AND a return address. Make sure the self-addressed envelope includes your first and last name, street address, city, state and zip code. If you are in Vermont, you can omit the return postage for the included self-addressed envelope. 
  • Every envelope can only contain one 4 x 6 entry card. This means you must write out and send in 28 separate envelopes.
  • While you can write them all now, DO NOT mail them in until February 25 and make sure you only put one envelope in the mail box a day (prior to the mail being picked up). Remember, no postmarks on Sunday so do not put one in the mailbox on Sundays!
  • Once your entry is received, you will receive one Secret Reward Card via postal mail in approximately fifteen business days.
  • You are also limited to ONE PER HOUSEHOLD. So unfortunately you cannot take advantage of this promotion for multiple people within the same household. See if you can use a neighbors address!

What to Purchase

  • Purchase at least 28 4×6 notecards. Note that this is a different size then the ones required for the IHG promotion. You can also cut paper to make your cost a little less, but that is quite tedious in my opinion. They are very strict on notecard size, so make sure to purchase 4×6 notecards, nothing bigger or smaller. I personally purchased these ones on Amazon – while this is way more then I need, I plan on doing this for a few different family members.
  •  Purchase at least 56 envelopes. I’ve read a few reports that they need to be #10 envelopes, but I cannot find anything in the terms about that. I purchased these ones on Amazon for $6.99. The reason that you need 56 envelopes is that you need to include a self addressed stamped envelope in every mail-in entry.
  • Purchase 56 stamps. This will cost you $27.44. Again, each entry needs two stamps – one to mail the envelope and one to put on the self addressed stamped envelope inside the entry envelope. Using a Chase Ink card at an office supply store will get you 5x points on this purchase!

Redeeming Your Secret Rewards Card

While your Secret Rewards Card act similar to a gift card, there are some differences. First off, they are not valid for redemption until March 29, 2016. You can check your winnings either in-store or onlineYou can then redeem the gift cards between April 1-31. Technically you are only allowed to use one gift card per transaction, but some store managers bend the rules a little bit and allow multiple gift cards to be used as long as there is one per item purchased. This is where you need to be strategic with your purchase and doesn’t allow you to always fully maximize your purchase.

Overall

This will take slightly more effort then the IHG promotion as you must HANDWRITE everything! Additionally, it is double the work as you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. With that being said, each entry will cost you approximately $1 and you are guaranteed a minimum of $10 to use at Victoria’s Secret. This means for about $28 you can walk away with at least $280 worth of clothing/merchandise.

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Mo
Mo
4 years ago

Are you able to use these “gift cards” online or only in store?

thomas
thomas
4 years ago

since we have to put a return envelope with a stamp, i’m guessing folding in half will be ok right? i don’t think it will fit in the envelope we have to send without folding it.

Terry H.
Terry H.
4 years ago

Thanks for the info!

Jack
Jack
4 years ago

What should be the return address in self addressed stamped envelope… Is it same address as the to address of the outer cover?

Lisa
Lisa
4 years ago

I have counted the days numerous times (excluding Sundays, of course) and I keep coming up with 28 days to send in envelopes….just wondering how you got 29 envelopes? Can’t figure out where 29 is coming from

Jenny
Jenny
4 years ago

Are you sure the outside envelope needs to be handwritten? Reading the rules again, it looks to me as if only the entry form and the SASA need to be handwritten… I have them all sealed and stamped and ready to go that way, so would definitely like your thoughts.

Allen
Allen
4 years ago

It’s 27 days not 29. Exclude holidays (ie Good Friday).

Allen
Allen
4 years ago

There has been a considerable amount of discussion regarding this contest at Slick Deals. This year the Victoria’s Secret rewards cards are not such a great deal. The cards are not stackable and limited to one per visit. It sounds like stores will be enforcing this more than they have in the past. They also check your ID to make sure the name matches the reward card. So really, if you need one or two cards (or however many times you plan on visiting), great. But more than that, eh. Also the rewards cards must be used by April 27th,… Read more »

amy
amy
4 years ago
Reply to  Allen

Allen, will you please provide me the link to the discussion on slick deals? Thanks!!!

Bryan
Bryan
4 years ago

Is the return address on the SASE really necessary?

Sheryl
Sheryl
4 years ago

Does anyone know if post office boxes are acceptable for my address?

Marcia
Marcia
4 years ago

@Allen….what do you mean they check your ID? I did this for the first time in Oct-Nov 2015. I received 25 $10 AND 2 $20 and I was a HAPPY CAMPER. We didn’t have to provide a SASE and they were sent via email. Since I have a card, I started on 2/12..YIPPEE!!! I can’t’ wait for secret rewards to start rolling in. The last redemption was Dec 1 – Dec 17th I used up all of mine as soon as they started coming in.

@Bryan…yes it is because they will be mailing you the rewards cards vs. sending them via email.

Allen
Allen
4 years ago
Reply to  Marcia

Let us know how it works out this time. The rules explicitly say this time that only one card can be used per visit. Read the official rules closely. Read the Slick Deals thread on this. Maybe you will have a clerk that will allow stacking. But don’t count on it.

Bryan
Bryan
4 years ago
Reply to  Marcia

Thanks for the comment. Just not sure what return address to use, since they’ll be mailed from VS. Otherwise the return is the same as the destination.

Marcia
Marcia
4 years ago
Reply to  Bryan

@Bryan…I didn’t put a return address

ad120
ad120
4 years ago

Wil a 3×5 card suffice?

Marcia
Marcia
4 years ago
Reply to  dealswelike

@ad120 I cut paper into 4×6.

Olivia
Olivia
4 years ago

Very cool… I definitely need to stock up on VS items. $261 of free VS gift cards is definitely worth it to me. High Five!!

steve
steve
4 years ago
Reply to  Olivia

your use of ‘free’ is wrong, especially when you’ll be paying the sales tax on your ‘free’ item, if its $10 or more…

Amanda
Amanda
4 years ago

There is a limit of one Secret Reward Card redemption per person per store visit and online/catalogue purchase transaction.

Emma
Emma
4 years ago

I’m also confused about the return address–should that be VS or our own?

tangerine
tangerine
4 years ago

return envelop can be smaller right? i am using 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 Inch to send 4 * 6 post card? but return envelop doesnt this be 4-1/8 x 9-1/2 Inch, right?

Kalboz
4 years ago

You state above:”self-addressed, stamped envelope with sufficient return postage AND a return address.”

What do you mean by “sufficient return postage”? Forever stamp per envelop is good enough?

Thank you 🙂

frugaldealfinder
frugaldealfinder
4 years ago

Has anyone started receiving their Rewards Cards back in the mail yet? I started participating during the Angel Early Access period, and for some reason I have only received 2 cards back in the mail. One last week, and one this week. Did this happen to anyone else?

Ben
Ben
4 years ago

Still nothing. At this point it has been 17 business days so I am hoping they will start rolling in this week.

Jean H
Jean H
4 years ago

Again–has anyone else received ANY cards back? I’ve sent about a dozen
entries in and haven’t recv’d anything back.

Emma
Emma
4 years ago
Reply to  Jean H

I haven’t gotten anything yet, but I started during the regular promotion period. It would be great if people who have gotten cards could leave a comment!

JT
JT
4 years ago

Nothing back as of today.

Bryan
Bryan
4 years ago

I still haven’t received anything back. Has anyone else?

Jean H
Jean H
4 years ago

I did the “Click to Chat” option on the VS web site and after asking about WHEN the cards would be sent out I got this reply: We assure all participants that all valid entries are being processes and that Secret Reward Cards are being mailed within approximately 15 business days of receipt as stated in the Official Rules. Consistent with the Official Rules, we are unable to respond to specific inquiries about this portion of the program. When calculating when you should receive cards back, please keep in mind the mailing time for the Administrator to receive your request,… Read more »

Jenny
Jenny
4 years ago

I received my first card in the mail on Friday. (None in the mail on Saturday.) You have to go online to check to see what amount you’ve earned. I started sending my entries in on first day it opened for general entries.

Emma
Emma
4 years ago
Reply to  Jenny

I still haven’t received anything, and I started sending my entries on the first day it opened for general entries.

Molly
Molly
4 years ago

Just received my first secret reward card yesterday and I sent it in on the first day that you were able to send in.

Joe
Joe
4 years ago

Received my first one today and i started the first day.

Tabitha
Tabitha
4 years ago

I just wanted to say that the people running the v.s rewards sweepstakes is a place called The Marketing Arm.for those of you who havent received any cards the # and email is available on Google is what a rep from v.s told me.I started mailing my entries out on feb.26th and so far i have received 15 cards back.i received my 1st one on March 26th.

Jean H
Jean H
4 years ago

Like others I sent in around a dozen entries (I quit sending them when I wasn’t receiving anything back!)
and I’ve recvd about 4-5 secret reward cards back in the past week. . . . FINALLY SOMETHING!!!!

Kalboz
4 years ago

We got $170 in mail and email codes (one was for $100) and the local VS allowed us to combine coupons. All spent timely before the deadline. Thank you for the heads up!

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