Deal of the Day: iPod Touch plus gift card

Dec. 23, 2010 at 10:31 AM ET

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An Apple employee holds a new iPod Touch.

The big iPod Touch offer this week from a host of retailers hasn't been price cuts but gift cards. Basically, you buy the iPod and the merchant throws in a store card so you can buy more stuff from them.

Best Buy has the best deal offering a $50 gift card when you buy the iPod for $229.99, making the total cost $179.99. If you don't want to stand in line, you can get a deal for a penny more from Amazon, which is offering the iPod for $205 plus a $25 gift card but at this point you may not get the device before Christmas.

It may all come down to whether you're buying the iPod as a gift or for yourself.

This holiday season, we’re sorting through dozens of websites, Twitter feeds and Facebook pages to find a standout deal every day that can save you a bunch of money. Check back daily for our latest updates and share your shopping tips in the comment section below.