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Best Time of the Year for Gift Card Deals!

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Just about every Restaurant will have some type of deal when you purchase Gift Cards during the Holidays. Some stores will offer a bonus gift card with purchase.  Some will offer a percentage off.  It just depends.  But, I would highly recommend not purchasing gift cards from restaurants who aren’t doing some type of promotion.  There are just too many that are.  So go with those guys.  That way, you can either save money.  Or, you can get a free gift card on top of what you purchased to keep for yourself!

To find out if your restaurant is offering a Gift Card Promotion, just head to their website!  They will have the promotion posted their either on the homepage or on the Gift Card page. 

Here are just a few Gift Card Deals I am seeing:

Applebee’s: Purchase $50 in Applebee’s Digital Gift Cards instantly online, get a free $10 Digital Bonus Card.

Boston Market: Purchase a $25 Gift Card, get a $5 Bonus Card

Buffalo Wild Wings: Purchase $25 in Gift Cards November 25- December 31, Get a Blazin’ Bonus! Yours could be worth $5 $15, $25 or even $100!

California Pizza Kitchen: Purchase $100 in Gift Cards, get a $20 Promotional Card.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Purchase $100 in Gift Cards, get a $20 Bonus Card.

Cold Stone Creamery: Purchase $30 in Gift Cards, get a $5 Bonus eGift.

Jason’s Deli: Purchase $50 in Gift Cards online, get a $5 Gift Card

Lonestar Steakhouse: Purchase $25 in Gift Cards, Get a Free Appetizer or purchase $75 in Gift Cards, get a Free Entree.

Longhorn Steakhouse: Purchase a $25 Gift Card online, get $5 off 2 Adult Entrees Coupon

Macaroni Grill: Purchase a $25 Gift Card, get a $5 Grazie Gift

Olive Garden: Purchase $50 or more in Gift Cards, get a $10 off the purchase of 2 Adult Entrees Coupon

Outback Steakhouse: Purchase $100 in Gift Cards, get a Free $20 Bonus Card

Papa Johns: Purchase $25 in Gift Cards, Get a Free Large one-topping Pizza

P.F. Changs: Purchase $100 in Gift Cards, get a Free $20 Bonus Card

Red Lobster: For every $25 spent on Gift Cards, get a $5 off the purchase of 2 Adult Entrees Coupon

Red Robin: Purchase a $25 Gift Card, get a $5 Bonus Buck Reward

Ruth’s Chris Steak House:  Purchase $250 or more in Gift Cards, receive a 10% off Bonus Card

Taco Bell: Purchase a $20 Gift Card, get 2 Free Doritos Locos Tacos and a Large Drink.

TGI Fridays: Purchase a $50 in Gift Cards, get a $10 in Bonus Bites

The Cheesecake Factory: Get a Free Slice of Cheesecake with every $25 Gift Card purchase

Texas Roadhouse: Earn $5 Bonus eGift Card for every $30 you spend on Gift Cards online

See how easy it is to find Gift Card Deals???  Think of your favorite restaurant and check their website to see if they are offering a deal.  (Some Franchise Restaurants may only have an offer posted in-store.  So watch for that too.)

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  1. Cafe Rio is also giving you a free meal with a $25 gift card.

  2. Sub zero Ice cream 5-$5 gift cards for $20

    little ceazers has one too.

  3. Just make sure there are no limitations on the extra gift card you get…..last year I got the olive garden one and the buffalo wild wings and I could only go certain dates with that extra gift card 🙂

  4. Thank you! I went into Cafe Rio today to get a gift card and the lady said they are giving a free meal with it starting tomorrow. Guess I will be going back tomorrow;)

    • I bought $25 in gift cards on December 5th, they gave me a free meal. Not sure why your location told you differently. I didn’t even know about it until I was at the register to check out and there was a sign. I bought it at the same time as my food.

  5. has 4 $25 gift cards to Dickey’s bbq. For $59.99 plus free shipping right now while supplies last!

  6. Also, Chili’s has a deal where you get $10 for every $50 gift card that you buy.

  7. I think if you purchase gift cards at Smith’s you get 4x the fuel points. That’s a pretty sweet deal, too.

  8. The Cheesecake Factory has a deal going on. For every $25 you get in gift Certificates you get a “slice of joy” (free piece of cheesecake) voucher. The voucher is good January 2014- March 2014.

  9. Pei Wei has a deal going too. Buy $25 + in gift cards and get a free entree in January.

  10. Red Mango (frozen yogurt) will give you a $10 bonus card when you buy $30 in gift cards.

  11. Winger’s is giving a 20 dollar bounce back card when u buy 20 dollars in gift cards!

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  13. Pizza Factory (Utah) has a deal where you get a $10 gift certificate for every $20 you spend.

  14. If you send a self addressed stamped enevlope to buffalo wild wings they will send you a card for free. Up to four for each family member. See web site for details.


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