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Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Promotions

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If you’re looking for ways to save on dining out over the holidays or are planning to give a gift card this Christmas, you may want to check out this post for various restaurant promotional offers to help you save. Keep in mind that gift cards make great last minute gifts and are super easy & convenient to give!

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Applebee’s:
For a limited time, buy $50 worth in Applebee’s Digital Gift Cards online and receive a FREE $10 Digital Bonus Card. Go here for more details.

Arby’s:
Whenever you buy a $10 Gift Card at participating locations, get a FREE Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake or any other dessert! Contact your local restaurant for more details.

Ben & Jerry’s:
Get a FREE Scoop of Ice Cream when you spend $10 or more on Gift Cards at a Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop. Contact your local Scoop Shop for more details.

Benihana:
Through 12/31/2, buy $50 in gift cards, get a FREE $10 promotional card (Promotional cards are valid from 1/2/13 through 3/31/13). Go here for more details.

Black Angus Steakhouse:
Through 12/31/12, receive $5 Bonus Bucks with every $50 in Gift Cards Purchased (Bonus Bucks valid 1/1/12 – 2/13/13). Go here for more details.

Bonefish Grill:
Whenever you buy $100 worth of Gift Cards from Bonefish Grill, you will get a FREE $20 Bonus Card (Bonus cards valid 1/1/13-2/10/13). Go here for more details.

Boston Market:
Get a FREE $5 Bonus Gift Card for every $25 Gift Card purchased, while supplies last. Go here for more details.

Bucca di Beppo:
Get a FREE $10 Reward Card with every $50 Gift Card purchase (Reward Cards are valid January 1, 2013 through February 10, 2013). Go here for more details.

California Pizza Kitchen:
Buy $100 in Gift Cards and receive a FREE $20 Rewards Card (Reward Cards can be redeemed between January 7, 2013 and March 3, 2013). Go here for more details.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill:
For every $100 in gift cards purchased now through 12/31/12, receive a FREE $20 Bonus Card (Bonus Cards will be valid 1/1/13-2/10/13 and you can receive a maximum of 10 Bonus Cards per order). Go here for more details.

Carl’s Jr.:
For a limited time, get a FREE Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich coupon with gift card purchase (Minimum $5 Gift Card Purchase). Go here for more details.

Cheesecake Factory:
For every $25 you purchase in Gift Cards, receive a FREE Slice of Joy, valid for one complimentary slice of Cheesecake. Valid on Traditional Gift Cards and eGift Cards purchased online 11/23 – 12/25. eSlice of Joy cards awarded for online purchase of Traditional and eGift Cards will be emailed within 8 business days of purchase date. Valid email address required. Redeemable in restaurants 12/26/12 – 3/31/13.

Chili’s:
Through December 26th, 2012, purchase at least $100 in gift cards and save 10% off the purchase. Chili’s eGift Cards are redeemable at any Chili’s Grill & Bar and all other Brinker International restaurants in the US, Puerto Rico, Guam and on US Military Bases. Click on the banner above for more details.

Chipotle:
Buy $30 or more in gift cards at any US Chipotle restaurant by 12/31/12 and then bring in your receipt before 1/31/13 for a FREE burrito, bowl, or order of tacos. Go here for more details. (Thanks, Tracy!)

Culver’s:
Get a FREE Double Deluxe Value Basket with every $25 in gift cards purchased through 12/30. Go here for more details.

Denny’s:
For a limited time, when you purchase a gift card of $25 or more, automatically receive a FREE $5 Bonus card valid on $10 minimum purchase ($1.95 shipping/handling fee applied). Go here for more details.

Del Taco:
Whenever you buy a $25 Gift Card, Get 1 Free Combo Meal coupon; buy a $50 Gift Card, Get 2 Free Combo Meal coupons plus a deck of Del Taco Playing Cards. Whenever you buy $100 Gift Card, Get 4 Free Combo Meal coupons plus a deck of Del Taco Playing Cards and a Del Taco Party Pong Game. Get a BONUS $25 Del Taco Gift Card with purchase of a $100 Del Taco Black Gift Card (Black Card not eligible for Combo Meal coupons). Go here for more details. Go here for more details.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar:
Receive a $20 Bonus Card with our compliments for every $100 in Fleming’s Gift Cards you purchase between now and December 31st at any Fleming’s location or online at FlemingsSteakhouse.com. Go here for more details.

Jamba Juice:
Through 1/2/13, purchase one or more gift cards worth $25 or more and receive a coupon for a FREE Sixteen size smoothie or a coupon for one FREE Sixteen size smoothie valid at participating Jamba Juice locations until 1/12/13. Offer valid only at participating store locations. Go here for more details.

Joe’s Crab Shack:
Through 12/31/12, for every $25 spent on gift cards, you’ll receive a winning ticket. Go here for more details.

Kona Grill:
Between 11/14 – 12/31 for every $100 purchased in gift cards or e-cards, you will receive a $20 bonus card as a gift from us! Order by December 14th to guarantee delivery by Christmas. Go here for more details.

Logan’s Roadhouse:
Through 12/31/12, get a FREE personalized greeting card ($4.50 value) with purchase of a gift card. Go here for more details.

Landry’s Restaurants:
Purchase a $50 Gift Card and receive a FREE $10 Reward Card to use in the New Year! Go here for more details.
*Gift Cards must be purchased between November 12 – December 25, 2012. Reward Cards valid from January 2 – February 12, 2013. Not Valid on Gift Card purchases $500 or more.

Longhorn Steakhouse:
Buy $25 Gift Card in store and receive a coupon valid for $5 off your next purchase (must include 2 adult entrees). Go here for more details.

 

Macaroni Grill:
Now through 01/01/13, for every $25 Gift Card purchase, get a FREE $5 Bonus Card (Bonus Cards valid 1/2/13 – 2/28/13). Multiple Bonus Cards can be used on the same check, but cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. Go here for more details.

Maggiano’s Little Italy:
Now through 12/31/12, for every $100 worth of Gift Cards purchased, receive a $20 off $50 promotional Bonus Coupon (Bonus Coupon is valid from January 1, 2013 through February 28, 2013) AND a one year subscription to Food And Wine Magazine ($12 value!). You can even cancel the magazine offer and request a $12 check instead! Go here for more details.

Maggie Moo’s:
Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 gift card FREE. Be sure to contact your local store for more details.

Marie Callender’s Restaurant:
Purchase $25 or more in gift cards, receive $5 Bonus Card (Redeemable 1/1/13-1/31/13 with the purchase of $20 or more). Valid at participating locations only. Go here for more details.

McDonald’s:
Buy a $10 gift card at participating restaurants in Texas and possibly elsewhere, get a FREE 2013 calendar filled with coupons each month. Contact your local store for more details.

The Melting Pot:
Donate $10 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and receive a Fondue for the Kids card valid for $20 off a future purchase of $50 or more, valid 1/2/13 – 8/31/13. Go here for more details.

Morton’s Steakhouse:
Now through 12/24/12, purchase $250 in Morton’s Gift Cards and receive a FREE $50 Reward Card (Reward Cards valid January 2 – February 12, 2013). Go here for more details.

Olive Garden:
Now through December 31, purchase $25 or more in Gift Cards in a single transaction and receive a FREE $5 bonus card (Bonus card is valid 1/1/13 – 2/13/13 for $5 off the purchase of two adult entrées). Go here for more details.

Outback Steakhouse:
For every $100 purchased between 11/1/12 and 12/31/12, receive a FREE $20 Bonus Card (Bonus cards valid 1/10/13 – 2/10/13), valid for single purchases in restaurant or online. Limit of 10 cards. Go here for more details.

Pappadeaux:
Now through 12/24/12, get a FREE $10 Reward Card for every $50 in Pappas gift cards purchased. Go here for more details.

P.F.Chang’s:
Receive a $20 P.F. Chang’s Bonus Card when you purchase $100 in P.F. Chang’s gift cards through 12/31/12 (Bonus card valid 1/1/13 through 3/31/13). Go here for more details.

Pluckers:
Through 12/25, purchase a Pluckers Gift Card of $25 or more and they’ll add an extra 20% onto your gift card for FREE! Go here for more details.

Qdoba Mexican Grill:
For every $25 you load on a single Q-Cash Card, you’ll get a $5 voucher to use in the new year. Offer is available in restaurant and online at participating locations through 12/31/12. Voucher is redeemable for $5.00 off an entrée at participating locations in January and February 2013. Go here for more details.

Ruby Tuesday:
Now through 12/31/12, purchase $50 in Gift Cards and receive a $15 Bonus coupon plus FREE ground shipping. (Bonus coupon will emailed to you and is valid 1/2/13 – 2/28/13). Go here for more details. (Thanks, Fran!)

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse:
Through 12/31/12, buy $250 or more in gift cards, get a 10% bonus card. Go here for more details.
*Offer available for a limited time online only. Holiday bonus cards valid January 1, 2013 – March 31, 2013. Holiday bonus cards are shipped to billing address. This offer not valid on prior purchases. To receive holiday bonus card, all $250 must be purchased in a single transaction.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes:
Now through 12/31/12, buy $50 in Gift Cards at the restaurant or online and you’ll automatically receive a FREE meal pass. Go here for more details.

Spaghetti Warehouse:
Through 12/31/12, buy $25 in Gift Cards at the restaurant and get a FREE $5 Bonus Card.

Steak ‘n Shake:
Through 12/31/12, buy $25 in Gift Cards at the restaurant and get a FREE $5 Bonus Card (Bonus Cards good from 1/1/2013 through 2/28/2013). Go here for more details.

Taco Bell:
For a limited time, buy $20 in Gift Cards and get a FREE Item. Purchase required. One free item per minimum gift card purchase. FREE item value limited to a maximum of $5 with purchase of $20 in gift cards and is available at time of purchase only. Go here for more details.

Texas Roadhouse:
Get a FREE $5 bonus eGift Card for a future visit when you order $30 or more in Gift Cards online. Go here for more details.

T.G.I. Friday’s:
For every $25 you spend on gift cards, get a FREE $5 Bonus Bites card. Go here for more details.

Tony Roma’s:
Get $15 in RomaBucks for every $50 Gift Card purchase (RomaBucks are valid January 2, 2013 – March 25, 2013). Go here for more details.

White Castle:
Get a FREE $5 promo card with purchase of $25 in gift cards. Go here for more details.

If you know of any other restaurant or holiday gift card promotional offers taking place, please share in the comments! Thanks! :)

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36 Hip Readers Commented

  • Ashley57 says:

    Moe’s Southwest Grill has buy $25 get a $5 promotional card. I did it a few days ago and got $50 in GCs, so our meal that day was free! We eat there all the time anyway, so we will use the rest.

  • Connie says:

    Kiwi Yogurt is also doing buy $20 worth of gift cards, get a $5 gift card

  • Nicole says:

    Ted’s Montana Grill buy $100 in gift cards = $20 bonus card (must use by 2/28/13)

  • Krista says:

    Red Robin has buy $25 get $5 bonus card.

  • Dawn says:

    Melting Pot has a couple days where if you buy $100 in gift cards, you get TWO $30 vouchers for yourself! amazing!

    • Kay says:

      Do you know what days those are?

      • Kay says:

        I checked the Melting Pot by me and this is their promotion:
        Give them the gift of a memorable experience! This holiday season, purchase $50 in Melting Pot Gift Cards and receive $50 in bonus gift certificates to use next year*! *Two $25 dining credits. Restrictions apply. Not available online. Bonus card validation dates are January 2 – June 30, 2013 and July 1 – December 30, 2013.

  • Petra says:

    Some McDonalds ( I live in Minnesota) are giving away a free small Mcafe beverage with any gift card purchase, even a $5 card. Thank you Collin

  • Renee says:

    this is making me very hungry!

  • Manda says:

    If anyone is interested, Sonny’s is also doing a gift card promotion. On their website it says “Purchase a $50 Sonny’s Gift Card and receive $10 in Bonus Cards.” I went to eat there yesterday and there was a sign that said something like “buy $25 Sonny’s gift card and get a $5 bonus card.” Not sure if it’s regional or not though… Anyway, the $5 bonus card takes $5 off your next purchase. It’s valid till 2/28/2013 and it’s for food and beverage only.

  • darlene m says:

    I went to Steak and Shake and brought a $20 gift card and they gave me a coupon to come back in Jan. for a free $5 meal so you eat free. T.hey do this every year. You can give the card as a gift and keep the coupon for yourself

  • darlene m says:

    Oh don’t forget about Outback you buy a $100 gift card you get a $10 gift card. You can use it on yourself…..

  • SLS says:

    The Portland, OR chain called Pastini Pastaria is doing buy $100 in gift cards, get $20 gift card free. They are delicious and have a great birthday promo too – free entree on the day before, the day of, or the day after your birthday (emailed to you) when you sign up on their site. This is where both my partner and I go for our birthdays each year because of this great deal and because its so good!

  • Aurora says:

    Pinkberry has buy $25 gift card and get $5 gift card

  • jjorah says:

    Buffalo Wild Wings is giving away “mystery cards” with any $25 gift card purchase. I believe that the Mystery cards are worth $5 to $100.

    • Charms says:

      OMG Beware when you eat here. Few months ago we had dinner and I had to rush to the urgent care with a chemical burn from their sauce. Took me a few weeks to recover and I had to eat only yogurt. The full top of my mouth got burned and peeled. It was one of their signature sauces. I was bleeding in the mouth and rushed to urgent care.

      I have gone to a lawyer now as they are giving me the runaround for my medical bill at urgent care. Avoid eating there. Eat at your own risk.

  • Sandybebe says:

    Hoss’s Steak and Sea House buy $50 gift cards, get a $10 free food voucher, they have an awesome salad, soup, and desert bar to go with your meal

  • Kelli says:

    I know this is done by many, but if you’re going to that particular restaurant anyway, get the gift card deal first so you can get the bonus card. Pay for the meal using the newly aquired gift card. It’s like making money just for eating!

  • Christi says:

    McCalisters Deli has buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 bonus card!!

  • Deanna says:

    20% back when you buy $25 or more from McGrath’s Fish House

  • Leonora says:

    Well, the Olive Garden one is lame, lol. It’s basically a coupon that we often get emailed anyway

  • Sarah says:

    Mccallisters has a promotion buy $25 get a $5 gift card coupon. I bought 7-$25 gift cards today so I got 7-$5 gift cards for myself. They don’t expire until 3/31 so I have 7 very cheap lunches for myself in the near future. They also had their tumblers for 7.99 and you can get their sweet tea for .99c in the tumblers all year round Great deal since I eat there often and get their sweet tea.

    • Peaches says:

      Applebees gift card promotion is awful this year. It is a $10 one time use card with $50 gift card purchase. That doesn’t mean the bonus card is actually worth $10 though as you can’t use it toward alcohol or a tip for your server if your meal doesn’t come to $10 nor can you use it until all gone. So if there is any left over it is just gone.

  • Rebe says:

    Does anyone know about a good sale for gift cards for other stores (not restaurants) or pre-paid cards? There is a deal this week at Rite Aid, get 2 cards for at least $25 each get $5, buy I am looking for something better. TIA.

  • Margaret says:

    At Texas Road House (actually in the restaurant) We bought $25 gift cards and got $5 certificate of you next purchase through 3-31-13

  • Sarah says:

    There is also a deal at Panda Express if you buy a $25 gift card you get a 2 entree plate for free.

  • Tracey says:

    Too late now, but food for thought for next year-TX Roadhouse always does a promotion on Black Friday where if you buy $100 gift card they give you a certificate for a free $30 meal. Awesome deal!

  • Diane Hart says:

    At Carrabba’s, you get a $20 bonus card for every $100 in gift cards you purchase!

  • ashley says:

    Friendlys also does if you but $25 in gift cards then you get a free $5 bonus card valid 1/2-2/28. My location allows you to do a combination of $25 as well. So you could get a$10 and $15 and receive the bonus card.

  • amyr says:

    There was a coupon for Logan’s in the 12/2 Smart Source (I think) for $10 in Logan’s bucks with the purchase of a $25 gift card.

    • Paige Harwell says:

      I saw that somewhere in my coupons too plan on using it, its basically like a free meal :) $10 bucks covers a lot of items on the menu! Loooove Logan’s!!

  • Renee says:

    Kroger is doing a promotion were you get 4x the fuel points for gift card purchases.

  • angel says:

    Red lobster has when you buy a25 $ gift card you will get a 5$ bonus card thats vaild in the new year.i don’t recall the dates.

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