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2013 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Promotions

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Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Promotions Hip2Save


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!

Abuelo’s:
For every $50 purchased in gift cards, Abuelo’s will give you a $10 VIP card for yourself! Go here for details.

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.

Benihana:
Through 12/31/13, buy $50 in gift cards, get a FREE $10 promotional card (Promotional cards are valid from 1/2/14 through 3/31/14). Go here for more details.

Black Angus Steakhouse:
Through 12/31/13, receive $5 Bonus Bucks with every $50 in Gift Cards Purchased (Bonus Bucks valid 1/1/13 – 2/13/14). 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 1/1/14-2/10/14). Go here for more details.

(To see all of the gift card offers, click the link below “Read More / Post Your Comments”.)

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 $15 Reward Card with every $50 Gift Card purchase (Reward Cards are valid January 1, 2014 through February 28, 2014). Go here for more details.

California Pizza Kitchen:
Buy $100 in Gift Cards and receive a FREE $20 Promotional Card added at checkout. Also, Rewards members will automatically receive a $5 Holiday Pizza Dough Reward credit deposited in their Rewards account and be entered to win a trip for 2 to Hawaii! Go here for more details.

Caribou Coffee:
Through 12/31/13 (or while supplies last), whenever you buy $25 in gift cards, get a FREE $5 eGift card! Go here for more details.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill:
For every $100 in gift cards purchased now through 12/31/13, receive a FREE $20 Bonus Card (Bonus Cards will be valid 1/1/14-2/10/14 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.

Chili’s:
For a limited time, purchase $50 in gift cards and get a FREE $10 Bonus Card, valid January 1, 2014-February 10th, 2013.

Del Taco:
Whenever you buy a $25 Gift Card, Get 1 Free Combo Meal coupon or whenever you buy $100 Gift Card, Get 5 Free Combo Meal coupons + FREE USPS shipping on all orders. Free food coupons expire 2/28/14. Go here for more details.

Famous Dave’s:
Now through 1/1/14, get a $5 Reward Card for every $25 in gift cards purchased. Go here for 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 1/2/14, purchase one or more gift cards worth $25 or more and receive a coupon for a FREE Small smoothie valid at participating Jamba Juice locations until 1/12/14. Offer valid only at participating store locations. Go here for more details.


Logan’s Roadhouse:
For a limited time, buy $25 in gift cards, get a FREE $5 bonus card, valid through 2/10/2014. Go here and click on last scrolling banner for more details.

Landry’s Restaurants:
Through 12/24/2013, purchase a $50 Gift Card and receive a FREE $10 Reward Card, valid 1/2/14-2/12/14! Go here for more details.

Longhorn Steakhouse:
Buy $25 in Gift Cards online and receive a coupon valid for $5 off 2 adult entrees, valid 1/1/14-2/9/14. Go here for more details.

Macaroni Grill:
Through 12/31/13, for every $25 Gift Card purchase, get a FREE $5 Grazie Gift (valid 1/1/14 – 2/12/14). Go here for more details.

Max & Erma’s:
Get a $5 bonus whenever you purchase $25 in gift cards. Bonus Cards are valid 1/1/2014 – 3/31/2014. Go here for details.

Maggiano’s Little Italy:
For every $100 worth of Gift Cards purchased, receive a $20 off $50 promotional Bonus Coupon 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.

Marie Callender’s Restaurant:
Purchase $25 or more in gift cards, receive $5 Bonus Card (Redeemable 1/1/14-1/31/14 with the purchase of $20 or more). Valid at participating locations only. Go here for more details.

The Melting Pot:
Through 12/31/13, 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 1/2/14 – 8/31/14. Go here for more details.

Morton’s Steakhouse:
Now through 12/24/13, purchase $100 in Morton’s Gift Cards and receive a FREE $20 Reward Card (Reward Cards valid January 2 – February 12, 2014). Go here pr click on the scrolling banner for more details.

O’Charley’s:
Buy $25 in gift cards, get a FREE $5 reward card valid on a $10 purchase, redeemable 1/1/14-2/13/14! Go here for more details.

Olive Garden:
Now through December 25th, purchase $50 or more in Gift Cards in a single transaction and receive a FREE $5 bonus card (Bonus card is valid 1/1/14 – 2/9/14 for $10 off the purchase of two adult entrées). Go here for more details.

Outback Steakhouse:
For every $100 purchased through 12/31/13, receive a FREE $20 Bonus Card (Bonus cards valid 1/1/14 – 2/10/14), valid for single purchases in restaurant or online. Limit of 10 cards. Go here for more details.

Pappadeaux:
Now through 12/24/13, get a FREE $10 Reward Card for every $50 in Pappas gift cards purchased, redeemable 1/1/14-2/28/14. Go here for more details.

Pei Wei:
Now through 12/24/13, buy $25 in gift cards and get a FREE entree, valid 1/7/14-2/2/14. 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 (Bonus card valid 1/1/14 through 3/31/14). Go here for more details.

Red Lobster:
For every $25 spent on gift cards, get a $5 off coupon. Go here for details.

Red Robin:
For a limited time, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 Bonus Buck Reward (valid 1/1/14-2/28/14) or get a 20% discount on all orders over $250. Go here for more details.

Ruby Tuesday:
Now through 12/31/13, purchase $50 in Gift Cards and receive a $15 Bonus coupon plus FREE ground shipping OR purchase $25 in gift cards and get a FREE $5 Bonus coupon. (Bonus coupon will emailed to you and are valid 1/2/14- 2/28/14). Go here for more details.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse:
For a limited time, buy $250 or more in gift cards, get a 10% bonus card, valid 1/1/14-3/31/14. Go here for more details.

Smashburger:
Receive $5 in Smash Cash for every $25
gift card purchased through 12/31/13. Smash Cash valid 1/1/14-1/31/14. Go here for details.

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoe’s:
Get one free meal pass with every $50 in-store gift card purchase. Go here for details.

Steak ‘n Shake:
Through 12/31/13, buy $20 in Gift Cards at the restaurant and get a FREE $5 Bonus Card. Go here for more details.

Taco Bell:
For a limited time, buy $20 in Gift Cards and get 2 FREE Doritos Locos Tacos AND a Large Drink. 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 $50 you spend on gift cards, get a FREE $10 Bonus Bites card. Go here for more details.

Tony Roma’s:
Get $15 in RomaBucks for every $50 Gift Card purchase at participating locations. Go here for more details.

UNO Chicago Grill:
Now through 1/1/14, whenever you buy $25 in gift cards, you’ll get a FREE $5 bonus voucher, valid 1/2/14 – 2/13/14. Go here for details.

White Castle:
Get a FREE $5 promo card with purchase of $25 in gift cards, valid 1/1/14-2/28/14. 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! :)

(Thanks, Having Fun Saving, Mission to Save, and Fran!)

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28 Hip Readers Commented

  • Julie says:

    Thank you for posting this Colin! I was just thinking to myself this morning how nice it would be to have a list of all the bonus gift card offers :)

  • Ann says:

    Thanks a bunch! I got the Applebee’s one in my inbox this morning. I will probably take advantage of it since I love eating there :)

    • Priscilla says:

      Ann:

      Verify your gift card before you go.
      We went last week to have lunch with an Applebee’s GC and we couldn’t use.
      They said “Gift card number is invalid”. I was so embarrassed and left the restaurant after we paid with OUR credit card.
      Everybody was looking at us like we were trying to use a GC that it was fake.
      After 3 business days my sister in law called Customer service (she gave me the GC for my bday) and they said that it wasn’t any problem with that GC and blame the employees restaurant.
      I am so scared to use it but I don’t know how to tell my sis in law :-(

  • Kat says:

    I’m a member at Sams and got 5 $10 gift cards to Coldstone Creamery for $40! Those make nice little gifts and each only $7.50. I also purchased Red Robin 2 $25 cards for $40 and they had Uno Pizza and something else.

  • Ashley57 says:

    Moe’s is doing a $5 certificate for every $25 purchased.

  • Sharon says:

    FATZ Restaurant is offering a promotion through 12/31/13 when you purchase $30.00 in Fatz gift cards, you receive $10.00 in Fatz gift certificates. Gift cards never expire and the gift certificates are valid 12/26/13 through 3/31/14. (Fatz has 48 restaurants in the Southeast…and the food is delicious!!!)

  • Sharon says:

    Also our local Long John Silver’s is offering a gift card promotion through 12/31/13, where you receive a $5.00 gift card (or certificate) for every $20.00 gift card purchase.

  • Sam’s has four Logan’s 25.00 cards for 75.00 in store! Pairing this with the 2 for 14.99 meals will go a long way for us!

  • irene says:

    Yowza! Thanks Collin!
    Krogers has a $10/$50 digital coupon for the Maggianos/Chilis cards. Plus, it’s 4X fuel rewards time! AND if you’re signed up for Maggianos emails, they normally send a $10 coupon for your birthday month, which can be used in conjunction with the GCs. Woohoo!

    • Lisa K. says:

      Thank you for the info on the Maggiano’s card Irene. That is my husband’s favorite restaurant and I shop at Kroger a lot, so I’ll be cashing in on that one for sure. :)

    • Heather says:

      Where do you see that in your Kroger account? All I have is two Chipotle offers. I sure could use one for Chili’s!

      • Glenn says:

        I show it loaded onto my card – I don’t remember when it came out, but in may be no longer available (to load). Expiration date is 11/30 so it was probably available at least a week or two ago. It’s actually listed as a $10/$50 Brinker Gift Card. Fine print says that offer and/or product may not be available in all states.

  • samanthahallada says:

    Also as I posted yesterday, The Charcoal Grill and Rotisserie is offering a $25 promotional gift card when you buy a $50 gift card (in stores only). This is a Wisconsin based restaurant and we have locations in Burlington, Grafton, Kenosha, Manitowoc, Racine East, Racine West, Plover and West Bend. Hope y’all get a good deal ;) http://www.charcoalgrill.com/

  • Kickstart says:

    Thank you once again Collin!!!! These are awesome deals!

  • badgirl2day@hotmail.com says:

    Last year in the Black Friday ad, Logans had a coupon for buy $25 in Logan’s gift cards and get $10 bonus. If it’s not urgent, you might want to see if that coupon is going to be in the Black Friday paper.

  • Angela says:

    Einstein Bros Bagels (at least our store) has buy $25 get $5 free.

  • Glenn says:

    Has anyone heard if Buffalo Wild Wings is having a promo like last year’s? Like many chains, they also handed out reward cards (good through February) when you purchased a gift card, *but* these reward cards were loaded with random amounts ($5-$50 I think) AND if you read the fine print carefully, you could send in SASEs to request FREE reward cards. I got $60 in reward cards for the price of 8 stamps!

    • Nickyle says:

      Glenn, BBW just started their promo today, go to their website buffalowildwings.com to read the rules and get the address to send your sase to. I just sent off a bunch today.

  • kare says:

    friendly’s has the $5 gift card if u buy a $25 gift card, too:) kiddo’s love it there.

  • Ken says:

    Does anyone know if you can get that Texas Roadhouse deal, at the actual restaurant?

  • Bry says:

    Watch the bonus cards as they sometimes have limited usage. I remember last year someone (maybe Green Mill) gave the bonus card but it had to be used between 1/1 and 2/28. Always read the details unfortunately. Bonus cards, etc. are different than gift cards.

  • Angie says:

    Little Cesar’s also has a promo: buy $25 in certs, get a free $5 cert. These make great
    gifts. They come in $5 certs.

  • Lori says:

    My college son loves food gift certificates!! He has a Steak and Shake nearby so I have taken advantage of that but the closest places are McDonald’s and Sonic. Has anyone heard of any deals on gift cards from these places??? I was able to get him a free one from McD’s last year through the Coke Rewards days of Christmas deal. Has anyone heard if they’ll be doing that again? (Last year was our first year with a Coke Rewards account so I don’t know if that is an every year thing or not.)

  • Elizabeth says:

    At Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill, get a $5 “thank you” to use after the new year with every $25 in gift card purchases November 4th through December 29th.

  • Tammy says:

    El Chico has a free $5 card for every $25 gift card purchased. Free cards are good in January.

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