Holiday Gift Card Promotions

One of the best ways to stretch your dollars during the holidays is gift card promotions.  Tons of businesses want you to buy their gift cards- so they will usually give you a little extra something for yourself!

I will try to stay on top of this list but some of these deals will expire at some point so be sure to call ahead before you make a special trip!

Here is a list of the ones currently available (updated 11/17):

Retail Stores

  • Barnes & Nobleicon: Get a $10 promotional gift card when you buy $75 in Barnes & Noble gift cards through 12/2.
  • Dell: Buy a $400 eGift card, get a free $75 promo eGift card through 11/27.
  • Half Price Books: $5 Bonus Card with $25 Gift Card purchase through 12/31.
  • The Children’s Place: For every $40 worth of eGift Cards purchased, get a $10 eGift Card through 12/31. You will receive one eGift Card based on your total purchase.


  • Applebee’s: Buy $50 in Applebee’s digital gift cards and you’ll get a free $10 digital bonus gift card. For physical gift cards, go into the restaurant for your bonus offer.
  • Arby’s: Buy a $10 Gift Card, get a Free Peppermint Stick Swirl Shake or any other dessert.
  • bd’s Mongolian Grill: Buy $25 in Gift Cards and get a $5 Thank You Card.
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Free Scoop of Ice Cream when you spend $10 or more on Gift Cards in store.
  • Black Angus Steakhouse: Get $5 Bonus Bucks with every $50 in gift cards purchased through 12/31.
  • Bonefish Grill: Buy $100 worth of gift cards and get a free $20 bonus card.
  • Boston Market: Receive a $5 bonus gift card for every $25 gift card purchased.
  • Bravo! Cucina Italiano: Receive a $20 bonus gift card with every $100 gift card purchase.
  • Bucca di Beppo: Get a $10 reward card with every $50 gift card purchase.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 rewards card.
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: For each $100 in gift cards purchased, receive a $20 bonus card through 12/31.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise: Get a $10 Bounce Back Gift Card that you will receive for every $50 in gift cards purchased.
  • Chevys Fresh Mex: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 certificate to use towards your next meal.
  • Chipotle: Buy $30 or more in gift cards at any US Chipotle restaurant through 12/31, then bring in your receipt before 1/31/13 for a FREE burrito, bowl, or order of tacos.
  • Chop House: Free Gourmet Steak Seasoning with every $100 Gift Card Purchase. $50 Dining Voucher with every $500 Gift Card Purchase.
  • Cosi: $10 Bonus Card with every $50 you spend on CosìCard gift card purchases in-store or online through 12/31.
  • Culver’s: Free Double Deluxe Value Basket with every $25 in gift cards purchased through 12/30.
  • Finley’s American Grill: $5 free with every $25 gift card purchased through 12/31.
  • Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Receive a $20 bonus card for every $100 in gift cards you purchase through 12/31.
  • Gibson’s Restaurant Group (Chicago) – Gibsons, Quartinos, Lux Bar, Hugo’s Frog Bar: $25 virtual Lunch Card with every $100 in gift card purchased.
  • Jamba Juice: Through 1/2/13, purchase 1+ gift cards worth $25+ and receive one a Sixteen size smoothie or a coupon for one (1) free Sixteen size smoothie.
  • Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants: Receive a $25 bonus certificate for every $100 in gift cards you buy through 12/30.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: Receive $5 Logan Bucks for every $35 in gift card purchase.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse: Buy $25 gift card in store and receive $5 off your next purchase.
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy: For every $100 worth of gift cards purchased, receive a $20 bonus card and a one year subscription to Food And Wine Magazine through 12/31.
  • MaggieMoo’s: Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 gift card free.
  • Max and Erma’s: Get a $5 Bonus Holiday Card for every $25 in gift cards.
  • Mitchell’s Fish Market: For every $100 in gift cards you purchase, you receive a $25 bonus gift card through 12/30.
  • Morton’s Steakhouse: Purchase $250 in Morton’s gift cards and receive a $50 reward card
    through 12/24 (gift cards cannot be purchased and redeemed the same day).
  • Outback Steakhouse: For every $100 purchased receive a $20 bonus card through 12/31.
  • The Palm: Through 1/15, you’ll receive a $50 Palm Thank You Card for every $250 spent on Gift Cards.
  • Pizza Ranch: Purchase $50 in gift cards, receive a free $5 card through 12/31.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Purchase $50 in gift cards, receive a $15 bonus coupon plus free ground shipping through 12/31.
  • Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill: For every $50 gift card purchase, receive a $10 Sammy’s Certificate through 12/31.
  • Souplantation: Free meal with $50 gift card purchase.
  • Taco Bell: Buy a $20 Gift Card, get a free item.
  • Texas de Brazil: Purchase a $70 gift card for $60 or a $125 gift card for $100 (online only).
  • Tony Roma’s: Bonus $15 in RomaBucks for every $50 gift card purchase.
  • White Castle: Get a free $5 promo card with purchase of $25 in gift cards.

Other Places

  • Rave Cinemas: Purchase a $25 gift card at the box office and get an additional $5 card free through 12/31. 8 per person per visit, 24 per household.

Thanks Freebie Spot!

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