It’s time for holiday shopping and gift ideas, and gift cards are at the top of many people’s wish list this season. This list of gift card promos can get you lots of bang for your buck. Its always nice to get bonus gift cards for spending money you would spend anyway. I’ll update as I find more, but be sure to subscribe for more holiday deals and events to come.
Most of the gift cards must be purchased by December 31, in order to receive the bonus — some promos end earlier, so check first.
In addition, some bonuses are available online or in-store only, while others are available either way. (For true savings, it’s better to buy the gift cards in-store, rather than pay any potential shipping charges.) However, always check first, especially if you’re ordering gift cards online. Once you hit the “buy” button, you may be out of luck.
All deals with an * are from 2019, we are waiting for the update on these. Please check back as we are updating this post often.
Applebee’s– Buy $50 gift card, receive $10 bonus gift card. Bonus card valid until 2/28/21.
Barnes & Noble – Earn a Free $10.00 Promotional Barnes & Noble Gift Card with purchase of $100.00 worth of Barnes & Noble Gift Cards in a single transaction. This offer can be redeemed only once per customer. Your purchase must be made between November 6 and November 23. You will receive the $10.00 promotional Barnes & Noble Gift Card via email to you on December 11, after making your purchase.
Benihana– Spend $50 = $10 Promo Card. Available through 12/31/2020, Promo card valid 1/2/2021- 3/31-2021.
BJ’s Restaurant– Spend $50, get a $10 Bonus card, or spend $100, get a $25 Bonus card, plus a 20% off VIP Card. Bonus card valid 1/1/2021- 2/13-2021.
Bonefish Grill- $50 = $10 off promotional card. PC valid 1/1/22- 2/7/21.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.– $50 = $10 Reward Card, GC valid through 5/31/21.
Buca di Beppo– Buy a $50 Gift Card between November 1, 2019 and December 31, 2020 and receive a $10 reward card. Reward Cards are valid January 1, 2021 – February 22, 2021.
Buffalo Wild Wings – Spend $25, get a $5 Blazin’ eBonus. eBonus valid until 2/28/21. Limit 4 per person.
California Pizza Kitchen – Purchase $100 in gift cards through 12/31 and receive a $20 promotional card promotional card valid until 1/4/21-2/1/21.
Carraba’s– Buy $50 in Carrabba’s gift cards between November 1 and December 31 and get a FREE $10 bonus gift card. Bonus gift card valid at next visit from 1/1/21 to 2/7/21 ONLY.
Children’s Place– Get a $10 Bonus Card with a gift card purchase of $50+, a $15 Bonus Card with a $75+ Gift Card purchase and $20 Bonus Card with a $100+ Gift Card purchase. Valid on a single transaction of an in-store or online gift card purchase of $50 or more. Valid December 26, 2020-January 31, 2021.
Chili’s: Spend $50 on gift cards = $10 e-Bonus. Valid through 2/11/21.
Claim Jumper– Restaurant Gift Card BOGO. Buy a $50 Claim Jumper gift card and receive a $10 Reward Card. Promotional gift cards valid for redemption at any participating Landry’s Inc. restaurant in the US
Del Taco – Online: $30 = one FREE small combo meal / $100 = Four FREE small combo meals; Limit 8 cards per order.
Denny’s: $25 = $5 bonus card
Einstein Bros. Bagels: 20% discount on all plastic and digital gift card purchases including bulk gift card purchases, made online only through 12/25/2020. Offer not valid in bakery.
DSW– Receive a $25 bonus card when you purchase $100 in DSW gift cards, and a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in DSW gift cards. Now through December 24. Bonus card redeemable January 1-24, 2021.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: $100 = $20 Promotional Card valid 1/1- 2/7/21.
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse: $150 = $25 Holiday Bonus eCard, $300 = $75 eCard, and $400 = $100 eCard. valid 1/4- 3/28/21.
Grimaldi’s Pizza– Grimaldi’s Holiday Bonus Offer. From now until Dec. 31st, buy $50 in Grimaldi’s gift cards, receive a $10 bonus card for yourself. Spend $100 in Grimaldi’s, get a $20 bonus card. Valid on traditional and e-gift cards. Bonus cards expire 1/31/2021.
*IHOP– Get a FREE $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card in restaurant. It’s the perfect gift for everyone on your list. In store only. Offer good through 1/1/20, bonus card expires 2/26/20.
Kona Grill– Gift Card BOGO: For every $50 worth of Kona Grill Gift Cards or eGift Cards, the purchaser receives $10 Kona Grill Bonus Dining Dollars. Or for every $100 purchased, get $25 bonus dining dollars through December 31, 2020. Promotional gift card valid January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.
Jamba Juice: $30 = get two $5 Bonus Card.
Maggiano’s Little Italy: purchase $100 in gift cards = $20 eBonus Card valid until 2/28/21.
McCormick and Schmick’s: Purchase $100 GC = $20 Reward Card.
*Olive Garden– Get a $10 Bonus Card with every $50 Gift Card purchase through 12/30/19. Bonus card valid 1/2/20- 2/9/20. Terms apply.
Outback Steakhouse– Now until Dec. 31, Get a $10 Bonus card with every $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card purchased. Bonus card valid for redemption January 1 – February 7, 2021.
Panera Bread– For every $50 in Panera Bread Gift Cards purchased in cafe or reloaded through December 31, receive a free $10 bonus card. Bonus cards are valid online or in-cafe at participating bakery-cafes January 1-31, 2021.
Red Lobster: Spend $50 in Gift Cards = $10 coupon off 2 entrees, OR a FREE appetizer. Valid 1/1/21 through 2/28/21, excluding 2/14/21.
Red Robin– Free $5 Bonus Buck Reward for every $25 Red Robin Holiday Gift Card purchased. A $5 minimum purchase is required when redeeming a Bonus Buck Reward.
Taco Bell: Customers who purchases a $10 digital gift card from www.tacobell.com/gift-cards before 12/23/20, or until supplies last, will receive one (1) free $2 E-Bonus Card. A maximum of 35,000 ebonus cards will be available. The E-Bonus Card expires on 12/30/2020.
The Cheesecake Factory: $25 = Two FREE slices of cheesecake. From 11/23 – 11/30 only, receive TWO complimentary eSlice of Joy Cards with every $25 gift card purchased on our website. Each Slice of Joy card redeemable on a future visit 1/1/21 – 3/31/21 for one complimentary slice of cheesecake or layer cake. One card per guest. Must be present to redeem.
*Tony Roma’s– Receive $15 in Roma Bucks for every $50 in Tony Roma eGift Cards you give. This certificate entitles you to food & drink up to $15. Must be redeemed January 1, 2020 – March 22, 2020.
Wendy’s: $2 Frosty Key Tag = FREE Jr. Frosty with any purchase in 2020. On sale in Store November 25th. You can also order online, after 11/25.
Yard House: $50 = $10 Bonus Card, valid 1/1/21- 3/31/21.
Remember, price and participation may vary by location. It’s also important to note that most (if not, all) of the offers are for “bonus cards” — not gift cards. Review the fine print for limitations, including minimum purchase requirements, date restrictions or menu exclusions first. Also, many businesses don’t allow you to combine multiple bonus cards in a single transaction. Plus, most (if not all) bonuses are not valid until Jan. 1, 2021.
Who says gift cards have to be gifts? If you have a favorite restaurant or merchant offering a gift card bonus, “pre-pay” for goods and services now…and “gift” yourself the bonus.
Plus, get more bonuses by breaking down a large purchase. For example, if the bonus is for a $25 (or more) gift card and you’re buying a $50 gift card, why not purchase two $25 gift cards in separate transactions instead? You just doubled your bonus. However, many businesses give you a bonus for each gift card purchased at a specified amount (usually $25 or $50) — so there’s no need for multiple transactions. As always, clarify first before purchasing, especially because gift cards are typically non-refundable.
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