2011 Gift Card Bonus Deals

Here are just a few of the deals you can get when you buy gift cards at certain retailers. We should be seeing more of them soon. I’ll post them as I find them. More of them come out with promotion as it gets closer to the holidays.

Lettuce Entertain You Gift Card – Spend $100 in Gift Cards and get a bonus $25 Holiday Bonus Certificate (Thanks, Chi-Town Cheapskate!) Maggianos Little Italy is included in this group of over 40 restaurants.

IHOP – Buy $25 in Gift Cards – Get a $5 Off your next visit coupon.

Outback Steakhouse – Buy $100 in Gift Cards, get a $20 Bonus Gift Card.

Culvers – Buy $25 in Gift Cards, get a Free Deluxe Value Basket.

TGI Friday’s – $5 Bonus Bites Card for every $25 in Gift Cards

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse – $20 Gift Card for every $100 in Gift Cards

The Capital Grille – 10% Bonus with $500 in Gift Cards Purchase plus Free Steak Knives

Not Your Average Joe’s – $10 in Appreciation Gift Cards when you spend $50 in Gift Cards

Kroger – Check your store as you may get fuel points when you buy gift cards

Texas Steakhouse – $10 Gift Coupon with a $50 Gift Card Purchase

Panda Express– Buy a $25 gift card, get a free two item entree – This one could be regional

Sonic– Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card for free – This one could be regional

Subway – Get a Free 6″ Sub with a $25 Gift Card Purchase

CVS: $5 Bonus eGift Card with $25 eGift Card Purchase (This one may have ended.)

Ruby Tuesday – $15 Bonus Coupon with $50 Gift Card Purchase.

Barnes & Noble – Free $10 eGift Card with $100 eGift Card Purchase

The Cheesecake Factory – Free slice of cheesecake coupon with $25 gift card purchase.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – $5 Bonus Gift Card with $25 Gift Card Purchase. See site for details.

Be sure to read all the details on the free gift card offer. Some of them have exclusions and/or time frames of when you have to use them by.

We try to save money throughout the year to pick up deals like these for our next year’s restaurant outings. The great thing is, you can typically pair a restaurant coupon along with the gift card, which helps maximize your savings.

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  1. tina franzen says

    Thanks for posting this! I’m always looking to maximize my gift card purchases. I think you should add Kroger here. They have a huge selection of gift cards and by purchasing them at Kroger you gain fuel points and can earn as much as $1 off per gallon! I think that’s a bonus we all can use!

  2. Brenda says

    Capital Grille – 10% bonus gift cards over $500 plus a free set of steak knives
    Flemings – $20 bonus for every $100
    Outback – $20 bonus for every $100

  3. Eric Bowling says

    Valero gas stations are doing 10% off $100 gift card purchase.

    Texas Steakhouse is doing Buy $50 GC get “$10 Coupon Card” + if you buy on black Friday they will double your bonus to make it $20 in coupon cards.

  4. Jen Gray says

    Corner bakery $5 certificate for every $25 gc purchased. Cheesecake Factory free cheesecake slice with every $25 gc purchased. Mczcormick and Schmick usually runs free $25 certificate or every $100 in gc but i havent checked yet this yr

  5. Allie says

    Steak & Shake and Logan’s Roadhouse are both offering free $5 coupon with purchase of $25 gift card.

  6. Brent says

    Finn McCools has a deal. Buy a $25 gift card and get a $15 voucher redeemable from early Jan 2012 to early Feb 2012.

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