2011 Gift Card Bonus Deals

November 9, 2011

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.

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cynthia Hughes November 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm

This is great! Can’t wait to see more on the list!!! Thanks :)

2 tina franzen November 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

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!

3 Brenda November 9, 2011 at 8:41 pm

Not Your Average Joes’s $10 for every $50

4 Brenda November 9, 2011 at 8:46 pm

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

5 K November 11, 2011 at 9:09 am

TGI Fridays is doing buy $25 gc get $5 or buy $50 gc get $10.

6 coupongeek November 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Thanks for sharing, K, Brenda and Tina!!

7 Eric Bowling November 17, 2011 at 7:46 am

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.

8 Donna L November 17, 2011 at 11:34 am

Panda Express–buy a $25 gift card, get a free two item entree

Sonic–buy a @25 gift card, get a $5 gift card for free

9 dar w. November 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Super Gr8 IDEA … I’m gonna try this!!!

10 Jen Gray November 26, 2011 at 8:44 pm

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

11 coupongeek November 27, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Thanks for sharing, Jen!! :)

12 Allie November 29, 2011 at 5:44 pm

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

13 Cynthia L November 30, 2011 at 11:40 am

Chipotle with every $30 gc purchase free bowl or burrito

14 coupongeek November 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Thanks, Cynthia!!

15 Melanie November 30, 2011 at 12:31 pm


$100 in gift cards, $20 back

Best gift card deal i’ve seen yet (by far!) :)

16 Diane December 4, 2011 at 10:41 am

Little Caesars buy $25 in gift cards get an extra $5 gift card

17 Brent December 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm

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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