Now is the time to buy gift cards for yourself and your loved ones!
Many retailers and restaurants are offering bonus cards to use in January when you buy a gift card in December. If you are buying gift cards to give as gifts, why not get a free bonus gift card for yourself?!
If you eat or shop any of these places yourself, you may want to consider getting the gift card to use when you eat there next AND then you'll also get the bonus to use starting in January.
Below is a list of offers for area restaurants and retailers. If you know of any others, please share in the comments section. My thanks to those who have already posted more offers!
Keep in mind that for most offers, the bonus card is not valid until January and expires in 1 - 3 months. Offers valid at participating locations only.
Applebee’s: Get a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards. Promotion runs through 1/7/17.
Blaze Pizzza: Buy $25 in gift cards through 12/31 and get a free pizza pass that can be used between 1/1 and 2/28/17.
Boston Market: Get a $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 in gift cards through 12/21/16.
Bruegger’s Bagels: Get $5 worth of Bakery Bucks when you buy $25 in gift cards.
Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy $25 in holiday gift cards to use on a future visit and get a $5 Bonus card.
Cafe Carolina & Bakery: Get a $5 bonus card for every $20 gift card purchase at participating locations.
Carrabba’s: Get a $10 Bonus Card with every $50 in gift cards purchased. Bonus Card valid 1/1/17 – 2/10/17. AND on 12/23 only you will get $50 in Bonus Cards for every $50 you spend in Carrabba's gift cards! Each purchase of $50 or more in Gift Cards will result in (5) $10 Bonus Cards with valid dates that vary. Bonus card may not be used for alcohol, tax, gratuity or gift card purchases. Dine-in only.
Chili's: Get a $10 Bonus Card when you buy $50 in Chili's gift cards.
Chipotle Mexican Grill: When you buy at least $30 in gift cards, you can bring back your receipt before 1/31/16 and get a BOGO burrito, bowl, salad or tacos offer.
City Barbeque: $5 bonus card with every $25 gift card.
Denny’s: Get a free $5 Denny’s coupon for every $25 Gift Card purchase.
Einstein Bros Bagels: Buy a $25 Holiday Gift Card and get a $5 Bonus Card for free.
Golden Corral: Get a $5 bonus card for every $25 in gift card purchases.
Hooters: For every $25 Hooters gift card purchased in-store now through Dec. 31, you will receive an additional $5 in Hooters Bonus Bucks. With every purchase of a $100 Hooters gift card online at hooters.com/gift-cards through the end of the year, you will receive a free bonus $20 gift card. And all in-store merchandise, including the 2017 Hooters Calendar, are buy-one-get-one free at select locations nationwide. Hooters fans can also take 15 percent off already marked down merchandise online at hootersgear.com through December 31.
IHOP: Get a $5 Bonus Gift Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards.
Jamba Juice: Get a small Smoothie or 12 oz Juice when you buy $25 in gift cards.
Jason's Deli: When you buy $50 in gift cards, you'll get a $5 gift card free. Valid at participating locations.
Logan's Roadhouse: Get a $10 Bonus card with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Longhorn: $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 in online gift cards. Bonus offer valid 1/1/16 – 2/7/16 with purchase of 2 adult entrees. See the details on their website.
LongHorn Steakhouse: Get up to 25% off your gift card purchase.
Macaroni Grill: Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 gift card purchased or get a $25 Bonus Card when you buy $100 in gift cards. Through 12/22 get 25% off gift cards. From their Facebook page: "This Thursday 12/22 is your LAST chance to get 25% off all Egift Cards and receive bonus cards on qualifying orders from 9AM-9PM CST! Remember to use promo code HOLIDAY6 at checkout. " See their Facebook page for details.
Maggiano's Little Italy: Purchase $100 or more of Maggiano's E-Gift Cards, and you will get $20 Bonus Card and a 1 year subscription to Food & Wine Magazine.
McCormick & Schmick Gift Cards: Receive a $20 reward card when you purchase a $100 gift card.
Menchie's frozen yogurt: Buy $25 in gift cards and get a free $5 bonus card.
Milton's Pizza & Pasta in Raleigh: Buy $100 in gift cards to receive a free bonus $20 gift card.
Noodles & Co: Receive a $5 Gift Bonus Card for every $25 gift card purchased.
O'Charley's: Get a $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card.
Olive Garden: Get a $10 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card.
Outback Steakhouse: Receive a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards that you purchase.
Panera Bread: Get a $10 Bonus Card when you buy $50 in gift cards.
Papa Johns: Get a free large pizza when you buy $25 in Papa John’s gift cards.
Pei Wei: Get a $5 Bonus Card whe you buy $25 in gift cards.
P.F. Chang's: Get a $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards.
Red Hot & Blue: Get a free $10 bonus card for every $25 you spend on gift cards at the Raleigh and Winston-Salem locations.
Red Lobster: Get a free appetizer or $10 off coupon when you buy a $50 gift card.
Red Robin: Get a $5 Bonus Card when you buy a $25 - $45 gift card.
Ruby Tuesday: Buy $25 in gift cards and get $5 bonus coupon or get a $15 bonus when you spend $50.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse: Get a 10% bonus card when you purchase $250 in gift cards.
SweetFrog frozen yogurt: Buy $30 in gift cards and get a $5 Leap Back Reward card. Valid in stores and online.
Texas Roadhouse: Earn a $5 bonus eGift card for every $30 you spend on Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards.
The Cheesecake Factory: FREE slice of cheesecake for every $25 in gift cards purchased!
TGI Friday's: For every $50 you spend on e-gift cards you'll get a $10 bonus card.
Waraji Japanese Restaurant: Buy a $50 gift card and get a $5 gift card free, Buy a $100 gift card get a $10 gift card free. Located at 5910 Duraleigh Road, Raleigh, NC.
For a list with the clickable links to restaurant websites, head to EatDrinkDeals.com.