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Long list of holiday gift card promotions!

Posted December 11, 2013

Smart Shopper: Good Deal

 

We all know that gift cards make great gifts, and right now you can score a little extra bonus for yourself when you buy gift cards from specific retailers and restaurants. If you shop at any of these retailers or eat at any of these restaurants throughout the year, you may consider buying some of the gift cards for yourself and get the extra bonus cards while they are available. Think about upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, and other celebrations where you go out to eat.

The way it works is that you buy participating gift cards and get some kind of promotional benefit – usually another smaller gift card or free food voucher.

Here’s a warning: many of the bonus gift cards have restrictions including when you can use them. Some are only good for the month of January, for instance. Be sure to read all the fine print before deciding on which gift cards to purchase. 

For instance, at the Cheesecake Factory: Get a FREE slice of cheesecake for every $25 gift card you purchase! But, you can’t use the freebie voucher until January 1 and it’s good through March 30, 2014.

In addition, keep in mind that some of these promotions are only valid at participating locations.Please share any other gift card promotions you find!

Drug Stores and Grocery Store Gift Card promotions this week:

Rite Aid Gift card promo through 12/14/13:: $5 +UP when you buy $25 of gift cards including Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, limit 2 offers

Rite Aid through 12/14/13: $10 +UP when you buy $50 of Discover Home Improvement Gift Card, limit 2 offers

Kroger gift card promo through 12/14/13: ITunes $40 gift card multi-pack for $34

Lowes Foods through 12/17/13: Gift Card Promotion: Buy $50 or more in participating gift cards and get $10 off your next shopping order. Participating cards include Olive Garden, Lane Bryant, Spafinder, Michael’s, Old Navy and Xbox live. Limit 1 per transaction.

Food Lion gift card promo through 12/17/13: Gift Card promotion:
Buy $50 in participating gift cards and get $5 off your next grocery shopping order
Buy $75 in participating gift cards and get $10 off your next grocery shopping order
Buy $100 in participating gift cards and get $15 off your next grocery shopping order
There are a number of participating gift cards including Bass Pro Shops, rue 21, iTunes, Michaels, Lowes, Applebees and more. See the ad for all the details.

Restaurants and retail stores offering extra gift cards when you purchase a gift card:

Applebee's: Get a $10 digital bonus card when you buy $50 in digital gift cards. See their website for more details.

Boston Market: Get a $5 gift card when you buy a $25 gift card. See their website for more details.

Buffalo Wild Wings: $25 in gift cards from November 25-December 31 and get a Blazin' Bonus! that could be worth $5, $15, $25 or even $100! See their website for more details.

California Pizza Kitchen: Purchase $100 in gift cards and get a $20 promotional card. See their website for more details.

Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Receive a $20 Bonus Card for every $100 in gift cards you purchase. See their website for more details.

Caribou Coffee: Purchase a $25 gift card and get a $5 eGift card. See their website for more details.

Champps Americana: Buy a $50 Champps gift card and get a free $10 Extra Points Card. See their website for more details.

Chili’s: $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards. See their website for more details.

Cold Stone Creamery: Purchase $30 or more in gift cards and get a free Bonus $5 eGift. See their website for more details.

Hooter’s: For every $25 Hooters gift card purchased at a Hooters location in the U.S., you will receive an extra $5 “Santa’s Bucks” bonus gift card, redeemable beginning in the New Year. See their website for more details.

Jason’s Deli: $5 Gift Card when you buy $50 in gift cards online and at participating restaurants. See their website for more details.

L.L. Bean: Free $10 gift card with the purchase or $50 or more in merchandise. See their website for more details.

Lonestar Steakhouse: Buy $25 in gift cards and get a free appetizer. Buy $75 in gift cards and get a free entrée. See their website for more details.

Macaroni Grill: $5 Grazie Gift with a $25 gift card purchase. See their website for more details.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: Purchase $100 or more in gift cards and get a $20 Bonus Card and a 1 year subscription to Food and Wine Magazine. See their website for more details.

McCormick & Schmick’s: For every $100 worth of gift cards purchased, you get a $20 holiday eReward card. See their website for more details.

O’Charley’s: Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 reward card. See their website for more details.

Olive Garden: Purchase $50 or more in gift cards and get a $10 Bonus Offer off the purchase of 2 entrees. See their website for more details.

On the Border: Purchase a $25 gift card and get a $5 Bonus Card. See their website for more details.

Outback: Buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card. See their website for more details.

Panera Bread: Free $10 eGift card when you buy $100 in Panera eGift cards. See their website for more details.

Pei Wei: Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus gift card. See their website for more details.

P.F. Chang’s: Buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card. See their website for more details.

Qdoba: Order a Q-Cash Card™ with $30 or more loaded on it and get a Free Entrée. See their website for more details.

Red Lobster: Receive a $5 off coupon for every $25 spent on the online purchase of a gift card. See their website for more details.

Red Robin: Get a $5 Bonus Bucls Reward when you buy a $25 gift card (or get a 20% discount on all orders over $250). See their website for more details.

Rita’s Italian Ice: Buy a $10 gift card and get a free treat at participating locations. See their website for more details.

Ruby Tuesday: Receive a free $5 bonus coupon for $25 in gift card purchases. Receive a $15 bonus coupon for $50 in gift card purchases. See their website for more details.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House: Receive a 10% bonus card on purchases of $250 or more at participating locations. See their website for more details.

Sweet Tomatoes: Get a free meal pass with every $50 gift card purchase (not valid for online gift card purchases). See their website for more details.

Taco Bell: Get 2 Free Doritos Locos Tacos and a large drink with a $20 gift card purchase. See their website for more details.

Texas Roadhouse: Earn a $5 Bonus eGift Card for every $30 you spend on Texas Roadhouse gift cards online. See their website for more details.

TGI Fridays: Get $10 in Bonus Bites with every $50 you spend on gift cards. See their website for more details.

Toys R Us: Get a $10 gift card offer in Wendy’s Kid’s meals and take coupon to Toys R Us, spend $50 or more and receive a $10 gift card to use on your next visit to Toys R Us. See their website for more details.

Toys R Us Coinstar promotion: $10 Toys“R”Us bonus when you cash in $40 or more in coins for a NO FEE Toys“R”Us eGift Card. See their website for more details.

Tropical Smoothie Café: Get a Free 24 oz Smoothie with every $20 gift card purchase at participating locations. See their website for more details.

Additional deals submitted by readers (thanks everyone!). Again, make sure you verify that your location is participating, because not all take part in these promotions.

Bonefish Grill: buy $100, get $20

IHOP: buy $25, get $5

Logan's Roadhouse: get a $5 bonus card for every $25 in gift card purchases

Papa Johns: Get a free large 1 topping pizza when you buy a $25 gift card online or in restaurants

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill: Get a $5 “thank you” to use after the new year with every $25 in gift card purchases November 4th through December 29th.  Holiday Parties: receive a $25 gift for every pre-booked holiday party valued at $250 or more.  Locations Open on Christmas Day:  There will be a Smokey Bones location open on Christmas day from 4pm – 10pm at 1891 Skibo Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303, (910) 864-1068

Amazon.com: Check your e-mail to see if you received an offer for a free $10 e-gift card with the purchase of $50 in Amazon Gift Cards. This e-mail is targeted to specific members and not everyone got it. Apparently you have to go through your e-mail link to get this deal. 

 


 

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  • DianeNC Dec 17, 2013

    Penn Station East Coast Subs is offering a gift card for a free 6" sub when you purchase $30 of Penn Station gift certificates until the end of the year.

    http://www.penn-station.com/

  • DianeNC Dec 12, 2013

    Which Wich is offering a $5.00 voucher for every in-store gift card purchase of $25 or more.

    http://www.whichwich.com/

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 12, 2013

    KIDDZA - thanks for info about Moe's. I just got the e-mail from them as well about the GC promo. You are really racking up on those restaurant gift cards!

  • KIDDZA Dec 12, 2013

    MOEs is advertising $5 with $25 GC purchased. YAY! They do have the holiday spirit after all. I have to get a few too!!!

  • KIDDZA Dec 12, 2013

    What happen to Moes? No holiday spirit?
    I did Taco Bell last night. YUM!
    I have also done Chilis three times & hope to do it more before deal expires.
    I buy the Gift Card first. Get free $10 GC & order our families meal, use gift card to pay for the bill. Another no brainer.
    Taco Bell worked the same way. It is like a free meal or free $10 for enjoying your favorite foods. A perk! YAY!

  • lorri2012 Dec 11, 2013

    Carolina Ale house is offering $5.00 "Jingle Bucks" with a $25 gift card purchase.

  • ncmusicmom Dec 11, 2013

    Speaking of the Kroger gift card promo: If you like Chipotle restaurant, I downloaded two coupons to my Kroger Plus card. One was good for $7 off the $25 gift card and the other coupon was good for $12 off the $45 multipack (has three $15 cards in a pack). We go to Chipotle a lot, so I redeemed both coupons. I think they were good till Dec 14, 2013.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 11, 2013

    Thanks Trickat and wms4!

  • wms4 Dec 10, 2013

    get a free large 1 topping pizza when you buy a $25 gift card from papa johns. online or in restaurants.

  • Trickat Dec 10, 2013

    I received a free $10 e-gift card with the purchase of $50 in Amazon Gift Cards e-mail from Amazon, but it's targeted and you have to get the e-mail. Check Spam too!

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