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Bonus gift card offers from restaurants and retailers 2018

Posted December 6, 2018 11:02 a.m. EST
Updated December 9, 2019 12:00 a.m. EST

The Cheesecake Factory gift card offer (photo courtesy The Cheesecake Factory)

Are you buying gift cards as gifts (or for yourself) during the holidays? Get a bonus gift card or free food at many restaurants and retailers including Applebees, Buffalo Wild Wings, The Cheesecake Factory, Chili's, Dunkin', IHOP, Logan's Roadhouses, Olive Garden, Panera, Red Robin and many more!

Remember that these offers are only available for a limited time and that the bonus cards and offers have expiration dates.

The retail experts at Offers.com have rounded up a number of holiday gift card deals. Please share any others you know of in the comments section.

Restaurants

Applebee’s: Free $10 bonus card with $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31.

BJ’s Brewhouse: Get a $10 bonus card with $50 gift card purchase and a $25 bonus card with a $100 gift card purchase. Plus, get a 20% off VIP card. Promo runs through Dec. 31. Bonuses redeemable Jan. 1 through Feb. 13.

Boston Market: Get a free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus card redeemable through Jan. 31, 2019.

Buca di Beppo: Free $10 reward card with $50 gift card purchase, through Dec. 31. Reward card is valid from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Get a $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus card redeemable Jan. 1 to Feb. 28.

The Cheesecake Factory: Through Dec. 31, give a $25 gift card and receive a free slice card, redeemable for a future visit Jan. 1 to March 31, 2019.

Chili’s: Free $10 bonus card with purchase of $50 in gift cards through Dec. 31. Bonus card valid Jan. 1 to Feb. 6.

City Barbeque: Get a $5 bonus card with each $25 gift card at City Barbeque.

Denny’s: Buy a $25 gift card and get $50 worth of coupons through Dec. 25.

Dunkin’: Get a free $10 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase through Dec. 24. Bonus card expires Jan. 31, 2019. One bonus gift card per customer.

Einstein Bros. Bagels: Get a free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus cards valid Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2019.

Fleming’s: Get a free $20 bonus card with a $100 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus card is redeemable Jan. 1 through Feb. 10.

Fogo de Chao: Free $25 Holiday Bonus Card with Every $150 in gift cards purchased by Dec. 31. Bonus Card is valid Jan.1 through March 31, 2019. Valid toward the purchase of lunch, brunch or dinner in the main dining room.

IHOP: Free $5 Bonus Coupon with $25 gift card purchase. Offer valid through Dec. 31. Coupon expires Jan. 31, 2019.

Jamba Juice: Get a free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase. Bonus cards redeemable Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Joe’s Crab Shack: Get a free $10 reward card with $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Reward cards redeemable Jan. 1 through May 2019.

Logan’s Roadhouses: Get a free $10 bonus card with $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Valid for physical and e-gift cards. Not valid in all states. Bonus card expires Feb. 13, 2019.

LongHorn Steakhouse: Free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus card valid Jan. 1 through Feb. 3, 2019.

McCormick & Schmick’s: Get a free $20 bonus card with purchase of $100 gift card through Dec. 24. Bonus card is redeemable Jan. 1 through May 31, 2019.

Olive Garden: Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards you purchase by Dec. 30. Bonus card valid Jan. 2 to Feb. 10, 2019.

Outback Steakhouse: Get a free $10 bonus card with $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus card redeemable Jan. 1 through Feb. 10, 2019.

Panera: Free $10 bonus card with every purchase of $50 in gift cards. Bonus cards are valid Jan. 1 through Jan. 22, 2019.

P.F. Chang’s: $20 Bonus Reward with every $100 gift card purchase. This $20 Bonus Reward is valid for the purchase of food or non-alcoholic beverages only for up to $20 USD value and may be redeemed between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28, 2019 at participating P.F. Chang’s restaurants.

Potbelly Sandwich Shop: Now through December 31, Potbelly Sandwich Shop is offering loyal fans a free sandwich when they purchase $25 worth of Potbelly gift cards. This deal is available to anyone when they purchase the gift cards in shop or on the mobile app but is not valid for gift cards purchased on the website.

Red Lobster: Free $10 coupon with $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. The $10 coupon is valid for the month of January.

Red Robin: Get a $5 bonus reward with $25 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. The bonus card is redeemable Jan. 1 through Jan. 13, 2019.

Ruby Tuesday: Free $15 Bonus Card with every $50 in gift cards p through Dec. 31. Bonus cards (delivered via email) are valid Jan. 2 to March 5.

Ruth’s Chris: Buy $250 in gift cards and get 10% back in the form of a bonus card through Dec. 31. Bonus cards are valid Jan. 1 to March 31, 2019.

Ryan’s: Free $5 bonus card with every $25 in gift cards purchased through Dec. 31. Bonus cards are valid Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2019.

Steak ’N Shake: Free $5 certificate with $20 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Certificate valid Jan. 1 to Feb. 28. at participating locations.

Taco John’s: Free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase through Dec. 31.

Texas Roadhouse: Get a free $5 eGift Bonus Card with every $30 in gift cards purchased through Dec. 31. Bonus gift card will be emailed to you within 48 hours of purchase. Maximum bonus is $100. Offer may vary by region.

TGI Friday’s: Get a free $5 Bonus Bites card with every $25 in gift cards purchased through Dec. 31. Bonus Bites cards valid Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2019.

Tijuana Flats: Get a free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase. Bonus cards valid Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2019.

World of Beer: Get a free $10 bonus card with $50 gift card purchase through Dec. 31. Bonus cards valid Jan. 1 through Feb. 10, 2019.

Yard House: Get a free $10 bonus gift card with a $50 gift card purchase. Bonus card redeemable Jan. 1 through March 31, 2019.

Retail and Entertainment

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Get a free $10 Snack Pass when you buy $50 in gift cards through Dec. 31. The Snack Pass is valid Jan. 19 to Feb. 28 (Valentine’s Day excluded).

The Children’s Place: Through Dec. 25, get a $10 bonus card with a $50 gift card purchase; a $15 bonus card with a $75 gift card purchase; and a $20 gift card with a $100 gift card purchase.

Chuck E. Cheese’s: Through Dec. 25, buy $50 in gift cards and get a free $10 bonus card. Maximum of four bonus cards per customer. Bonus cards valid Dec. 26, 2018, through March 31, 2019.

Dave & Buster’s: Buy a $50 gift card and get $10 in Free Game Play credits. Credits are valid Jan. 1 through March 31, 2019.

DSW: Get a free $5, $20, OR $30 bonus card when you purchase $50, $100, or $150 in gift cards online & in store through Dec. 26, 2018. Bonus cards are redeemable Jan. 4 through Jan. 26, 2019 in stores and online.

Regal Entertainment Group: Receive a $10 concessions bonus for every $50 in gift cards you purchase by Dec. 31. Must be purchased at a theater. Concessions bonus redeemable Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 2019.

See the full list of offers and links at Offers.com.

In addition to those listed above, a number of drug stores and grocery stores are also offering gift card promotions. Often, you get either a discount on specific gift cards or you earn a reward when you buy participating gift cards.