Christmas Gift Card Bonus Deals For Restaurants And More

Many businesses are offering gift card deals for Christmas this year!  Here is a list of the gift card deals that restaurants usually offer.  Deals that have been confirmed for 2014 are noted.  Many end on either December 24 or December 31 – if you’re cutting it close to those dates make sure you confirm the bonus is still available!

Keep in mind that many of the bonus “gift cards” actually have expiration dates and have different terms than a regular gift card. Be sure to read and understand all of the fine print before you buy.

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Applebee’s (confirmed for 2014) – Buy $50 in gift cards, get a free $10 bonus card. Bonus card expires February 28th, 2015.

Benihana – For every $50 in gift cards purchased through December 31st, you will receive a $10 promotional card.  Also if you purchase $200 in gift cards you will receive $60 in bonus cards. This offer is only available via a special email coupon that is being sent to members of Benihana’s Chef’s Table – sign up here.

Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano (confirmed 2014) – Receive a free $15 Holiday bonus award card with every $100 in gifts cards purchased. Holiday bonus award cards are available through December 31, 2014 and are redeemable at any Biaggi’s location January1-March 31, 2015.

Black-eyed Pea (confirmed 2014) – Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 gift card for free.

Bonefish Grill – Get a free $20 bonus card with you buy $100 in gift cards. Available online or in-store. Go here to purchase gift cards online.

Boston Market – Get a $5 Bonus card when you purchase a $25 gift card.

C.B. Potts – With every $50 Gift Card purchase receive a $10 Gift Card for free.
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California Pizza Kitchen – Purchase $100 in gift cads and receive a $20 promotional card. Promotional cards are valid between 1/14/14 and 3/2/14. Purchase gift cards now through December 29th.

Caribou Coffee – Get a free $5 eGift for eGift purchases of $25 or greater. Go here to purchase eGifts.

Carrabba’s – Receive a $20 bonus card for every $10 0in gift cards your purchase. Valid until 12/31/13. Bonus cards valid 1/1/14 through 2/10/14. Order yours here.

Cheesecake Factory (confirmed 2014) – For every $25 gift card purchase online nor in-store, get a complimentary slice of cheesecake or layer cake via their Gift of Joy bonus card. Must purchase gift cards before 12/31/14.  Bonus card expires 3/29/15.

Chili’s – Get a $10 Holiday Buck Bonus card with you buy $50 in gift cards. Purchase cards now through 12/31/13. Bonus card is valid 1/1/14 through 2/10/14.

Cold Stone Creamery – Get a free $5 bonus egift with the purchase of $30 or more in Cold Stone Gift cards in December. Available online only. Go here to purchase your gift cards.

Culvers (confirmed 2014): Free value basket with $25 in gift cards purchased.

Del Taco (confirmed 2014) – Buy a $30 gift card and receive a free combo meal. Buy $100 gift card and receive 4 free combo meals.  They’ll also be offering more deals on Cyber Monday, December 1st. Shop online here.

Einstein Bros Bagels – is offering a $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 card. The bonus card is good 1/1/14-2/28/14.

Famous Dave’s – Receive a $5 Rewards card with every $25 in gift cards purchased.

Firehouse Subs – Enjoy a free dessert when you purchase a gift card of $10 or more. Offer valid 12/3/31 – 12/15/13.

Flatiron’s American Bar & Grill (confirmed 2014) – Get a $20 gift certificate for every $100 gift card purchased online. Enter code #DEC2014EGC in the comments section of the order screen for your bonus gift card(s). Offer valid through 12/22/14 and is limited to a maximum of $200 in free gift certificates.  Go here to purchase.

Freddy’s Steakburgers (confirmed 2014) – Buy a $25 gift card and receive a free bottle of Freddy’s Famous Seasoning.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill (confirmed 2014) – Get a $5 certificate with every $25 gift card purchase. Purchase cards now through 12/31/15. Bonus cards valid 1/1/15 through 2/15/15.

Genghis Grill – Buy a $25 gift card and get $5 off your next purchase.

Hacienda Colorado: Receive $5 in Hacienda Cash for every $50 of gift cards you buy before the end of the year. Hacienda Cash is valid January 1st through February 28th, 2014.

Hal Smith Restaurant Group (confirmed 2014): Receive a $10 bonus e-gift card for every $50 in e-gift card purchases.  See details and order online here.

HuHot Mongolian Grill (confirmed 2014) – Buy $100 in gift cards and get a free $20 card! Bonus card available with in-store gift card purchases only.

Il Vicino Wood Oven Pizza – Get a $5 gift certificate when you purchase a gift certificate for $25 or greater.

Islands Fine Burgers – Get a $5 Bonus Cards redeemable (good for your next visit) for every $25 spent on gift cards through 12/19/13. Bonus cards are valid for use in January 2014.

Jamba Juice – Get a free smoothie when you purchase gift cards totaling $25 or more! Valid 11/12/13 – 1/2/14. Limit one per customer, per transaction.

Joe’s Crab Shack – For every $25 gift card purchases you will get a winning ticket, with prizes ranging from $5 off to e free steampot. Offer valid from now until 12/31/13.

Jose Muldoon’s (confirmed 2014) – Get a $20 gift certificate for every $100 gift card purchased online. Enter code #DEC2014EGC in the comments section of the order screen for your bonus gift card(s). Offer valid through 12/22/14 and is limited to a maximum of $200 in free gift certificates.  Go here to purchase.

Keva Juice (confirmed 2014) – Buy $25 of Keva Kash, receive $5 of Keva Kash free.  Valid at participating locations only.

Larkburger – Purchase a gift card of $30 or more between now and 12/31/13 and you will receive $5 off your next visit.

Lonestar Steakhouse – Buy $25 in gift cards and get a free appetizer. Buy $75 in gift cards and get a free entree. Offer valid through 1/1/14. Coupons valid through 1/31/14. Go here to purchase.

MacKenzie’s Chop House (confirmed 2014) – Get a $20 gift certificate for every $100 gift card purchased online. Enter code #DEC2014EGC in the comments section of the order screen for your bonus gift card(s). Offer valid through 12/22/14 and is limited to a maximum of $200 in free gift certificates.  Go here to purchase.

Mad Greens – For every purchase of $25 in gift cards, receive a $5 gift card for free. No limit! Go here to purchase gift cards online.

Maggiano’s Little Italy – Purchase $100 or more in online gift cards and receive $20 Bonus Card and a one year subscription to Food & Wine Magazine. Go here to purchase gift cards. Purchase cards now through 12/31/13. Bonus card can be redeemed from 1/1/14 to 2/28/14.

Melting Pot (confirmed 2014): Purchase a $100 gift card, receive two $25 Dip Certificates.  Valid at participating locations only; the Colorado Springs location is participating.

Olive Garden – Buy $50 or more in gift cards before 12/25/13 and get a $10 bonus offer. Go here to get your gift cards.

Outback Steakhouse – Give $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card for yourself. Go here to buy gift cards online.

Panera Bread (confirmed 2014) – Purchase $25 in Panera Bread gift cards and receive a $5 bonus card, redeemable January 1-February 28, 2015.  May be valid at participating locations only.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen – Free $10 Reward card with every $50 in Pappas gift cards purchased. Rewards card redeemable January 1 – February 28, 2014. Go here to purchase online.

Peet’s Coffee & Tea – Buy a $25 Peet’s card and receive a free medium beverage.

Pei Wei (confirmed 2014) – Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card, redeemable through 1/4/15! Valid on gift card purchases through 12/24/14. Purchase gift cards in-store or online.

P.F. Chang’s (confirmed 2014) – Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 Bonus Card. Valid in-restaurant or online through 12/31/14.

Pizzeria Rustica (confirmed 2014) – Purchase $100 in gift cards receive an extra $20.  Valid through 12/20/14 only.

Qdoba – Get a free entree with the purchase of a $30 gift card. Load cards now through 12/31/13. Free entree valid January 1, 2014 through January 14, 2014.

Red Lobster (confirmed 2014) – Free $5 bonus coupon for every $25 spent on gift cards online on in a restaurant.  The bonus coupon is valid on the purchase of two adult entrees through February 1st, 2015.

Red Robin (confirmed 2014) – Free movie ticket for The Hobbit when you buy a $25 limited edition gift card through December 31st, 2014.

Ritz Grill (confirmed 2014) – Get a $20 gift certificate for every $100 gift card purchased online. Enter code #DEC2014EGC in the comments section of the order screen for your bonus gift card(s). Offer valid through 12/22/14 and is limited to a maximum of $200 in free gift certificates.  Go here to purchase.

Rock Bottom Brewery – Receive a $5 bonus card with every $25 in gift cards purchased. Valid through December 29, 2013. Bonus cards are valid 1/1/14 through 2/28/14.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – Get a free $5 gift card with the purchase of a $25 gift card. $5 gift card is redeemable 1/1/14 to 2/12/14.

Salsa Brava – Get a free $20 gift cards with every $100 in gift cards you buy. Offer expires 12/23/13.

Smashburger (confirmed 2014) – $5 in free Smash Cash with every $25 in gift card purchases.  The Smash Cash is valid through 1/31/15.

Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes – Get a free meal pass with every $50 gift card purchase. Valid through 12/31/13. In-store purchases only.

Southside Johnny’s (confirmed 2014) - Get a $20 gift certificate for every $100 gift card purchased online. Enter code #DEC2014EGC in the comments section of the order screen for your bonus gift card(s). Offer valid through 12/22/14 and is limited to a maximum of $200 in free gift certificates.  Go here to purchase.

Steak n Shake – Get a $5 bonus card when you buy a $20 gift card.

Texas Roadhouse (confirmed 2014) – buy a $30 gift cards and get a $5 bonus e-gift card, online only.  Maximum bonus is $100 per order.

Tony P’s – Purchase a $25 gift card and receive an additional $5 gift card, purchase a $50 gift card and receive an additional $10 gift card. Offer valid through 12/31/13.

Tucano’s Brazilian Grill (confirmed 2014) – Receive a $20 bonus card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards through 11/30/14 only.  The bonus card is not valid on Valentine’s Day.

Via Baci – Get a $5 gift certificate for every $25 gift card purchased. Get a $10 gift certificate for every $50 gift card purchased.

YoYoBerri (confirmed 2014) – $10 bonus card with $40 in gift card purchases.  Bonus card expires 2/28/15.

YoYogurt (confirmed 2014) – Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card free.

Which Wich – Get a free $5 gift card with a $25 gift card purchase (valid in-store only). Offer valud through December 31st. Bonus cards expire 3/31/14.

Zio’s Italian Kitchen – For every $25 you spend on gift cards, you will receive a $5 bonus for yourself. Valid through December 31, 2013. Not valid for online gift card purchases.

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