If you want to stretch your gift-giving dollars, check out these sweet restaurant gift card deals. Lots of restaurants offer some type of bonus card when you buy a quantity of gift cards. But read the fine print, because some have limits on when you can use your bonus cards. Not cool to find out that your bonus card has already expired just as you’re paying for your meal. Also, you have to buy the cards at a restaurant location or online. If you buy your gift cards from a rack at the grocery store, it doesn’t count towards bonuses.
Here are some of the restaurant gift card deals out there. I’ll be adding to the list as I hear about more. And if you know of others, let me know and I’ll add it to the list:
Hoof & Vine in Midvale: Purchase two $50 gift certificates and receive three complimentary gift certificates —
– $25 for Hoof & Vine
-$25 for Tiburon Fine Dining
– $15 for Epic Casual Dining
That’s getting over half the value back for your initial purchase! Hoof & Vine is at 7680 S. Union Park Avenue in Midvale.
Noodles & Company: The Gift Giver Bonus Card returns! Now through December 31, guests who purchase a $25 gift card will receive a $5 Gift Giver Bonus Card for themselves. Also, Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Guests can receive $4 off any $10 online order placed at order.noodles.com using the code SHOP2016 at checkout November 25 – 28.
Also, Noodles is selling its Smolder from Boulder spice mix and Sriracha sauce, available separately for $5, or packaged together in its special Hot & Saucy Holiday Box for $10. The products are available at Noodles locations until Dec. 31. www.noodles.com
Applebee’s: Buy $50 in gift cards at Applebee’s and get a $10 Bonus Card. The bonus card expires 3/6/17, and you can’t redeem it on the date your purchase it.
Benihana: Buy $50 in Benihana gift cards through December 31st, and get a $10 promotional card redeemable from 1/2/17 to 3/31/17.
Black Angus: Get $10 in Holiday Bonus Bucks for every $50 in gift cards purchased. The Bonus Bucks are redeemable 1/1/17 through 2/13/17.
Blaze Pizza: Buy a $25 gift card and get one free pizza pass to use between Jan. 1-Feb. 28.
BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Buy $50 in eGift Cards, get a $10 Bonus Card and a 20% OFF VIP Card. Buy $100 in eGift Cards, Get a $25 Bonus Card and a 20% OFF VIP Card. The VIP card is valid through February 13. Those who spend $100 on gift cards in the restaurant will get a new chalkboard beer glass. The chain has locations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas,
Buca di Beppo: Receive a $10 reward card when you buy a $50 gift card. The Reward card is valid 1/17 through 2/28/17.
Cafe Rio: On December 9th only, when customers buy a $25 gift card, they will receive a free $5 gift card. The company will honor this offer at all of their locations nationwide.
California Pizza Kitchen: Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 gift card good valid from 1/9/17 through 2/26/17.
Carls Jr: purchase $25 in gift cards and get a coupon for a free third-pounder Thickburger. Special is good now through December 29, 2016.
Carraba’s: Buy $50 in Carrabba’s gift cards and receive a $10 bonus gift card that is valid from 1/1/17 to 2/10/17.
Chick-fil-A – Buy a Cow Calendar and get a gift card that you register online for a free food item each month.
Chili’s: For every $50 in gift cards bought, you receive a $10 Holiday Bonus eGift Card valid from 1/1/17 through 2/8/17.
Chipotle Mexican Grill: Buy $30 in Chipotle gift cards, save your receipt and bring it back later for a BOGO deal on Burritos, Bowls, Salads or Tacos. Deal is good through Dec. 24.
The Greenery Restaurant at Rainbow Gardens in Ogden Canyon: Buy a $25 gift card for $18, or a $20 gift card for $15. Only $25 and $20 gift cards are available. the gift cards are not valid until Monday, Dec. 26. Also receive a free Mormon Muffin with your meal, when you print out the coupon at http://rainbowgardens.com/specials/
IHOP: For every $25 gift card purchased, you’ll get a $5 coupon to use. Coupon expires 1/31/17.
Longhorn Steakhouse: Receive a $5 bonus card when you buy $25 in gift cards online. The bonus card can only be redeemed with purchase of 2 adult dinner entrees from 1/1/17 to 2/5/17.
Not Your Average Joe’s: Now through Dec. 31: $10 appreciation card for every $50 worth of gift cards purchased. Cyber Monday (Nov. 28): $25 appreciation card for every $100 worth of gift cards purchased
Fogo de Chão: Now through Jan. 1: Receive a $25 Holiday Bonus Card for every $150 in Gift Card purchases (same promotion on Cyber Monday; no change)
Pei Wei: Get a $5 Bonus Card when you purchase $25 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016. The Bonus Card is good 1/4/17 to 2/28/17.
PF Chang’s: Buy $100 or more in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card. Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through January 15, 2017. The Bonus Card is good January 1 – March 31, 2017.
Ruby Tuesday: Now through Jan. 1: Receive a $5 Bonus Card for every $25 in gift cards purchased OR receive a $15 Bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased (gift cards can also be personalized with photos – so cute!)
Olive Garden: Get a $10 bonus offer for every $50 spent in gift cards. The bonus offer is valid 1/2/17 to 3/31/17 for $10 off the purchase of two adult entrees.
Outback Steahouse: Get a $10 Bonus gift card with every $50 gift card purchase. Bonus offer valid 1/1/17 to 2/8/17.
P.F. Chang: For every $100 purchased in P.F. Chang’s Gift Cards, you’ll receive a $20 bonus card for a future visit between 1/1/17 – 3/31/17.
Red Lobster: Get a $10 Bonus Card or free appetizer when you buy $50 in gift cards now through 12/31/16. The Bonus Card is good January 2, 2017 through February 5, 2017.
Red Robin: When you buy a $25 to $45 holiday gift card, you will receive a $5 Bonus Buck Reward Card valid from 1/1/17 through 2/28/17.
Sizzler: Get a $10 Bonus Card when you buy $50 in gift cards online , or a $25 bonus card when you buy $100 in gift cards online, through 12/31/16/ December 31, 2016.
Texas de Brazil: get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 to $70 in gift cards now through December 24, 2016. Or buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 Bonus Card.
Texas Roadhouse: Buy a $30 gift card online and get a $5 egift Bonus Card. Check the details at the Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Page.
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes: Get a free meal coupon when you buy $50 in gift cards at the restaurant locations through 12/31/16. (Sadly, I have heard that the Sweet Tomatoes in Midvale and Sandy. Utah are now closed.)
Wingers: Get a $5 Wingback card with every ;$25 in gift cards purchased in-store, through 12/31/16.
BRIO Tuscan Grille: Guests who purchase a $100 gift card through December 30 will receive a $20 bonus gift card for themselves for use between January 1 and March 15, 2017.
Del Taco: In-store: Buy $15 in gift cards and receive one coupon good for 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos. Buy $25 in gift card and receive two coupons good for 2 FREE Grilled Chicken Tacos. Online: Purchase $30 in gift cards online and receive one coupon good for 1 FREE Small Size Combo Meal. Purchase $100 in gift cards online and receive four coupons each good for 1 FREE Small Size Combo Meal
Juice It Up!: Juice It Up! will donate 10% of all gift card sales through January 16, 2017 to No Kid Hungry. The first 25 customers to purchase a $25 gift card, at each location, will receive a Holiday Gift Pack which includes a Juice It Up! branded tumbler.
Philly’s Best: When Cheesesteak fanatics purchase a $25 gift card to stuff a special someone’s stocking, they will receive a $5 Bonus Card for themselves to use in January 2017.
Pieology: When you purchase $25 worth of gift cards, you’ll receive a FREE pizza bonus card valid from January 1 to March 31, 2017 (valid for in-store gift card purchases only).