If you want to stretch your holiday budget, check out these sweet restaurant gift card deals. Lots of restaurants offer some type of bonus card or discount when you buy a quantity of gift cards. But read the fine print, because some have limits on when you can use your bonus gift 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:
Cafe Rio: This Fri., Dec. 1 Buy a $25 Cafe Rio gift card in stores or online, and get a $5 gift card free.
Blaze Pizza: Buy a $25 gift card, and get a “Pizza pass” card for a free pizza good through Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2018.
Brio Tuscan Grille: Now through Saturday, Dec. 30, BRIO guests will receive a $25 bonus card with every $100 in gift cards purchased. The bonus card is valid Monday, Jan. 1–Thursday, March 15, 2018. BRIO gift cards can be purchased at a local BRIO restaurant or online at www.BrioItalian.com/giftcards. Also Brio is hosting “12 Days to Win!” Facebook and Instagram contest giving fans a chance to win various prizes from Monday, Dec. 4–Friday, Dec. 15. BRIO will post a different question regarding the holidays each day. Those with winning answers will receive prizes such as gift cards, brunch for six, a chef’s dinner, a Happy Hour party for 12, and BRIO for a year.
Noodles & Company: The Gift Giver Bonus Card returns! Guests who purchase a $25 gift card will receive a $5 Gift Giver Bonus Card for themselves.
Chipotle: Buy $30 or more in Chipotle gift cards at any Chipotle between Nov. 20-Dec. 24, then bring in your receipt on your next visit before Dec. 31 for a BUY-ONE-GET-ONE-FREE burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos. Must be original receipt.
California Pizza Kitchen: Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 promotional gift card valid from 1/8/18 through 2/25/18.
Applebees: Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 Bonus card. Bonus cards may not be redeemed on the day it is issued and it expires 3/4/18.
Carraba’s: Buy $50 in Carrabba’s gift cards between November 1 and December 31 and get a FREE $10 bonus gift card. Bonus gift card valid at next visit from 1/1/18 to 2/11/18.
Chilis: For every $50 in gift cards purchased, receive a $10 Holiday Bonus Card valid from 1/1/18 through 2/7/18.
Einstein Bros Bagels: For every $25 Einstein Bros Bagels gift card, receive a $5 bonus card. Bonus card expires February 28, 2018.
Flemings Steak House: Receive a $20 bonus card with every $100 Fleming’s Steakhouse Gift Card purchased. Bonus card valid 1/1/18 to 2/11/18.
Outback Steakhouse Get a $10 Bonus card with every $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card purchased. Bonus card valid for redemption January 1 – February 11, 2018.
P.F. Changs: Buy $100 in P.F. Chang’s gift cards by December 31st and get a $20 bonus reward that you can redeem January 1-March 31.
Panda Express: IN STORES ONLY: Receive free fortune cookies with a $25 gift card purchase, now through 12/31.
Planet Hollywood: For every $50 gift card purchased, get a bonus $10 reward card. Offer valid through December 31, 2017. Reward Card valid January 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018.. Offer ends December 31, 2017.
Red Lobster: Through Dec. 31, for for every $50 spent on Red Lobster gift cards, in-restaurant or online, you will receive a bonus card – good for either $10 off or a free appetizer coupon valid on a future visit in the month of January.
Red Robin: Free $5 or $10 Bonus Buck Reward when you buy a $25 or $50 Red Robin Holiday Gift Card. Bonus Buck Reward Card valid from 1/1/18 through 2/26/18.
Steak ‘n’ Shake: Receive a Free $5 Bonus Certificate for every $20 in Gift Cards purchased. Promotional certificate valid 1/3/18 – 2/28/18 at participating locations.
T.G.I. Fridays: BOGO Gift Card Offer: For every $25 worth of eGift Cards purchased, receive $5 Bonus Bites Card. Offer ends December 31, 2017. BONUS BITES cards valid January 1, 2018 through February 28, 2018.
Tony Roma’s: Receive $15 in Roma Bucks for every $50 in Tony Roma eGift Cards you buy. Must be redeemed January 1, 2018 – March 22, 2018.