This time of year is a great time to take advantage of gift card promotions. Many companies are offering FREE bonus gift cards with purchase.
Although marketed for gift giving – it can also be a great way to get more for your money for restaurants or stores that you personally frequent regularly. For example – if you think you’ll spend $25 at Jamba Juice in the next few months or year – it might make sense to buy a gift card for your future purchase and get yourself a free smoothie! It would be the equivalent of getting 20 – 25% extra for free.
Tips for taking advantage of these offers:
- It’s only a good deal if you need the gift card
- If purchasing for yourself to use, you need to keep it in safe place. Lose it and you’re out of luck.
- Remember most grocery stores offer gas rewards from gift card purchases – this might be more valuable to you than buying the gift cards directly from the company, even with the bonuses.
Amazon is currently offering a FREE tin, plus FREE one-day shipping on these Amazon gift card purchases. If ordered today, I’m guessing they would have it by Monday!
Here are some current offers:
*New* AMC Theaters – Get $5 Concession bonus when you buy $30 or more in gift cards. Offer valid only in theaters through 1/9/2014. Concession bonus redeemable 1/10/2014 – 2/28/2014.
Applebee’s – Buy $50 in gift cards online and receive $10 bonus card (not available on plastic gift cards).
*New* Black Angus – Earn $5 bonus bucks for every $50 in gift cards purchased. Offer valid through 12/31.
Buca di Beppo – Buy $50 in gift cards and receive a $15 reward card. Bonus card valid 1/1/14 to 2/28/14.
Burgerville - Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus gift card.
*New* California Pizza Kitchen – Get a $20 promotional gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards.