December 20, 2013

Gift card BONUS promotions

Gift-card-bonus-offersThis 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.

Chevy’s – Earn a $5 bonus card for every $25 in gift cards purchased. Bonus card valid 1/1/14 to 3/10/14.

Children’s Place – Buy $40 in eGift cards and receive a $10 promo card. Offer expires 12/31/13.

Cinemark – Purchase a gift card of $35 or more and get a $5 concession bonus coupon. Offer not valid for online purchases.

Claim Jumper – For every $50 in gifts you purchase you receive s a $10 reward card. Offer valid through December 24, 2013 only. Reward cards valid  January 2, 2014 through  February 12, 2014.

*New* Cold Stone Creamery – Get $5 bonus e-gift card with purchase of $30 or more in Cold Stone gift cards.

*New* Famous Dave’s – Get $5 bonus gift card for every $25 in gift cards purchased through 1/1/2014. Offer not valid on e-gift cards.

*New* Fandango – Spend $50 or more on gift cards before 12/25 and receive a promotional code for a FREE movie ticket (up to $15). Promotional credit must be used by 1/31/2014.

Half Price Books – Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card. Bonus card valid 1/1/14 to 1/31/14. Offer ends 12/24/13.

Ivar’s – Get $5 in gift cards for every $25 you purchase.

Jamba Juice – Buy a $25 gift card and get a FREE small smoothie at time of purchase.

Old Spaghetti Factory – Buy $25 gift card and receive $5 bonus certificate. Bonus valid 1/1/14 to 3/31/14.

Olive Garden – Purchase $50 in gift cards and get a $10 Bonus offer. Bonus offer is valid 1/1/14 – 2/9/14 for $10 off purchase of two adult entrées. Offer ends 12/25.

Outback Steakhouse – For every $100 in gift cards purchased receive a $20 bonus card. Bonus card valid 1/1/14 to 2/10/14. Offer ends 12/31/13.

*New* Panera Bread – Get a $10 e-gift card when you purchase $100 or more in gift cards. Offer valid through 12/31 online only.

*New* Papa John’s – Get a certificate for a FREE large one-topping pizza with every $25 gift card purchase. Offer valid through 12/31.

P.F. Chang’s – Recieve a $20 bonus card when you purchase $100 in gift cards. The $20 bonus card is valid 1/1/14 to 3/31/14. Offer valid while supplies last.

Red Lobster – Purchase a gift card valued at $50 or more and receive a $10 coupon. Bonus offer is valid 1/1/14 – 2/9/14 for $10 off purchase of two adult entrées.
(Note: the information on the website is confusing – but Red Lobster is part of the Darden chain with Olive Garden and their promotion is most likely identical.)

Red Robin – Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus buck reward or get 20% off all orders of $250 or more.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Buy $250 or more in gift cards and receive 10% back in bonus cards. Offer available for a limited time only. Holiday bonus cards valid 1/1/14 – 3/31/14.

Smokey Bones – Get $5 bonus bucks when you buy $25 in gift cards through 12/29.

Taco Bell – Get 2 FREE Doritos Locos Tacos and a Large Drink with any $20 Gift Card Purchase.

And you can always get Amazon gift cards online and have them emailed, sent via Facebook, printed or mailed to the recipient!

Do you know of any other gift card offers? Please leave a comment and we’ll add it!


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  1. Today at Old Navy, I bought a $50 gift card for $45, then used it for my purchase and got Old Navy bucks to use later.

  2. Panera Bread is offering a special until December 31st: Buy $100 in gift cards and receive a $10 gift card.

  3. Smokey Bones says:

    Get a $5 “thank you” to use after the new year with every $25 in gift card purchases November 4th through December 29th.

    It’s time to put Smokey Bones on your holiday party wish list. With spaces for larger parties—at a price that fits anyone’s budget—we’ll make sure your holiday party is one festively fun feast. So, ask a manager about booking your seasonal bash at Smokey Bones, and receive a $25 gift for every pre-booked holiday party valued at $250 or more.

  4. Patrice B says:

    I was under the impression that the Safeway 4x gas rewards promotion ended last week, but I may be wrong. In any case, I stocked up last week. You might want to check the expiration date on that one.

  5. Redbox has a deal where when you buy a GC, you get a free rental code

  6. RUI has 20% gift card bonuses til end if December. Restaurants include Palisade, Palamino, Henry’s, etc. I believe they have a lot if restaurants and locations in the WA and OR areas.

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