Time is running out for holiday shopping, and you can cross off some of your holiday shopping list with gift card purchases. No one will complain about a gift of a free meal or shopping, and there’s a bonus in there for you!
Many local and national restaurants and retailers offer gift card bonus offers during the holiday season, so whether you’re purchasing gift cards as gifts or for yourself, these gift card bonus offers will leave you feeling jolly.
Most of the gift cards must be purchased by December 31 in order to receive the bonus — some promos end earlier, so check first. In addition, some promos are available online or in-store only, while others are available either way. (For true savings, it’s better to buy the gift cards in-store, rather than pay any potential shipping charges.)
Local Restaurant and Stores Gift Card Bonus Offers
Restaurant/Business – Minimum Gift Card Purchase = Bonus Offer
Condado: $50 = $10 bonus card
Hen Quarter: $100 = $25 bonus card
Watershed Distillery: $100 = $25 bonus card. Black Friday Sale- For a LIMITED TIME, purchase a $100 Watershed Distillery gift card and get a $25 bonus card for Watershed Kitchen + Bar. Promotion begins 12:01am on November 26, through 11:59 pm on November 29.
Lindey’s: $100 = $25 bonus gift card. Now through 12/31/21, for every $100 in gift cards you purchase, you will receive a virtual $25 bonus card.
Refectory: Buy $125 Get $25 until December 31st. From December 22nd – 26th, Buy $175 Get $50.
Cameron Mitchell Restaurants: $100 = $25 bonus card
Tucci’s: $100 = $20 gift certificate.
Union Cafe: $25 = $5 free. The more you buy, the more you get: $50 gets $10 free and $100 gets $20 free
ZipZone Outdoor Adventures: Gift Certificate Specials available through December 13
$67 – Canopy Tour ($79 value)
$42 – Adventure Park Pass ages 12 – Adult ($49 value)
$37 – Adventure Park Junior Pass ages 7-11 ($44 value)
$15 – Kids Park Pass ages 4-7 ($19 value)
Restaurant Chain Gift Card Bonus Offers
Abuelo’s: $50 = $10 VIP Card. $10 VIP is redeemable January – March
Applebee’s: $50 = (2) $10 Bonus Cards. Offer valid from 11/24/21 – 11/29/21 at applebees.com only. Bonus card EXPIRES 02/28/22.
Benihana: $50 = $10 Promo Card, $200 = $60 promo card
BJ’s Restaurant Brewhouse: $100 = $25 Bonus Card, plus receive a 20% OFF VIP Card. Bonus card valid 1/1/2022–2/13/2022
Bonefish Grill: $50 gift card = $10 Bonus Card
BRAVO Cucina Italiana: $50 = $10 Bonus Card. eReward card valid between 1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022. Reward card not valid on Valentine’s Day 2/14/2022
Brio Tuscan Grille: $50 = $10 Bonus Card. Reward card valid between 1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022. Reward card not valid on Valentine’s Day 2/14/2022
Buca di Beppo: $50 = $10 Reward Card. Reward card valid between 1/1/2022 – 2/28/2022. Reward card not valid on Valentine’s Day 2/14/2022
Buffalo Wild Wings: $30 = Blazin’ eBonus worth $5-$100 Bonus valid Jan-Feb, 2022
California Pizza Kitchen: $100 = $20 Promo Card.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill: $50 in gift cards = $10 bonus card. Bonus Card valid 1/1/2022 – 2/6/2022
Champps: $50 = $10 Holiday Bonus card and free appetizer.
The Cheesecake Factory: $50 = $15 promo ecard. Receive a $15 Promo eCard with every $50 gift card purchased on our website and in restaurants through 12/31/21. Promo eCard must be redeemed from 1/1/22 – 3/31/22.
Chili’s: $50 = $10 Bonus Card
Columbus Fish Market: $100 = $20 reward card to use in the New Year. Offer valid on purchases between $100 to $500.
Denny’s: $25 = $5 bonus card
Dickey’s BBQ Pit: $25 Egift card = $5 bonus ‘cue card. Promotion available through 12/31. Bonus card can only be redeemed between 1/1/2022 and 2/28/2022. Bonus ‘cue cards will not hold a balance.
Eddie Merlots: $100 = $25 Bonus Card.
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill: $100 = $20 bonus card
Golden Corral: $50 = $10 bonus card. Valid on gift card purchases between 11/01/21 and 12/31/21. Single use promotional card may be redeemed from 1/03/22 – 02/10/22.
Hofbrauhaus Columbus: $50 = Free $10 Bonus Card. Valid January 3, 2022 – March 31, 2022. Only one bonus card per table, per visit. Does not apply to alcohol. Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons, or discounts.
IHOP: $25 = $5 coupon
Katzinger’s Deli: $100 = $20 gift card with no expiration
McCormick and Schmick’s: $100 = $20 Reward Card.
Mitchell’s Ocean Club: $100 = $25 bonus card reward
Mitchell’s Steakhouse: $100 = $20 reward card redeemable for dine-in or carry out
Noodles & Company: $25 = $5 Bonus Card.
Outback Steakhouse: $50 = $10 off coupon.
Panera Bread: $50 = $10 Bonus Card
Piada Italian Street Food: $25 = $10 in Piada rewards
Rapid Fired Pizza: $25 = $5 coupon card good for your next purchase of $20 or more. Physical gift cards ordered online will be shipped with a coupon card, but digital (emailed) gift cards are not eligible for any promotions or deals. Offer valid until 12/31/21. Coupon card redeemable in-store only from Jan 1, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022.
Red Lobster: $50 gift card = $10 gift card Starting now through the end of December, for every $50 spent on Red Lobster gift cards purchased in-restaurant or online, guests will receive a bonus coupon for $10 off a dine-in or Red Lobster.com To Go order of $30 or more, to be used in January and February.*
- Black Friday & Cyber Monday gift card deal – Enjoy holiday shopping from the comfort of home. Black Friday (11/26) through Cyber Monday (11/29), guests will receive 10% off online gift card purchases of $100 or more.
- Black Friday & Cyber Monday FREE delivery – To spread even more holiday cheer, Red Lobster is offering FREE delivery on orders placed via RedLobster.com, Monday, November 22 through Cyber Monday, November 29.
Rusty Bucket: $50 gift card = $10 Rusty Bucket bonus card.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House: $200 = $40 bonus card. Bonus cards valid Jan 1, 2022 through Mar 31, 2022.
Subway: $25 = free 6″ sub
Taco Bell: $25 = 10% off gift card purchase
Texas di Brazil: $100 gift card = $25 bonus card
Texas Roadhouse: $30 = $5 Bonus eGift Card
Wendy’s: $2 Frosty Key Tag = FREE Jr. Frosty with any purchase in 2022 (great stocking stuffer for teens!)
Zoup: $25 = $5 bonus card
Store Gift Card Bonus Offers
Half Price Books: $25 = $5 gift card valid for a $25 purchase in January
DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse): $50 = $10 Bonus Card / $100 = $25 Bonus Card. Bonus cards redeemable January 2-23, 2022
Cinemark Theatres: Get a FREE $10 bonus coupon* with a Cinemark gift card purchase of $50+ or a FREE $20 bonus coupon* with a Cinemark gift card purchase of $100+. Hurry, offer ends 11/28.
About gift card offers
Price and participation may vary by location. It’s also important to note that most, if not all, of the offers are for “bonus cards” — not gift cards. Review the fine print for limitations, including minimum purchase requirements, date restrictions or menu exclusions first. Also, many businesses don’t allow you to combine multiple bonus cards in a single transaction. Plus, most (if not all) bonuses are not valid until after Jan. 1, and have to be spent by a certain date, so check the details.
Get more bonuses by breaking down a large purchase. For example, if the bonus is for a $25 (or more) gift card and you’re buying a $50 gift card, you should purchase two $25 gift cards in separate transactions to double your bonus. As always, clarify first before purchasing, especially because gift cards are typically non-refundable.
TBA for 2021
Rusty Bucket Restaurant and Tavern: $50 = $10 bonus card Bonus card valid 1/2-2/28/21
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant: $100 = $20 gift certificate. The promotion starts on Black Friday and will continue throughout the holiday season. Gift certificates can be purchased in-person or over the phone.
Firehouse Subs: $25 = free medium sub offer to use in 2021
Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: $25 = $5 Bonus Card
Morton’s The Steakhouse: $250 = $50 Reward Card. Reward card valid Jan-May 31, 2021
Penn Station: $30 = Free Small Sub
Jeni’s Ice Cream: $100 = $20 gift card to spend in store or online.
Olive Garden: $50 = $10 Bonus Card
P.F. Chang’s China Bistro: $100 = $20 Bonus Card