Nov 26, 2010

Feature: 2010 Holiday Gift Card Bonuses

Since the holiday shopping season has now officially begun, here's a list of popular restaurants (in alphabetical) dangling incentives (along with their limitations) for customers to buy their gift cards to giveaway (or stock up) this Christmas:

Applebee's - At any participating Applebee's, buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus gift card. Valid through 2/28/11.

Arby's (participation varies) - get a free combo with purchase of $20 gift card.

Benihana - Free $10 Promotional Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards. Offer valid 11/15/10 through 12/31/10. Promotional Card valid 1/2/11 through 3/31/11.

Ben & Jerry's - Visit any participating Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop and get a free scoop when you spend $10 or more on Ben & Jerry's gift cards.

BJ’s Restaurants - in-restaurant - free limited edition BJ’s pint glass with every $50 in gift card purchases; free pint glass and a “surprise” promotional BJ’s card that could be worth $5 to $1,000 with every $75 in gift cards purchases; and Set of four free pint glasses and a surprise promo card with every $100 in gift card purchases. Promo card valid from 12/26/10 - 2/28/10.
Online Store - $10 BJ's Courtesy Card with every completed order.

Bubba Gump - Get a $10 Gump Card for every $50 in Gift Cards purchased or a $25 Gump Card for every $75 in Gift Cards purchased. Gump Cards are automatically added to your order at checkout and can be redeemed in store only for food, beverages and merchandise 1/1/2011 through 4/30/2011.

Cheesecake Factory - From 11/26/10 – 12/24/10, get a "Slice of Joy" card for free slice of cheesecake (on a future visit) with every $25 gift card purchased at The Cheesecake Factory (or online). "Slice of Joy" card is redeemable from 12/26/10 - 3/29/11.

Chick-fil-A (only some offering, not nationwide like last year) - Great a free calendar containing 12 free food coupons with every $20 in gift card purchases. (I'd buy one, but my nearest Chick-fil-A isn't participating... *sniff*)

Chili's - 10% off gift card purchases of $100 or more.

Chipotle - Get a free entree on a return visit (with your original receipt) when you buy $25 in gift cards between now and 12/24/10. Last day to redeem receipt is 12/31/10. Does not apply to online purchases.

CiCi's Pizza - Free Adult Buffet Card (good through January 2011) for $20 or more in gift cards purchased.

Claim Jumper - $10 reward card (valid 1/10/11 – 3/31/11) and a card for a free slice of Chocolate Motherlode cake on your next visit (valid through 1/9/2011) for every $50 in gift cards purchases. Buy $500 or more in gift cards and get 20% back in gift cards that never expire. (Offers good from 11/1/2010 - 12/31/2010)

Coffee Bean - Receive a free 12oz beverage of your choice with any $25 purchase or reload on a gift card. (AZ & CA only)

Culver's - Purchase $20 or more in Gift Cards by 1/2/11 and enjoy a free Double Deluxe Value Basket (valid through 2/28/11).

Del Taco - Online (in-store offers and participation may vary) -  Get 2 free Chicken Soft Tacos when you buy a $15 gift card; get a free combo meal of your choice when you buy a $25 gift card; get two free combo meals of your choice when you buy a $50 gift card; and a free T-shirt when you buy a $100 gift card.

Denny's - Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card free.

Fuddruckers - For every $25 you spend on Holiday Gift Cards, between 11/1/10 - 12/31/2010 you will receive a $5 gift card valid for use 1/1/11 - 2/28/11 at participating Fuddruckers.

Islands - From 11/26/10 to 12/26/10, buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card.

Jamba Juice - Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free 16oz smoothie (11/1/10 - 1/3/11).

Macaroni Grill - Get a $5 bonus card with every $25 gift card purchase. Offer valid in-restaurant only, 11/18/10 - 1/5/11. Bonus card valid between 1/1/11 - 2/28/11.

Maggiano’s - Get a $20 bonus card (Hm... the card says, "$20 off of $50" in the email.) with every $100 in gift card purchases. Offer valid through Dec. 31, 2010. Bonus gift card only valid from 1/1/11 - 2/1/11.

Alternatively, you can also get 10% off of gift card purchases of $100 or more online at any Brinker restaurant which includes Chili's, Macaroni Grill, On the Border, and Maggiano's

Outback - Free $20 Bonus Card (valid 1/11/11 to 2/10/11) for each $100 in gift cards purchased.

Qdoba - Get a $5 voucher with purchase of $25 Q-Cash gift card in-restaurant or online. Voucher only valid in January and February of 2011.

Red Robin - Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 in bonus bucks (bonus bucks 1/1/11 - 2/28/11) or receive a 20% off of every $500 in gift cards purchased.

Ruth's Chris - Get 10% back in bonus cards for gift card purchases of $250 or more. (Offer available through December 31, 2010. Bonus cards valid from 1/1/2011 through 3/31/2011)

Taco Bell - free large soda with gift card purchase.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm! I'm envisioning a lot of good eats this holiday season =) I'm thinking it might even be good to get one of these for myself as a prepaid card...


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