Nov 25, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Card Bonuses and Freebies

Whether you're looking at giving some as presents or grabbing some for yourself, the holiday season is a prime time to stretch your dollar as long as it's for currency that you can only spend at one place. A number of restaurants are offering a bonus of some sort as an incentive to fuel your holiday giving.

Please note that a lot of the bonus cards are more appropriately described as "bonus coupons" and are not gift cards. They typically have no cash value, include an expiration date, and may have other terms attached. You should check with the respective restaurants for details if you have any questions. I've listed the expiration dates where I could find them.

Some deals are online only, while others are available at participating locations only so be sure to ask before buying.

Here's a list of restaurant gift card bonuses/freebies available for the 2020 holiday season (I'll update if more come in):

Nov 24, 2020

Ferrara Welcomes New 2020 Holiday Candies and Cookies

Ferrara Candy Company welcomes a new slate of seasonal candies and cookies for their 2020 holiday line-up, which runs across brands including Nerds, Brach's, Keebler, and more.

Here's are the new items you'll find in this year's Ferrara holiday line-up:

Nov 23, 2020

Tamales Make Annual Return to Del Taco for 2020 Holiday Season

Tamales are back at Del Taco for the 2020 holiday season and come in both regular and smothered varieties.

Buy One, Get One for $1 Deal Returns to McDonald's

The "buy one, get one for $1" deal is back at McDonald's for a limited time and offers a choice of buying a Quarter Pounder with Cheeese, Big Mac, Filet-o-Fish or 10-piece Chicken McNuggets at the regular menu price and getting a second item or equal or less value from the same selection for $1 more.

Nov 22, 2020

2020 Holiday Gift Guide

In case you're looking for a gift for someone who's a superfan of McDonald's, Frito-Lay, or some other major fast food or packaged food brand, here's a handy holiday gift guide for 2020 for your reference:

Nov 21, 2020

Cool Peppermint My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream Returns for 2020 Holiday Season

Cool Peppermint My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream is back on shelves in the freezer aisle nationwide for the 2020 holiday season.

Nov 20, 2020

Shake Shack Tests Latest Version of Veggie Shack with New Veggie Patty made with Greens, Grains, and Herbs

Shake Shack continues to work on a vegetarian-friendly burger with a new version of the Veggie Shack that's testing for "a very limited time" at select locations in California, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Texas.

Tastykake Reveals 2020 Holiday Snack Selection

Tastykake offers up a plethora of baked snacks for the 2020 holiday season including Glazed Chocolate Mint Pies and Holiday Cookies.

Here's the full Tastykake holiday selection for this year:

Sara Lee Adds New Potato Bread to Artesano Line

Sara Lee expands their Artesano Bakery Bread line with the addition of a new potato loaf.

Pizza Hut Releases New Christmas Pizza Topped with Stuffing and Gravy in the UK

Pizza Hut looks to offer a holiday feast on top of a pizza with the release of the new Christmas Pizza over in the UK.

Nov 19, 2020

New Gluten-Free Oreos Set to Arrive January 2021

Oreo is set to come out with new Oreo Gluten-Free cookies and Oreo Double Stuf Gluten-Free cookies starting January 2021.

Hot Chocolate Frost Returns to Auntie Anne's

The Hot Chocolate Frost is back on the Auntie Anne's menu for a limited time this holiday season.

New Sugar Cookie-Flavored M&M's Available for 2020 Holiday Season

New Sugar Cookie M&M's are on store shelves for a limited time this holiday season.

Krispy Kreme Offers Two Dozen Donuts for $13 on November 20, 2020

As a Friendsgiving promotion, Krispy Kreme is offering two dozen donuts for $13 on Friday, November 20, 2020 at participating locations across the US. They're calling it the "$13 Double Dozen."

Nov 18, 2020

Wendy's Updates Two for $5 Deal with Dave's Single Burger and New Classic Chicken Sandwich

Wendy's updates their limited-time two for $5 deal with the return of beef in the form of the Dave's Single burger. Additionally, the new Classic Chicken Sandwich slots in for the Homestyle Chicken Sandwich that it replaced.

Review: Krispy Kreme - Caramel Glazed Donut and Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut

Krispy Kreme's Caramel Glazed Donut features an Original Glazed Donut covered in a caramel glaze, while the Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donut takes the Caramel Glazed Donut and dips it in caramel icing before sprinkling on salted crunch topping.

Shake Shack Mixes New Winter Citrusade

Shake Shack gives their lemonade a bit of a twist for a limited time this winter with the arrival of new Winter Citrusade.

Chicken Tortilla Soup and Peppermint Chip Milkshake Make Annual Return to Chick-fil-A for 2020 Holiday Season

Chicken Tortilla Soup and the Peppermint Chip Milkshake find their way back on the Chick-fil-A menu for the 2020 holiday season.

KFC Goes Vintage for 2020 Holiday Bucket Designs

KFC aims for a nostalgic feeling this holiday season with the return of two of their holiday bucket designs from the past. Specifically, they'll be bringing back the 1966 and 1971 US holiday buckets and introducing a new, "vintage-inspired" bucket design for this year.

Nov 17, 2020

Review: Wendy's - Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito

Wendy's Sausage, Egg & Cheese Burrito features crumbled pork sausage, American cheese, and scrambled eggs wrapped up in flour tortilla.

Moe's Brings Back Chili Con Queso for a Limited Time

Chili Con Queso is back at Moe's Southwest Grill for a limited time through December 31, 2020.

Mod Pizza Sells Squad Cakes to Benefit Employee Relief Fund

Mod Pizza is selling limited-edition Squad Cakes with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit their employee relief fund.

KFC UK Introduces New Gravy Burger Featuring a Hash Brown Gravy Boat and "Gravynnaise"

Celebrating Christmas 2020, KFC UK introduces the new Gravy Burger, which features, among other things, "Gravynnaise" and a Hash Brown Gravy Boat.

2020 Holiday Menu at Starbucks Includes Return of Peppermint Mocha, Cranberry Bliss Bar, and More

The 2020 holiday menu at Starbucks sees the return of the Peppermint Mocha, Cranberry Bliss Bar, and a number of other holiday classics from the coffee chain. 

Here's what you can expect from Starbucks this holiday season:

Nov 16, 2020

Cinnabon Selling Tubs of Their Signature Cream Cheese Frosting This Holiday Season

Cinnabon is making available their Signature Cream Cheese Frosting for you to bring home in new limited-edition pints for the 2020 holiday season.

Pepperoni Cheeser Cheeser Pizza Returns to Little Caesars

The Pepperoni Cheeser Cheeser Pizza makes a limited-time return to Little Caesars, where you can purchase one of the large pizzas for $7.

Free Jumbo Jack with Any In-App Purchase at Jack in the Box on November 16, 2020

Jack in the Box is celebrating National Fast Food Day today with an in-app offer where you can get a free Jumbo Jack with any purchase made through the app on Monday, November 16, 2020.

Christmas Crunch Cereal Finds Its Way Back on Store Shelves for 2020 Holiday Season

Quaker brings back Cap'n Crunch Christmas Crunch cereal for a limited time for the 2020 holiday season and introduces a new Chocolate-flavored Life cereal.

Nov 15, 2020

Jeni's Releases Five Holiday Ice Cream Flavors for 2020

Jeni's welcomes five holiday ice cream flavors to round out 2020. They include:

New Coffee Mate Oatmeal Creme Pie- and Glazed Donut-Flavored Creamers Slated for January 2021

Coffee Mate is set to welcome new Oatmeal Creme Pie- and Glazed Donut-flavored creamers in January 2021.

Nov 14, 2020

Chipotle Opens New Digital Kitchen Where You Can Only Order Online

Chipotle opens their first-ever restaurant where you can only order in advance and only via their website, app, or through a third-party delivery service. They're calling it the "Chipotle Digital Kitchen" and it's a prototype for the chain that's geared towards urban areas that might not fit a full-size restaurant.

Nov 13, 2020

Shake Shack Reveals 2020 Holiday Shakes

Shake Shack welcomes a trio of Christmas-themed shakes for the 2020 holiday season, including the Christmas Cookie Shake, Chocolate Spice Shake, and Candy Cane Marshmallow Shake.

Turkey Ice Cream Cake Returns to Baskin-Robbins for Thanksgiving 2020

Baskin-Robbins brings back the Turkey Cake and introduces the new Harvest Swirl Cake for Thanksgiving 2020.

Pizza Hut Launches New Beyond Pan Pizzas

Pizza Hut partners with Beyond Meat to launch new Beyond Pan Pizzas, featuring plant-based Beyond Italian Sausage, nationwide for a limited time.

Nov 12, 2020

New Pringles Scorchin' Spicy Crisps Set to Arrive in December 2020

Pringles adds a new, limited-edition line-up of spicy potato crisps that they're calling Pringles Scorchin'.

Mountain Dew Puts Out New Cookbook to Celebrate 80th Birthday

In a nod to their most loyal fans, the folks at Mountain Dew have put together their first-ever Mtn Dew cookbook to celebrate the brand's 80th birthday.

Wienerschnitzel Fries Up New Tater Scoops

Sitting somewhere between a French fry and a potato chip, Wienerschnitzel adds new Tater Scoops to the menu for a limited time at participating locations chain-wide.

Red Lobster Offers Limited-Edition Holiday Boxes of Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Red Lobster offers limited-edition, festive gift boxes filled with Cheddar Bay Biscuits for the 2020 holiday season.

Nov 11, 2020

Hershey's 2020 Holiday Candy Line-up Includes New Sugar Cookie-Flavored Hershey's Kisses and More

A number of Hershey's candies get the holiday treatment with Christmas just around the corner, including new Sugar Cookie-flavored Hershey's Kisses.

Applebee's Updates 2 for $20 Deal By Adding Southwest Steak Bowl to Entree Choices

Applebee's updates their 2 for $20 deal by adding the Southwest Steak Bowl to the available entree selection for a limited time at participating locations.

TGI Fridays Partners with "Cake Boss" to Offer Rainbow Cake This Holiday Season

TGI Fridays partners with "Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro to offer his famous Rainbow Cake for a limited time.

Hostess Welcomes Back Mint Chocolate-Flavored Twinkies and More for 2020 Holiday Season

Hostess Mint Chocolate-Flavored Twinkies find themselves back on store shelves for the 2020 holiday season along with three other familiar faces: Holiday Cupcakes, Holiday Snoballs, and Hot Cocoa & Marshmallow-flavored Donettes.

Nov 10, 2020

Review: Panera - Margherita Flatbread Pizza

Panera's Margherita Flatbread Pizza features a flatbread crust topped with topped with a Fontina-Mozzarella cheese blend, Market Tomato Sauce, basil, fresh mozzarella, and red grape tomatoes.

2020 Veterans Day Deals and Specials

Veterans Day falls on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and a number of fast food and casual dining restaurant chains will be honoring the brave men and women of our military with a free meal, deal, and/or special.

Free Chicken Sandwich from Popeyes with Online Order of $10 or More Through November 15, 2020

Popeyes is running a deal in honor of National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day (November 9, 2020) where you can get a free Chicken Sandwich with an online or app order of $10 or more through Sunday, November 15, 2020.

Nov 9, 2020

7-Eleven Launches New Cheesy Bread

7-Eleven adds new Cheesy Bread to the menu as a side/snack option in their hot foods section.

Popeyes Fries Up New Wicked Shrimp

Popeyes rolls out new Wicked Shrimp and is highlighting the limited-time menu item in a $5 combo.

BJ's Brewhouse Puts Together New Homegating Pack

Positioned as a way to bring the "tailgating experience from the stadium to the living room this season," BJ's Brewhouse puts together the new Brewhouse Homegating Pack.

Sweet Baby Ray's Bottles New Ray's Chicken Sauce

Aiming to provide the ideal sauce for chicken sandwiches and dipping chicken tenders, Sweet Baby Ray's launches new Ray's Chicken Sauce.

Krispy Kreme Adds Caramel to Glaze Waterfall for Two New Donuts

Krispy Kreme is running a caramel glazed version of their signature glaze waterfall for a limited time to make new Caramel Glazed Donuts and new Salted Double Caramel Crunch Donuts.