Bonus gift card holiday deals 2011

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Here’s a bonus card deals roundup for the holidays, where you get an extra bonus or other promo for buying a certain dollar amount in gift cards. If you have additions to this list, please comment here.

  • Please check the site to make sure the promo is still going before purchasing your gift cards.

In addition to bonuses for yourself when you buy gifts for others, ;) this is also great for places you frequently patronize — get the gift cards now for future purchases, and you’ve scored an automatic discount! Do read the fine print on these, because the bonus cards are not true gift cards and usually have to be used within certain dates and/or have other restrictions.

Big old Bonus Gift Card list

  • AMC — Buy $30 in gift cards, get a $5.00 concessions card.
  • Applebee’s — In-store only: Purchase $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card.
  • Ben & Jerry’s — Free scoop of ice cream when you buy $10 or more in gift cards.
  • Benihana — Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 promotional card.
  • Best Western — Buy a $100 travel card, get a bonus $10 gift card. Choose from Best Western, Amazon, Best Buy, Darden, or Walmart.
  • Black Angus — Get $5.00 in bonus bucks for every $50 in gift cards you purchase.
  • Bonefish Grill — Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card + a sweepstakes entry.
  • Boston Market — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5.00 bonus card. Advertised in SmartSource, but don’t see it online, so check in store.
  • Brunswick — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus certificate.
  • California Pizza Kitchen — Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 rewards card.
  • Carl’s Jr. – Free Six Dollar burger with purchase of a $20 gift card.
  • Carraba’s — Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus gift card + a sweepstakes entry.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise — Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased.
  • The Children’s Place — Get a $10 e-gift card for every $40 you spend on e-gift cards.
  • Chili’s — Not a bonus per se, but save 10% when you buy $100 or more in Chili’s gift cards.
  • CiCi’s Pizza — free buffet with purchase of a $20 gift card.
  • Claim Jumper — Buy $500 (!) in gift cards, get 10% back in bonus gift cards. This one only runs through 11/30.
  • Culver’s — Get a free double deluxe value basket for every $25 in gift cards you buy.
  • Dairy Queen — Free mini blizzard when you buy a $10 gift card. In email, may not be all stores — check with yours.
  • Dell — Get a free $75 bonus eGift card when you buy $400 in eGift cards.
  • Denny’s — Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5.00 coupon. Advertised in RedPlum.
  • ExxonMobil — Buy $100 in gift cards at an Exxon or Mobile Station, register them online, and get a $10 ExxonMobil gift card by mail.
  • Flat Top Grill/Stir Crazy – Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 bonus card.
  • Fuddruckers — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Gap/Old Navy — 10% off gift cards when you use your Gap credit card to purchase and use coupon.
  • Half Price Books — get a $5 coupon with each $25 gift card you purchase.
  • Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille — Get a $30 bonus gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards.
  • IHOP — Give a $25 IHOP gift card, get $5.00 off your next visit.
  • Jason’s Deli — Starting Nov. 25, buy $50 in gift cards get a $5.00 b onus gift card.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack — Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5.00 bonus bucks.
  • Maggiano’s — Buy $100 in e-gift cards, get a $20 bonus card plus a free subscription to Food & Wine magazine.
  • Marriott — Buy a Marriott gift card here by 1/7 and get an extra 10% applied to it with code MMF.
  • Max & Erma’s — Get a $5 bonus card when you buy $25 in gift cards.
  • Morton’s — Buy $500 in gift cards, get a $100 bonus card. Buy $300 in gift cards, get a $50 bonus card.
  • Noodles & Co. — Buy $25 in gift cards, get a card for a free sandwich duo.
  • Old Spaghetti Factory — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5.00 bonus certificate.
  • Outback Steakhouse — Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 bonus gift card.
  • Panda Express — Get a free two-entree plate with purchase of a $25 gift card. Exclusions apply; some locations it’s $30, read fine print.
  • Pappadeux – Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill — Get a $5.00 bonus card with every $25 in gift cards.
  • Ruby Tuesday — Buy $50 in gift cards get free ground shipping plus a $15 bonus card.
  • Ruth’s Chris — Buy $250 in gift cards, get 10% off.
  • Spirit of America — Buy one, get one free gift cards.
  • Starbucks — Buy four eGift cards online using Visa, get a free $5.00 eGift card. Starts in $5.00 denominations.
  • Steak & Shake – Bonus $5.00 when you buy $20 in gift cards. Several people sent this one in — I can’t find it online, only last year’s promo, so verify in store.
  • Sunda Chicago — Buy a $100 gift card, get a $25 gift card.
  • Sweet Tomatoes — Spend $50 on gift cards, get a complimentary meal pass.
  • Taco Bell — Buy a $20 gift card in store, get a free taco flatbread sandwich combo.
  • TGI Friday’s — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Uno Chicago Grill — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus voucher.
  • Walker Bros. Pancake House — Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 gift card free. (Looks like at the restaurant only.)
  • The Woodhouse Day Spa — “This year all 27 + spas across the country are offering a $10 Gift Card for every $100 Gift Card.  These cards can be purchased and mailed on line.  And some spa’s are doing additional bonus card value on Black Friday.”

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Comments

  1. Betsy says

    Thanks for putting up all the holiday/black Friday deals. It’s a pleasure reading them here. I was on a regular black Friday deals site and the comments people were making were a real downer. On coupon blogs its upbeat.

  2. Becky says

    Noodles & Co. buy $25, get avfree sandwich duo

    My husband & I made comments a few years ago that we should just buy a bunch of these for ourselves, just to get the bonuses, but unfortunately, who has a couple hundred extra dollars laying around at this time of year?! So we decided save up a couple hundred the next year for this purpose. We no longer give each other gifts for Christmas. Our gift is a commitment ‘date night throughout the year’. Its really nice to be able to go out for a ‘special’ dinner whenever we want to without feeling stressed about the budgeting!

  3. says

    This is a little different but I got an email from Gap today saying that cardholders get 10% off gift cards at Gap/ON/BR (in-store) through 12/31.

  4. LauraL says

    Last year Buno Beef had a free $5.00 coupon when you bought $25.00 in gift cards. Panda also had a free two item combo when you bought $25.00.

  5. Elizabeth O says

    Thanks for putting this list together! Awesome job on finding and getting all these put together. I noticed on a mailer from Red Plum w/Denny’s on the front (11/13/11) it has coupons on it and in a green strip it says buy $25 in GC receive a $5 coupon. I don’t see any other details.

  6. Taral says

    Dell.com is offering $75 gift card when you buy $400 gift card.you cannot use $75 along with $400 while purchasing laptop

  7. Sandra says

    I got an advertisement with my mail yesterday showing buy $25 in Little Caesar’s GC’s get a free $5 Little Caesar’s GC. I’ve already thrown the ad out so I don’t have the dates, but I think I’m going to try to swing by Little Caesar’s and get some of these.

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