2012 Bonus Gift Card Offers

Every year restaurants tend to offer bonus cash on gift card purchases. I have no idea why, but if my Holiday Gift Ideas for Guys post didn’t help you, maybe one of these will. This isn’t the end-all, be-all list, but it should give you a pretty good idea of what’s available.

Also major props to Penny Pinchin’ Mom for doing most of the legwork here. I’ve edited and added what additional offers I could find.

RESTAURANT
FREE BONUS
Applebee'sBuy $50 in digital gift cards and receive a $10 digital card.
Arby'sBut $10 in gift cards and receive a free Peppermint Swirl Shake.
BenihanaBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 promotional card.
Black AngusBuy $50 in gift cards and receive $5 in Bonus Bucks.
Bonefish GrillBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card and sweepstakes entry.
Boston MarketBuy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus card.
Bravo! Cucina ItalianaBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.Buy a $50 gift card and recieve a $10 reward card redeemable from 1/2/13 - 2/12/13.
Buca di Bepoo Buy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 bonus card.
Buffalo Wild WingsBuy a $25 gift card and get a Blazin' Bonus card worth anywhere from $5 to $100 and redeemable in January 2013.
California Pizza KitchenBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 rewards card.
Carraba's Italian GrillBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card and sweepstakes entry.
Cheeseburger in ParadiseBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.
Chevy's Fresh MexBuy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 voucher.
ChipotleBuy $30 in gift cards, bring back the receipt by January 31, and receive a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos or salad.
Claim JumperBuy $50 in gift card and receive a $10 bonus card.
CosiBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 gift card.
Culver'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a free double deluxe value basket.
Del TacoBuy a $25 gift card and get a free combo meal.
Denny'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Fazoli'sBuy a $20 gift card and receive a $5 voucher.
First WatchBuy $100 in gift cards and get $20 in Bonus Bucks.
Fleming's SteakhouseBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 gift card.
Furr's Fresh BuffetPurchase $30 in gift cards and get a free meal.
Jamba JuiceBuy a $25 gift card and receive a free 16 oz smoothie.
Joe's Crab ShackBuy $25 in gift cards get a winning ticket with offers including $5 and $10 off of your meal, free appetizer or free steampot.
Logan's RoadhouseBuy $25 in gift cards and receive $10 bonus bucks.
Max & ErmasBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus card.
McCormick & Shmick'sBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 rewards card.
Moe's Southwest GrillBuy $50 in gift cards and receive $5 in Moe's Bucks.
Morton'sBuy $250 in gift cards (geez) and receive a $50 bonus card.
Not Your Average Joe'sBuy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 appreciation card.
Old Country BuffetBuy $25 in gift cards and get a free meal in January 2013.
Old Spaghetti FactoryBuy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus certificate.
On the BorderBuy a $25 gift card and receive a $5 bonus card.
Outback SteakhouseBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 Bonus Card.
Panda ExpressBuy gift cards and get a free two-entree plate offer with your purchase (see store for details).
Papa Murphy'sBuy $20 in gift cards and get free cookie dough.
PappasBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.
P.F. Chang'sBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 bonus card.
PinkberryBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Rafferty's Restaurant & BarBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Rainforest CafeBuy a $50 gift card and receive a $10 rewards card.
Red LobsterBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 coupon.
Red MangoBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 Share the Love card.
Red RobinBuy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 bonus buck reward.
Rita'sSpend $10 and get a free regular-sized treat coupon.
Romano's Macaroni GrillBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus card.
Ruby TuesdayBuy $50 in gift cards get a $15 bonus card.
Ruth's ChrisBuy $250 in gift cards and get 10% off.
Schlotzsky'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 gift card.
Shoney'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive $10 Shoney's Bucks.
Smokey BonesBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 gift card.
Steak & ShakeBuy $20 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus.
SouplantationBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a free meal pass.
Taco BellBuy $20 in gift cards and get one free item.
Ted's Montana GrillBuy $100 in gift cards and receive a $20 gift card.
TGIFriday'sBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 Bonus Card.
Tony Roma's SteakhouseBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $15 Bonus Card.
Uno Chicago GrillBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 bonus voucher.
White CastleBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 card.
RETAIL STOREFREE BONUS
Barnes & NobleBuy $75 in gift cards and receive a free $10 eGift Card.
Brunswick BowlingFor every $25 spent in gift cards, you'll receive a $5 bonus.
The Children's PlaceBuy $40 in gift cards and receive a free $10 e-gift card.
CinemarkBuy $30 in gift card and receive $5 in movie dollars.
GordmansBuy $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 bonus card.
Half Priced BooksBuy $25 in gift cards and receive a $5 coupon.
L.L. BeanBuy $50 in items and receive a free $10 gift card.
RedboxBuy a gift card and receive a promo code good for one free night's rental.



  • Su

    DSW Buy $50 gift card, get a $5 bonus card

  • Emily Evans

    I’m a server at Olive Garden, and we’re doing buy $25 in gift card, get a $5 voucher good Jan 13-Feb 13!

  • niteowl

    Chili’s buy $100 or more, get 10% off. Buy through My Points, get 1000 points, too.

  • Kat

    Joey’s Seafood and Grill, buy $25, get a $5 bonus card. Flat Top Grill, buy $50, get $15.

  • Kat

    Marcus Theatres, buy $25, get $5 Snack Cash

  • Jennie

    Longhorn Steakhouse, buy $25 and get a $5 bonus gift card.