One way to stretch your savings at stores is by taking advantage of special bonus deals for gift cards that come around during the holidays. This is a great strategy for those stores where it’s hard to find sales or specific items that are on your Christmas list or just a much-needed item that never go on sale. Or maybe the latest technology device that came out that won’t be on sale for quite some time! All it takes is a little strategizing to figure out how to maximize these gift cards to your advantage throughout the year.
These bonus gift cards are also a great way to save on dining out. If you have a particular restaurant (or several restaurants) that you enjoy going to during the year, then buy those gift cards ahead so you can receive the bonus coupon or gift card. If you have coupons to use at the restaurant later, that will also give you additional savings on top of the gift card savings.
Just make sure to read the fine print on the offers first, as there may be certain restrictions of when you have to use the gift cards (they may have only a limited amount of time to use the gift cards).
20% off Various Gift Cards – Changes Daily:
Be sure to check out the Amazon Gift Card deals page here. There are a number of gift card deals that will change daily!
If you are a Safeway Just 4 U member, check your coupon special offers. They have been releasing various gift card offers there, that you can load to your account and redeem.
Restaurant Gift Card Bonus Deals:
Restaurant Bonus Gift Card Offers 2019!
Applebee’s: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards thru 1/5/20. Bonus card expires 3/1/20.
Bahama Breeze: receive (2) $10 bonus cards when you buy $50 gift cards. The bonus gift cards are valid from 1/1/2020 – 3/1/2020
Benihana: receive $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards. Promotional cards are valid from 1/2 – 3/31/20.
BJ’s Restaurants: receive a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 gift cards or $25 bonus with $100 purchase of gift cards. Also receive a 20% off VIP card delivered via email with $100 in gift cards. . Bonus card and VIP card valid 1/1/20 – 2/13/20.
Black Angus: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards. Now thru 12/31/19
Bucca di Beppo: receive a $10 reward cards when you buy a $50 gift card by 12/31/2019, Reward Card valid 1/1/2020 – 2/29/2020
California Pizza Kitchen: Buy $100 in gift cards, receive a $20 gift card between 12/31/19. Bonus card redeemable 1/6-2/23/20.
Claim Jumper: receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards thru 12/24. Bonus card is valid 1/1-5/31/20.
Cold Stone Creamery: receive a FREE $10 bonus gift when you buy $40 of Cold Stone gift cards online. Ends 11/28/19. The bonus gift card is valid thru 2/29/20
Denny’s: receive $50 in Denny’s coupon for every $25 Gift Card purchase. Promotion ends 12/25/19.
Famous Dave’s: receive $5 Rewards Card when you buy $25 in gift cards. Participating locations only. Reward card valid from 1/2/2020 – 3/31/2020
Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse– receive a $25 Holiday Bonus Card for every $125 in gift card purchases. Available thru 12/31/19, Online or in Restaurants. Redeemable 1/1- 3/29/20. Gift Cards may not be redeemed on the day of purchase.
Landry’s Locations: receive a $10 bonus card when you purchase $50 in gift cards thru 12/24. Bonus card is valid 1/2-5/31/20. (excluding Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day)
Maggianos: receive a $20 promotional Bonus Card for every $100 in gift cards.
Menchie’s: receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 you buy in gift cards.
Olive Garden: Receive $10 off bonus coupon when you buy $50 in gift cards. Bonus card is valid 1/1 – 2/10/20.
Outback Steakhouse: receive $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards. Bonus card redeemable 1/1-2/20/20.
Panera: receive $10 bonus card for every $50 in Panera Bread plastic gift cards and eGift cards purchased or reloaded in-cafe or online between 11/13/189–12/31/19.
P.F. Chang’s: receive a $20 bonus card for every $100 you spend on gift cards online. Bonus card valid 1/01/2020 – 2/29/2020.
Red Lobster: receive $10 off bonus coupon (or a free appetizer) when you buy $50 in gift cards online. Bonus coupon is valid 1/1/20 – 1/31/20.
Red Robin: receive a $5 Bonus Buck Rewards card with every $25 gift card you buy. Bonus Bucks valid 1/1 -2/29/2020.
Ruth’s Chris: receive 10% Bonus Card when you buy $250 or more in gift cards. Holiday bonus cards valid 1/1 through 3/31/20.
Retail Gift Card Offers 2019!
Half Price Books: receive a $5 bonus gift card when you buy $25 in gift cards. Gift cards must be purchased by 12/24/18, bonus gift card valid 1/1-1/31/20