Whether it’s for your hard-to-buy-for father or your cousin obsessed with California Pizza Kitchen, most of us have a reason to buy a few gift cards this holiday season. But why walk away with just one gift card when you can also score a bonus for yourself? Here are a list of restaurant chains offering bonuses, deals, and specials so that when you buy a gift for them, you get a gift for you, too.

Applebee’s

Purchase $50 in gift cards and day now through December 31, 2019, and receive a $10 bonus card to use before March 1, 2020.

Bahama Breeze

Buy $50 worth of gift cards and get $20 in bonus cards free. Bonus cards valid January 2 through March 31, 2020, excluding February 14, 2020.

Benihana

Get a $10 bonus card with a $50 gift card purchased in the month of December. Bonus card can be used January 2, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

BJ’s Brewhouse

Purchase a $50 gift card through December 31, 2019 and receive a $10 bonus card. Purchase a $100 gift card through December 31, 2019 and receive a $25 bonus card. Bonus cards valid January 1, 2020 through February 13, 2020.

Baja Fresh

Get a $15 bonus gift card for every $50 in gift cards you purchase online, now through December 6, 2019. From December 7 through 31, get a $10 bonus gift card when you buy $40 in gift cards.

Blaze Pizza

For every $25 spent on gift cards purchased either in store or online now through December 31, 2019, receive a coupon good for $5 off your next pizza.

Blimpie

Get a $15 bonus gift card for every $50 in gift cards you purchase online, now through December 6, 2019. From December 7 through 31, get a $10 bonus gift card when you buy $40 in gift cards.

Bob Evans

Score a $50 gift card for just $40, now through December 31, 2019 when you use the Paypal.com gift card shop.

Bonefish Grill

For every $50 of gift cards purchased, you’ll receive a $10 bonus gift card valid at any Outback, Carrabba’s, Bonefish Grill, or Fleming’s from January 1, 2020 through February 9, 2020.

Boston Market

Every $25 gift card purchased before December 31, 2020 gets you a free $5 bonus card, while supplies last. Bonus card must be used before January 31, 2020.

Bruegger’s Bagels

Purchase a $25 gift card in-store or online and get a $5 bonus gift card.

Buca di Beppo

Spend $50 on a gift card and get a $10 reward card you can spend between January 1 to February 29, 2020. Offer valid in-store and online.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Get a $5 bonus card when you buy $25 in gift cards online, now through December 31, 2019. Limit four bonus cards per person. Bonus cards valid January 1, 2020 through February 28, 2020.

California Pizza Kitchen

Buy $100 in gift cards before December 31, 2019 and receive a $20 bonus card to use between January 6, 2020 and February 23, 2020.

Carl’s Jr.

Purchase a $25 gift card through December 31, 2019 and receive a coupon for a free Single Western Bacon Cheeseburger to use between January 1, 2020 and February 13, 2020.

Cheesecake Factory

Get an eSlice of Joy Card (good for one free slice of cheesecake) for every $25 in gift card purchases made. Card valid January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020.

Chili’s

Buy $50 in gift cards through December 31, 2020, and receive a free $10 e-bonus card to use between January 1, 2020 and February 12, 2020.

Coldstone Creamery

Get a $15 bonus gift card for every $50 in gift cards you purchase online, now through December 6, 2019. From December 7 through 31, get a $10 bonus gift card when you buy $40 in gift cards.

Culver’s

Buy $30 in gift cards through December 29, 2019 and receive a coupon for a free Regular Value Basket, expires February 29, 2020.

Del Taco

Del Tacos offers two separate deals this holiday season. Buy a $15 gift card in-store, and get a coupon for two free Grilled Chicken Tacos, or get two coupons when you buy a $25 gift card. Shop online and receive a coupon for one free Small Size Combo meal for every $30 spent in gift cards. Coupons expire March 3, 2020.

Denny’s

Buy a $25 gift card online, and get $50 in coupons through December 25, 2019.

Domino’s

Get a FandangoNow movie code when you spend $25 on Domino’s gift cards using Paypal.com.

Dunkin’

Score a $10 bonus card when you spend $50 in gift cards online through December 24, 2019. Bonus cards valid through January 31, 2020.

Earl of Sandwich

Buy a $25 gift card through December 31, 2019 and get a $5 bonus card to use before February 28, 2020 in the new year.

Einstein Bros.

Get a $5 bonus card when you spend $25 in gift cards now through December 31, 2019. Bonus card valid January 1 through February 29, 2020.

Fleming’s Steakhouse

Spend $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card to use between January 1 and February 9, 2020.

Fogo de Chao

Spend $125 in gift cards, and you’ll receive a $25 bonus card. Spend $300 and receive a $75 bonus card, or spend $400 in gift cards and receive $100 in bonus cards. Bonus cards valid January 1 through March 29, 2020.

Hardee’s

Buy a $25 gift card before December 31, 2019 and receive a coupon for a free 1/3 lb. Original Thickburger to use before February 13, 2020.

Houlihan’s

Get a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 in gift cards before December 25, 2019. Bonus cards valid January 1 through February 29, 2020.

Islands

For a limited time, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 gift card for free.

Jamba juice

Get a $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card in-store at participating locations.

Larry’s Restaurants

Spend $125 in gift cards through December 31, 2019 and receive a $25 bonus card to use between January 2 and March 31, 2020.

Mimi’s

Get a $10 bonus card when you buy $50 in gift cards before December 31, 2020. Bonus cards must be used between January 1 and February 29, 2020.

Morton’s

Score a $50 bonus card when you buy a $250 gift card before December 24, 2019. Bonus card must be used in the new year before May 31.

O’Charley’s

Use Paypal.com to get a $50 O’Charley’s gift card for just $40 now through December 31, 2019.

Olive Garden

Get a bonus card worth $10 for every $50 in gift cards purchased through December 30, 2019. Bonus cards must be redeemed January 2 through February 9, 2020.

Outback Steakhouse

Get a $10 coupon when you buy $50 in gift cards through December 31, 2019. Coupon valid between January 1 and February 9, 2020.

Panera Bread

For every $50 in gift cards you buy before December 31, 2019, you’ll get a $10 bonus card to use between January 1 and January 21, 2020.

P.F. Chang’s

Every $100 gift card purchased before the end of the year earns you a bonus card worth $20 to use between January 1 and February 29, 2020.

Pinkberry

From December 7 to December 31, 2019, get a $15 bonus gift card for every $50 in gift cards when you purchase online.

Planet Smoothie

From December 7 to December 31, 2019, get a $15 bonus gift card for every $50 in gift cards when you purchase online.

Red Lobster

Spend $50 on Red Lobster gift cards in-store or online through December 31, 2019 and get a coupon for a free appetizer or $10 off a future visit in the month of January.

Steak ‘n Shake

Get a $25 gift card for just $20 or a $50 gift card for just $40 when you shop using Paypal.com now through December 31, 2019. You can opt to shop in-store instead and get a $5 bonus card for every $20 gift card purchase. Bonus cards valid January 1 through February 29, 2020 at participating locations.

Smith & Wollensky

Spend $200 on a gift card at Smith & Wollensky and receive a $40 bonus card.

Red Robin

Get a $5 bonus card for every $25 gift card purchased now through December 31, 2019. Bonus card can be redeemed January 1 through February 29, 2020.

Ruby Tuesday

Get a $15 bonus card to use at Ruby Tuesdays for every $50 in Ruby Tuesday gift cards you buy online orin-store, while supplies last, through December 31, 2019. Bonus cards can be redeemed January 2 though March 5, 2020.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Get a 10% bonus gift card when you buy $250 or more in gift cards at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse through December 31, 2019.

Taco Bell

Get a free standard combo for every $25 gift card purchased in-store at participating Taco Bell restaurants. Or, go online where the first 55,000 customers who purchase a $15 eGift card from November 21 through December 24, 2019 will receive a free $5 eBonus Card to use by December 31, 2019.

Taco Time

From December 7 to December 31, 2019, receive a $15 bonus gift card when you purchase $50 in gift cards online from TacoTime.com.

TGI Fridays

Every $25 you spend in gift cards will earn you a $5 bonus card to use January 2 though February 29, 2020.

Which Wich

Every $25 you spend on Which Wich gift cards will earn you a $5 bonus card to use anytime during January 2020.

White Castle

Get a $5 bonus card with a $25 gift card purchase from White Castle, now through December 31, 2019. Bonus card valid January 1 though February 29, 2020.

Yardhouse

Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased through December 31, 2019. Bonus card valid January 1 through March 31, 2020.


Also see, How to host a holiday party on a budget.

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