Buy a gift – and get a FREE gift too! If you’re planning to purchase a gift, why not take advantage of businesses giving YOU bonus cards and FREE stuff? And – get more bonuses by breaking down a large purchase. For example, if the bonus is for EACH $25 (or more) gift card and you’re buying a $50 gift card, why not purchase two $25 gift cards in separate transactions instead? You just doubled your bonus.
Remember, price and participation may vary by location. It’s also important to note that most, if not all, of the offers are for “bonus cards” — not gift cards. Review the fine print for limitations, including minimum purchase requirements, date restrictions or menu exclusions first. Also, many businesses don’t allow you to combine multiple bonus cards in a single transaction. Plus, most (if not all) bonuses are not valid until Jan. 1, 2018.
And if you’re looking for other gift ideas, don’t miss our Gift Guide with ideas that are memorable and appreciated.
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Check out some of the local businesses offering great deals when you buy a gift. If you’re not planning to give gift cards – consider purchasing some for yourself and get the extra gift card too.
- Applebees. Through January 7, buy $50 in gift cards online or at participating restaurants and get a $10 bonus card, which expires March 4. The bonus card cannot be redeemed on the day gift cards were purchased.
- BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse: Get a $10 bonus card and 20% off VIP card when you buy a $50 gift card or a $25 bonus card and VIP card with a $100 gift card purchase. Redeem the bonus and VIP cards Jan. 1-Feb. 13.
- Blimpie: Get a $10 bonus card with every $40 gift card purchase made online.
- Bob Evans: For every $25 gift card purchased, get $30 worth of coupons redeemable Jan. 1-Feb. 28.
- Boston Market: For every $25 in gift cards purchased, receive a $5 bonus card to redeem through Jan. 31.
- BoneFish Grill, give $50 and get $10 for YOU
- Brio Tuscan Grille – $100 = $25 Bonus Gift
- Buffalo Wild Wings Buy $25 in gift cards for future visit and get a $5 e-bonus
- California Pizza Kitchen: Through Jan. 1, get a $20 promotional card when you purchase $100 in gift cards to redeem Jan. 8-Feb. 25.
- Carrabba’s, $10 bonus card with gift card purchases of $50
- Cheesecake Factory, FREE slice of cheesecake when you purchase a $25 gift card
- Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A’s 2018 Cow Calendar includes a card with a free food offer each month. The calendars are available at participating locations for $8 each while supplies last.
- Chilis. Buy $50 in gift cards and get $10 free.
- Chipotle: Buy $30 in gift cards through Dec. 24 and bring your receipt by Dec. 31 to get a buy one, get one free burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos on your next visit.
- Cicis Pizza: Through Dec. 24, buy $25 or more in gift cards and get $5 bonus card to redeem in January.
- Cold Stone Creamery Purchase $30 in Gift Cards, get a $5 Bonus eGift.
- Dave & Busters. Buy a $75 Dave & Busters gift card and get $10 FREE coupon for game play. BOGO Coupon must be redeemed 1/1/2018 – 3/31/2018.
- Denny’s – Denny’s Gift Cards are the perfect gift for the holiday season. Plus, for a limited time, you can get $50 in Denny’s coupons for every $25 Gift Card purchase.
- DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse): Buy $100 gift card and get a $20 Bonus Card — earn additional $5 Bonus Card for each $50 spent in gift cards over the $100 threshold.
- Dunkin Donuts. Purchase $20 worth of DD cards online and get a $5 promotioal eGift Card.
- Einstein Bros. Bagels: Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card to redeem Jan. 1-Feb. 28.
- Firebirds. For every $100 worth of Firebirds Gift Cards purchased, the purchaser will receive two $10 bonus cards. Bonus cards are valid January 1, 2018 through February 8, 2018. This offer ends January 3, 2018.
- Fleming’s Steakhouse – $100 = $20 Bonus Card
- Genghis Grill. At Genghis Grill buy a $25 gift card in restaurants and get a $5 bonus card. For more details see:
- Golden Corral: For every $25 in gift cards purchased, get $5 bonus bucks to redeem Jan. 1-Feb. 8.
- IHop, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 coupon
- Jamba Juice. Get a $5 Bonus Card when you buy a $25 gift card now through December 24, 2017. Bonus cards valid 1/1/18 – 1/31/18.
- Joe’s Crab Shack. At Joe’s Crab Shack get a $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card now through December 24, 2017. Bonus cards valid 1/1/18 – 5/31/18
- Kona Grill: For every $50 in gift cards purchased, get a $10 promotional gift card.
- Kroger. Receive 4x the fuel points with gift card purchases.
- Lonestar Purchase $25 in Gift Cards, Get a $5 bonus card.
- Longhorn Steakhouse: Buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 bonus card to redeem Jan. 1-Feb. 4 on purchase of two adult dinner entrees.
- Maggiano’s Little Italy Join the e-club and get $10 off. For every $100 gift card purchased, get a $20 dine-in bonus card.
- McAlister’s Deli: Buy a $25 gift card at participating restaurants and get $5 voucher to redeem Jan. 1-March 31.
- Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt: Buy $25 and get a $5 Bonus Card.
- Moe’s Order ahead, save your faves and earn rewards with just a few taps. So download the app today and get a free cup of our Famous Queso just for signing up. And get a free burrito on your birthday every year.
- Miller’s Ale House: For every $50 in gift cards purchased, get a $10 bonus card to redeem Jan. 1-Feb. 28.
- Noodles & Company: For every $25 in gift cards purchased, receive a $5 bonus card that’s valid through Jan. 16.
- Morton’s Steak House, purchase a $250 gift card and get a $50 reward card.
- O’Charley’s. Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card. Good now through November 23, 2017 for online and in-store gift card sales.
- Olive Garden, get a $10 bonus for every purchase of $50 or more
- Outback, Buy $50 with gift card purchases and get $10 bonus.
- Panera. At Panera get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards. Good for gift card purchases in cafes on through December 31, 2017.
- P.F. Chang’s, $20 bonus card with gift card purchases of $100.
- Pie Five Pizza Co.: Through Dec. 17, buy a $25 gift card and get $5 off your next order between Jan. 1-31.
- Potbelly Sandwich Shop: For every $25 gift card purchase, get a coupon for a free Originals, Skinnys or FLATS sandwich. Coupons expire Jan. 31.
- Red Robin. 12 months’ worth of Red Robin burgers for just $99 (a $180 value), during a one-day-only promotion. On Friday, December 1, beginning at 12am EST, Red Robin will offer “Year of YUMMM” packages to the first 10,000 guests who visit redrobin.com/YearOfYummm and complete the purchase. And Red Robin: Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus card or get a $10 bonus card with purchase of a $50 gift card. Bonus cards are valid Jan. 1-Feb. 28.
- Red Lobster For every $50 spent on Gift Cards, get a $10 coupon or a free appetizer.
- Regal Cinemas: Buy $50 and get $10 Concessions Bonus Card.
- Ruby Tuesday, For every $50 in gift cards purchased between November 6 and December 31, 2017, you (the purchaser) will receive one $15 Holiday bonus card FREE while supplies last. (We are sorry, but bulk orders do not qualify for the bonus card offer.)
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House Holiday Offer: 10% bonus card offer available through December 31, 2017 on purchases of $250+.
- Schlotzsky’s: Through Jan. 6, buy a $25 gift card at participating restaurants and get $5 reward to redeem Dec. 26-Jan. 31.
- Steak ‘n Shake. Receive a Free $5 Bonus Certificate for every $20 in Gift Cards purchased. Promotional certificate valid 1/3/18 – 2/28/18 at participating locations.
- Taco Bell: Get a free combo with a $25 gift card purchase at participating locations.
- Texas Roadhouse Earn $5 Bonus eGift Card for every $30 you spend on Gift Cards online.
- Texas de Brazil. Get a $25 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in e-gift cards.
- TGI Fridays. For every $25 you spend on Gift Cards, receive a Fridays™ Bonus Bites card worth $5–$25, plus a Free 1-Night Movie or Game Rental from Redbox®.
- The Melting Pot: The Melting Pot is having a fundraiser to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Through Dec. 24, for every donation of $10, get a $20 Donate and Dine card to be used on a future purchase of $50 or more Jan. 2-Aug. 31.
- Tony Roma’s: Buy $50 and get $15 Roma Bucks.
- Wendy’s: Buy a $2 Frosty Key Tag and get a FREE Jr. Frosty with any purchase in 2018.
- Williams Sonoma. During the 2017 holiday season, Williams-Sonoma will be offering a special egift card design featuring artwork by a patient of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As part of the 2017 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, Williams-Sonoma will make a $5 donation to St. Jude each time a customer purchases one of these special eGift Cards. Order by December 26, 2017.
And Other Deals
- Target is offering great deals too. Save $20 for every $100 spent on Target.com on Green Monday. No coupon is necessary. The retailer also is offering free shipping with no minimum purchase on most items through Dec. 23.
- FREE Shipping Day is December 15th.
Let us know if you know of more great deals like this so we can share with our RVA on the Cheap readers.
Have fun in RVA all season long!
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