Roundup of holiday gift card deals

Who doesn’t love getting a gift card, especially if it’s from your favorite eatery?

Every holiday season, restaurants try to attract your gift card purchases by sweetening the pot with bonus cards and other extras.

This year is no exception.

Here are some of the deals offered by eateries that have locations in the Inland Empire:

  • Applebee’s: Get a bonus $10 digital gift card with a $50 gift card purchase.
  • Baker’s Drive-Thru: Receive a ‘Be Our Guest’ card (which don’t expire and can be used immediately) for a free Double Baker or Veggie Wrap with the purchase of a $20 gift card.
  • Benihana: Through December 31, get a bonus $10 gift card (valid January 2 to March 31, 2014) when you buy $50 in gift cards.
  • B.J.’s: Purchase $50 in gift cards, receive a limited edition pilsner glass; purchase $75 in gift cards, receive a limited edition pilsner glass and a holiday surprise card; purchase $100 in gift cards, receive a set of four limited edition pilsner glasses and a holiday surprise card. The holiday surprise cards contain $5 to $1,000 in value at B.J.’s, or could win you a weekend trip to New York City for two, with a $500 American Express gift card for expenses…surprise!
  • Black Angus: Through December 31, receive a bonus $5 e-gift card (redeemable January 1 through February 13, 2014) with every $50 gift card purchase or when dining in, purchase $75 in gift cards and receive 15% off your meal (offers cannot be combined).
  • Boston Market: Get a free $5 gift card (valid through January 31, 2014) when you purchase a $25 gift card.
  • Boston’s: Through January 12, 2014, receive a $5 bonus card for every $25 in gift card purchases.
  • Buca di Beppo: Receive a $15 bonus gift card (valid January 1 through February 28, 2014) when you purchase $50 in gift cards.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Through December 31, purchase a $25 gift card and receive a “Blazin’ Bonus” card worth $5, $15, $25 or $100, valid January 1 through February 28, 2014.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Purchase $100 in gift cards and receive a bonus $20 gift card, plus a sweepstakes entry to win a Hawaiian trip for two. You can take your favorite blogger!
  • Cheesecake Factory: Receive a card redeemable for a free slice of cheesecake for every $25 gift card purchase through December 31.
  • Chili’s: Get a free $10 bonus gift card (valid January 1 through February 10, 2014) when you purchase $50 in gift cards.
  • Cici’s Pizza: In store, receive a free buffet (valid January 1-31, 2014) when you purchase $25 in gift cards.
  • Del Taco: In store, purchase a $15 gift card and receive a coupon good for two free grilled chicken tacos; purchase a $25 gift card and receive two coupons, each good for two free grilled chicken tacos. That’s four free grilled chicken tacos, people! Online, purchase a $25 gift card and receive a coupon for a free combo meal; two free combo meals with a $50 gift card purchase; or five free combo meals with a $100 gift card purchase. Coupons expire February 28, 2014.
  • Denny’s: Receive a free $5 coupon card when you purchase a $25 gift cards.
  • Daphne’s California Greek: Through December 29, receive a $10 bonus gift card (valid January 1 through February 9, 2014) when you purchase $30 in gift cards.
  • Famous Dave’s: Through January 1, 2014, receive a free $5 bonus card for every $25 in gift cards purchased.
  • The Fat Greek: Purchase a $25 value gift card for just $20 for a limited time at this Yucaipa favorite.
  • Fleming’s: Through December 31, purchase a $100 gift card and receive a free $20 gift card.
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery: Though technically not an eatery, they do have food vendors quite often. Through December 24, purchase a $25 gift card and receive a free tulip glass; purchase a $50 gift card and get a free one-liter growler; or purchase a $100 gift card and receive a free two-liter stainless steel growler.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack: Through December 31, receive a “winning ticket” for each $25 gift card purchased. The “winning ticket” prizes range from $5 off to a free classic steampot and are valid January 1 through February 12, 2014.
  • Lazy Dog: Through December 31, receive a bonus $5 gift card for every $25 in gift cards purchased. Also, with every $25 gift card purchase, Lazy Dog will donate the equivalent of 30 warm meals to the Foodbank of Southern California.
  • Logan’s Roadhouse: Receive a bonus $5 gift card (valid through February 10, 2014) when you purchase $25 in gift cards.
  • Macaroni Grill: Receive a free $5 gift card (valid January 1 through February 12) with a $25 gift card purchase.
  • Mimi’s Cafe: In store through December 31, receive a $5 coupon (valid January 1-31, 2014) for every $25 gift card purchase.
  • Native Foods: For the vegan in your life (perhaps it’s you!), get a bonus $20 gift card when you spend $100 on gift cards. Think of it as a buy-five-get-one-free sale on $20 gift cards. Offer valid through December 24.
  • Old Spaghetti Factory: Purchase a $25 gift card and receive a coupon good for $5 off any entrée, valid January 1 through March 31, 2014.
  • Olive Garden: Purchase $50 or more in gift cards and receive $10 off two adult entrées (valid January 1 through February 9, 2014).
  • Outback: Through December 31, receive a $20 bonus gift card when you purchase $100 in gift cards.
  • P.F. Chang’s: Receive a $20 bonus card (valid January 1 through March 31, 2014) with a $100 gift card purchase.
  • Pita Pit: Receive a coupon for a free pita with the purchase of a $20 gift card.
  • Pizza N Such: The Claremont pizzeria is giving a bonus $10 gift card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards.
  • Red Lobster: Receive $5 off two adult entrées (valid January 1 through February 9, 2014) for every $25 in online gift card purchases.
  • Red Robin: Receive a $5 bonus gift card with a $25 gift card purchase; or receive 20% off a $250 gift card purchase.
  • Rosa Maria’s: Receive a bonus $5 gift card when you purchase a $25 gift card.
  • Rubio’s: When you purchase $50 or more in gift cards, receive a $5 bonus gift card.
  • Souplantation: In store through December 31, make a $50 gift card purchase and receive a free meal pass.
  • Taco Bell: Purchase a $20 gift card and receive two Doritos Locos Tacos and a large drink.
  • T.G.I. Friday’s: For every $50 gift card purchase, receive a $10 bonus gift card.
  • Yard House: Through December 31, receive a bonus $10 gift card (valid on a future visit) with each $50 gift card purchase.

Our take? These are great for gifts, but if you eat at one of the above restaurants on a regular basis, then take advantage of these gift card deals and use them yourself!

In the majority of the cases, you’re saving 20% on something you were probably going to spend money on anyway…dining out!

Just be sure to take use the promotional cards within the time they’re valid or you’re not really getting a deal, are you?

One thought on “Roundup of holiday gift card deals

  1. Love greek food .In In Yucaipa there is is an amazing family restaurant that serves fresh home made greek food . Great offer for a gift $25 dollar gift certificate for only $20 dollars . 33265 yucaipa blvd
    909 797 6018

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