Restaurant Gift Card Deals

December 1, 2016        

Santa Claus holding a gift in his hand

Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle, Chili’s, Olive Garden, Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Steak ‘n Shake, White Castle and more restaurant chains have gift card deals to celebrate Christmas 2016.

The gift card specials are an annual holiday tradition and represent the best gift card deals of the year.  Most of these deals end on December 31, 2016 and won’t be back until Mother’s Day.  Here’s our list.  You can expect more restaurants to announce gift card deals soon so check back frequently.

At Applebee’s, get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through January 7, 2017.   This special is good only at participating Applebee’s restaurants; not good online. The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through February 13, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see this Applebee’s Announcement.

At BJ’s Restaurant get a $10 Bonus Card with the online purchase of $50 in gift cards or get a $25 bonus with a $100 purchase now through January 4, 2017.   Either purchase also gets you a 20% off VIP card good for 20% off each time you make a qualifying purchase from 12/26/2016 through 2/13/2017.  For more details and ordering information see: BJ’s Gift Cards.

At Black Angus, get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.   The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through March 6, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Black Angus Gift Card website.

Christmas gift card special at Bonefish restaurantAt Bonefish Grill, get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.   The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through February 10, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Bonefish Gift Card website.

At Boston Market get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.   The special is good online and in restaurants.  For more details and ordering information, see this Boston Market Facebook post.

At Bravo Cucina Italiana get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in Bravo gift cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 30, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – March 15, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Bravo Gift Card Page.

At Bruegger’s Bagels  purchase $25 in gift cards and receive $5 worth of Bakery Bucks redeemable from January 1 – February 28, 2016. Not valid with any other offer and at participating bakeries only.

At Buca di Beppo buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 reward card.   More details on the Buca website:   http://www.bucadibeppo.com/gift-cards/

buffalo-wings-giftcard-specialAt Buffalo Wild Wings  purchase $25 in gift cards and receive $5 in bonus cards redeemable from January 1 – February 28, 2016. More details at: Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Cards.

calif-pizza-kitchen-giftcardAt California Pizza Kitchen get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in CPK gift cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through January 2, 2017.  The Bonus Card is good January 9 – February 26, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the California Pizza Kitchen Gift Card Page.

At  CarlsJr purchase $25 in gift cards and get a coupon for a free third-pounder Thickburger.  Special is good now through December 29, 2016.  For more details and ordering information, see the CarlsJr Gift Card Page.

At Carrabba’s, get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.   The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through February 10, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Carrabba’s Gift Card website.

Click for Cheesecake Factory gift card dealAt The Cheesecake Factory get one Cheesecake Slice card for every $25 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.  CLICK  HERE for more details or to start your online order.  An annual favorite to give and receive, each Slice of Joy Card or eSlice of Joy Card is redeemable for one slice of The Cheesecake Factory’s legendary cheesecake from January 1 through March 31, 2017.

chilis-bonuscard-2016At Chili’s, get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards online now through December 31, 2016.   For more details and ordering information, see the Chili’s Gift Card website.

chipotle-giftcard-specialAt Chipotle Mexican Grill buy $30 or more in Chipotle gift cards and use your receipt later to get a free Burrito, Bowl, Salad or order of Tacos when you buy another.  Save the receipt from your gift card purchase and bring it back to Chipotle before December 31, 2016 and show to the cashier to redeem for the BOGO.  Gift card special is good at Chipotle stores through December 24, 2016.  Chipotle announced the special on the Chipotle Gift Card website.

del-taco-giftcardsAt Del Taco online, buy $30 in gift cards and get a coupon good for a free Small Size Combo Meal, or buy $100 in gift cards online and get four coupons good for a free Small Size Combo Meal.  Good for online sales only now through January  1, 2017.  Food coupons expire March 5, 2017.  More details and ordering information at: Del Taco Gift Cards.

At Denny’s get a $5 coupon with the purchase of $25 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.  For more details and ordering information, see the Denny’s Gift Card Page.

Einstein gift card specialAt Einstein Bros Bagels get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.  For more details and ordering information, see the Einstein Bros Home Page.

flemings-giftcard-special-2016At First Watch get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in First Watch gift cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 through February 28, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the First Watch News Page.

At Fleming’s Steakhouse, get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in Fleming’s gift cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through February 10, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Fleming’s Gift Card website.

At Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, get a $25 Bonus Card with the purchase of $150 in Fogo de Chao gift cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through January 1, 2017.   For more details and ordering information, see the Fogo de Chao Gift Card website.

At Genghis Grill buy $25 or more in gift cards and get $16.17 in bonus cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1-31, 2017.   For more details and ordering information see the Genghis Grill website.

golden-corral-giftcardAt Golden Corral buy $25 or more in gift cards and get a $5 bonus card.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – February 9, 2017.   For more details and ordering information see the Golden Corral Gift Card website.

At  Hardees purchase $25 in gift cards and get a coupon for a free third-pounder Thickburger.  Special is good now through December 29, 2016.  For more details and ordering information, see the Hardees Gift Card Page.

islands-holiday-gift-cardAt IHOP get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards now through January 1, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the IHOP Home Page.

At Islands Restaurants get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards.  For more details and ordering information, see the Islands Restaurants Gift Card Page.

At Jamba Juice  purchase $25 in gift cards and get a free smoothie or juice.   Good through January 1, 2017.   For more details and ordering information, see the Jamba Juice Gift Card Page.

jamba-juice-giftcardAt Joe’s Crab Shack buy a $25 gift card and a booklet containing $30 worth of coupon. More details on the Joe’s Crab Shack Gift Card Page.

At Kona Grill get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  For more details and ordering information, see the Kona Grill Gift Cards.

At Lone Star Steak House get 20% to 25% off your gift card purchase.   For more details and ordering information see the Lone Star Gift Card site.

At LongHorn Steakhouse buy $25 or more in gift cards and get $5 in bonus cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – February 5, 2017.   For more details and ordering information see the LongHorn Gift Card site.

At Macaroni Grill get a $10 Bonus Card with the online purchase of $50 in gift cards or get a $25 bonus with a $100 purchase now through December 31, 2016.    For more details and ordering information see: Macaroni Grill Gift Cards.

maggianos-giftcard-specialAt Maggiano’s, purchase $100 or more in Maggiano’s E-Gift Cards, and get a $20 Bonus Card PLUS a 1 year subscription to Food & Wine® Magazine.  Gift card deal ends December 24, 2016. More details on the  Maggiano’s gift card site.

At McCormick & Schmick’s get a $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of a $100 gift card.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 24, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through May 31, 2016.  For more details and ordering information, see the MCormick & Schmick’s Gift Card website.

At Miller’s Ale House get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.   The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Miller’s Ale House Gift Card website.

At Morton’s The Steakhouse get a $50 Bonus Card with the purchase of a $250 gift card.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 24, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Morton’s Gift Card website.

At Noodles & Co. buy $25 or more in gift cards and get $5 in bonus cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good November 14, 2016 through January 16, 2017.   For more details and ordering information see the Noodles & Co. Gift Card site.

Noodles & Co. also is selling for the first time ever sell its famous, proprietary Smolder from Boulder spice mix and Sriracha sauce for $5 each or together in a Hot & Saucy Holiday Box for $10.  The gifts are is available in restaurants exclusively through December 31, 2016.

O'Charleys gift card specialAt O’Charleys buy $25 or more in gift cards and get $5 in bonus cards during the holidays.  The Bonus Card is good January 1, 2017 through February 17, 2017.   For more details and ordering information see the O’Charleys Gift Card site.

Olive Garden gift card specialAt Olive Garden, get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through January 1, 2017.   The Bonus Card is good January 2, 2017 through March 31, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Olive Garden Gift Card website.

Outback gift card special for 2016 holidaysAt Outback Steakhouse, get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards. Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – February 8, 2017. For more details and ordering information, see the Outback Gift Card website.

At The Palm Restaurant get a $25 Bonus Card with the purchase of a $250 gift card.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 24, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 2, 2017 through September 28, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Palm Restaurant Gift Card website.

panera-giftcard-specialAt Panera Bread get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.   The Bonus Card is good January 1-23, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Panera Gift Card website.

Gift Card special at Papa John's PizzaAt  Papa John’s purchase $25 in gift cards and get a coupon for a large pizza.  Special is good for online orders only now through December 25, 2016.  For more details and ordering information, see the Papa John’s Gift Card Page.

At Pei Wei get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 4 – February 28, 2017. For more details and ordering information, see the Pei Wei Gift Card Page.

At PF Chang’s, buy $100 or more in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card. Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through January 15, 2017.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – March 31, 2017. For more details and ordering information, see the PF Chang’s Gift Card website.

At Pollo Tropical now through Dec. 31, 2016, for every $25 spent, guests will receive a $5 complimentary coupon redeemable in January.

At Red Hot & Blue get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards while supplies last.   The special is good only in select locations.  For more details and ordering information, see this Red Hot & Blue Facebook post.

At Red Robin get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 to $45 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – February 28, 2017. For more details and ordering information, see the Red Robin Gift Card Page.

At Red Lobster, get a $10 Bonus Card or a free appetizer with the purchase of $50 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.   The Bonus Card is good January 2, 2017 through February 5, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Red Lobster Gift Card website.

At Rubio’s get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards.   Bonus special is good only for gift card purchases in restaurants (not online) through December 31, 2016.  For more details see the Rubio’s Home Page.

Ruby Tuesday Christmas gift card specialAt Ruby Tuesday get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards or a $15 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards.  Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 2 – February 28, 2017. For more details and ordering information, see the Ruby Tuesday Home Page.

At Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, get a 10% Bonus Card with the purchase of $250 in gift cards. Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – March 31, 2017. For more details and ordering information, see the Ruth’s Chris Gift Card website.

At Sizzler get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards or get a $25 bonus card with purchase of $100 in gift cards now through December 31, 2016.  Good online only. The Bonus Card is good January 1-31, 2017.  For more details and ordering information, see the Sizzler Gift Card website.

At Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes, get a coupon for a free meal with the purchase of $50 in gift cards in restaurants (not online) now through December 31, 2016.  The chain announced the gift card special in This Email.

At Spaghetti Warehouse get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards.   Bonus special is good only for gift card purchases in restaurants through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 2 – March 1, 2017. For more details see the Spaghetti  Warehouse Gift Card Page.

steak-shake-giftcard-christmasAt Steak ‘n Shake,  get a $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card through December 31, 2016.   Gift card special is good for gift card purchases through December 31, 2016.  The Bonus Card is good January 1 – February 28, 2017. More details at the Steak ‘n Shake website.

At Taco Cabana get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards.  For more details and ordering information, see the Taco Cabana Gift Card Page.

At Texas de Brazil get a $10 Bonus Card with the purchase of $50 to $70 in gift cards now through December 24, 2016.   Or buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 Bonus Card.  For more details and ordering information, see the Texas de Brazil Gift Card website.

At Texas Roadhouse buy a $30 gift card online and get a $5 egift Bonus Card.  More details and ordering information at the Texas Roadhouse Gift Card Page.

At White Castle get a $5 Bonus Card with the purchase of $25 in gift cards.  For more details and ordering information, see the White Castle Gift Card Page.

Restaurant Gift Cards at Costco

In addition to the deals above, Costco has discounted gift cards for eleven restaurant chains, including fast food, fast casual and fine dining restaurants.  Get $100 gift cards for $74.99 to $79.99 through Costco online.  For more details see our story, Restaurant Gift Card Deals at Costco.

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