Best Restaurant Gift Card Deals for the Holiday
The holiday shopping season is in full swing, with people in town and online racing to get the names off their lists.
But in addition to the big tickets for spouses, kids, and other loved ones, we’re expected to receive thoughtful favors for co-workers, teachers, instructors, neighbors, and of course, that hard-to-nail Secret Santa.
Gift cards are a great option for any number of recipients. (They’re never the wrong size!) And many restaurant chains sweeten the pot when you buy one by giving you some Do-Re-Mi to spend on yourself.
View the growing list below and check back for more updates in the coming weeks.
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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
Get a free $10 Snack Ticket with every $50 gift card purchase at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema until December 18.
Get a free $10 Applebee gift card with the purchase of a $50 gift card through the end of 2022.
Spend $50 on Benihana vouchers and get yourself a $10 promo card. If you increase that to $200 on gift cards, you’ll get $60 that you can spend on yourself at the Japanese steakhouse chain.
BJ’s Restaurant and Pub
During Christmas, when you purchase a $50 online gift card at BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, you’ll get a $10 bonus card. Spend $100 and get a $25 bonus card plus a VIP card that gives you 20% off any purchase.
Black Angus Steakhouse
Spend $50 on gift cards and get $10 Bonus Dollars on Black Angus until December 31.
Buca di Bepo
Spend $50 in gift cards at Buca di Beppo and get two $10 reward cards.
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During New Year’s Eve, purchase a $50 Buca di Beppo gift card and receive two $10 reward cards valid from January 1 to February 28, 2023.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Spend $25 on Buffalo Wild Wings gift cards and receive a $5 bonus coupon valid on food and soft drinks from January 1 to February 28, 2023.
California Pizza Cuisine
Spend $100 on gift cards and receive a bonus $20 gift card at California Pizza Kitchen until December 31.
Carrabba’s Italian Grill
Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card at Carrabba’s Italian Grill until December 27.
Buy a $50 gift card from The Cheesecake Factory and get yourself a $15 bonus eCard by December 31st.
Bonus eCards must be used between 1 January and 28 February 2023.
Get $10 bonus e-cards when you buy $50 off Chili’s gift cards until December 31st.
Cold Stone Ravioli
Get $15 back when you spend $50 on Cold Stone gift cards
Cold Stone Ravioli
Spend $50 on Cold Stone Creamery gift cards before Christmas and get yourself a $15 bonus e-card.
Get a free $5 card with every $25 gift card purchase at Denny’s.
Spend $100 on First Watch e-gift cards this holiday season and get a $20 Bonus Buck.
Fun fact: The name of this Florida-based breakfast chain refers to the first shift on a ship, as First Watch restaurants are only open from 7am to 2:30pm.
Until December 31st, get a $10 Grimaldi’s gift card when you purchase a $50 gift card, or receive a $20 card when you purchase a $100 gift card.
Remember though — the bonus card expires on January 31, 2023.
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By January 2, 2023, spend $25 worth of gift cards for IHOP, get $5 reward cards.
Buy a $25 Jamba gift card before Christmas Day and get a free $5 gift card for yourself.
Spend $100 on Maggiano’s gift cards by December 31st and get your $20 bonus card back.
Moe’s Southwest Grill
For every $25 spent on a Moe’s gift card by December 28th, you will receive $5 Moe Rewards available from January 1st to February 28th, 2023.
Noodles and Company
Until December 31st, Noodles & Company is offering Noodles Rewards members a $5 bonus with the purchase of a $25 gift card.
Spend $50 on Outback gift cards until Christmas and get yourself two $10 cards to redeem in 2023.
Spend at least $50 on Outback Steakhouse gift cards and get two free $10 bonus vouchers until December 27.
Bonus cards are valid from January 1 to February 6, 2023.
Between December 12 and 25, you receive 20% off the total amount for every three Panda Express gift cards you purchase, with a minimum of $30 card required.
Until December 31, Panera guests receive a $10 Bonus Card for every $50 gift card purchased online or at a coffee shop.
Peter Piper Pizza
Spend $25 on Peter Piper Pizza gift cards until January 1, 2023 and get a $5 bonus card for yourself.
If you buy a $100 card, the bonus goes up to $20.
Pei Wei Asian Cuisine
Pei Wei gives $5 back on every $25 gift card.
Pei Wei Asian Cuisine
Get a $5 bonus card with every $25 Pei Wei gift card you purchase.
Buy a $25 gift card from Pieology and get a $5 gift card by December 31st.
Get $5 off a $25 Potbelly eGift Card through December 31st.
By December 31, when you purchase a $50 Red Lobster gift card, you will receive two $10 coupons to redeem in January and February 2023.
For every $25 you spend on Red Robin holiday gift cards, you earn yourself a $5 Bonus Buck.
100 dollars restaurant.com The eGift Card is only $14 and includes meal discounts ranging from $5 to $100 accepted at thousands of local restaurants nationwide, as well as national chains like IHOP, Señor Frog’s, and House of Blues.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Get a $40 bonus card for every $200 gift card purchased on New Year’s Eve.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Get a $40 digital bonus when you buy $200 in Ruth’s Chris Steak House gift cards online through December 31.
Until January 16, every $25 spent on a Schlotzsky’s gift card will earn you a $5 ePrize.
shake the hut
Shake Shack is giving you $5 back for every $25 you spend on a gift card until December 28.
This bonus card is valid until 29 March 2023.
For every $25 gift card purchased on Smashburger through January 2, 2023, you’ll receive $5 in Smash Cash.
Smash Cash refunds are available from January 3 to February 28, 2023.
the smiling king
Until December 26, Healthy Rewards members who spend $25 on gift cards at Smoothie King will get $5 back in Smoothie King dollars.
Old Spaghetti Factory
Get a $5 bonus certificate for every $25 gift card purchase made at The Old Spaghetti Factory through December 24. The bonus can be spent from January 1 to March 3, 2023.
Get a free 15cm submarine with every $25 Subway gift card.
Spend at least $25 on White Castle gift cards until the end of this year and receive a free $5 bonus card valid from January 1 to February 28, 2023.