Give Gift Cards and Get Bonus Cards for Yourself

December 16 by
Filed under: Shopping 

Are you a last minute gift shopper?  If you don’t like to deal with crowded stores and last minute shopping online, a gift card might be a good alternative to a sweater or a book.  Sure, a gift card isn’t as personal as an actual gift, however the recipient may appreciate picking out exactly what they want.

Many businesses are offering attractive incentives again this year by giving bonus gift cards to gift card buyers.  Buy something for someone else and get something for yourself!

We have compiled a list of local businesses that have some sort of gift card incentive this holiday season.

  • Applebee’s — Purchase $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card. More information.
  • Arby’s – Buy a $20 gift card, get a FREE Combo meal
  • Bartolotta Restaurant Group – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  Valid only at Ristorante Bartolotta, Bartolotta’s Lake Park Bistro, Mr. B’s, Bacchus, and Boerner Botanical Gardens.  More information.
  • BD’s Mongolian Grill – Purchase $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card. More information.
  • Bonefish Grill – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Breadsmith – Buy a $20 gift card and get a $5 bonus card plus a loaf of bread for yourself.  More information.
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Charcoal Grill – Buy a $50 gift card, get a $25 promotional certificate for yourself.
  • Chuck E. Cheese’s – 20 free tokens for every $25 in gift cards purchased.
  • Culver’s – Purchase $20 or more in gift cards and receive a coupon for a free Double Deluxe Value Basket.  More information.
  • Dairy Queen – FREE Blizzard when you buy a $10 gift card
  • Flat Top Grill – Get a free $25 bonus gift card when you buy a $100 Flat Out Crazy Gift Card.  Card can be used at Stir Crazy or Flat Top Grill.  More information.
  • Fleming’s SteakhouseBuy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Fuddruckers — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card
  • Gap/Old Navy — 10% off gift cards when you use your Gap credit card to purchase and use coupon
  • George Webb Restaurants – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $20 Webb’s gift card.
  • Half Price Books — get a $5 coupon with each $25 gift card you purchase
  • Hooters – Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card; purchase $50 gift card, you get a $10 bonus
  • IHOP – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.  More information.
  • LL Bean – Buy $50 worth of Gift Cards (or general purchases) and get$10 Bonus Gift Card
  • Machine Shed Restaurant – Purchase $50 or more in gift cards and get a $10 gift card bonus 
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Marcus Theatres – Buy a gift card of $25 or more, get a Buy One, Get One Free movie ticket, plus a coupon for two free tickets to the Marcus Theatres Kids Dream Winter Film Series.  More information.
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill — Buy $25 Gift Card, get a $5 bonus card
  • MOTOR Bar & Restaurant – For every $50 in MOTOR gift cards, receive a $10 bonus gift card.  (See more details in comments below).
  • Noodles & Co. — Buy $25 in gift cards, get a card for a free sandwich duo
  • Outback Steakhouse – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Papa Murphy’s: Get a free cookie dough when you buy $20 in Papa Murphy’s gift cards.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 Qdoba gift card.  More information.
  • Red Robin – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 Red Robin gift card.  More information.
  • Robert’s Frozen Custard – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $10 gift card for yourself.  More information.
  • Stir Crazy – Get a free $25 bonus gift card when you buy a $100 Flat Out Crazy Gift Card.  Card can be used at Stir Crazy or Flat Top Grill.  More information.
  • Taco Bell — Buy a $20 gift card in store, get a free taco flatbread sandwich combo
  • TGI Friday’s — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card
  • Uno Chicago Grill — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus voucher

Note that many of the businesses that we have linked to offer the option to purchase gift cards online.  You can save the processing fees by purchasing the gift cards in person. Also, these bonus deals are not available at gift card kiosks like you might find at Walmart or Walgreens as shown in our picture above.

Did we miss any?  If you know of any other businesses that offer gift card bonuses, leave a comment and let us know!

Thank you to Jennifer from Green Bay Consumer for her help in compiling this list!

Comments

10 Comments on Give Gift Cards and Get Bonus Cards for Yourself

  1. Will Griesmer on Fri, 16th Dec 2011 1:01 PM

    BD’s Mongolian Grill. Buy a $50GC get $10GC free + a calendar with coupons for each month!

    http://www.gomongo.com/experience/buyGiftCard_holiday_2011.php

    Roberts Frozen Custard. Buy $100GC get $10GC free.

    http://robertsfrozencustard.com/

  2. Milwaukee Consumer on Fri, 16th Dec 2011 1:04 PM

    Thanks Will! We’ll add them to our list!

  3. Motor Bar & Restaurant on Fri, 16th Dec 2011 2:17 PM

    For every $50 you purchase in MOTOR Gift Certificates, we are giving you a BONUS $10 Gift Card! Purchase on site, by phone at 414.287.2806, or email kristen.gombar@harley-davidson.com for more details/delivery! A perfect way to give and receive 🙂

  4. Milwaukee Consumer on Fri, 16th Dec 2011 3:03 PM

    Thank you for the information Kristen! We’ll add it to the list.

  5. Kristen on Sat, 17th Dec 2011 1:49 AM

    Which mcdonalds is offering this?? The mcdonalds in oak creek has not heard anything about this. Thanks

  6. Milwaukee Consumer on Sat, 17th Dec 2011 9:40 AM

    Thanks for letting us know Kristen! It seems that the McDonald’s promotion varies from location to location. Some are participating and others are not. To avoid any confusion, we have removed them from our list.

  7. Keri on Tue, 20th Dec 2011 2:24 PM

    Charcoal grill – purchase $50 in gift cards get a $25 gift certificate free.

  8. Milwaukee Consumer on Tue, 20th Dec 2011 2:25 PM

    Thank you Keri! We have added the Charcoal Grill offer to our list.

  9. Jessica on Tue, 20th Dec 2011 2:29 PM

    I was at Breadsmith yesterday and they are giving a $5 bonus for every $20 gift card purchase as well as a free bread to take home. So I walked out with a $25 gift card and a bread for $20!

  10. Milwaukee Consumer on Tue, 20th Dec 2011 2:30 PM

    That is a great deal! Thank you for the information Jessica!

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