Give Gift Cards and Get Bonus Cards for Yourself

December 16, 2011 by · 10 Comments
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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!

Bonus Deals on Last Minute Gift Card Purchases

December 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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A Consumer Reports poll published today says that 20% of Americans haven’t even started their Christmas shopping. Even if you aren’t part of that statistic, the article states that almost half of Americans still have gifts left to buy.  If you are planning to brave the stores over the next couple of days, you might want to consider picking up a gift card.  Several businesses are offering bonus deals for those who buy gift cards.  The most common deals are an extra $5 for yourself if you buy a $25 gift card, or $20 if you buy a $100 gift card.  We have compiled a list of local businesses that have some sort of gift card incentive.  If we have missed any, leave a comment at the bottom of this post and let us know. 

Applebee’s – Get a free $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 in Applebee’s gift cards.  More information

Bartolotta Restaurant Group – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  Valid at Bacchus, Mr. B’s Steakhouse, Lake Park Bistro, Ristorante Bartolotta & Pizzeria Piccola.  More information.

Bonefish Grill – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.

Buca di Beppo – Get a free $10 bonus gift card when you buy a $50 Buca gift card.  More information

Buffalo Wild Wings – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 Buffalo Wild Wings card.  More information

Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.

Culver’s – Purchase $20 or more in gift cards and receive a coupon for a free Double Deluxe Value Basket.  More information.

Fazoli’s – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $20 Fazoli’s gift card.  More information

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 Steak House – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.

George Webb Restaurants – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $20 Webb’s gift card. 

IHOP – Get a free $5 bonus gift card when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.  More information

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 Family Fun Series.  More information.

Outback Steakhouse – Buy $100 of gift cards, get a bonus $20 gift card for yourself.  More information.

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.

Restaurant.com – $25 gift certificates for $2 using the promotion code HOLIDAY through Christmas.  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.

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 going and purchasing the gift cards in person rather than online. 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. 

24 Days of Giveaways – Stir Crazy & Flat Top Grill

December 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Today’s giveaway in our 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways is for Two $10 Vouchers for Stir Crazy or Flat Top Grill.

Stir Crazy, located at 15795 Bluemound Road in Brookfield, is a full service Asian restaurant that offers a diverse menu of Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Japanese food, in a fun, vibrant atmosphere with a focus on fresh, quality ingredients.

Flat Top Grill, located at 2751 N. Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa (just north of Mayfair Mall) allows you to create your own stir fry using fresh ingredients and house made sauces.

Both Stir Crazy and Flat Top Grill were founded in Chicago in 1995 and remained separate companies until they combined to form Flat Out Crazy, LLC in 2009.   Flat Out Crazy is currently offering a gift card promotion where customers will receive a $25 bonus gift card if they purchase $100 worth of gift cards.   Gift cards, like our prize vouchers, can be used at either restaurant.

To enter today’s giveaway for Two $10 Vouchers for Stir Crazy or Flat Top Grill, visit our 24 Days of Holiday Giveaways page.