Gift Card Holiday Discounts and Free Bonus Cards

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Restaurants & Bars, Shopping, Spas & Health

Free bonus cards and holiday 2011 deals on gift cards to restaurants, shops, and other businesses. Give a little, get a little… Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or for an extra stocking stuffer. Even if you’ve done ALL your holiday shopping (please tell me your secret), if you’re a regular customer of any of these, it might be worth buying the cards to use yourself on future visits, with a free perk attached!

Restaurant Gift Cards

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is giving a free $20 gift certificate with every $100 of gift certificates purchased, only through December 14.

Bailey’s on the Beach Free Gift Card deal – When you purchase two gift cards get one free Bailey’s on the Beach gift card.

The Slate Street Cafe Gift Certificate offer for the holidays scores you a free $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 Slate Street Gift Certificate until December 18.

Scalo Northern Italian Grill gives a free $25 voucher to use in 2012 when you spend $100 on a gift certificate.

At Street Food Asia in Nob Hill, buy a $25 gift card and get a free $5 gift card through December 24, 2011. (The info isn’t at their website as far as I can see, so just go in to buy one.)

Flying Star Cafe is giving a bonus 10% in free gift cards when you buy $250 (or more) worth of gift cards, or a bonus 15% worth when you spend $500+ on cards this holiday season. This is what the server told me when I ordered dinner (and also got my new $5 reward voucher for my Frequent Flyer card – ha!). Ask at Flying Star Cafe locations.

Pelicans Bar & Grill Free $10 Certificate when you buy a $50 gift certificate, or a bonus $25 certificate with a $100 certificate purchased. The deal was posted at the Pelicans Facebook page – not sure how long it’s running.

Applebees Free $10 Bonus Gift Card when you buy $50 in Gift Cards.  Note that you don’t get the freebie if you buy a digital gift card.

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen Free $10 Reward Card with the purchase of $50 worth of Pappas Gift Cards until December 24. (The free reward card is then valid from January 1 – February 29.)

Del Taco gift cards come with free food! Buy a $10 Del Taco gift card, get 2 free regular tacos; buy a $15 gift card, get 2 free chicken soft tacos; a $25 gift card earns a free Combo Meal; a $50 gift card earns 2 free Combo Meals and a free flying disc; A $100 gift card earns 4 free Combo Meals, a flying disc and a beanie. Offers may vary if you buy in restaurants, this is the deal at the Del Taco website.

Fuddruckers Free $5 Bonus Gift Card for every $25 you spend on gift cards. Offer is on card purchases to December 31, 2011, and the bonus card is valid for use between January 1 and February 29, 2012.

$5 Texas Roadhouse Certificate when you buy gift cards worth $30 or more online at their website.

Chipotle free food with a $30 or more gift card purchase through December 31. Choose a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or salad. (Thanks to Patti at Fort Lauderdale on the Cheap for sending us that tip!)

McAlister’s Deli is giving a $5 bonus gift card with the purchase of $25 worth of gift cards. The deal is only in the deli, not online, and the Albuquerque McAlister’s Deli is at 2200-A Louisianna Boulevard NE.

Chili’s Bar & Grill 10% off gift card orders of $100 or more, for a limited (unspecified) time.

IHOP Gift Card deal for $5 off your next visit to IHOP when you buy a $25 IHOP gift card.

CiCi’s Pizza free buffet with every purchase of $20 worth of gift cards.

Panda Express Free Two Entree Plate when you buy a $25 gift card. The Panda Express freebie is only for cards purchased in restaurants, not online.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card for every $100 worth of gift cards you buy.

Macaroni Grill Bonus $5 card with each $25 gift card purchase.

Landry’s Restaurant Free $10 Reward Card for every $50 worth of Landry’s gift cards you buy.

Genghis Grill Free $5 Gift Card when you buy a $25 gift card.

Starbucks $5 Free Card E-Gift when you buy four Starbucks Card E-Gifts and pay with a Visa Card.

Taco Bell Free Chicken Flatbread Sandwich Combo for yourself when you buy a $20 gift card.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes free meal pass with $50 purchased in gift cards to December 31.

FREE $10 Restaurant Certificates (with no purchase necessary) to email to family and friends. See the deets at our earlier post, ‘cos you can’t beat FFFFFreeee!

Shopping and General Gift Cards

Certified Reflexologist Jill Sanders told us she’s offering a buy one get one free deal on reflexology gift certificates. Sole Relief Reflexology is now located 1420 Carlisle NE Suite 109.

Get a Great Face and Body $100 gift certificate for $49 – the discounted certificate for the Downtown salon is available while supplies last.

Godiva Chocolate Free $10 Reward Card when you spend $50 or more at Godiva boutiques or online through December 24, 2011. If you’re a real mad chocoholic, the deal is two $10 reward cards when you spend $100, three $10 reward cards with a $150 purchase, and four $10 reward cards when you spend $200 or more.

For every $20 worth of Thrift Town Gift Cards you buy in the store or online, they’re handing out a set of bonus coupons for $20 of savings. The offer is good till December 31, 2011, while supplies last.

With every purchase of a $50 The Limited Gift Card through December 24, you get a free $10 shopping reward to spend at The Limited. The reward can’t be spent on more gift cards, but can be redeemed in stores or online between December 26 – January 29, 2012.

Groupon Gift Certificates are a good way to make your gift money go further, as each certificate is usually worth at least double the face value to the person who redeems it, and there are plenty of deals and experiences with local Albuquerque businesses they can choose from!

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Know of any other gift card deals? Email us with the info. I know there are more gift card promotions out there, and I’ll keep updating as I find them!

–Tania  Note: I’ve given my Groupon gift certificate affiliate link. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the link. Thanks!


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