Gift Card Discounts and Free Bonus Cards Update

December 19, 2011 by  
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Free bonus gift cards and gift card discounts and deals for the 2011 holidays, for local and national chain restaurants, shops, travel, family, and more! Give a little, get a little… Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or for an extra stocking stuffer.  If you’re a regular customer of any of these businesses, it might be worth buying the cards to use yourself on future visits, with a free perk attached!

Restaurant Gift Cards

FREE $10 Restaurant Certificates to email to family and friends through December 25. See the deets at our earlier post, ‘cos you can’t beat free!

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.

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.

California Pizza Kitchen $20 Rewards Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards.

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.

Bravo! $20 Bonus with every $100 you buy in gift cards. Thanks to reader Lisa M. for the tip!

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.)

TGI Friday’s $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 in gift cards or eGift cards.

Long John Silver’s Free Fish Get a free piece of whitefish fillet on your next visit when you buy a $20 gift card.

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.

Carl’s Jr Free Six Dollar Burger with the purchase of a $20 gift card.

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.

Lone Star Steakhouse buy $25 worth of gift cards and get a coupon for $5 off your meal in January.

Orange Julius Free Smoothie (12 ounces) when you buy a $15 gift card in December.

$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.

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.

Black Angus Steakhouse $5 Bonus Bucks with every $50 of gift cards purchased.

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.

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.

Shopping and General Gift Cards

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

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.

Free $50 certificate with a $25 Target card Pay $25 to get both the $25 Target card and the $50 card in a limited time deal via Saveology

iT’Z Family Food and Fun $5 Snowball Bonus with a $20 Winter Wonderland pass.

$50 for a $100 Travelocity hotel gift card Get 50% off the hotel card redeemable nationwide at hotels listed at in a limited time offer. Check minimum stay/spend requirements in the deal details via Tippr.

New Mexico Sports & Wellness $11 Off Get a $100 gift card for $89 for their five Albuquerque health clubs.

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.

NOTE: If buying a card to be mailed to recipients, check delivery dates with each merchant if you want it to arrive by Christmas.

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Know of any other gift card deals? Email us with the info.

–Tania  Note: I’ve given my Groupon, Tippr, Saveology affiliate links with those specific deals. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the link. Thanks!


National Lasagna Day: Free Lasagna & 50% Off

July 25, 2011 by  
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Free lasagna at Buca di Beppo and half off lasagna at Bravo Cucina Italiana…. they’re celebrating, we’re eating!  

National Lasagna Day is on Thursday July 28, 2011, and on that day you can get free Buca di Beppo Lasagna with the coupon. The offer is for a free lunch-size portion of lasagna when you order any other small or large pasta or entree.

You must print out the Buca di Beppo coupon to get the free portion of lasagna. They could be busy, so if you haven’t booked yet, make a reservation for free lasagna.  Even better, although the offer isn’t good on Buca to Go orders, when you dine-in you can box up the free lasagna and take it home with you.  So basically, when you dine-in, you get a free meal for later, assuming you don’t want to share the freebie with a friend!

Customers can also get 50% off Bravo Cucina Italiana lasagna dishes on Thursday July 28, when they dine at the Italian restaurant. The half price deal is on Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese and their new Vegetable Lasagna. Bravo Cucina Italiana in Albuquerque is Uptown at 2220 Louisiana Blvd NE

If you hear of any other local Lasagna Day deals…  email us and we’ll include them in the lasagna love!  



Half Price Ravioli: March 21

March 20, 2011 by  
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Celebrate National Ravioli Day with 50% off ravioli dishes on March 21, 2011 only. No coupon necessary!

Get 50% off Bravo Cucina Italiana ravioli dishes on Monday March 21, when you dine at the Italian restaurant. The half price deal is in honor of National Ravioli Day (they say, although I don’t really care if it’s in honor of National Supermoon Week, as long as we get discount pastaaaaaa!).

The deal isn’t good on kid’s ravioli or bar bites, and it’s for dine-in only.
Bravo Cucina Italiana in Albuquerque is Uptown at 2220 Louisiana Blvd NE.

While we’re talking pasta deals, don’t forget the Free Buca di Beppo Ziti offer through March 31, 2011. You need the printable coupon at the link for this one: then get a free portion of baked ziti when you purchase one other pasta, baked pasta, or entree. It’s for dine-in only, but you can box up the free ziti and take it home with you!

–Tania – thanks to Valerie at Columbus on the Cheap for the Bravo tip!