Gift Card Discounts, Free Bonus Cards Update

December 19, 2012 by  
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Get free bonus gift cards and gift card discounts for the 2012 holidays. Here’s our updated list of gift card and gift certificate deals for local Albuquerque and national chain restaurants, shops, travel, and more! Here’s one way for Santa to give a little and 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

10% off Chili’s gift card orders of $100 or more. The eGift cards can be purchased in any denomination from $5 to $100 per card, as long as they add up to $100 or more to get the 10% discount. The discount is shown on the payment page. The card is valid at Chili’s Grill & Bar and Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Cold Stone Creamery Free $5 Bonus when you buy $30 worth of Cold Stone gift cards online.

Scalo Northern Italian Grill gives a free $5 voucher when you spend $50 on a gift certificate, until December 31. I was there recently for Happy Hour – ooh, yum!

High Finance Restaurant and Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tram discounted gift cards in December give you a  $25 gift card for $20, a $50 card for $40, or a $100 card for $80. The cards are valid at either restaurant.

Applebee’s Free $10 Gift Card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards either online at the link or in restaurants, for a limited time.

Buca Di Beppo $10 Reward Card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards. The free bonus card can be used between January 1 and February 10, 2013.

Bravo! $20 Bonus with every $100 you buy in gift cards until December 30.  The free bonus card can be used between January 1 – March 17, 2013.

PF Chang’s $20 Bonus Card with every card with every $100 purchased in P.F. Chang’s gift cards until December 31. The free card can by used between January 1 and March 31, 2013.

Red Lobster gives a $5 off bonus coupon when you buy a $25 gift card.

Denny’s $5 Bonus Card when you buy a $25 gift card.

California Pizza Kitchen $20 Rewards Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. The bonus Rewards Card can be used from January 7 – March 3, 2013.

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse has a Buy-Five-Get-One-Free deal on gift cards. You get a free gift card of the same value when you buy five gift cards.

Flying Star Cafe is giving a bonus 10% in free gift cards when you buy $250 (or more) worth of gift cards this holiday season. This is what the server told me when I ordered dinner (with a $5 discount thanks to my latest reward voucher from my Frequent Flyer card – ha!). Ask at Flying Star Cafe locations.

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

Romano’s Macaroni Grill  gives you a free $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card.

FireHouse Subs coupon when you purchase a gift card of $10 and they’ll reward you with a free dessert, until December 15.

Black Angus Steakhouse Free $5 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card.

Olive Garden $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 or more of Olive Garden gift Cards in a single transaction until December 31. The freebie $5 card can be used from January 1 to February 13, 2013, against the purchase of two adult entrees.

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

TGI Friday’s Free $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 worth of gift cards.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of each $100 worth of gift cards.

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 28.)

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

Chipotle free food with a $30 or more gift card purchase through December 31. Take the purchase receipt into the restaurant by January 31, 2013, and choose a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or salad.

The Taco Bell Gift Card Promotion is a free menu item worth up to $5 when you buy $20 worth of gift cards.

50% Off Gift Cards for first-time Saveology customers only are available at these links for:
* Papa John’s Pizza 
* Burger King, Applebees, Dunkin Donuts, Boston Market, Landry’s, Domino’s Pizza, and Subway
* Red Lobster and Olive Garden
These are national deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up.

Del Taco gift cards come with free food! Basically, for each $25 value on the card you get a coupon valid for a free Del Taco Combo Meal, so it’s one free meal on a $25 card and four free meals with a $100 card. If you opt for the online exclusive $100 Black Card you get a free $25 Gift Card instead.

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

Carl’s Jr Freebie Get a coupon for a free Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich with a minimum $5 gift card purchase.

CiCi’s Pizza Free Buffet with every purchase of $25 worth of gift cards.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes free meal pass with every $50 gift card purchased by December 31.

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

Orange Julius Free Smoothie when you buy a $15 gift card in December.

Red Robin $5 Bonus Bucks Reward when you spend $25 on a gift card. The bonus bucks can be redeemed between January 1 and February 28, 2013.

Pay $10 for a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card to email or print instantly, or for physical cards delivered free by mail. Customize cards with a gift message, and the recipient chooses from thousands of participating restaurants nationally to redeem their certificate. Note that there a minimum spend in restaurants, so your recipient will have to top up a little, but they’ll still get $25 off their check. The discounted Restaurant.com gift cards are available for other amounts too, including $2 for a $5 card, $20 for a $50 card, and $40 for a $100 card.

Shopping and General Gift Cards

The Children’s Place free $10 eGift Card for every $40 worth of eGift Cards you send. The offer is valid until December 31.

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!

For every $20 worth of Thrift Town Gift Cards you buy, they’re handing out a set of bonus coupons for $20 of savings. The offer is good till December 31, 2012, while supplies last.

Bonus Bed and Breakfast Free $25 Gift Card with every 1oo you spend on a B&B gift card in December, using the promo code:  BBCHEER25 at checkout. You can then use the card you buy and the additional freebie on a single BedAndBreakfast.com reservation. Participating B&B’s that take the gift cards in Albuquerque include Los Poblanos, Bottger Mansion, Chocolate Turtle, Mauger Estate, and several more, plus B&Bs in Santa Fe, Taos, and elsewhere. Find all the 4,000+ inns nationwide where you can use the gift cards at the BedAndBreakfast.com free bonus card promo page.

50% Off Gift Cards for first-time Saveology customers only are available at these links for:
* SearsiTunes, The Children’s Place, and Bath & Body Works
* Old Navy
* Staples

Godiva Chocolate Free $10 Reward Card when you spend $50 or more at Godiva through December 24, 2012. 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.

Amazon Gift Cards No discounts here but their email gift cards, customizable with your own photo if you choose, are about the easiest way to send love if you’re running late on mailing gifts. Or they’ll mail an Amazon physical gift card to the recipient in a greetings card, with free one-day shipping!

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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 –Tania. FYI This post contains some affiliate links to plug you straight to those deals.


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Gift Card Discounts, Free Bonus Cards and Free Gifts

December 6, 2012 by  
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Free bonus gift cards and gift card discounts for the 2012 holidays. These gift card and gift certificate deals are for local Albuquerque and national chain restaurants, shops, travel, and more! Here’s one way for Santa to give a little and 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.

I’ll keep updating with new gift card deals – so check back soon.

Restaurant Gift Cards

Scalo Northern Italian Grill gives a free $5 voucher when you spend $50 on a gift certificate, until December 31. I was there last night for Happy Hour – ooh, yum!

10% off Chili’s gift card orders of $100 or more. The eGift cards can be purchased in any denomination from $5 to $100 per card, as long as they add up to $100 or more to get the 10% discount. The discount is shown on the payment page. The card is valid at Chili’s Grill & Bar and Romano’s Macaroni Grill.

Cold Stone Creamery Free $5 Bonus when you buy $30 worth of Cold Stone gift cards online.

High Finance Restaurant and Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tram discounted gift cards in December give you a  $25 gift card for $20, a $50 card for $40, or a $100 card for $80. The cards are valid at either restaurant.

Applebee’s Free $10 Gift Card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards either online at the link or in restaurants, for a limited time.

Buca Di Beppo $10 Reward Card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards. The free bonus card can be used between January 1 and February 10, 2013.

Bravo! $20 Bonus with every $100 you buy in gift cards until December 30.  The free bonus card can be used between January 1 – March 17, 2013.

PF Chang’s $20 Bonus Card with every card with every $100 purchased in P.F. Chang’s gift cards until December 31. The free card can by used between January 1 and March 31, 2013.

Red Lobster gives a $5 off bonus coupon when you buy a $25 gift card.

Denny’s $5 Bonus Card when you buy a $25 gift card.

California Pizza Kitchen $20 Rewards Card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. The bonus Rewards Card can be used from January 7 – March 3, 2013.

Vernon’s Hidden Valley Steakhouse has a Buy-Five-Get-One-Free deal on gift cards. You get a free gift card of the same value when you buy five gift cards.

Flying Star Cafe is giving a bonus 10% in free gift cards when you buy $250 (or more) worth of gift cards this holiday season. This is what the server told me when I ordered dinner (with a $5 discount thanks to my latest reward voucher from my Frequent Flyer card – ha!). Ask at Flying Star Cafe locations.

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

Romano’s Macaroni Grill  gives you a free $5 bonus card when you buy a $25 gift card.

FireHouse Subs coupon when you purchase a gift card of $10 and they’ll reward you with a free dessert, until December 15.

Black Angus Steakhouse Free $5 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card.

Olive Garden $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 or more of Olive Garden gift Cards in a single transaction until December 31. The freebie $5 card can be used from January 1 to February 13, 2013, against the purchase of two adult entrees.

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

TGI Friday’s Free $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 worth of gift cards.

Outback Steakhouse Free $20 Bonus Card with the purchase of each $100 worth of gift cards.

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 28.)

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

Chipotle free food with a $30 or more gift card purchase through December 31. Take the purchase receipt into the restaurant by January 31, 2013, and choose a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or salad.

The Taco Bell Gift Card Promotion is a free menu item worth up to $5 when you buy $20 worth of gift cards.

50% Off Gift Cards for first-time Saveology customers only are available at these links for:
* Papa John’s Pizza 
* Burger King, Applebees, Dunkin Donuts, Boston Market, Landry’s, Domino’s Pizza, and Subway
* Red Lobster and Olive Garden
These are national deals so select National if they ask you to pick a city while ordering. Click the screen outside the box requesting your email address if you want to see the deal before signing up.

Del Taco gift cards come with free food! Basically, for each $25 value on the card you get a coupon valid for a free Del Taco Combo Meal, so it’s one free meal on a $25 card and four free meals with a $100 card. If you opt for the online exclusive $100 Black Card you get a free $25 Gift Card instead.

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

Carl’s Jr Freebie Get a coupon for a free Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich with a minimum $5 gift card purchase.

CiCi’s Pizza Free Buffet with every purchase of $25 worth of gift cards.

Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes free meal pass with every $50 gift card purchased by December 31.

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

Orange Julius Free Smoothie when you buy a $15 gift card in December.

Red Robin $5 Bonus Bucks Reward when you spend $25 on a gift card. The bonus bucks can be redeemed between January 1 and February 28, 2013.

Pay $10 for a $25 Restaurant.com Gift Card to email or print instantly, or for physical cards delivered free by mail. Customize cards with a gift message, and the recipient chooses from thousands of participating restaurants nationally to redeem their certificate. Note that there a minimum spend in restaurants, so your recipient will have to top up a little, but they’ll still get $25 off their check. The discounted Restaurant.com gift cards are available for other amounts too, including $2 for a $5 card, $20 for a $50 card, and $40 for a $100 card.

Shopping and General Gift Cards

The Children’s Place free $10 eGift Card for every $40 worth of eGift Cards you send. The offer is valid until December 31.

REI Bonus $20 promotion card when you spend $100 in stores or online, through December 9. The promo card must be used by January 6, 2013. This offer has expired.

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!

For every $20 worth of Thrift Town Gift Cards you buy, they’re handing out a set of bonus coupons for $20 of savings. The offer is good till December 31, 2012, while supplies last.

This Target coupon gets you free $10 Target gift card when you spend $50 in stores. OK, it’s not strictly a ‘gift card deal’ as it’s not on gift card purchases, but it’s too good to pass up if you’re shopping at Target in the next few days. I believe there’s a limited quantity of coupons available to print, so don’t dally if you want it. (Update 12/12: this offer originally expired December 8, but the new coupon is valid to December 15.)

Bonus Bed and Breakfast Gift Card when you spend $50 or more on a B&B gift card by December 16 and enter the promo code:  GCHOLIDAYS at checkout. You get a free $10 e-card with a $50 purchase, a free $25 e-card with $100 purchase, or a free $75 e-card with $250 purchase.  You can then use the card you buy and the additional freebie on a single BedAndBreakfast.com reservation. Participating B&B’s that take the gift cards in Albuquerque include Los Poblanos, Bottger Mansion, Chocolate Turtle, Mauger Estate, and several more, plus B&Bs in Santa Fe, Taos, and elsewhere. Find all the 4,000+ inns nationwide where you can use the gift cards at the BedAndBreakfast.com free bonus card promo page.

50% Off Gift Cards for first-time Saveology customers only are available at these links for:
* SearsiTunes, The Children’s Place, and Bath & Body Works
* Old Navy
* Payless Shoes
* Staples

Godiva Chocolate Free $10 Reward Card when you spend $50 or more at Godiva through December 24, 2012. 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.

Amazon Gift Cards No discounts here but their email gift cards, customizable with your own photo if you choose, are about the easiest way to send love if you’re running late on mailing gifts. Or they’ll mail an Amazon physical gift card to the recipient in a greetings card, with free one-day shipping!

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

**** To spread the tidings of joy and savings, share these Gift Card Holiday specials with friends
on Facebook and Twitter or via email, by using the SHARE/SAVE button below! ****

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

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 –Tania. FYI This post contains some affiliate links to plug you straight to those deals.

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$12.50 for $25 Movie Gift Card

September 8, 2012 by  
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Save 50% on a trip to the movies! This $12.50 for a $25 Regal Entertainment Group Gift Card can be used on both admission tickets and concession purchases at Regal and UA cinemas. (If a box appears asking for your email address and you only want to see the deal first, not sign up, just click the screen outside the box and it goes away! And if you are asked to select a city in the ordering process, select National, as this is a national deal.)

The movie gift card offer via Saveology is for first-time Saveology customers only. They ran this deal a few weeks ago and it sold out, but now they’ve added new inventory. The gift card doesn’t expire and is valid at any Regal, United Artist, or Edwards theater nationally.

In Albuquerque, the Regal/UA cinemas are:

  • UA Cottonwood
  • UA Winrock
  • UA High Ridge
  • UA Four Hills
  • There are also two locations in Santa Fe.

The deal rules say that the entire value of the card must be used in one visit. So it’s a better bargain if you’re taking friends or family than if you’re going on your own…unless you plan to eat one heck of a lot of popcorn. The card can be used to pay for tickets, and for concession purchases.

The $12.50 for a $25 Regal cinemas gift card deal is for first-time Saveology customers only, and it’s only available for a limited time, or until supplies sell-out.

Either use the cinema gift card yourself, or give it as a gift, and make sure you read the deal fine print for all the details on redeeming the offer.

–Tania FYI – I’ve given you my Saveology affiliate links to plug you direct to the offers.

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$12.50 for $25 Cinema Gift Card: Regal and United Artist

September 5, 2012 by  
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UPDATE 9/7: Further discounted to $12.50! So now you save 50% on a trip to the movies with this deal to pay $12.50 for a $25 Regal Entertainment Group Gift Card, which can be used on both admission tickets and concession purchases at Regal and UA cinemas. (If a box appears asking for your email address and you only want to see the deal first, not sign up, just click the screen outside the box and it goes away!)

The movie gift card offer via Saveology is for first-time Saveology customers only, and I don’t know how long it will be available for, or whether there is any sell-out cap on the deal. The gift card doesn’t expire and is valid at any Regal, United Artist, or Edwards theater nationally. In Albuquerque, the Regal/UA cinemas are:

  • UA Cottonwood
  • UA Winrock
  • UA High Ridge
  • UA Four Hills
  • There are also two locations in Santa Fe.

I notice in the deal rules that the entire value of the card must be used in one visit. So it’s a better deal if you’re taking friends or family than if you’re going on your own…unless you plan to eat a heck of a lot of popcorn. The card can be used to pay for tickets, and for concession purchases.

The $12.50 for a $25 Regal cinemas gift card deal is for first-time Saveology customers only, and it’s only available for a limited time, or until supplies sell-out.

Either use the cinema gift card yourself, or give it as a gift, and make sure you read the deal fine print for all the details on redeeming the offer.

NOTE: This deal was originally posted on September 5 when the offer was $15 for a $25 gift card. It was further discounted on September 7 to $12.50.

–Tania FYI – I’ve given you my Saveology affiliate links to plug you direct to the offers.

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Food Freebies & Deals: August 31 – September 7, 2012

August 31, 2012 by  
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Albuquerque restaurant deals for the Labor Day weekend include Burger King, PF Changs, and a Matanza, plus offers for the week ahead from Sonic, Starbucks, Denny’s, and more…

Burger King $1 Real Fruit Smoothies Over Labor Day weekend, from August 31 to September 3, Burger King’s promotion gives you a small Real Fruit Smoothie for $1, for their strawberry banana, tropical mango, and raspberry flavors, at participating locations.

El Pinto’s Matanza on Labor Day September 3 from 5 – 7 pm costs $15 per person, and tickets are only available in advance. It’s an all-you-can-eat deal for horno-cooked pork, roast potatoes, corn on the cob, beans, rice, slaw, tortillas, guacamole, queso, chips and salsa. Whew – I’m ready to pig out right now!

PF Chang’s 20% Off Online Orders on September 2 and 3 only, using the promo code: RELAX 
The order at PFChangs.com must be for pick-up on September 2 and 3 to qualify for the discount – enter the promo code RELAX at checkout.

Boston Market 50% Off A Family Meal on Monday September 3, using the coupon.

Firehouse Subs BOGO Free Sub Coupon to get a free medium sub on September 3 only, when you buy another sub, chips, and a medium drink.

Sonic Half Price Breakfast Burritos all day on Tuesday September 4, to celebrate (?) National Back to School Day. Not sure if the kids are celebrating, although the parents probably are! Either way, 50% off is cool school in my opinion.

Coronado Crossing Restaurant and Brew Pub is giving away samples of its ribs straight off the smoker, on Tuesday September 4 between 4 and 6 pm. The action is in the parking lot at Coronado Crossing, 4800 Montgomery Boulevard NE.

The Gruet Winery Harvest Festival on October 12 and 13 includes grape stomping, music, arts and crafts, and, of course, wine and beer tasting. Tickets are $10 a day, available online at the link.

CoolWater Fusion Restaurant 50%+ Off Options include a a $25 Sunday Brunch for two, a $35 dinner for two, and a $69 dinner for four, in the Living Social offer available today only – then use the certificates by January 2, 2013.

During Cici’s Pizza Guest Appreciation Day on September 6, the CiCi’s Pizza endless buffet will be offered for $2.99 all day from 11 am until closing time at participating restaurants.

Starbucks Buy 4 Get 1 Free Buy four handcrafted beverages (excluding chilled bottled drinks) and get a fifth handcrafted beverage free, until September 30 at participating locations.

Denny’s free Nana Bread Pancake Puppies when you buy an entree of $2.50 or more and use the coupon until September 8.

Annual Fundraising Harvest Dinner It’s the final day today for Early Bird tickets for the Rio Grande Agricultural Land Trust fundraiser. Granted it’s not cheap – $100 for one ticket or $190 for two, if you buy tix by August 31 (today!) for the multi-course dinner on September 16 at Los Poblanos Inn and Cultural Center. BUT it includes a cocktail reception and music, dinner by chefs from several fine restaurants (Savoy Bar & Grill, Seasons Rotisserie & Grill, Los Poblanos, Zinc Bistro) and hey, it’s a fundraiser! From September 1, ticket prices are $110 per person.

Savoy Bar and Grill Half Off Champagne on Sunday from noon to 6 pm when you buy an entree. The 50% discount is on bottles of Champagne and can’t exceed $50. The news came in an email from Savoy Bar and Grill and seems to be ongoing for now.

Wine buff? Check out my earlier New Mexico Wine Festival post with the cheapest ways to buy tickets to this weekend’s event!

Slate Street Cafe Great Wine Blends Wine Tasting on September 4 from 5 – 7:30 pm in the wine loft. It’s $18 for three “generous pours” of the featured wines plus a light appetizer. That price is per person (so I guess you can’t share), and tax and tip are extra.

Quiznos Coupons all valid until September 3 include: 

  • Buy one sub at ordinary price and get a $1 small sub, $2 regular sub or $3 large sub.
  • Free Kids Meal at the weekend with the purchase of any sub or salad combo 
  • Two meals for $9.99
  • $5 small combo 
  • 20% off a catering order over $50

Free $25 Bed and Breakfast Gift Card when you spend $100 or more on a gift card by September 3 and enter the promo code:  GCBONUS25 at checkout. You can then use the $100 card and the free $25 card together on a single BedAndBreakfast.com reservation, giving you a $125 value for $100. The cards don’t expire, have no blackout dates, and can be emailed to print instantly (for yourself, or a recipient). Participating B&B’s that take the gift cards in Albuquerque include Los Poblanos, Bottger Mansion, Chocolate Turtle, Mauger Estate, and several more.  If you want to actually go AWAY somewhere, there are many B&Bs in Santa Fe, Taos, and elsewhere. Find all the 4,000+ inns nationwide where you can use the gift cards at the BedAndBreakfast.com free $25 gift card promo page.

FACEBOOK COUPONS

Romano’s Macaroni Grill BOGO Free Coupon Buy one entree and get one free at Macaroni Grill over the Labor Day weekend, to September 3. You have to Like their Facebook page to get the coupon! Albuquerque’s Macaroni Grill is at 2100 Louisiana

TGI Fridays 20% Off Coupon for Facebook members who ‘Like’ their page. Get 20% off the entire food purchase for your table, on dine-in at participating restaurants. The coupon is valid until September 17.

Regal / UA Cinemas $2 Off Candy Get a Mobile Coupon for Regal’s $2 off any candy deal at Facebook, if you’re going to the movies this weekend. The coupon is valid until September 2 – you just plug in your phone number and the coupon is sent to your cell. You don’t print it out (they don’t actually accept it as a printed coupon!)

Best of the City 2012 If you like what you find here, please take a minute to vote for us online in Albuquerque The Magazine’s awards. Just write ABQ on the Cheap under Best Blogger in the People category. Vote for any of your other ABQ faves too on the online form, and then hit submit. Voting ends September 1. Thank you!

NOTE: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure

–Tania FYI – I’ve given my Living Social and BedandBreakfast.com affiliate links. To help support ABQ on the Cheap (it doesn’t cost you anything), please use the links.

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Half Off Gift Cards: Gap, Payless Shoes, Bath & Body Works, Children’s Place

August 30, 2012 by  
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I’ve just spotted these limited time deals for 50% off gift cards for Gap, Payless Shoe Source, Bath & Body Works, and The Children’s Place. I don’t know how long they’ll be available for purchase, but you can either use the cards to save on your own shopping, or give the cards as gifts.  All these offers via Saveology are for first-time Saveology customers only, so you can only pick one deal (because after you’ve bought one of them, you’re no longer a first-time customer, I suppose.)

So here’s the info on how to double your money, and if a box appears asking for your email address and you only want to see the deals first, not sign up, just click the screen outside the box and it goes away!

Pay $7.50 for a $15 Gap gift card valid online and in stores. They mail you the card, with free shipping, and it never expires.

Pay $7.50 for a $15 Payless Shoe Source gift card valid online and in stores. They mail you the card, with free shipping, and it never expires.

Pay $5 for a $10 Bath & Body Works gift card valid online and in stores. They mail you the card, with free shipping, and it never expires.

Pay $5 for a $10 The Children’s Place gift card valid online and in stores. They mail you the card, with free shipping, and it never expires.

All these offers via Saveology are for first-time Saveology customers only, and are available for a limited time. They might have a cap on numbers and sell out early (I gather they have on previous occasions). While the gift cards themselves do not expire, make sure you fill in the info to get the card mailed to you within 60 days. The redemption info is provided after purchase, as described in the deal fine print.

–Tania FYI – I’ve given you my Saveology affiliate links to plug you direct to the offers.

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Half Off Gift Cards: Staples, Hot Topic, Boston Market

July 19, 2012 by  
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I’ve just spotted these limited time deals for 50% off gift cards to Staples, Hot Topic and Boston Market, and I don’t know how long they’ll be available.  They might have a cap on numbers and sell out early (I gather they have on previous occasions).  So here’s the info on how to double your money:

Pay $7.50 for a $15 Staples gift card to buy office supplies and back-to school supplies, valid to redeem in stores only (not online).  They mail you the card, with free shipping, and it never expires.

Pay $12.50 for a $25 Boston Market eGift Card for Boston Market Restaurants. They don’t mail this e-card to you, you either print out the paper voucher or show it to the cashier on a mobile device.  The card never expires.

Pay $5 for a $10 Hot Topic gift card for all the things that teens love buying at Hot Topic :-)  They mail you the card, with free shipping, and it never expires.

All these offers via Saveology are for first-time Saveology customers only. While the gift cards themselves do not expire, make sure you fill in the info to get the card mailed to you within 60 days. The redemption info is at the links.

–Tania FYI – I’ve given you my Saveology affiliate links to plug you direct to the offers.

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Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar Bonus $20 on Gift Card

June 12, 2012 by  
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Like Japanese food? Get a gift card deal at Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar.

Thanks to reader Nancy for sending the word on this promotion!  While dining at Samurai Grill & Sushi Bar, Nancy spotted that the Japanese restaurant currently has an offer to buy a $50 gift card and get an extra $20 bonus added to it.  I’m counting on all my fingers, toes, and eyelashes to calculate that this is a freebie worth 40% of the gift card purchase price.

Samurai Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar is located at 9500 Montgomery Boulevard NE, near the Eubank intersection. I haven’t had time to check this out for myself at the restaurant, and I’ve no idea how long the offer will last, so sashay down there for the sushi and sashimi deal if you’re interested.

Find other Restaurant Gift Card Promotions and Freebies in our recent post on IHOP, Outback Steakhouse, and Chipotle.

–Tania

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Restaurant Gift Card Promotions & Freebies

June 8, 2012 by  
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Mrs Cheap is on vacation (with Mr Cheap – don’t worry, I wouldn’t leave him behind. For one, I’ve no idea what he’d get up to without my loving guidance. He’d probably enjoy himself enormously.) 

So there are no regular Friday food deals post lately (had you noticed?) but here’s a reminder of some restaurant gift card and gift certificates freebies and bonuses that are still available. Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or to give it away as a gift. 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!

Chipotle Free Food when you buy $30 or more in what they call “graduate gift cards” and save your receipt. Next time you visit you get a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or a salad, in an offer running through June 30, 2012.  

IHOP Free $5 Coupon when you buy a $25 Gift Card, according to a press release from IHOP. It’s timed to give gifts for Father’s Day and graduations, so when you buy a $25 gift card you get a “bounceback coupon” to use on your next visit to the restaurant. You can buy the gift card through June 18, 2012, and then the $5 bounceback coupons are valid until July 31, 2012.

Outback Steakhouse $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card by June 17, 2012. You get a bonus card for each $50 gift card purchased, and the bonus card is valid for use until July 15, 2012.

–Tania

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Restaurant Gift Card Promotions & Freebies

May 9, 2012 by  
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Here’s word on some restaurant gift card and gift certificates freebies and bonuses for spring.  Give a little, get a little… Use the freebie or savings to treat yourself, or to give as an extra gift for Mother’s Day or a graduation gift.  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!

Chipotle Free Food when you buy $30 or more in what they call “graduate gift cards” and save your receipt. Next time you visit you get a free burrito, bowl, order of tacos, or a salad, in an offer running through June 30, 2012.  

IHOP Free $5 Coupon when you buy a $25 Gift Card, according to a press release from IHOP. It’s timed to give gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduations, so when you buy a $25 gift card you get a “bounceback coupon” to use on your next visit to the restaurant. You can buy the gift card through June 18, 2012, and then the $5 bounceback coupons are valid until July 31, 2012.

Outback Steakhouse $10 Bonus Card when you buy a $50 gift card by June 17, 2012. You get a bonus card for each $50 gift card purchased, and the bonus card is valid for use between May 14 and July 15, 2012.

StreetFood Asia BOGO Free Gift Card. Buy a $25 gift card by May 12 and get another $25 gift card free, to use from May 13 onwards. It’s a Mother’s Day promotion at the Nob Hill restaurant, 3422 Central Avenue, SE.

We mentioned The Artichoke Cafe half price gift certificate promotion just yesterday, but here’s a reminder.  Buy a $100 gift certificate for $50 until Friday May 11, and then use it until August 31, 2012. 

30% off Restaurant.com already discounted dining certificates when you enter the promo code MOM at checkout, until May 10. With the bonus 30% off, a $25 value certificate that is usually discounted to $10 now costs $7. Other denominations are available, check individual restaurants for deal terms (eg minimum spend). Search Restaurant.com by zip code, and the extra 30% discount doesn’t show till you’ve entered the code MOM.

Know of any other restaurant gift card freebies or deals? Tell us about it in the comment box below!

–Tania

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