Get Up to $50 With a Gift Card From These 60 Restaurants

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ONE FOR THEM, ONE FOR YOU

Gift cards aren't just an easy present — they're big business, with the industry projected to reach $160 billion this year, according to Gift Card Granny. Restaurant gift cards remain popular, and stiff competition for your dollars means many chains are offering limited-time bonuses with holiday gift card purchases. As with regular gift cards, be sure to read the fine print; most of these promotional cards are good for only a couple of months, and you'll often have to use them in a single transaction. Here are 60 places where you can snag a little something for yourself while checking people off your list.

Applebee's
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APPLEBEE'S

The offer: Buy a $50 gift card from Applebee's, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Through March 3.

Bahama Breeze
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BAHAMA BREEZE

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Bahama Breeze, get $20 in bonus cards.
When to redeem them: Jan. 1 through March 31.

Baker's Square
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BAKER'S SQUARE

The offer: Buy a $25 gift card from Baker's Square, get a $5 coupon card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 8.

BD's Mongolian Grill
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BD'S MONGOLIAN GRILL

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from BD's Mongolian Grill, get a $5 bonus card. Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $15 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

Beef O' Brady's
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BEEF O' BRADY'S

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Beef O' Brady's, get a $10 bonus card. Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Benihana
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BENIHANA

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Benihana, get a $10 promotional card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 2 through March 31.

Bertucci's
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BERTUCCI'S

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from Bertucci's, get a $5 thank-you card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse
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BJ'S RESTAURANT AND BREWHOUSE

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from BJ's, get a $10 bonus card plus a VIP card good for 20 percent off. Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 bonus card plus a VIP card good for 20 percent off.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 13. Bonus cards and VIP discount cards cannot be used at the same time.

Bonefish Grill
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BONEFISH GRILL

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a coupon for $10 off good from Bonefish, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, and most Carrabba's Italian Grill locations.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 10.

Bravo! Cucina Italiana
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BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANA

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from Bravo, get a $25 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 15.

Brio Tuscan Grille
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BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from Brio, get a $25 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 15.

Buca di Beppo
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BUCA DI BEPPO

The offer: Buy a $50 gift card from Buca di Beppo, get a $10 reward card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Buffalo Wild Wings
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BUFFALO WILD WINGS

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from Buffalo Wild Wings, get a $5 ebonus.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Burger 21
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BURGER 21

The offer: Buy $20 in gift cards from Burger 21, get $10 in bonus cards.
When to redeem them: Jan. 1 through Feb. 15, and Feb. 15 through March 1.

California Pizza Kitchen
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CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from California Pizza Kitchen, get a $20 promotional card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 7 through Feb. 24.

Carrabba's Italian Grill
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CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Carrabba's, get a $10 coupon good at Carrabba's, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, Outback Steakhouse, or Bonefish Grill.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 10.

Chili's
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CHILI'S

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Chili's, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 6.

Chuck E. Cheese's
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CHUCK E. CHEESE'S

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Chuck E. Cheese, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Dec. 26 through March 31.

The Egg & I
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THE EGG & I

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from The Egg & I, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

First Watch
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FIRST WATCH

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from First Watch, get $20 in bonus bucks.
When to redeem them: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
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FLEMING'S PRIME STEAKHOUSE

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, get a $20 bonus card good at Fleming's, Outback Steakhouse, Carrabba's Italian Grill, or Bonefish Grill.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 10.

Flanigan's
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FLANIGAN'S

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards or spend $100, including tax and excluding tip, and get a $20 bonus card from Flanigan's.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

Genghis Grill
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GENGHIS GRILL

The offer: Buy a $25 gift card from Genghis Grill, get a $5 bonus card. Buy a $50 gift card, get a $15 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

Granite City Brewery
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GRANITE CITY BREWERY

The offer: Buy $20 in gift cards from Granite City Brewery, get a $5 bonus card. Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $30 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

IHOP
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IHOP

The offer: Buy a $25 gift card from IHOP, get a $5 bonus coupon.
When to redeem it: Through Jan. 31.

Jamba Juice
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JAMBA JUICE

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from Jamba Juice, get a $5 bonus coupon.
When to redeem it: Jan.1 through Feb. 28.

Joe's Crab Shack
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JOE'S CRAB SHACK

The offer: Buy a $50 gift card from Joe's Crab Shack, get a $10 reward card good at many Landry's restaurants, including Joe's, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Claim Jumper, Landry's Seafood House, Rainforest Café, and more.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through May 31, excluding Feb. 14 and May 12.

Kona Grill
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KONA GRILL

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Kona Grill, get a $20 bonus ecard.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

Logan's Roadhouse
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LOGAN'S ROADHOUSE

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Logan's, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Through Feb. 13.

Longhorn Steakhouse
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LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards online from Longhorn, get a $5 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 3.

Maggiano's Little Italy
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MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALY

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from Maggiano's, get a $20 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 27.

Mccormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks
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MCCORMICK & SCHMICK'S SEAFOOD & STEAKS

The offer: Buy a $100 gift card from McCormick & Schmick's, get a $20 reward card good at many Landry's restaurants, including McCormick & Schmick's, Chart House, Mitchell's Fish House, Mitchell's Steakhouse, Oceanaire, Rusty Pelican, and more.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through May 31, excluding Feb. 14 and May 12.

Miller's Ale House
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MILLER'S ALE HOUSE

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Miller's Ale House, get a $10 ebonus card.
When to redeem it: Through Feb. 28.

Morton's The Steakhouse
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MORTON'S THE STEAKHOUSE

The offer: Buy $250 in gift cards from Morton's, get a $50 reward card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through May 31, excluding Feb. 14 and May 12.

Noodles
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NOODLES

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from Noodles, get a $5 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Through Jan. 15.

O'Charley's
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O'CHARLEY'S

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from O'Charley's, get $10 in rewards.
When to redeem them: Jan. 1 through Feb. 13.

The Old Spaghetti Factory
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THE OLD SPAGHETTI FACTORY

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from Old Spaghetti Factory, get a $5 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 11 through March 31.

Olive Garden
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OLIVE GARDEN

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Olive Garden, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 2 through Feb. 10.

Outback Steakhouse
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OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Outback, get a bonus card for $10 off good at Outback, Bonefish Grill, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse, and most Carrabba's Italian Grill locations.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 10.

Panera Bread
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PANERA BREAD

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Panera Bread, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Jan. 22.

Portillo's
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PORTILLO'S

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Portillo's, get a $10 promotional card.
When to redeem it: Dec. 26 through March 31.

P.F. Chang's
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P.F. CHANG'S

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from P.F. Chang's, and get a $20 bonus reward.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Quaker Steak & Lube
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QUAKER STEAK & LUBE

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Quaker Steak & Lube, and get a game piece for $10, $15, or $20 off a future visit. Some lucky players will win a $500 Visa Gift Card.
When to redeem it: Through Feb. 28, excluding Feb. 3.

Red Lobster
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RED LOBSTER

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Red Lobster, get a $10 coupon.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Jan. 31.

Red Robin
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RED ROBIN

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from Red Robin, get $5 in bonus bucks.
When to redeem them: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Ruby Tuesday
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RUBY TUESDAY

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Ruby Tuesday, get a $15 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 2 through March 5, except for Valentine's Day.

Ruth's Chris Steak House
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RUTH'S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

The offer: Buy $250 in gift cards from Ruth's Chris, get a card for 10 percent off a future visit.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

Seasons 52 Fresh Grill
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SEASONS 52 FRESH GRILL

The offer: Buy a $100 gift card from Seasons 52, get a $20 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

Sizzler
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SIZZLER

The offer: Buy a $50 egift card from Sizzler, get a $10 ebonus card. Buy a $100 egift card, get a $25 ebonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Jan. 31.

Smith & Wollensky
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SMITH & WOLLENSKY

The offer: Buy $200 in gift cards from Smith & Wollensky, get a $40 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 25.

Souplantation
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SOUPLANTATION

The offer: Buy a $50 gift card from Souplantation, get a $10 bonus card good at Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes.
When to redeem it: Through April 30.

Steak 'N Shake
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STEAK 'N SHAKE

The offer: Buy $20 in gift cards from Steak 'N Shake, get a $5 bonus certificate.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28.

Texas de Brazil
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TEXAS DE BRAZIL

The offer: Buy $100 in gift cards from Texas de Brazil, get a $25 bonus certificate. Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus certificate.
When to redeem it: Mondays through Thursdays only from Jan. 1 through March 14, excluding Feb. 14.

TGI Fridays
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TGI FRIDAYS

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from TGI Fridays, get a $5 "bonus bites" card. Buy $50 in gift cards in store, and you will also get a FandangoNOW code for a movie rental.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 28 for bonus bites; movie rental code by Jan. 31.

Tijuana Flats
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TIJUANA FLATS

The offer: Buy $25 in gift cards from Tijuana Flats, get $5 in bonus bucks.
When to redeem them: Jan. 2 through Feb. 28.

Tony Roma's
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TONY ROMA'S

The offer: Buy $50 in egift cards from Tony Roma's, get $15 in Roma bucks.
When to redeem them: Jan. 1 through March 22.

Veggie Grill
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VEGGIE GRILL

The offer: Buy $40 in gift cards from Veggie Grill, get a $10 reward card.
When to redeem it: Through March 31.

Village Inn
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VILLAGE INN

The offer: Buy a $25 gift card from Village Inn, get a $5 promo card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 8.

World of Beer
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WORLD OF BEER

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from World of Beer, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through Feb. 10.

Yard House
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YARD HOUSE

The offer: Buy $50 in gift cards from Yard House, get a $10 bonus card.
When to redeem it: Jan. 1 through March 31.

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