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Atlanta’s Holiday Gift Card Bonuses

 

If your family is like mine, chances are you have a few relatives who prefer to receive gift cards for their favorite restaurants as their holiday gifts. To stretch your budget, take advantage of a holiday gift card bonus cash deal. Restaurants generally start offering gift card bonuses in November, and the deals are often available through Christmas or New Year’s Eve.

Be advised: The type of bonus may vary—they may add it to the value of the gift card, give you an extra gift card, or give you a restricted-use coupon. Check with the restaurant before you buy. We’ll keep adding to the list as 2013’s deals are announced.

  • ONE. midtown kitchen, TWO urban licks, TAP, PARISH, The Spence, Lobby Bar & Bistro, ROOM at TWELVE: Buy a $100 gift card by January 31, 2014, they’ll add $20 to the total value for free. Use coupon code “HOLIDAY13″ to get the deal online.
  • Ray’s on the River, Ray’s Killer Creek, and Ray’s in the City: Buy a $100 gift card by December 31, 2013, get a $25 bonus card free. Bonus card valid January 2-March 31, 2014.
  • South City Kitchen (Midtown & Vinings), La Tavola, The Original El Taco, Ecco, Alma Cocina, and Lure: For a limited time, when you buy a $100 gift card, you’ll get an additional 20% added for free.
  • Strip, Cantina, Coast, Shout, Twist, Aja, Prime, Shucks, Smash, Goldfish, Noche: Buy a $100 gift card by December 31, 2013, get $100 worth of bonus gift cards ($20 Here To Serve gift card, $20 off from The Cook’s Warehouse, $20 off from Spa Sydell, 20% off from The Alliance Theatre & 20% off from Fab’rik).
  • 103 West, Atlanta Fish Market, Bistro Niko, Buckhead Diner, Chops Lobster Bar, Corner Cafe, Kyma, Nava, Pricci, & Veni Vidi Vici: Buy an Ultimate Dining Card, get a bonus 20% added to the card for free. Offer valid through January 31, 2014.
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: Buy $100 worth of gift cards by December 31, 2013, get a $20 bonus card. Bonus card valid January 1-February 10, 2014.
  • Outback Steakhouse: Buy $100 worth of gift cards by December 31, 2013, get a $20 bonus card free. Bonus card valid January 1-February 10, 2014.
  • Bonefish Grill: Buy $100 worth of gift cards by December 31, 2013, get a $20 bonus card. Bonus card valid January 1-February 10, 2014.
  • Fleming’s Steakhouse & Wine Bar: Buy $100 worth of gift cards by December 31, 2013, get a $20 bonus card.
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Through December 29, 2013, if you buy $100 worth of gift cards, you’ll get a $20 rewards card free. The bonus card is valid from January 14-March 2, 2014.
  • Maggiano’s: Buy $100 worth of gift cards by December 31, 2013, get a $20 bonus card + a one-year subscription to Food & Wine magazine free.
  • RA Sushi: Through December 31, 2013, buy $50 worth of gift cards, get a $10 bonus card free. The bonus card is valid from January 2-March 31, 2014.
  • Macaroni Grill: Through December 31, 2013, when you buy $25 worth of gift cards, you’ll get a $5 bonus card free. The bonus card is valid from January 2-February 12, 2014.
  • Morton’s the Steakhouse: Through December 24, 2013, when you buy $100 worth of gift cards in one order, you’ll get a $20 Morton’s Reward card free. The Morton’s Reward card is valid from January 2-February 12, 2014.
  • McCormick & Schmick’s: Through December 24, 2013, when you buy $100 worth of gift cards in one order, you’ll get a $20 reward card free. The reward card is valid from January 2-February 12, 2014.
  • Benihana: Through December 31, 2013, when you buy $50 worth of gift cards in one order, you’ll get a $10 promotional card free (FYI–Be the Chef gift card purchases do not earn promotional cards). The promotional card is valid from January 2-March 31, 2014.
  • Ruby Tuesday: Through December 31, 2013, when you buy $50 worth of gift cards in one order, you’ll get a $15 bonus card free with free shipping. The bonus card is valid from January 2-February 28, 2014.
  • T.G.I. Friday’s: When you buy $50 worth of gift cards in one order, you’ll get a $10 Bonus Bites card free.
  • Applebee’s: For a limited time, when you buy $50 worth of digital gift cards in one order, you’ll get a $10 digital bonus card free.
  • First Watch: Through December 31, 2013, give $100 worth of gift cards, you’ll get a $20 bonus bucks card free. Bonus bucks card valid from January 1-February 28, 2014.
  • P.F. Chang’s: Buy $100 or more in gift cards before December 31, 2013, get a free $20 bonus card. The bonus card is valid from January 1-March 31, 2014.
  • Boston Market: While supplies last, buy a $25 gift card, get a free $5 bonus card.
  • Chili’s: For a limited time, when you buy $50 worth of gift cards, you’ll get a $10 promotional card free. Bonus cards are valid from January 1-February 10, 2014.
  • Gordon Biersch: Through December 29, 2013, for every $25 in gift cards purchased, you’ll receive a free $5 gift certificate.
  • Olive Garden: Through December 24, 2013, buy $50 or more in gift cards in a single transaction and receive a $10 bonus card. Bonus cards are valid from January 1-February 9, 2014.
  • Red Lobster: For a limited time, you’ll receive a $5 off coupon when you purchase $25 worth of gift cards online.
  • Longhorn Steakhouse: For a limited time, you’ll receive a $5 off coupon when you purchase $25 worth of gift cards online. Coupon valid from January 1-February 9, 2014.
  • Bucca di Beppo: For a limited time, purchase $50 in gift cards and get a $15 rewards card. Rewards cards are valid from January 1-February 28, 2014.
  • CiCi’s Pizza: For a limtied time at participating locations, purchase $25 in gift cards and get a free buffet; coupon redeemable in January 2014.
  • Ocean Prime: Through December 30, 2013, purchase $100 or more in gift cards and get a $25 bonus card. Bonus cards valid Sunday-Thursday, January 2-March 2, 2014.
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill: Through December 31, 2013, for every $30 you load on a single Q-Cash Card, you’ll get a voucher good for a free entrée. Voucher is redeemable at participating locations from January 1-14, 2014.
  • Red Robin: For a limited time, buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 Bonus Buck Reward.
  • Taco Bell: For a limited time, buy a $20 gift card and get two free Doritos Locos tacos & a large drink.

One other thing: I like to dine out at familiar spots & try new-to-me places. Though I prefer an unrestricted bonus card, I’ll buy gift cards from restaurants that are my short list of places to go & then keep the bonus card to cut my bill.

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