UPDATE: Please goto quick summary for details and thank you for reading this thread.
original post & title said: Holiday Restaurant GC promo 2010
To me it's early, but I guess that's the new norm
Anyway, each year restaurants have a restaurant GC promo where its a buy $XX GC and get a $YY Bonus GC usually valid for a later period
In the past, examples included
red robin: get $5 bonus (valid until end of feb) for $25 gc purchase maggiano's/chili's/macaroni grill: $5 bonus for $25 GC purchase potbelly: buy a $25 GC get a free sandwich (i think it starts in end of oct, or right before thanksgiving...I'm not sure)
People have also combined current credit card CashBack promotions during the time period to maximize(?) the savings. As in the past, Discover's current qtr has 5% back on restaurants until the end of dec (upto $300 i think for this year)...so if it helps, it doesn't hurt. There're minor variations (like going to costco/Sam's Club to purchase GCs to use to purchase other GCs...these include outback, longhorn, hard times, mccormick's, and also depends on location)
And so, I'm going to start off with what i received in my email from Morton's: (It's not great, but it could be worse) Buy $300, get $50 or Buy $500, get $100 (bonus ends 3/31/11)
If others have other GCs to add, please add in the quick summary. Thank you for reading this post. if this is a repost, I apologize.
AMC Theatres - FREE $10 Concession Card For Every $50 You Spend on AMC Gift Cards
Applebee's - Buy $50, get $10 (thanks meechee341 details)
Arby's - Buy $20 GC, get free combo (credit to russellt)
Barnes & Noble - Buy $100 gift card, receive $10 promotional e-gift card (promotional e-gift card will be emailed on 12/26/2010
Ben & Jerry's - Buy $10 gift card, free scoop of ice cream (Thanks BrianGa Details)
Benihana's - Buy $50 gift card, get $10 (Thanks alwayslookinaround Details)
Biaggis - Buy $100 gift card (before 12/31/10), get $15 (valid from 1/1/11 until 3/31/11)(Details)
Big Daddy's - Get 20% off $25 GC purchase (credit to stoporder details)
BJ's Brewhouse - Buy $50 GC, get a free limited edition BJs pint glass; buy $75 GC, get a free pint glass and a surprise promo BJs card worth $5 to $1,000; buy $100 GC, get a set of four pint glasses and a promo card. The card is good from Dec. 26 through Feb. 28.
Black Angus - Buy $50 GC, get $10 bonus (credit to kickerstarter details) (additional $75 GC purchase allows for 15% off meal more details in post
The "Rewards Card" is not valid until January (if its like past years' T&C), and doesn't stack with the coupons they have pretty regularly now ($10 off $20), but the gift cards can be used anytime and combined with coupons.
This holiday promo combined with the best case scenario of "$10 off $20" coupon usage with the gift cards theoretically nets $110 of food for $50. Not as great as $30 of food for $12, but this is good for getting much higher amounts.
thanks to s002axb (i think) for the additional details in the quick summary regarding souplantation. I have added the image into my OP. Thanks to all so far who've contributed. I appreciate your help!!
In a related question, has anyone tried using a gift card to buy a gift card? In theory could you buy one card this year, take the bonus item, then reuse the gift card to purchase another gift card next year netting another bonus item?
Stir Crazy has started their buy $100 get $25 promotion early this year. The $25 has to be used between 1/15 and 3/15. Used to be they did not start it until after Thanksgiving and I refuse to visit the local mall they are in between BF and Xmas so I'd have to go between 12/26 and 1/1 to do the deal. Was there today to use my $10 birthday coupon for and was pleasantly surprised to find that the gift card promo had started (doubly pleased because I had forgotten my gift card at home so I was able to buy and use the new one).
Well the other thread was closed so posting more details on Taco Bell gift card here--in store purchase of gift card of $10 or $20 and you get a free large drink. YMMV but so far numerous people including myself were able to buy a gift card for $10 and get a free drink and then use the gift card to pay for food order in same visit. As before, no quality debates, it is what it is, had a car full of kids.
minor update to include the info for ihop, jason's deli, and mentioned the info for legal seafoods...
(details always appreciated on the restaurants that have no details yet, thank you!)
(also, if someone could find out if the chili's maggiano's macaroni grill is live, that'd be great...also has anyone encountered an offer from corner bakery yet? just curious)
and if i haven't mentioned it before, thanks to all those who support this thread with any and all input. I will try my best to credit whenever possible and thank you all again for reading this thread.
update: added stoporder's big daddy restaurant 20% off $25 GC info to quick summary
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