This is the best time of year to find gift card deals, as shoppers race to find something thoughtful to give to friends and family. Statistically, gift cards are preferred more than random gifts that turn into clutter in someone's home. This explains why gift cards are appreciated more in surveys than other gifts.
Deals at local places: 99 Restaurant $25 Gift Card for $25, get a $5 bonus card. Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get a free $10 snack pass for you. Bonefish Grill $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get a $10 bonus card for you. Buffalo Wild Wings $25 Gift Card for $25, get $5 bonus for you. California Pizza Kitchen $100 Gift Card for $100, get $20 promotional card for you. Chili's $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get $10 bonus for you. Chipotle $30 Gift Card for $30, then buy-one/get-one free burrito, bowl, salad, or tacos for you. Dunkin Donuts $20 Gift Card for $20, get a bonus $5 eGift Card. Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar $100 Gift Card for $100, get a $20 bonus card. Half Price Books $25 Gift Card for $25, get a $5 bonus for you. IHOP $25 Gift Card for $25, get a free $5 coupon valid until Jan 31. Must purchase in-store at an IHOP location to get the deal. JCPenney $100 Gift Card for $100, get a $25 off $25 coupon for you. L.L.Bean $50 Gift Card for $50, get a free $10 gift card. Details on the top of their page. Longhorn Steakhouse $25 Gift Worth of Gift Cards for $25, get $5 off when purchasing two adult dinner entrees from Jan 1 through Feb 4. Morton's Steakhouse $250 Gift Card for $250, get a free $50 reward card valid until May. Outback Steakhouse $50 Gift Card for $50, get $10 bonus valid until Feb 11. Panera Bread $50 Gift Card for $50, get $10 bonus valid Jan 1 through Jan 22. 2 Regal Cinema $25 Gift Cards for $50 in-store, get a free $10 concessions bonus card valid Jan 1 through Feb 28. Must buy the gift cards at a Regal Cinemas location. Ruby Tuesday $50 Worth of Gift Cards for $50, get a $15 bonus card valid Jan 1 through March 6. Starbucks $50 eGift Card for $50, get a free $5 Amazon promotional credit with code COFFEE during checkout. 5 Starbucks $15 Gift Cards for $72 (saves $3). Showcase Cinema $25 Gift Card for $25, get a free $5 bonus card valid Jan 17 through April 12. 2 Spaghetti Warehouse $25 Gift Cards for $30 (save $20) TGI Fridays $25 Gift Card for $25, get a Bonus Bites card worth $5 and a free 1-night movie or game rental from Redbox. TopGolf $50 Gift Card for $50, get a bonus $10 card. Valid on game play, lessons, food, and drinks. TooJay's Deli $25 Gift Card for $25, get a $5 bonus card valid until Feb 28. Details displayed on one of the banner graphics on the front page. Target free gift cards with purchases: Click here, then click "Free Target Gift card with Purchase Promotions" to see a full list of free gift cards you can get with purchases. For example, get a $5 gift card free when buying $20 worth of cold, cough, and flu health care items. Also, a free $50 gift card when you buy 2 select video games. Airline gift cards: 3% off Southwest Airlines Gift Card, email delivery. Deals for Costco members only: 10 AMC Movie Tickets for $90. Choose 1 of the "Yellow" tickets, or residents of CA, NY, and NJ need to choose the more expensive "Black" tickets. 2 Buca di Beppo $50 Gift Cards for $72 shipped from Costco (save $28) 4 Cold Stone Creamery $25 eGift Cards for $70 (save $30) 4 Krispy Kreme $15 Gift Cards for $45 (save $15) $25 iTunes & Apple App Store eGift Card for $21.50 (save $4.50) $100 iTunes & Apple App Store eGift Card for $85 (save $15) $200 iTunes & Apple App Store eGift Card for $165 (save $35) 2 P.F. Chang's $50 Gift Cards for $80 from Costco (save $20) 5 Peet's Coffee & Tea $20 Gift Cards for $80 from Costco (save $20). 4 Regal Entertainment Movie Tickets for $36. Choose 1 ePremiere 4-Pack eTickets for $36, or 1 Restricted ePremiere 4-Pack eTickets for $40. Restricted tickets work in all states, whereas regular tickets will not work in CA, NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, and DC. Present the ePremiere tickets at the box office counter at a Regal theater. Extra fees if you use the tickets toward a 3D, IMAX, or special showing that costs more than a regular ticket. 4 Smashburger $25 Gift Cards for $75 from Costco (save $25) You can give or keep as many cards as you want.
All gift cards never expire until fully used. Promotional gift cards that are given free do expire within a specified time (check the details on their site).