Seasonal & Holiday

Best Restaurant Bonus Cash Deals

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about how this is the best time of year to buy restaurant gift cards. In December, a ton of restaurants will give you a bonus coupon or certificate when you buy a certain amount in gift card dollars. You can either keep this bonus for yourself or pass it along to the gift card recipient this holiday season.

We’ve gathered up some of the best gift card deals to be had this month. Make sure that you understand all the stipulations on your bonus money, though. You can typically only spend them between certain dates, and unlike your gift card, they will expire. Many of them can’t be used until January just to make matters more complicated.

But free money is worth it. If you’re stuffing stockings with gift cards anyways, you might as well get them at a restaurant that’s going to give you more bang for your buck.

Quaker Steak & Lube

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When to buy: Now through December 31st.

Bonus amount and requirements: Spend $50 on gift cards, get an additional $10 bonus card.

Red Robin

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When to buy: This is a “while supplies last” offer, so it would be wise to buy sooner rather than later!

Bonus amount and requirements: Get $5 in bonus bucks for every $25-$45 gift card you purchase.

When to use your bonus: Bonus bucks are only valid between January 1, 2017 and February 28, 2017.

Applebee’s

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When to buy: Now through January 7, 2017.

Bonus amount and requirements: Spend $50 on gift cards, get an additional $10 bonus card.

When to use your bonus: You cannot spend your bonus card on the day it is issued. They expire on March 6, 2017.

IHOP

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When to buy: Now through January 1, 2017.

Bonus amount and requirements: Spend $25 on gift cards, get an additional $5 bonus.

When to use your bonus: Bonus expires on January 31, 2017.

Benihana

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When to buy: Now through December 31st.

Bonus amount and requirements: Spend $50 on gift cards, get an additional $10 promotional card.

When to use your bonus: Promotional card is valid from January 2, 2017 through March 31, 2017.

Bravo

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When to buy: Now through December 24th.

Bonus amount and requirements: Spend $100 on gift cards, get an additional $20 promotional card.

When to use your bonus: Promotional card is valid from January 1, 2017 through March 15, 2017.

If you are going to Bravo for a meal with coworkers or extended family over the holiday season, you get a bonus of $10 per guest for booking your holiday party ahead of time. Those bonus certificates can be redeemed January 1, 2017 through February 28, 2017.

Logan’s Roadhouse

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When to buy: Now through December 24th.

Bonus amount and requirements: Spend $50 on gift cards, get an additional $10 bonus card.

When to use your bonus: Bonus card is valid from January 1, 2017 through February 12, 2017.

P.F. Chang’s

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When to buy: Now through December 31st.

Bonus amount and requirements: Spend $100 on gift cards, get an additional $20 bonus card.

When to use your bonus: Bonus card is valid from January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017.