Restaurant Gift Card Specials for Holiday Shoppers

Restaurant Gift Card Specials for Holiday Shoppers
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Today is Super Saturday, also known as the last Saturday before Christmas, and across the country, millions of people are frantically running around their local malls trying to find last-minute presents for the pickiest people on their gift lists.

Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Heaven in a cardboard bowl. (Image via via Flickr user punctuated)

But you don't have to be a part of the Super Saturday mall stampede, instead, consider giving the stragglers on your Christmas list the one thing they literally cannot live without: a good meal.

Buying someone a gift card to a favorite eatery might seem like a lazy present, but to be honest, one of the best Christmas gifts I've ever received was $30 to Chipotle. That was eight years ago and I still think fondly of it every time I treat myself to a burrito. Eight years! How many of the presents you got for Christmas eight years ago do you remember?

And the best part about buying a restaurant gift card right now? You'll likely get a little something extra for free! Tons of food retailers are running gift card promotions right now. Can't think of where to go? Check out this list of 80 popular restaurants offering deals on gift cards right now:

  1. Applebee’s – $10 bonus gift card with $50 gift card purchase. Bonus Card expires 2/28/15.
  2. Bahama Breeze – $10 bonus gift card with $50 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus card expires 2/10/15.
  3. BD’s Mongolian Grill – $5 in Mongo Money and $240 in 2015 coupons with every $25 gift card purchase and free unlimited bowl to use now or later with a $75 gift card purchase.
  4. Benihana – $10 gift card with a $50 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  5. Black Angus – $10 eBonus Bucks with a $50 in gift card purchase. Bonus Bucks are redeemable between 1/1/15 & 2/12/15
  6. Bonefish Grill – $20 bonus gift card with $100 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  7. Boston Market – $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase. Bonus Card valid between 12/1/14 & 1/31/15.
  8. Bravo – $20 bonus gift with every $100 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus gift valid between 1/1/15 & 3/15/15
  9. Brio Tuscan Grille – $20 bonus card with $100 gift card purchase. Bonus card valid between 1/15/15 & 3/15/15.
  10. Buca di Beppo – $10 Reward Card with $50 gift card purchase. Reward card vaild between 1/15/15 & 2/12/15.
  11. Buffalo Wild Wings – Blazin' Bonus between $5 and $100 with purchase of $25 in gift cards. Ends 12/31/14.
  12. California Pizza Kitchen – $20 promotional card with $100 gift card purchase. Ends 12/28/14. Promotional card valid between 1/12/15 & 31/15
  13. Capriotti's Sandwich Shop – $5 in Cap Cash free with $25 gift card purchase. Ends 1/31/15
  14. Capital Grille – 10% off a bonus gift card with purchase of $500 or more in gift cards.
  15. Carl's Jr. & Hardee's – Free Original Six Dollar Thickburger for every $20 spent on gift cards. Ends 12/31/14
  16. Carrabba’s – $20 bonus card with the purchase of $100 in gift cards.
  17. Champps – $10 Extra Points Card with purchase of $50 in gift cards.
  18. Chili’s – $10 bonus gift card with $50 gift card purchase.
  19. CiCi's Pizza – Free buffet meal with $25 gift card purchase.
  20. Claim Jumper – $10 gift card with $50 gift card purchase. Ends 12/24/14.
  21. Cold Stone Creamery – $5 gift card with $30 gift card purchase.
  22. Del Taco – Free combo meal with $30 gift card purchase or 4 free combo meals with $100 gift card purchase.
  23. Don Pablo's – $5 gift card with $25 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  24. Duffy's Sports Grill – Free $20 gift card with $100 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  25. Eddie V's – Free 10% bonus gift with purchase of $500 or more.
  26. Elephant Bar – Free $5 promotional dining card with $25 gift card purchase.
  27. Famous Dave's – Free $5 gift card with $25 gift card purchase.
  28. First Watch – $20 free Bonus Bucks with purchase of $100 in gift cards. Ends 12/31/14.
  29. Flemings Steakhouse – $20 Bonus Card with $100 gift card purchases. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus Cards valid between 1/1/15 & 2/10/15
  30. Fogo De Chao – Free $25 gift card with every $150 spent on gift cards. Ends 12/24/14.
  31. Golden Corral – $5 Bonus Bucks with $25 gift card purchase.
  32. Hu Hot Mongolian Grill – $20 Bonus Card with $100 gift card purchase.
  33. Jamba Juice – Free smoothie with purchase of $25 in gift cards.
  34. Joe’s Crab Shack – Purchase a $25 gift card and receive $30 worth of coupons $30 in coupons with purchase of $25 gift card in December.
  35. Kona Grill – $20 Bonus Card with purchase of $100 in gift cards. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus card valid until 1/1/15.
  36. Lawry's – Free $25 gift card with the purchase of $125 in gift cards. Ends 12/31/14.
  37. Ledo Pizza – Free $5 gift card with $25 gift card purchase.
  38. Lettuce Entertain You – Free $25 gift card with $100 gift card purchase. Ends 12/30/14.
  39. Lone Star Steakhouse –$5 bonus with $25 gift card purchase, free starter with $50 gift card purchase and free entree (up to a $20 value) with the purchase of $100 in gift cards. Ends 12/31/14. Coupons valid until 1/31/15.
  40. LongHorn Steakhouse – Free coupon for $10 off two adult entrees with purchase of a $50 gift card.
  41. Macaroni Grill – Free $5 Grazie Gift bonus coupon with $25 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus coupon valid until 2/11/15.
  42. Maggiano’s – Free $20 gift card and subscription to Food & Wine Magazine with purchase of $100 or more in gift cards.
  43. Max & Erma’s – Free $5 Bonus Card with every $25 Gift Card purchase. Bonus card valid until 3/31/15.
  44. McCormick & Schmick’s – Free $20 reward card with purchase of $100 in gift cards. Reward cards valid until 5/31/15
  45. Menchies Frozen Yogurt – $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  46. Miller’s Ale House – $5 bonus card with every $25 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus card valid until 2/28/15.
  47. Montgomery Inn – $20 bonus gift card with purchase of $100 in gift cards. Bonus card valid until 3/31/15.
  48. MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes – Free Mooyah Burger with the purchase of $25 in gift cards.
  49. Morton’s The Steakhouse – $50 reward card with purchase of $250 gift card. Reward card valid until 5/1/15.
  50. O’Charley’s – $5 reward card with purchase of $25 gift card. Reward card valid until 2/13/15.
  51. Olive Garden – $10 off two adult entrées with purchase of $50 in gift cards.
  52. Outback Steakhouse – $20 bonus card with purchase of $100 in gift cards. Ends 12/31/14.
  53. PF Chang’s – $20 bonus card with $100 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  54. Palm Restaurant – Receive a $25 thank you card for every $250 you spend on gift cards. Through 1/15/15
  55. Papa John's – Free large one-topping pizza with purchase of $25 in gift cards. Ends 12/31/14.
  56. Pei Wei – $10 bonus card with $50 gift card purchase. Ends 12/24/14. Bonus cards valid until 1/4/15.
  57. Qdoba – Free smothered burrito when you load $30 or more on a Q-Cash Card.  Ends 12/31/14.
  58. Red Lobster – Free $5 Bonus coupon for every $25 spent on gift cards. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus coupon valid until 2/1/15
  59. Red Mango – Free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase, two free bonus cards with $50 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14. Bonus cards valid until 3/31/14.
  60. Red Robin – Free ticket to "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" with purchase of a $25 gift card.
  61. Rita’s Ice – Free treat certificate with $10 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  62. Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine – Free $20 gift card with purchase of $100 in gift cards.
  63. Ruby Tuesday – Free $5 bonus gift with $25 in gift card purchases, free $15 bonus gift with $50 in gift card purchase.
  64. Rusty Bucket – Receive a $10 bonus card for every $50 you spend in gift cards. Bonus cards valid 1/2/15-2/28/15
  65. Ruth’s Chris Steak House – 10% back in promotional cards with $250 or more gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14. Promotional Cards are valid until 3/31/15.
  66. Smashburger – Free $5 bonus card with $25 gift card purchase.
  67. Smith & Wollensky – Free $25 gift card with $100 gift card purchase.
  68. Smokey Bones – Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card.
  69. Steak ‘n Shake –$5 certificate with $20 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14.
  70. Sweet Tomatoes & Souplantation – Free meal pass with $50 gift card purchase in November or December.
  71. Taco Bell – Get two free Doritos Locos Tacos and a large drink when you buy a $20 gift card.
  72. Texas Roadhouse – Free $5 eGift card with $30 gift card purchase.
  73. TGI Friday's – Free Bonus Bites card with $25 gift card purchase.
  74. The Cheesecake Factory – Free slice of cheesecake with $25 gift card purchase.
  75. The Chop House – Free gourmet steak seasoning with $100 gift card purchase, free $50 gift card with a purchase of $500 or more in gift cards.
  76. Tony Roma’s – $15 in free Roma Bucks with $50 gift card purchase. Ends 12/31/14. Roma Bucks valid until 3/25/15.
  77. Uno Chicago Grill – $5 Bonus with every $25 you purchase in gift cards. Bonus Card valid until 2/13/15.
  78. White Castle – Free $5 gift card with $25 gift card purchase.
  79. Yard House –$10 bonus card with every $50 gift card purchase.
  80. Yogen Früz – $5 gift card with the purchase of a $20 gift card.