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One for You, One for Me: The Best BOGO Gift Card Freebies

It's better to give than to receive — unless you can do both. Score bonus gift cards, freebies, and coupons when you're buying gift cards this month.
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If you still have a ton of names on your holiday gift list, a good way to check them off is by purchasing gift cards. In fact, more than 75% of American consumers would rather receive a gift card instead of an actual gift, according to a recent LendEDU poll.

And at this time of year, many stores and restaurants offer a little something for the gift-giver — you can score all kinds of freebies, coupons, and bonus gift card deals! Just be sure to read the fine print; many bonus gift card offers have expiration dates (often in the first few months of the upcoming year).

SEE ALSO: How to Save on ANYTHING With Gift Cards

While this list is already extensive, be sure to bookmark this page and check back often. We'll be adding even more gift card deals and freebies as we see them. Note that deal expiration dates are included when advertised.

The Best BOGO Gift Card Freebies

  • 99 Restaurant: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card for free (12/25)

  • Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 Snack Pass for free (12/31)

  • Atom: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 reward code for free, or buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 reward code for free (12/25)

  • Benihana: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free (12/31)

  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card and a 20% off VIP card for free. Or buy $100 in gift cards and get a $25 bonus card and 20% off VIP card for free (1/1)

  • Black Angus: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 in Bonus Bucks for free (12/31)

  • Bonefish Grill: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Bravo Cucina Italiana: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/30)

  • Brio Tuscan Grille: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 bonus card for free (12/30)

  • Buca di Beppo: Buy $50 in gift cards, get two $10 reward cards for free (12/31)

  • Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 eBonus for free (12/31)

  • BurgerFi: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card for free

  • California Pizza Kitchen: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free (1/1)

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Chili's: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Claim Jumper: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 reward card for free (12/24)

  • Cold Stone Creamery: Spend $30 on gift cards, get a $5 eGift card for free

  • Del Taco: Buy $30 in gift cards online, get a coupon for a small combo meal for free. Buy $100 in gift cards and receive four coupons (1/1)

  • Delmonico's: Buy $20 in gift certificates, get a $5 certificate for free

  • Denny's: Buy a $25 gift card, get $50 in Denny's coupons for free (12/25)

  • DSW: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card for free (1/4)

  • Duffy's Sports Grill: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a free $20 bonus

  • Eddie V's: Buy $500 in gift cards, receive an extra gift card worth 10% of your purchase and a martini set for free

SEE ALSO: 10 Gift Card Deals You Can Bag Just in Time for Christmas

  • Fandango: Buy $75 in gift cards and get a free movie ticket, or buy $100 in gift cards and get a free movie ticket and a chance to win free movies for a year. Use code "HOLIDAY4U" (12/26)

  • First Watch: Buy $100 in gift cards, get $20 in Bonus Bucks for free

  • Fleming's Steakhouse: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Fogo de Chao: Get a $25 bonus card for free with every $150 spent on gift cards (12/31)

  • Golden Corral: Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 in Bonus Bucks for free

  • Half Price Books: Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 for free

  • Jamba Juice: Buy $25 in eGift cards, get $5 off your first purchase in 2018

  • L.L.Bean: Spend $50, get a $10 gift card for free (12/24)

  • Ledo Pizza: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free (in-store only)

  • Lettuce Entertain You: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 holiday bonus for free (12/30)

  • Logan's Roadhouse: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • LongHorn Steakhouse: Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 off two adult entrées

  • Maggiano's Little Italy: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 holiday bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Margaritas Mexican Restaurant: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free, or buy $100 in gift cards and get a $25 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Morton's Steakhouse: Purchase $250 in gift cards, get a free $50 reward card (12/24)

  • Noodles & Company: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card (12/31)

  • Not Your Average Joe's: Spend $50 on gift cards, get a $10 appreciation card for free

  • Olga's Kitchen: Buy a $25 gift card, get $5 in Bonus Bucks for free. Alternatively, buy $100 in gift cards and get $30 in Bonus Bucks for free

  • Olive Garden: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card (1/1)

  • Outback Steakhouse: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • P.F. Chang's: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus reward for free (12/31)

  • Panera Bread: Get a $10 bonus card when you spend $50 on gift cards (12/31)

  • Red Lobster: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 off coupon or free appetizer coupon for use on a future purchase

SEE ALSO: Best Gift Card Deals: Get a $50 BedandBreakfast.com Gift Card for Just $35

  • Red Robin: Buy a $25 gift card and get a $5 bonus buck reward, or purchase a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus buck reward

  • Regal Cinemas: Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 concessions card for free (12/31, in-store only)

  • Roy's: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free (12/31)

  • Ruby Tuesday: Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $15 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Rusty Bucket: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/30)

  • Ruth's Chris: Buy $250 in gift cards and get a 10% bonus for free (12/31)

  • Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill: Buy or reload $25 on a gift card, get a free $5 bonus card (12/24)

  • Showcase Cinemas: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card for free (12/31)

  • Sizzler: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 eBonus card for free, or buy $100 in gift cards and get a $25 eBonus card for free (12/31)

  • Smith & Wollensky: Buy $200 in gift cards, get a $40 bonus card for free

  • Soma: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 money card for free (12/24)

  • Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a meal pass for free (12/31)

  • Steak 'n Shake: Spend $20 on gift cards, get a $5 certificate for free (1/2)

  • Taco Bell: Buy $25 in gift cards and get a combo for free

  • Texas de Brazil: Buy a $100 eGift card and get a $25 bonus certificate

  • Texas Roadhouse: Buy $30 in gift cards, get a $5 eGift card for free

  • TGI Fridays: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 Bonus Bites card for free

  • The Cheesecake Factory: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free slice of cheesecake (12/31)

  • The Children's Place: Buy $40 in gift cards, get a $10 off coupon for use on a future purchase (12/25)

  • Tony Roma's: Buy $50 in eGift cards, get $15 in Roma bucks (12/31)

  • Uno Pizzeria & Grill: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus voucher for free (1/1)

  • White Castle: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 promo card for free

  • Yard House: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card for free (12/31)

If your gift recipients prefer having something a little bigger to unwrap, be sure to check out our Editors' Choice deals for the best savings on the hottest gifts. And consider subscribing to the DealNews Select newsletter to find awesome gift ideas in your inbox every day.


Senior Staff Writer

Stephen has been writing for such national and regional publications as The Village Voice, Paste, The Agit Reader, and The Big Takeover for 20 years, and has been covering consumer electronics and technology for DealNews since 2013.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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dfcoates
Come on, DN! These deals ought to be ordered from best to worst. Clearly from just a $$ perspective, the Steak & Shake 20/5 is better than the Texas Roadhouse 30/5. Ones without limitations are better than those that have (I'm looking at you, Regal Cinemas).