Stretching your money with holiday gift card promotions

Lots of stores are offering incentives to buy their gift cards, and they have been doing it for the past couple of years. For example, last year, coinstar offered a promotion that I was able to take advantage of. When you redeem your change for one of a few select gift certificates, you don’t have to pay any fee, plus, when you redeemed $40 in coins for an Amazon gift certificate, you would get a $10 bonus, free. The deals are usually similar, around 20% bonus, but it’s an easy way to make my money go 20% further!

Here are some of the current deals available:

Applebee’s: Get a bonus $10 gift card when you buy $50 in gift cards.

Carrabba’s: Get a $20 bonus gift card when you spend $100 on gift cards.

Denny’s: Get a bonus $5 gift card when you buy $25 in gift cards.

Outback Steakhouse (my husband’s favorite!): Get a $20 bonus gift card when you buy $100 worth of giftcards.

Red Robin: Get a $5 Bonus Buck card when you buy $25 in gift cards.

Barnes and Noble: Get a $10 e-gift card when you buy $100 worth of gift cards.

Border’s: In store – get a $10 bonus gift card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards
Online – get a $5 bonus gift card when you buy $50 worth of gift cards

Some people really hate the idea of gift cards, and I’ve read over and over that an incredible percentage of gift cards aren’t even used, but I really love getting gift cards, especially for restaurants.

Date nights are something that my husband and I have a really hard time justifying the cost of, or maybe just I do. We really and truly understand the benefit of having dates and spending time away from the kids, but it’s just hard to justify sometimes. When we get a gift card to a restaurant, it’s not just a gift card, it’s a DATE; a chance for us to get away and reconnect, even if only for a couple of hours.

So, if you’re going to give a gift card, or are planning on spending money yourself at any of these places, take advantage of these gift card promotions, and stretch your money a little further!

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