Restaurant Gift Card Promotions and Discounts in New England for the 2012 Holiday Season

Chances are you have a least one person on your list that you’re going to buy a gift card for this holiday season. I compiled a list of all the gift card promotions happening for both local Boston restaurants and national chains that are located in Massachusetts. Make sure you read the terms and dates (link in the title) of each promotion as each restaurant varies.

But if you are going to buy a gift card anyway, might as well get a little something for yourself too!

Al Dente Ristorante in the North End: For every $25 purchased in gift cards, receive an additional $5 gift card 

Applebee’s: Buy $50 worth in Applebee’s Digital Gift Cards online and receive a free $10 Digital Bonus Card.

The Aquitaine Group: Receive a complimentary $20 dining certificate valid after 1/1/13 for every $100 you spend on Aquitaine Group Gift Cards. The Aquitaine Group includes Aquitaine, Gaslight Brasserie, Metropolis Cafe, Union Bar and Grille, Cinquecento Trattoria, and Greenlight Cafe.

Ben & Jerry’s: Grab a free Scoop of Ice Cream when you spend $10 or more on Gift Cards at your local Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop.

Boston Market: Grab a free $5 Bonus Gift Card for every $25 Gift Card purchased and enter for a chance to win $1,000 when you order online

Bucca di Beppo: Get a free $10 Reward Card (valid 1/1/13 through 2/10/13) with every $50 Gift Card purchased

Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy $25+ in Gift Cards before 12/31/12 and get a blazin’ bonus that could be worth $5-$100 at Buffalo Wild Wings!

The Capital Grille: Buy $500 worth in Gift Cards and receive a free 4-piece steak knife gift plus bonus cards.

California Pizza Kitchen: Purchase $100 in Gift Cards and receive free a $20 rewards card that can be redeemed from 1/7/13 to 3/3/13

Cheesecake Factory: For every $25 purchased in Gift Cards now until 12/26/12, receive a free slice of cheesecake redeemable 12/16/12-3/31/13.

Chili’s: Now through 12/26/12, save 10% when you purchase $100 or more in Gift Cards.

Chipotle: Buy $30+ in Gift Cards at Chipotle before 12/31/12 then bring your receipt at your next visit for a free burrito, bowl or order of tacos.

CBS Scene at Patriots Place: Buy $100 in gift cards through 12/24/12 and receive a free $20 gift card!

Denny’s: Buy $25+ in Gift Cards, and receive a free $5 bonus card on orders of $10 or more, for a limited time.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar: For every $100 in Gift Cards purchased before 12/31/12, receive a free $20 bonus card.

Jerry Remy’s: Buy 4) $25 gift cards for Jerry Remy’s and receive a $50 bonus card, for a limited time.

Longhorn Steakhouse: Buy a $25 Gift Card, and receive a $5 coupon off your next purchase when you buy 2 entrees.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: Buy $100 in Gift Cards through 12/31/12 and recieve a free bonus card of $20 off when you spend $50 from 1/1/13 to 2/28/13 AND a free 1-year subscription to Food and Wine Magazine ($12 value, or cancel the magazine offer and grab $12 free!)

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant: Now through 12/31/12, buy a $50 gift card, receive a $10 bonus card, and/or buy $100 worth in gift cards, receive a $25 bonus card!

McCormick & Schmick’s: Buy a $100 gift card through 12/25/12 and receive a $20 reward card on your next purchase from 1/2/13 to 12/12/13,

Morton’s Steakhouse: Purchase $250 in gift cards from now until 12/24/12 and receive a free $50 rewards card valid from 1/2/13 to 2/12/13!

Ninety Nine: For every $25 Classic Gift Card purchased (not valid on eGift Cards), receive a free $5 bonus card!

Not Your Average Joe’s: Buy $50 worth of Gift Cards through 12/31/12 and receive a free $10 appreciation card that is valid for 90 days from gift card purchase.

Olive Garden: Purchase $25 in Gift Cards in a single transaction through 12/31/12 and receive free $5 off when you purchase two adult entrees, valid 1/1/13-2/13/13

Outback Steakhouse: Receive a free $20 bonus card (valid 1/10/13-2/10/13) when you buy $100+ in gift cards by 12/31/12. Limit of 10.

Pinkberry: Buy a $25 e-gift card, and receive a free $5 e-gift card, for a limited time

Panda Express: Free 2-entree plate on your next purchase with any qualifying gift card purchase (card amount varies by location)

P.F.Changs: Receive a $20 bonus card valid from 1/1/13-3/31/13 when you buy $100 in P.F.Chang’s gift cards.

Qdoba Mexican Grill: For every $25 you load on a single Q-Cash Card by 12/31/12, you’ll get a $5 voucher to spend on a entree in January or February of 2013.

Red Mango: For a limited time, receive a free $5 “Share the Love” card when you buy $25 or more in Red Mango Gift Cards

Ruby Tuesday: Purchase $50 in Gift Cards through 12/31/12 and receive a $15 Bonus Coupon through e-mail valid from 1/2/13 to 2/28/13.

Smokey Bones: Buy $50 in Gift Cards through 12/24/12, and receive $10 for yourself.

Taco Bell: Buy $20 in Gifts Cards, and receive any item free (one free item per minimum gift card purchase and maximum of $5 in value)

Texas Roadhouse: Receive a free $5 eGift Card on a future visit when you buy $30 or more in gift cards online.

T.G.I. Friday’s: Get a free $5 Bonus Bites Card for every $25 you spend on Gift Cards.

Uno Chicago Grille: For every $25 spent in Gift Cards, receive $5 bonus card for a limited time.

Yardhouse: For every $50 spent through 12/31/12, receive a $10 bonus card on future purchases.

And if you’re not too sure what you are looking for, head to Shaw’s to take advantage of their Gift Card promotion! From now until 12/22/12, buy $100 worth of select gift cards, and grab $10 off your next shopping trip. The participating gift cards switch each week, so look for a sign at your local Shaw’s to see what stores are participating that week! Earlier this month, I grabbed $50 to Kohls and $50 to Lowes, and grabbed a Catalina coupon to spend on my next grocery trip for free groceries! Sweet!

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