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Give & Get: The Best Gift Card Freebie Deals for the Holidays

Buy something for a friend or family member, and you'll get a treat for yourself in the process!
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone for another year, but if you didn't wrap up all your holiday shopping already, there's still plenty of time to score some of these gift card freebies. Whether you've got a family member that's hard to shop for, or you want to keep some extra gifts on hand just in case, gift cards are excellent picks.

Many of our top stores will be offering free gift cards when you buy gifts, meals, and even other gift cards. To make things a little easier for you, we've rounded up all the best and brightest of these offers that you can score right now.

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

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

  • Applebee's: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free (1/7)

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

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

  • Buca di Beppo: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free

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

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

  • California Pizza Kitchen: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free (1/2)

  • Carl's Jr. & Hardee's: Get a free Original Six Dollar Thickburger for every $25 spent on gift cards (12/29)

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

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

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

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

  • Denny's: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 coupon for free

  • DSW: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free (12/26)

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

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels: Buy a $25 holiday gift card, get a free $5 gift card (12/31)

  • Fleming's Steakhouse: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

  • Fogo De Chao: Get a $25 gift card for free with every $150 spent on gift cards (1/1)

  • Golden Corral: Get $5 in bonus bucks with every $25 spent on gift cards

  • Half Price Books: Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card for free (12/24)

  • Jamba Juice: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a smoothie or juice for free

  • Krystal: Get a free $5 gift card with each $25 spent on gift cards

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

  • Landry's:Buy a $50 gift card, get a free $10 gift card. Alternatively, buy a $100 gift card, get a free $20 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 gift card for free (12/30)

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

  • Maggiano's Little Italy: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a Food & Wine Magazine 1-year subscription for free. Or, buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card and a Food & Wine Magazine 1-year subscription for free

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

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

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

  • Not Your Average Joe's: Get a $10 appreciation card for free with every $50 spent on gift cards (12/31)

  • O'Charley's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free (12/2)

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

  • Outback Steakhouse: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free

  • P.F. Chang's: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

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

  • Papa John's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free large 1-topping pizza (12/25)

  • Pei Wei: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free (1/3)

  • Red Lobster: Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 off coupon or free appetizer coupon for use with a future purchase (12/31)

  • Red Robin: Buy a gift card between $25 and $45, get a $5 bonus buck

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

  • Ruby Tuesday: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free, or buy $50 in gift cards and get a $15 gift card for free

  • Showcase Cinemas: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

  • Smith & Wollensky: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card for free (1/2)

  • Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes: Buy $50 in gift cards in-store, get a meal pass for free

  • Steak 'n Shake: Spend $20 on gift cards, get a $5 certificate for free (12/31)

  • Texas de Brazil: Buy a $50 to $75 e-certificate, get an additional $10 for free, or buy a $100 e-certificate and get an additional $25 for free (12/24)

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

  • TGI Friday's: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 Bonus Bites card for free

  • The Cheesecake Factory: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free slice of cheesecake (12/30)

  • The Children's Place: Buy $40 in gift cards, get a $10 off coupon for use on a future purchase (12/24)

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

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

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


Staff Writer

As a college student, Julie wrote for the college newspaper and freelanced for the website College Candy. Since then she has worked as freelancer through Textbroker and has written press releases, feature pages, and other miscellaneous pieces for a software company. She enjoys writing both as a hobby and a career, and is always working on some kind of story.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Unless marked as a "Sponsored Deal," the opinions expressed here are those of the author and have not been reviewed or endorsed by the companies mentioned. 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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2 comments
BrokerDon
Sharky's Woodfired Mexican Grill has offers a $5.00 bonus gift card for every $25 gift card purchased between now and 11/24 https://www.sharkys.com/...card-banner2-112316.gif
Theresa680
Chipotle is also doing a deal. Buy a gift card for $30 or more in store, then bring your receipt (showing purchase of the gift card) before Jan. 31 for a free burrito or bowl.
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