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Give & Get: Even More of the Best Gift Card Freebies

Want a little something for yourself while shopping for gifts? We've found even more retailers and restaurants that are giving away free gift cards.
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It's now getting dangerously near to the Big Day for those who have left their holiday shopping until the last minute. Luckily for you, your loved ones, and your purse strings, there's still time to nab some of these gift card freebies.

Lots of our favorite stores continue to offer free gift cards with the purchase of select gifts, meals, and even other gift cards! So, to help you avail of the best of these freebies, we've rounded up the brightest of these no-cost baubles. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often, as we'll be adding still more gift card freebies as we come across them. (Note that deal expiration dates are noted when advertised.)


  • Applebee's: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free

  • NEW: Benihana: Get a $10 gift card for free with every $50 spent on gift cards (12/31)

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

  • Boston Market: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free (1/31)

  • NEW: Bravo Cucina Italiana: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 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 gift cards and get a free Mystery Gift Card worth at least $5 (12/31)

  • NEW: California Pizza Kitchen: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free (12/28)

  • Capriotti's Sandwich Shop: Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 in Cap Cash for free (1/31)

  • NEW: Carl's Jr. & Hardee's: Get a free Original Six Dollar Thickburger for every $20 spent on gift cards (12/31)

  • Carrabba's Italian Grill: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free (12/28)

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

  • CiCi's Pizza: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free buffet meal

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

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

  • Del Taco: Buy $30 in gift cards, get a free combo meal, or buy $100 in gift cards and get 4 combo meals for free

  • NEW: Don Pablo's: Get a free $5 gift card with every $25 spent on gift cards (12/31)

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

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

  • Famous Dave's: Get a free $5 gift card for every $25 spent on gift cards

  • NEW: Fogo De Chao: Get a $25 gift card for free with every $150 spent on gift cards (12/24)

  • Gap: Spend $50 or more and check via Visa Checkout, get a $20 eGift card for free (12/16)

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

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

  • NEW: Joe's Crab Shack: Buy $25 in gift cards, get $30 worth of coupons for free

  • NEW: Kona Grill: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free (12/31)

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

  • Lawry's: Buy $125 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card for free (12/31)

  • Ledo Pizza: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

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

  • NEW: Lone Star Steakhouse: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free, buy $50 in gift cards, get a free starter, or buy $100 in gift cards, get a free entrée (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 gift card and a Food & Wine Magazine 1-year subscription for free

  • NEW: Max and Erma's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

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

  • NEW: O' Charley's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free

  • Olive Garden: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 off two adult entrées

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

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

  • Papa John's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free large 1-topping pizza (12/31)

  • Pei Wei: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free (12/24)

  • NEW: Qdoba: Load $30+ on a Q-Cash Card, get a free Smothered Burrito (12/31)

  • Red Lobster: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 off coupon for use on a future purchase

  • Red Robin: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free movie ticket to see The Hobbit (worth up to $10)

  • Rita's: Get a free treat certificate with every $10 spent on gift cards (12/31)

  • Romano's Macaroni Grill: Get a free $5 gift card with every $25 spent on gift cards (12/31)

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

  • 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

  • Smith & Wollensky: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card for free

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

  • NEW: Staples: Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 eGift card for free (12/20)

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

  • NEW: Taco Bell: Buy a $20 gift card, get two Doritos Locos Tacos and a large drink for free

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

  • TGI Friday's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a Bonus Bites card for free

  • The Cheesecake Factory: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free slice of cheesecake

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

  • NEW: The Chop House: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a free gourmet steak seasoning or buy $500 in gift cards, get a $50 gift card for free

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

  • White House | Black Market: Spend $80, get a $20 gift card for free

  • Yogen Früz: Buy $20 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

While a gift card for everyone on your Christmas list is certainly an appealingly easy option, you'll find that some people would rather have something to unwrap. In that case, check out our best Editors' Choice deals for the best savings on the hottest gifts, and consider subscribing to the DealNews Select Newsletter to have the gift ideas come to you.

You can also check out our guides on Christmas gift ideas for men, women, kids, and parents.


Associate Editor

A former Fashion Editor and Boggle champion, Donna Doyle spends her time writing for DealNews, re-reading Harry Potter, and living in denial.
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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kdevine
Arby's - Buy a $20 gift card, get a $5 card (free card good until 3/31/2015)
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