- Chili's is offering a $10 bonus card when you buy a $50 gift card. I purchased mine through Mypoints.com, where I earned 1,000 MyPoints (20 per dollar spent), which is worth an extra $7.29 towards the $50 Regal gift card I am saving for. We will only eat at Chili's when we have a free appetizer coupon, which are emailed out almost on a weekly basis.
- Outback, Bonefish, Carraba's... all the Bloomin Brands restaurants... are offering $20 bonus cards when you buy a $100 gift card. We use Outback coupons along with the gift cards.
- One of my favorite deals is Papa John's. Buy a $25 gift card, get a free large one topping pizza.
- Another deal is the 2 free tacos and large drink you get at Taco Bell for buying a $20 gift card.
- The deal ends today, but if you purchase a Paypal Mastercard at CVS and load it with $150, you receive $50 in Extra Care Bucks. It costs $4.95 to buy the card, and I paid another $1.95 to withdraw the funds from an ATM machine. You can avoid the $1.95 fee by using the card to charge things, but then you have to worry about paying another $4.95 monthly fee for using the card, which is charged soon after you activate the card. I withdrew the funds right away and avoided that extra fee. I've heard this is a regional deal. It wasn't in my Sunday paper ad but I did find it in my online ad.
- Ruby Tuesday is offering a $15 bonus card with the purchase of a $50 gift card. On top of that, American Express is offering a $10 statement credit if you spend $30 or more at Ruby Tuesday (you have to register for the offer first). I am getting $65 in gift cards for $40 - sweet!
Besides gift card deals, there are plenty of other opportunities you can take advantage of. I mentioned the American Express statement credit. I just discovered the deals at American Express - not sure how long they have been around. I received a $5 statement credit for buying $5 gas at Murphy USA and another $5 credit for buying $25 gas at BP. When I bought the $100 gift card at Bonefish Grill, I received a $10 credit. I have found other deals at Shopdiscover, Ebates and the aforementioned Mypoints.