Can you get discounts on gift cards?
Yes! One of the best time to find amazing gift card discounts is Black Friday. I have listed some of the best deals on Black Friday gift cards below.
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Black Friday Gift Card Deals
One of my favorite things to buy on Black Friday are gift cards. Some places offer great deals on gift cards that you can use throughout the year. It’s even better when you are able to later use a gift card on your purchase and also use a coupon or other deal along with it. The best part is that many of these deals can be purchased online – no need to leave the house on Black Friday!!!
Do you get free stuff on Black Friday?
With a gift card purchase at several businesses, you can earn a free gift card or even credits or bonus cards. So, basically free money! I don’t know about you, but I’m happy to stretch my money whenever I can.
Perfect gift for any occasion
If you often give gift cards as gifts throughout the year for Birthdays or holidays, now is the perfect time to stock up. You can purchase enough for your friends and family and then use the bonus cards for yourself. Or you can add them to the gift for an extra surprise.
The best legit deals are offered around the holidays
Most of these deals are only offered around the holidays, but if you have the cash to purchase them now, it’s definitely worth it.
Can you use gift cards on Black Friday?
If you’re interested in a deal, check the fine print. Some are only available to earn on Black Friday. Some gift cards can be used right away, but others might be mailed or take some time to be sent digitally. In this case, you wouldn’t be able to use them the same day. Some bonus cards or credit may also have limitation on how they are used.
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Who has the best deal on gift cards?
If you’re wondering who has the best gift card deals on Black Friday, check out the following lists:
Restaurant Gift Cards:
- Applebees: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 bonus card to use by 2/28/22.
- Bucca Di Beppo: (-12/31/21) $10 bonus card with $50 gift card purchase.
- Cafe Rio: (Black Friday only) Buy $25 e-gift card, get a $10 e-gift card. On Cyber Monday, buy a $25 e-gift card, get a $5 e-card. (Checking on 2021 deals)
- *Download Cafe Rio‘s app or sign up online (replacing the punch cards), and add your own gift cards to the app. Thank you for using my referral code: LaurieMech8333
- Cafe Zupas: Waiting to hear if they’re doing their deal in 2021
- California Pizza Kitchen: (-12/31/19)Purchase $100 in gift cards, receive a $20 promotional gift card. (Checking on 2021 deals)
- Cheesecake Factory: (- 11/30/20) You get 2 complimentary slices of cheesecake when you purchase a $25 egift card.(Checking on 2021 deals)
- Chilis: $10 gift card with $50 gift card purchase.
- Costa Vida: Purchase a $25 gift card, get a $10 bonus card on Black Friday and Cyber Monday ONLINE ONLY. Check your app for details. If you don’t have the app, download the app using my code for a bonus: LAURIE3284 (Checking on 2021 deals)
- Culvers: (-12/29/19) Buy $30 or more in gift cards, get a free value basket free on your next visit. (Checking on 2021 deals)
- Einstein Bros Bagels: $5 bonus card with every $25 gift card purchase.
- El Pollo Loco: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 (Black Friday – online only) (Checking on 2021 deals)
- Green Mill: Purchase a $100 gift card, get a $25 bonus.
- HuHot: (11/1/19 – 12/31/21) Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 free.
- Jamba Juice: $25 gifts you $5 – see site for details
- Leatherbys: Buy a $25 card, get a $5 card.
- Little Caesars: Get a $5 Bonus Card when you buy $25 in gift cards. (not sure how long this is valid)
- Melting Pot (Nov.24-Dec.24, 2019) Buy $100 in gift cards, get 4- $25 gift vouchers to be used in 2018 (see store for details). Waiting for more info. for 2020
- Menchies: (Thru November & December) Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card
- Noodles & Company: (Nov.7-12/31/19) Purchase $25 in gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
- Olive Garden: ( -12/30/19) $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards.
- Outback Steakhouse: (-12/31/20)Purchase $50 in gift cards and receive $10 in gift cards (valid 1/1-2/9/21).
- Papa Johns: Groupon referral link. Not sure if they will do this deal this year. (credits like this are what keep my blog running)
- PF Changs: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card.
- Pizza Studio: Waiting for more info. for 2020
- Red Lobster: receive 2- $10 off bonus coupon or Free appetizer when you buy $50 in online gift cards. (Bonus coupon valid January 2021)
- Red Robin: Free $5 or $10 bonus buck reward with a $25 or $50 gift card purchase. (Check details for dates that Bonus bucks are valid)
- Rodizio Grill: Nov. 26-29: Buy $100 in gift cards, get $100 in bonus certificates.
- Ruby Tuesday: Buy $50 in gift cards, receive $15 bonus coupon. (Free bonus coupons delivered via email – check details for valid dates.)
- Texas Roadhouse: receive $5 bonus eGift Card when you buy $30 in Texas Roadhouse Gift Cards Online.
Other Gift Cards:
- Amazon: $5 gift card to sign up for the Amazon app.
- DSW: (Nov.1- Dec. 26, 2020) Get a $10 or $25 bonus card by purchasing $50, $100 in gift cards. Redeem bonus cards January 3-25, 2021.
- Costco: California Pizza Kitchen: $79.99 for 2- $50 gift cards. If you have a membership checkout even more gift card deals.
Downloadable coupons through Smiths (Kroger):
Check the app for current deals
(May not be available in all states, but worth checking into. They’re easy to download onto your loyalty card online and then have your card scanned at the store for your deal. Check expiration dates.) These are some examples of past holiday deals:
- 4X the fuel rewards with purchase of specific gift cards (.Sometimes the fuel rewards points really add up while purchasing gifts for others.
- Brinker/Chilis Buy 2 gift cards worth $100 or more and get $15 off.
- Ulta Buy 2 gift cards, save $5 off your grocery purchase.
- Aeropostale Save $5 on 2 gift cards.
- Children’s Place Save $10 off 2 gift cards
- Applebees Save 20% off $25 gift card.
- Ebay Save $5 off the purchase of 2 gift cards
- Best Buy Save $15 off your grocery purchase when you buy 2 gift cards worth $100.
- Wayfair $20 off Wayfair.com with gift card purchase of $100.
- DSW $10 off when you buy 2 gift cards totaling $50 or more.
Plus more Black Friday shopping tips here:
If you are shopping online for Black Friday, remember to go through Rakuten. By clicking through Rakuten to other sites you can earn cash back on all of your purchases. I do this each year and receive a check a few months later. It’s a great way to make some extra money while purchasing things you were going to buy anyway.
Black Friday Shopping Printable List
Whether you’re shopping online or in store, you may want to print out this Black Friday shopping list. It’s perfect for writing down notes and staying organized while comparing your Black Friday deals.
What are your favorite Black Friday gift card deals?
I will update this list with any other deals that I find. So keep checking back and please share any that I’ve missed in the comments below so that I can add them to this post. What Black Friday deals are you looking for this year?