Running out of gift ideas? Gift cards from merchants and movie theaters often come with bonuses, like a FREE bonus card or FREE popcorn. Plus, many can be sent electronically, also FREE, saving you shipping or postage costs.This is the one time of the year when it pays to give gift cards because of all the bonus offers.
Rules vary by merchant, so check the fine print carefully. Many cards, or at least the bonus cards, expire on Dec. 31.
See restaurant gift card deals here. These are other merchants offering gift card deals:
Remember, price and participation may vary. It’s also important to note that many of the promos are “bonus cards” — not gift cards. Review the fine print for limitations, including minimum purchase requirements, date restrictions or menu exclusions first. Plus, most (if not all) bonuses are not valid until Jan. 1, 2015.
If you have a favorite restaurant on the list, consider buying gift cards for yourself to “cash in” on the bonus. Plus, get more bonuses by breaking down a large purchase. For example, if the bonus is for a $25 (or more) gift card and you’re buying a $50 gift card, why not purchase two $25 gift cards in separate transactions instead? You just doubled your bonus.
Information for this list was researched by our sister website, Living on the Cheap.