Expect bigger gift card bonuses this year


One long standing retail tradition is to offer gift card bonuses leading up to the holidays to give gift givers a little extra incentive to give a gift card. This year the trend continues, and we are seeing bigger bonus offers coming in from retailers beyond the restaurant industry.

Retailers offer these deals to spur the sales of gift cards for others, but many bargain lovers like myself pick up these deals just to save money on our own purchases.

DealNews has a roundup of several great gift card bonus offers that could be great for gifting or saving money on your own purchases, including;

  • 20% off gift card purchases at Eastbay with coupon code.

  • Free $5 gift card with $25 gift card purchase at Boston Market.

  • 10% bonus on Marriott gift cards.

  • $20 gift card on $100 gift card purchase at Outback and other OSI restaurants

  • And many more deals including Ruth Chris, L.L. Bean and others.