With only five days left until Christmas Day, shoppers who are scrambling to locate that perfect last minute gift are in luck.
A great way to get that hard to buy for, or that “not so sure what they may want” person is a gift card, and right now many retailers are giving you more bang for your buck when buy from them.
According to wtop.com on Dec. 18, many companies are giving out freebies this holiday season when you purchase a gift card from them, but you only have a few days left to cash in on the extra value.
Some great examples include a $10 free when you buy $50 in gift cards from Applebee's, online or in restaurants.
Other restaurants and retailers offering deals include Carrabba's Italian Grill, California Pizza Kitchen, Cold Stone Creamery, P.F. Chang's and The Cheesecake Factory.
The list is a long one this season, but here are a few great examples for you to check out. You can click here to see the entire list.
- Boston Market: Buy a $25 gift card from Boston Market and you'll get a free $5 bonus card while supplies last.
- Carrabba's Italian Grill: Get a $20 bonus card with every $100 in gift cards you buy online from Carrabba's Italian Grill through Dec. 31. You'll also get free standard shipping. Bonus cards are valid Jan. 1, 2014 to Feb. 10, 2014.
- The Cheesecake Factory: Give a gift card, get a slice at The Cheesecake Factory. You'll get a free slice of cheesecake with every $25 gift card you buy online or in restaurants. Free slice redeemable between Jan. 1, 2014 and March 30, 2014.
- Famous Dave's: Get a $5 reward card for every $25 in gift cards purchased from Famous Dave's, now through Jan. 1, 2014 (not valid for eGift cards).
- Hooters: Now through Dec. 25, you'll get a free $5 "Santa's Bucks" gift card with every $25 Hooters gift card you buy in a restaurant. "Santa's Bucks" are valid in 2014.
- P.F. Chang's: Buy $100 in gift cards from P.F. Chang's, and you'll get a free $20 bonus card that's valid Jan. 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.
- Qdoba: Order a Q-Cash Card with at least $30 loaded on it, and you'll get a free entree. Offer good through Dec. 31 at participating locations and through qdoba.com. Free entree redeemable Jan. 1, 2014 to Jan. 14, 2014.