Barnes and Noble, Children's Place, Half Price Books and Murdoch's Ranch & Home Supply are all retailers that offer bonuses with gift card purchases. Restaurants such as Red Lobster, Boston Market, Maggiano's Little Italy and Applebee's also feature bonus gift card offers.Continue Reading
Businesses often offer a bonus gift card as an incentive for consumers to buy their gift cards over another company's. Typically these offers have a minimum buy amount. As of 2015, the bonus gift card is typically good for $10 at that retailer or restaurant, though the amounts vary.
A standard example of such an offer comes from Applebee's. When customers buy $50 worth of gift cards, they receive a bonus card worth $10. It's not necessary to only buy one gift card worth $50 -- it's possible to buy several as long as the total worth is $50. While the purchase amount of $50 is common, it can range from $40 to $100.
Some less expensive retailers keep the stakes lower. For instance, both Half Price Books and Boston Market offer a $5 bonus card with the purchase of a $25 gift card. More expensive retailers raise the stakes. Maggiano's Little Italy features a bonus card for $20 per $50 meal purchase and a subscription to Food & Wine Magazine with the purchase of $100 worth of gift cards.
Typically, such offers are only available around Christmas.Learn more about Coupons & Sales