It may be the season of gift-giving, but it’s also a time for gift-getting! Restaurants and retailers are offering incentives in the form of free bonus cards, treats and even coupons when you purchase their gift cards. We’ve collected the 40 best free gift card offers for 2016 to boost your gift-giving game.
AMF Bowling. Get a $10 Bonus Gift Card towards your next bowling trip when you purchase $50 in AMF gift cards. Offer valid through 12/26.
Applebees. Get a $10 Bonus Card when you purchase $50 in gift cards. Offer valid until 1/7/2017 and bonus card may be redeemed through 3/6/2017.
BJ’s Brewhouse. Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10. Buy $100, get $25. Plus, every gift card purchase over $50 gets you a VIP card good for 20% off until February of 2017.
Black Angus Steakhous. Get $10 Bonus Bucks with $50 gift card purchase until 12/31/16.
Buffalo Wild Wings. Get a $5 Blazin’ eBonus coupon when you purchase a $25 gift card. This deal runs until 12/31/16. There is a limit of 4 coupons per transaction and coupons can be redeemed through February of 2017.
Buca di Beppo. Purchase $50 in gift cards and receive a $10 reward card. Reward card is valid January through February of 2017.
California Pizza Kitchen. Get a $20 promotional card when you purchase $100 in gift cards. Offer valid through 1/2/17 and promotional cards can be redeemed from 1/9/17 to 2/26/17.
Carrabba's. Get a $10 Bonus Card to use in January when you purchase $50 in gift cards. Take advantage of this offer until Dec. 31.
The Children's Place. Get a $10 off coupon when you purchase at least $40 in gift cards. This offer is good for plastic or e-gift cards and lasts until Christmas Eve.
Chili's. When you purchase a $50 gift card, you will receive a $10 Bonus Card to be used at a future Chili’s visit.
Claim Jumper. Buy $50 in gift cards to receive a $10 Landry’s Rewards Card to be used from January to March of 2017. Offer is available until Christmas Eve.
DSW. Get a free Bonus Card worth $5 with every $50 gift card you purchase. Offer is valid until Dec. 26.
Einstein Bros. Bagels. Get $5 free when you buy $25 in gift cards.
Golden Corral. Get $5 in Bonus Bucks when you purchase $25 in online or plastic gift cards. Order by December 20 for ensured delivery. Bonus Bucks activate starting in January.
Half Price Books. Order $25 in Gift Cards and receive $5 and a coupon to be used in January. This offer is good until Christmas Eve.
IHOP. Free $5 coupon to use later when you purchase $25 in IHOP gift cards. Valid until Jan. 1.
Jamba Juice. Get a free smoothie or juice when you purchase $25 in gift cards. This offer is valid until the first of the year.
LongHorn Steakhouse. Purchase $25 in online gift cards and receive a $5 Bonus Card to be used on the purchase of 2 adult entrees at a later date.
Macaroni Grill. Get a $10 Bonus Card on $50 gift card purchase, or a $25 bonus card on $100 worth of gift cards.
Noodles & Company. Get a $5 Great Giver Bonus Card for every $25 gift card purchase you make. Ends Dec. 31.
Olive Garden. For every $50 you spend in gift cards, get a $10 Bonus Card. This offer is valid until the first of the year.
Outback Steakhouse. Get a $10 Bonus Card for every $50 you spend on gift cards. Gift cards can be purchased until December 31.
Panera Bread. Purchase $50 in gift cards until December 31 and get a free $10 Bonus Card.
Pei Wei. Get $5 when you buy a $25 gift card. Offer valid until Jan 3, 2017 and bonus redemption begins Jan. 4 and goes through February.
P.F. Chang's. Get a $20 Bonus Card when you purchase $100 in gift cards from P.F. Chang’s through Dec. 31.
Red Lobster. Choose between a free appetizer or a $10 off coupon when you buy $50 in gift cards at Red Lobster. Offer expires 12/31/16.
Red Robin. Get a $5 Rewards Card when you purchase a Red Robin gift card totalling $25 to $45.
Ruby Tuesday. Get a free $5 Bonus Card with $25 gift card purchase or $15 in bonus cards for every $50 you spend.
Rue 21. Get a promo card worth up to $40 with gift card purchases. $30 gets you $10, $50 gets you $20, $80 gets you $30 and $100 gets you $40.
Sephora. Enjoy a complimentary 45 minute makeover with $50 gift card purchase.
Soma. Buy $100 in plastic or digital gift cards and get $20 for you. Offer valid until Christmas Eve.
Steak 'n Shake. Get a free $5 certificate when you buy $20 in gift cards at participating restaurants.
TGI Fridays. Get a free $10 Bonus Bites card when you buy $50 in gift cards. This offer is available while supplies last.
Tony Roma's. Earn $15 in Roma Bucks for every $50 in eGift cards you send. Offer valid through 12/31/16.