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Gift card deals: Freebies from Applebee's to Taco Bell

Gift card deals are as fun for retailers to hand out as for us to get them. You can earn free gift card deals by making all kinds of purchases...including buying gift cards. 

By Marcy BonebrightGuest blogger / December 20, 2013

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Around the holidays, retailers love handing out gift cards almost as much as we love getting them. You can earn free gift cards by making all kinds of purchases, including buying gift cards! With that in mind, we've rounded up some more awesome gift card-related freebies. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often, as we'll be adding still more gift card freebies as we come across them.

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Applebee's: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free
Bonefish Grill: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

 

NEW Boston Market: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

NEW Buca di Beppo: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $15 gift card for free

Buffalo Wild Wings: Buy $25 in gift cards and get a free Mystery Gift Card worth at least $5


California Pizza Kitchen: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

NEW California Tortilla: Buy $25 in gift cards, get an entrée for free

NEW Capriotti's Sandwich Shop: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a 9" sub for free

NEW Caribou Coffee: Buy $25 in eGift cards, get a $5 eGift card for free

Carrabba's Italian Grill: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

NEW Chili's: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free

NEW CiCi's Pizza: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free buffet meal

Del Taco: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free combo meal, or buy $100 in gift cards and get 5 combo meals for free

NEW DSW: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

NEW Famous Dave's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

NEW Fandango: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a movie ticket for free

NEW Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

NEW Hooters: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 Santa's Bucks gift card for free

Jamba Juice: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a small smoothie for free

L.L.Bean: Spend more than $50, get a free $10 gift card

Lawry's: Buy $125 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card for free

NEW Ledo Pizza: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

LongHorn Steakhouse: Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 off 2 adult entrées

NEW Maggiano's Little Italy: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card and a Food & Wine Magazine1-year subscription for free

Morton's Steakhouse: Purchase $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

Olive Garden: Buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 off 2 adult entrées

Outback Steakhouse: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

P.F. Chang's: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

Panera Bread: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $10 eGift card for free

Papa John's: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a large 1-topping pizza for free

Pei Wei: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a small entrée for free

NEW Pinkberry: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

Qdoba Mexican Grill: Buy $30 in gift cards, get an entrée for free

Red Lobster: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 off coupon for use on a future purchase

Red Robin: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free, or buy $250 in gift cards and get 20% off

NEW Rita's: Buy $10 gift card, get a treat certificate for free

NEW Romano's Macaroni Grill: Buy $25 in gift cards, get 2 $5 gift cards for free

Roy's Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 gift card for free

Ruby Tuesday: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free, or buy $50 in gift cards and get a $15 gift card for free

NEW Smith & Wollensky: Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 gift card for free

Souplantation/Sweet Tomatoes: Buy $50 in gift cards in-store, get a meal pass for free

Taco Bell: Buy $20 in gift cards, get two Doritos Locos tacos and a drink for free

Texas Roadhouse: Buy $30 in gift cards, get a $5 eGift card for free

NEW TGI Friday's: Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 gift card for free

The Cheesecake Factory: Buy $25 in gift cards, get a free slice of cheesecake

The Children's Place: Buy $40 in gift cards, get a $10 off coupon for use on a future purchase

NEW Tropical Smoothie Cafe: Buy $20 in gift cards, get a 24-oz. smoothie for free

NEW Yogen Früz: Buy $20 in gift cards, get a $5 gift card for free

Marcy Bonebright is a features writer for Dealnews.com, where this article first appeared: http://dealnews.com/features/gift-card-freebies/

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