HOT Deals on Gift Cards for the 2011 Holiday Season

This is the BEST time to buy gift cards for family, friends OR yourself! I ALWAYS take advantage of a great gift card deal if I’m going to be shopping there anyways.. its just another form of frugal!

Here is the latest deal we scored on a family night out:

Buy a $20 GC at Tace Bell and get a FREE Chicken Flat bread combo (Includes Chicken Flat Bread, 2 tacos, and a drink)
This was a PERFECT deal for the family when we go out to eat at a quick place… plus we love Taco Bell. Here is how we made $4 pay for dinner: Buy $20 GC and get the FREE combo.

I get the flatbread, little man gets the two tacos, and we share the drink (you can always refill it when you dine in!). Use the GC to buy $2 5-layer burrito/chips/drink combo, buy one more 5-layer burrito, and one more Chicken Flat Bread. So all in all we spent $20 and walked out with $16 still on our gift card for the next visit!! NOT BAD.. huh?

Also, if you have a coupon you can use those with the gift cards as well! They are considered a form of payment and will allow for coupon use with purchase (unless otherwise noted on the coupon!)

Here are a few other deals I have heard are going on this Christmas:

Barnes & Noble – Free $10 eGift Card with $100 eGift Card Purchase (getting a Nook for someone??)

IHOP – Buy $25 in Gift Cards – Get a $5 Off your next visit coupon.

Kroger – Check your store as you may get fuel points when you buy gift cards

Outback Steakhouse – Buy $100 in Gift Cards, get a $20 Bonus Gift Card.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill – $5 Bonus Gift Card with $25 Gift Card Purchase. See site for details.

Ruby Tuesday – $15 Bonus Coupon with $50 Gift Card Purchase.

Sonic– Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 gift card for free – This one could be regional

Subway – Get a Free 6″ Sub with a $25 Gift Card Purchase

Texas Steakhouse – $10 Gift Coupon with a $50 Gift Card Purchase

TGI Friday’s – $5 Bonus Bites Card for every $25 in Gift Cards

The Cheesecake Factory – Free slice of cheesecake coupon with $25 gift card purchase.

Tijuana Flats – $5 gift card when you purchase a $25 gift card now until Christmas Eve

WinnDixie – Check your store as you may get fuel points when you buy gift cards

**You will have to check individual ending dates but most run through Chrsitmas!