All the Best Gift Card Deals Available from Your Favorite Restaurants

Major restaurant chains all across the country almost always have some sort of gift card deal you can take advantage of to save some cash.

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There are arguments to be had about whether or not gift cards are a good present. Sure, some people like getting them. But the reality is that we often have to buy things for people we just don't know that much about. Maybe they're no more than an acquaintance or coworker. Maybe you just realized that you don't pay attention when they talk and have no clue about their interests. That's a problem to be solved another time. Their birthday is tomorrow, and you need the damn gift right now. 

Whether or not you like gift cards, it's worth knowing where you can get the most bang for your buck. There are constantly offers that will give you little kickbacks if you know where to look. This post, which is updated regularly, will help you know where to look. 

Here are the best deals on gift cards you can find right now. 

Gift Card Deals

Red Lobster
The deal:
Spend $50 on a Red Lobster gift card to get a coupon for $10 off an order of at least $30.
When: Through June 26

The Cheesecake Factory and Grand Lux Cafe
The deal:
Get a free $25 gift card when you buy $100 in gift cards. 
When: June 10-19

Fleming's Steakhouse
The deal:
Spend $100 on a gift card, and Fleming's will pass along a bonus card worth $20. 
When: Through June 19

IHOP
The deal: Drop at least $25 on gift cards, and you'll get a bonus card worth $5. 
When: Through July 17

Carrabba's Italian Grill
The deal: Spend $50 on a gift card to get a $10 bonus card in return. 
When: Purchase through June 19

McAlister's Deli
The deal:
You'll grab a $5 gift card when you spend $25 on gift cards.
When: Through June 19

Schlotzsky's 
The deal:
Grab a free $5 gift when you buy a $25 gift card. 
When: Through June 20

Moe's Southwest Grill
The deal:
Get a free $5 gift card when you spend $25 on gift cards. 
When: Through June 19

Bonefish Grill
The deal:
Get a free $10 gift card when you spend at least $50 on a gift card. The bonus card can be used from June 21 to August 21. 
When: Purchase through June 19

California Pizza Kitchen
The deal:
Spend $50 on digital gift cards and get a $10 bonus card.
When: Through July 10

North Italia
The deal:
Spend $100 on gift cards to get a $20 bonus card that is redeemable from June 20 to July 20. 
When: June 10-19

Cotton Patch Cafe
The deal:
Buy $50 in gift cards to get $10 in bonus Cafe Cash. That bonus bumps up to $25 when you spend $100 on gift cards. You have to purchase in-store and the bonus cards are valid through July 31. 
When: Through June 19

Yogurtland
The deal: Get a $5 gift card on the house when you spend $25 on an eGift card.
When: June 13-18

More Gift Card Deals?

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Want More Free Food?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersdeals on food for kids, food delivery offers, and alcohol delivery deals you'll find. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Additionally, we've put together a list of places offering free food to healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer on the news team at Thrillist. Follow him @dlukenelson.