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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

Cousins Subs
The deal:
Buy a $25 gift card and you'll get a gift certificate for a free 7.5-inch sub in a bowl. 
When: Through December 31

Einstein Bros. Bagels
The deal:
Teachers and parents who are homeschooling their kids can take advantage of a couple of deals for Teacher Appreciation Week. That includes 20% off an eGift Card you can send to someone to say thanks. 
When: Ongoing

El Fenix
The deal:
Buy a $25 gift card and you'll get set up with a free enchilada plate. (Gift cards go well with the six-packs of beer they're offering for curbside pickup.)
When: Ongoing

Meso Maya
The deal:
Only one of its Texas locations remains open at the moment, but if you buy a $50 gift card, you'll get a card for a free entrée.
When: Ongoing

Snuffers
The deal:
Pick up a $25 gift card and you'll get a free burger. (Only two locations are still open during the COVID-19 outbreak.)
When: Ongoing

Taqueria La Ventana
The deal:
Buying a $25 gift card will earn you a free taco. However, only select locations are currently open.
When: Ongoing

Uberrito, Monterey's Little Mexico, Casa Olé, Tortuga Mexican Kitchen, and Crazy Jose's
The deal:
All five chains under the Mexican Restaurants Inc. umbrella are offering the same gift card deal. Buy a $100 gift card now and you'll get a bonus card worth $25. 
When: Ongoing

Saladworks
The deal:
Get a free $5 gift card when you buy a gift card worth $20 or more. 
When: Ongoing

Joella's Hot Chicken
The deal:
Get a deal on a card like it's the holiday season. A $25 card will cost just $20. 
When: Ongoing

Halo Burger
The deal:
The company is giving 25% of all gift card purchases to the Halo Burger Family Fund, which helps laid-off employees get groceries, pay rent, and take care of other essential expenses during the COVID-19 outbreak. 
When: Ongoing

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.