Here are 10 restaurants giving away free gift cards right now

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It’s reported that the gift card industry is expected to reach an astonishing $160 billion by the end of 2018 and, with that kind of money, restaurants are seeing this as opportunity for more business.

Around the holidays, you’ll often see select restaurants offer incentives if you buy a gift card from their establishment. For example, if you buy $50 in gift cards, you’ll get an extra $10 gift card to be used during a certain time frame. It’s a good deal, whether or not you decide to pocket that extra bonus card for yourself or give it away.

But what a lot of people may not realize is that these same great offers are available in the spring, too!  With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and graduation festivities taking place, restaurants are wising up and realizing this is yet another great time to aggressively compete for business.

Here are 10 restaurants that have gift card promotions taking place this season:

1. Carrabba’s

When you buy $50 worth of gift cards to Carrabba’s Italian Grill, you’ll get a $10 bonus gift card that can be used from May 15 through June 21. This offer is valid through June 18.

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2. Bonefish Grill

If you purchase $50 worth of gift cards at Bonefish Grill, you’ll get a bonus card for $10. This special offer runs through June 18, and the bonus card can be redeemed between May 15 and June 21, 2017.


3. Del Frisco’s

Purchase $100 in gift cards at Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group—which includes Del Frisco’s Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Sullivan’s Steakhouse—through May 23 and you’ll receive a $10 bonus gift card that can be used from May 26 though July 31.

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4. Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Through June 18, when you purchase $100 worth of gift cards from Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, you’ll get a $20 gift card that can be redeemed May 15 through July 21.

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5. Fogo De Chao Brazillian Steakhouse

Purchase $125 in gift cards from Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse through June 18 and you’ll receive a bonus e-card valued at $25 to be used between the dates of June 19 and August 31, 2017 for either lunch or dinner. It’s important to read the fine print, though, because the bonus e-card can only be used Sunday through Thursday.

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6. Olive Garden

For every $50 you spend on gift cards at Olive Garden through May 14, you’ll get a $10 bonus card. The bonus cards, which will be mailed to you, can be used between June 1 and June 30.


7. Outback Steakhouse

If you purchase $50 worth of gift cards at Outback Steakhouse, you’ll get a bonus card for $10. This special offer runs through June 18, and the bonus card can be redeemed between May 15 and June 21, 2017.


8. Ruby Tuesday

Purchase $50 in gift cards between May 15 and July 25 and Ruby Tuesday will give you a $15 bonus gift card. The bonus card will be emailed to you within two business days of your $50 gift card purchase.

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9. Steak N’ Shake

Spend $20 in Steak ‘n Shake gift cards and you’ll get an additional $5 bonus card through August 22, 2017. The bonus card will be valid for 30 days after the purchase date of the initial $20 in gift cards.


10. Bravo! Cucina Italiana

When you spend $50 in gift cards at Bravo! Cucina Italiana through June 18, you’ll also score a $10 bonus card that will be valid from June 19 through August 31.

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