I had to run to quick errands this morning. I have a dad that is hard to buy for. I finally decided to get him a Panera Card because I do know he enjoys eatting there. I stopped in at one of the nearby resturaunts to pick up the card. I was pleasantly surpised when the cashier informed me that I had a coupon for a FREE pastry on my reward card that was due to expire tomorrow. I had no idea. I decided the delicious looking cherry tart in the picture. Sometimes it is worth going to the actual store to pick up your gifts cards, because you might be rewarded.
In my email today I received a coupon from Arbys to receive a FREE combo with any $20 gift card purchase by Dec 31st. I am going to pick up a card to hold in my purse for a later purchase and enjoy a free lunch.
I am not sure if it is still valid but I know McDonalds was offering a FREE med McCafe drink with a purchase of a $10 Arch card. If you know someone who enjoys going to McDonalds, that is also a great deal.
Have you received any unexpected surprises with your gift card purchases this year?