The Best Restaurant Gift Card Deals To Snag On Cyber Monday

By the time the sun rises on Black Friday, you won't even want to think about food — you'll be so stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner. But by the time Cyber Monday rolls around, those leftovers will have stopped seeming all that delicious, and many of us will be looking for a meal that doesn't involve standing over a hot stove for several hours.

Why not double dip when you start shopping for everyone's holiday gifts with presents that leave you with a perk as well? Many large restaurant chains offer special deals from Black Friday through Cyber Monday — whether that means day-of discounts, sign-up benefits for new subscribers, or freebies that come with gift card purchases. And whether you're shopping for a loved one or yourself, restaurant gift cards are a great way to go. After all, everyone's gotta eat. So we've got some of the best Cyber Monday deals on restaurant gift cards to make sure your money goes as far as possible.

TGI Friday's $20 Bonus Bites with $50 gift card

Whether you stop there for the Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Pasta, the Loaded Fries, or the Whiskey-Glazed Chicken Strips, TGI Friday's is an American staple for a reason. It's also a prime spot for happy hour drinks with high school classmates you only see when you come back to your hometown for the holidays. It was, after all, NYC's first single's bar. So a TGI Friday's gift card can go a long way, and now it can go even longer. The restaurant chain is offering an additional $20 in Bonus Bites cards for every $50 you purchase in gift cards. The Bonus Bites cards are valid between January 1 and February 29 of 2024, but the standard gift cards never expire.

Applebee's $10 gift card with $50 gift card purchase

Also on the list of favorite hometown haunts is Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar where you can get ​​Spicy Maple-Glazed Popcorn Shrimp, Four Cheese Mac and Cheese with Honey Pepper Chicken Strips, or a Quesadilla Burger without breaking the bank. And over the next few weeks, you can also enjoy seasonal cocktails like the Tipsy Reindeer or Berry Merry Daiquiri for $5 a pop.

Up through November 27, if you buy a $50 gift card (or gift cards adding up to an amount of $50), you'll get two $10 gift cards for free. Just think how many Dollaritas that'll get you!

California Pizza Kitchen $20 gift card with $100 gift card purchase

For those who swear they'll never eat at Applebee's or the like, California Pizza Kitchen is a readily available option that offers the same cost-effectiveness with a more West Coast avocado vibe. Get a Thai Crunch salad, the OG BBQ Chicken Pizza, or a bowl of Chicken Tequila Fettuccine with one of CPK's gift cards. If you purchase $100 in gift cards, you'll get a bonus voucher for $20, leaving a little gift for you after you've gotten your present for someone else. Just note that you can't use your freebie eGift card toward alcoholic beverages.

Outback Steakhouse $10 gift card with $50 gift card purchase

What's a better way to dispel the winter blues than by pretending you're in sunny Australia where summer is just beginning? Then you're in luck because the Australian-inspired Outback Steakhouse is offering a $10 bonus card (valid from January 1 through February 11, 2024) with the purchase of a $50 gift card bought before the end of the year. So you and a pal can enjoy Baby Back Ribs, Surf & Turf, and a famous Bloomin' Onion at the Aussie-themed restaurant chain this winter.

Panera Bread $10 gift card with $50 gift card purchase

Panera Bread is a big favorite for a cheeky weekday lunch that feels like a warm hug, and in winter, there's nothing like a bowl of their creamy tomato soup or broccoli cheddar mac and cheese in a bread bowl to get you all nice and cozy. Luckily, the restaurant chain is offering a free $10 bonus card with the purchase of $50 in gift cards between now and the end of the year. The bonus cards are valid only through the month of January in 2024.