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Shelley Hunter

2018 List of FREE GIFT CARDS for Moms, Dads and Grads!

If you are planning to buy gift cards for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Wedding Season or Graduation this year, then check out these Spring 2018 gift card deals first! These are all the stores giving away FREE gift cards this season!

gift card deals for mothers day

Mom, Dad and Grad Gift Card Deals of 2018

We used to refer to the “holiday season” as the days leading up to Christmas, Hanukkah and other celebrations in December. But now we sell nearly as many gift cards during the spring months as we do in the fall and winter. Why? Because people love to both give and receive gift cards for all occasions. So before you head to the mall to buy mom a new bottle of perfume for Mother’s Day or you pick out a new tie for Father’s Day, check out the gift card deals below. You’ll find several great gift ideas as well as ways to save on the gift cards you are already planning to buy!

If you are not familiar with how to save with gift cards, then let me give you just a couple of tips before you scroll down to the details. First, promotional gift cards often come with an expiration date and possibly even a “not good until” date. So be sure to read the details on the gift card website before making a purchase. Secondly, just plan ahead. If you know you’ll be taking mom out for dinner on Mother’s Day, then look through the list of restaurants below and see if you can buy a gift card now to save on the meal you’ll be enjoying later. Like I always say, “gift cards aren’t just for gifting anymore.” Plan ahead and you can use gift cards to save on the things you’re already planning to buy.

Below is a list of gift card deals found in stores and online during the 2018 season of Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Graduation.

NOTE: MUST BUY DIRECT FROM MERCHANT: The information below is provided to help you find the best deals on gift cards. Click on the merchant links to learn more about the offer terms and conditions and to buy the gift cards mentioned.

MerchantGift Card Offer
Bed Bath & Beyond Gift CardsFor every $100 in digital Bed Bath & Beyond gift cards purchased online, you’ll receive a free $10 bonus digital gift card delivered via email.

Promotion Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/14/2018.
free Bed Bath & Beyond Gift card offer
The Cheesecake Factory Gift CardsGive Mom a $50 eCard to The Cheesecake Factory and get a $10 Bonus eCard!* Offer valid on eCard orders up to $200 purchased online from May 7th 2018 through May 13th 2018.

Promotion Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/13/2018.
Cheesecake Factory gift card offer
Simon Malls Gift Card PromotionsGet a $10 bonus Visa® Simon Giftcard® when you buy a Gap or Lane Bryant Gift Card OR save $10 instantly when you buy an Express Gift Card. Offers valid only on purchases made at Simon Guest Services May 7–20, while supplies last. Visa gift card is usable throughout the mall or anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

Promotion Dates: 5/7/2018 to 5/20/2018.

Simon Malls Mother's Day promotion
Simon Malls Gift Card PromotionsBuy $50 worth of any combination of Gift Cards from Aéropostale, The Children’s Place, Domino’s®, Express, JCPenney, Jiffy Lube,® Lane Bryant, Red Robin,® or Xbox at Simon Guest Services April 23–May 6, and get a $10 Visa Simon Giftcard.® Visa gift card is usable throughout the mall or anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.

Promotion Dates: 4/23/2018 to 5/6/2018.

Simon Mall gift card deal
Noah’s Bagels Gift CardsReceive a Free $5 Bonus Card when you buy a $25 Noah’s Bagels Gift Card. The $5 Bonus card is a promotional card, not a gift card. May 13, 2018 through June 5, 2018. Bonus card expires on June 5, 2018.

Promotion Dates: 5/3/2018 to 5/13/2018. Bonus Card expires 6/5/2018

free gift card offer from noahs bagels

Einstein Bagels Gift CardsReceive a Free $5 Bonus Card when you buy a $25 Einstein Bagels Gift Card. The $5 Bonus card is a promotional card, not a gift card. May 13, 2018 through June 5, 2018. Bonus card expires on June 5, 2018.

Promotion Dates: 5/3/2018 to 5/13/2018. Bonus Card expires 6/5/2018
free gift card offer from einstein bagels
Topgolf Gift CardsLimited Time Offer! With every $50 Topgolf Gift Card purchase made May 3-13, you’ll also receive a free brunch entree. Topgolf Gift Cards are usable on memberships, game play, apparel, lessons, food and drinks.

Promotion Dates: 5/3/2018 to 5/13/2018.
free gift card offer from topgolf
Steak ‘n Shake Gift CardsReceive a Free $5 Bonus Certificate for every $20 in Steak ‘n Shake Gift Cards purchased. Certificate expires 9/21/18 and is valid at participating locations.

Promotion Dates: 5/2/2018 to 8/22/2018. Certificate expires 9/21/2018.
TGI Friday’s Gift CardsGive One, Get One! For every $50 worth of TGI Friday’s eGift Cards purchased, the purchaser receives $10 in Bonus Bites Card. Bonus Bites Cards come in $10 denomination; the purchaser will receive one $10 card per $50 worth of eGift Card purchased.

Promotion Dates: 5/2/2018 to 7/1/2018. Bonus Bites card valid 7/1/2018 to 8/31/2018.
Brooks Brothers Gift CardsBuy a single $150 Brooks Brothers eGift Card and receive a $25 Reward eGift Card that can be applied toward the purchase of Brooks Brothers merchandise. Offer only applies to a single eGift Card purchased at $150 or higher; does not apply to a single transaction of $150 on multiple cards. See online store for details.

Promotion Dates: 5/2/2018 to 5/14/2018.
free brooks brothers gift card offer
Panera Gift CardsGet a $10.00 bonus card for every $50 in Panera Bread® plastic gift cards and eGift cards purchased or reloaded in-cafe or online May 1-31, 2018. While supplies last. Bonus card can be used multiple times until the $10.00 is depleted or the promotion expires. Bonus cards are valid online or in-cafe at participating bakery-cafes June 1-30, 2018. See store or online site for details.

Promotion Dates: 5/1/2018 to 5/31/2018.
Free Panera gift card offer
Morton’s Steakhouse Gift CardsFrom May 1 until June 15, 2018 – buy $250 in Morton’s gift cards and receive a $50 Reward Card. This promotion is only valid for the Black & White Morton’s or Morton’s Grille gift cards and does not include the Landry’s or other multi-branded cards. Reward cards valid June 1 – September 30, 2018 (excluding Father’s Day, June 17).

Promotion Dates: 5/1/2018 to 6/15/2018.
free Morton's gift card offer
Strip House Gift CardsFrom May 1 until June 15, 2018 – buy $250 in Strip House gift cards and receive a $50 Reward Card. This promotion is only valid for the Strip House gift cards and does not include the Landry’s or other multi-branded cards. Reward cards valid June 1 – September 30, 2018 (excluding Father’s Day, June 17).

Promotion Dates: 5/1/2018 to 6/15/2018.

free Strip House gift card offer
Claim Jumper Gift CardsFor every $50 worth of Claim Jumper Gift Cards purchased, the purchaser receives a $10 eReward Card. The offer is effective May 1 – June 15 and the eReward card may be used June 1 – Sept 30 (Not valid Father’s Day). See restaurant for details.

Promotion Dates: 5/1/2018 to 6/15/2018.
free claim jumper gift card offer
Outback Steakhouse Gift CardsBetween 3/30/2018 and 6/7/2018, purchase a $50 Outback Steakhouse gift card and receive a $10 Outback Steakhouse Bonus Card. Bonus Card is a promotional card and is valid for redemption May 14, 2018 – July 20, 2018 on a following visit.

Promotion Dates:3/30/2018 to 6/7/2018. Bonus Card valid 5/14/2018 to 7/20/2018.

free outback steakhouse gift card offer
Olive Garden Gift CardsBuy $50 in Olive Garden gift cards and get an Olive Garden Bonus Card for $10. Offer available until 5/13/18 and the Bonus Card is valid 6/1/18 – 6/30/18. Bonus card will be mailed to your billing address.

Promotion Dates: Thru 5/13/2018.

free olive garden gift card offer
Chuck E. Cheese Gift CardsReceive a coupon for 18 Free Play Points with any Chuck E. Cheese gift card purchase of $25 or more. This gift card offer ends June 30, 2018. Free Play Points coupon valid (one-time use) until August 30, 2018. Maximum of two coupons per order.

Promotion Dates: 5/1/2018 to 6/30/2018.

free chuck e cheese coupon offer
Gap Gift CardsBuy a Gap gift card and get a $10 Savings Pass to 1-800 Flowers. Offer valid from 05/01/2018 to 05/14/2018. Savings pass redeemable with a minimum $39.99 purchase at 1-800-Flowers.

Promotion Dates: 5/1/2018 to 5/14/2018.

free Gap Gift Card offer
Stein Mart Gift CardsGive One, Get One! For every $100 worth of Stein Mart eGift Cards purchased, the purchaser receives a $20 Stein Mart eBonus Card. This offer ends May 13, 2018. eBonus Card valid 4/30/18 – 5/31/18.

Promotion Dates: 4/30/2018 to 5/13/2018.

Free Stein Mart Gift Card Offer
Harry & David Gift CardsReceive a $10 Bonus Card with every $50 Harry & David eGift Card purchased between 04/30/18 to 05/13/18. Bonus Cards valid 04/30/18 – 6/30/18.

Promotion Dates: 4/30/2018 to 5/13/2018.

Free Harry & David gift card offer
Houlihans Gift CardsFor every $50 Houlihans gift card purchased, get a free appetizer (up to $15) coupon to be used 4/30/18-6/30/18.

Promotion Dates: 4/30/2018 to 6/30/2018.

Free Houlihans gift card offer
Bobbi Brown Gift CardsFrom 4/30/2018 through 5/14/2018, receive a 20% coupon off your next purchase on BobbiBrown.com with an Bobbi Brown eGift Card purchase of $50 or more. Your 20% off coupon will be emailed to you and valid for your next purchase at BobbiBrown.com, enter the offer code provided in the email at checkout.

Promotion Dates: 4/30/2018 to 5/14/2018.

Free Bobbi Brown gift card offer
Best Buy Gift CardsFor every $100 in Best Buy egift cards gets you a $10 SAVINGS CODE OFFER. From April 29, 2018 to May 12, 2018, receive a $10 Savings Code via email for use toward a future purchase made from 5/29/18-6/11/18. Maximum of 3 $100 e-gift card purchases during promotion time period per customer and savings codes will be sent via e-mail in $10 increments.

Promotion Dates: 4/29/2018 to 5/12/2018. Savings Code Valid 5/29/2018 to 6/11/2018

Free Best Buy Gift Card Offer
JCPenney Gift CardsGet a $10 off $10 or more coupon when you buy $75 or more on JCPenney e-gift cards. Offer good 4/29/18-5/13/18. Mobile customers who make a qualifying purchase will receive $10 coupon at the end of the promotional period.

Promotion Dates: 4/29/2018 to 5/13/2018. Bonus Card redeemable 5/14/2018 to 5/31/2018.

Free JCPenney Gift Card Offer
Atom Tickets Gift CardsBetween April 27, 2018 and May 21, 2018, Purchase an Atom Tickets Gift Card (physical or eGift) through the Atom Tickets Gift Card Store. When you spend $50 on an Atom Tickets Gift Card, you’ll get a $10 Atom Tickets promotional credit (while supplies last). When you spend $100 on an Atom Tickets Gift Card, you’ll get a $25 Atom Tickets promotional credit (while supplies last). Your promotional credit will be valid through June 17, 2018.

Promotion Dates: 4/27/2018 to 5/21/2018.

Free Atom Tickets Offer
Studio Movie Grill Gift CardsBetween April 26, 2018 and June 21, 2018, Get a free $5 eBonus Card for every $30 Studio Movie Grill Gift Card purchased online at studiomoviegrill.com. eBonus Card only valid for food & non-alcoholic beverage purchase. Ebonus Card promotional value expires October 31, 2018.

Promotion Dates: 4/26/2018 to 6/21/2018.

studio movie grill gift card
Sephora Gift CardsBetween April 24, 2018 and May 1, 2018, Sephora.com is giving you a BONUS $20 Sephora egift card when you buy a $100 Sephora egift card from their site. The Bonus Sephora eGift Card will be sent immediately to the email address on your account and it has no expiration date. It is valid in Sephora and Sephora inside JC Penney stores and online at Sephora.com. There is a limit of one Bonus eGift Card per customer.

Learn more about this Sephora Mother’s Day Promotion.

Promotion Dates: 4/24/2018 to 5/1/2018. Bonus eGift Card does not expire.

Free sephora gift card promo
Levy Restaurant Gift CardsLevy Restaurants BOGO gift card offer. For every $100.00 Gift Card purchased at Jake Melnick’s, Spiaggia, Cafe Spiaggia, River Roast, and Paddlefish, receive a $25.00 Bonus Card.

Promotion Dates: 4/16/2018 to 6/30/2018. Bonus Card valid between April 16, 2018 – September 30, 2018.

levy restaurants gift cards
Chico’s Gift CardsFor every $100 Chico’s Gift Card or E-Gift Card purchase from April 13, 2018 – May 13, 2018 receive a $20 money card coupon for use on your next merchandise purchase (some exclusions apply).

For any questions about your Money Card, please contact Chico’s Customer Service Toll Free phone number at 888.855.4986 or via email at customerservice@chicos.com.

Promotion Dates: 4/13/2018 to 5/13/2018. Coupon will be valid May 14, 2018 – June 9, 2018

Chico's Mother's Day sale on gift cards
Marcus Hotels and Resorts Gift CardsWith every $100 purchase of Marcus Hotels and Resorts gift cards, get a $20 Bonus Card. Bonus cards will be mailed to the eGift Card purchasers billing address and should arrive within 5 to 7 business days after completing your eGift Card order. See website for more details.

Promotion Dates: 4/14/2018 to 5/13/2018. All bonus cards expire on August 13, 2018, no exceptions.

marcus theaters gift cards
Alamo Drafthouse Gift CardsAlamo Drafthouse Mother’s Day GOGO 2018
GIVE A GIFT, GET A DEAL! For a limited time, get 15% off every order of $75 or more on Alamo Drafthouse gift cards. This offer is valid online only and while supplies last.

Promotion Dates: 4/13/2018 to 5/13/2018

Alamo Drafthouse Mother's Day promotion
Kipling Gift CardsBuy a Kipling Gift Card for Mother’s Day and save some money!

Buy a $75 Gift Card for $65, Buy a $100 Gift Card for $85, Buy a $125 Gift Card for $105, Buy a $150 Gift Card for $125, Buy a $200 Gift Card for $160

Offer Terms: Card minimums must be spent on a single card to receive a discount. Total cannot be divided among multiple cards. Limit three gift card purchases per order. Valid at any Kipling-Owned retail in the US Only and Online at KIPLING-USA.com.

Promotion Dates: 4/6/2018 to 4/10/2018
Mother's Day gift card sale on Kipling
Black Angus Gift CardsSpend $50 on Black Angus Gift Cards and get $10 Bonus Bucks during the Spring Bonus Bucks promotion. Bonus Bucks will be emailed out to the purchaser on 6/19/2018.

Present Bonus Bucks at time of ordering to receive $10 off. Bonus Bucks cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons or discounts. Bonus Bucks cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash or used to purchase a Gift Card. Guests may use up to $20 in Bonus Bucks per visit, per party (i.e., 2-$10 Bonus Bucks).

Promotion Dates: Buy Black Angus Gift Card now thru 6/18/2018. Bonus gift card usable 6/19/2018 thru 8/31/2018.
black angus gift card deal
Tony Roma’s Gift CardsFor every $50 you buy in Tony Roma eGift Cards, you will receive $15 in Roma Bucks.
This certificate entitles you to food & drink up to $15. Read terms and conditions for more details.

Promotion Dates: Buy Tony Roma’s Gift Cards from 4/1/2018 to 6/30/2018. Bonus Bucks usable 7/31/2018 to 9/30/2018.
Tony Roma's gift card
Half Priced Books Gift CardsSpring promotion at Half Priced Books. Receive a $5 Bonus Card for every $25 Half Priced Book gift card purchased between April 1 and May 13, 2018.

Promotion Dates: Offer valid on Half Price Books eGift Cards purchased online April 1 through May 13, 2018. The $5 coupon is redeemable May 14 through June 17, 2018.
half priced books gift card deals
The Children’s Place Gift CardsReceive a $20 Bonus eGift Card when you purchase $100 or more in The Children’s Place gift cards. Bonus eGift Card valid from May 30 – July 7, 2018.

Promotion Dates: Offer valid now through May 29, 2018. Bonus The Children’s Place card will be valid from May 30 to July 7, 2018.
Children's Place gift cards

Have you received a gift card you don’t want? Or would you rather buy a higher priced pre-owned gift card for less? Here’s Gift Card Girlfriend’s Complete Guide to Buying and Selling Discount Gift Cards. You can often find double-digit savings on the gift cards you want most.

If you find other Mother’s Day gift card promotions, let me know about them in the comments below or at @GCGirlfriend on Twitter. Better yet, post them on Twitter using the #GiftCardDeals hashtag so we can all find out about these great gift card savings together.

Happy Gift Carding!

~Shelley Hunter, Gift Card Girlfriend

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