Posted by William Charles on May 5, 2017
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Published on May 5th, 2017 | by William Charles

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Carrabas: Get 5 x $10 Bonus Cards When You Buy $50 Giftcard (Stack With AmEx Offer For Profit)

The Offer

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  • Visit your local Carrabba’s between May 12 – May 14 and when you buy $50 in gift cards you’ll get $50 in free bonus cards.

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The Fine Print

  • *Purchase gift cards in restaurant between 5/12/17 – 5/14/17.
  • While supplies last.
  • Not valid with online purchase. These are promotional cards.
  • THESE ARE NOT GIFT CARDS.
  • Bonus cards are not redeemable at time of qualified gift card purchase.
  • Valid upon future visits
  • . Date restrictions apply, see each card for full details.
  • Each purchase of $50 or more in gift cards will result in (5) $10 bonus cards with valid dates that vary.
  • Bonus card may not be used for alcohol, tax, gratuity or gift card purchases.
  • Dine-in only.
  • Not valid with any other offer, discount, or certificate including any Dine Rewards redemption and Family Bundles.
  • Bonus cards do not carry an unused balance and must be surrendered at time of use.
  • Valid at any Carrabba’s location in the United States.
  • Not valid at Carrabba’s Franchise locations, Kirby or Woodway locations in Houston, TX or Tampa Airport location. Distribution of bonus cards belongs exclusively to authorized representatives of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, LLC and/or its affiliates. Carrabba’s strictly prohibits the reproduction of this bonus card in any form or the sale or exchange of it.
  • Bonus card will not be replaced if lost or stolen.
  • No cash value. Excludes catering and Private Dining.
  • Bonus cards can be redeemed at participating US locations listed on the card, see individual cards for full details. Offer ends 5/14/17.

Our Verdict

There are two American Express offers currently available:

  • Get 1,000 Membership Rewards points by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $25 or more in-restaurant at Carrabba’s Italian Grill
  • Get a one-time $10 statement credit by using your enrolled Card to make a single purchase of $25 or more in-restaurant at Carrabba’s Italian Grill

You can use at least 4 cards per transaction. If you had this offer on two cards you’d pay $30 in for $50 in gift cards & 5 x $10 in bonus cards. You could resell the $50 in gift cards for 74% of face value ($7 profit) and get the five $10 bonus cards as well.

It should be noted this all needs to be done in restaurant. You can also only use one of the bonus cards per table per visit. This deal is really good and usually sells out quickly in restaurant, so if you’re interested I’d load up early.



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fiveoh
fiveoh

Any idea when these bonus cards expire? Are the bonus cards good at bonefish, etc too or only carrabas?

Dima

Wondering the same as well

Jay
Jay

The bonus cards are valid at all Bloomin’ Brands locations (outback, bonefish, carraba’s, fleming’s), except for certain special Carraba’s locations such as the original two in Houston.

The terms say “valid dates that vary”, but I suspect that they’ll just use the same bonus card stock that they gave me for the $10 bonus card per $50 GC sale a few weeks ago, which are valid 05/15/17 – 07/21/17.

Too bad I already used up all of my AOs on that sale :/ And I thought that was a decent deal already…if only I’d known!

Jay
Jay

Oh, and only one bonus card is allowed per visit per table (or at least that’s what’s written on the back of my bonus cards). I don’t see that mentioned anywhere in ‘The Fine Print’ on this post, but again I wouldn’t be surprised if they ended up giving out the same bonus cards that I got.

So if you end up getting, say, a hundred of these, in order to spend the least OOP you’d probably have to eat there alone for every meal within the validity period 😉

Jay
Jay

Alternatively, you may be able to stack it with the actual gift cards you just bought and pay nothing OOP (besides the initial GC expenditure of course). Not sure if that’s allowed, but I don’t see why not.

fiveoh
fiveoh

Thanks Jay. I’d probably only go once maybe twice in that time period so these really aren’t worth much to me.

Joel
Joel

Are you sure the bonus cards are good at Bonefish? The small print on my email says “Valid at any Carrabba’s location in the United States. Not valid at Carrabba’s Franchise locations, Kirby or Woodway locations in Houston, TX or Tampa Airport location.”

Jay
Jay

No I’m not sure because I’m just going off what I see on the back of my bonus cards two weeks ago, which may or may not be the same. They may have switched to a different card stock just for this sale that’s only valid at Carraba’s (see Kneebiter’s and albrecht’s comments below).

At this point it’s hard to know anything for sure beforehand, unless someone asks a restaurant manager who knows about this sale. Might as well wait until the 14th to find out firsthand?

Kneebiter
Kneebiter

This sounds like the deal from the holidays, $10 card good at any of the brands and then​ four $10 cards good at Carrabba’s, each valid for a different month. I just finished using the coupons the wife and I got from the Christmas special.

Carlos
Carlos

Olive Garden also states one bonus card per visit but they allowed me to use them all in one visit.
Wasnt the 1st time or 1st restaurant either.

Jan B
Jan B

If these are good at Outback, there is an additional rewards where your OOP dollars can be added for points.

albrecht
albrecht

Using the bonus cards can vary from one location to another, depending on the manager’s policy and attitude.
I had issues using X-mas Bonefish cards of similar nature at some Outbacks. However, local Carraba’s takes them 2 at a time, so it’s been my favorite place to redeem them up.

Jan
Jan

Can I use the bonus card for carry out(to-go)meals?

Burble
Burble

Copied the language from their 2016 promotion that was also $50/(5X$10) Bonus cards:

“*Purchase gift cards in restaurant only 12/23/16. While supplies last. Not valid with online purchases. These are promotional cards. THESE ARE NOT GIFT CARDS. Bonus cards are not redeemable at time of qualified gift card purchase. Valid upon future visits. Date restrictions apply, see each card for full details. Each purchase of $50 or more in Gift Cards will result in (5) $10 Bonus Cards with valid dates that vary. Bonus card may not be used for alcohol, tax, gratuity or gift card purchases. Dine-in only. Not valid with any other offer, discount, or certificate including any Dine Rewards redemption and Family Bundles. Bonus cards do not carry an unused balance and must be surrendered at time of use. Not redeemable at Kirby or Woodway locations in Houston, TX or Tampa Airport location. Distribution of bonus cards belongs exclusively to authorized representatives of Carrabba’s Italian Grill, LLC and/or its affiliates. Carrabba’s strictly prohibits the reproduction of this bonus card in any form or the sale or exchange of it. Bonus card will not be replaced if lost or stolen. No cash value. Excludes catering and Private Dining. Bonus cards can be redeemed at participating US locations listed on the card, see individual cards for full details. Offer ends 12/23/16.”

Kevin
Kevin

Maybe repost this since it goes live today?

Aks
Aks

This time they gave $10 Blue card which is valid from 05/15 to 07/01. Blue card cannot be used with any other coupon or promotion. Along with blue card, they also gave 4 – $10 coupon, 1 coupon valid for each month in Jul, Aug, Sep and Oct.

At my location, they had a queue of at least 5-8 people. People were keep coming. There was no limit on how many GC one can purchase. With this deal, they made sure that they get foot traffic every month to use $10 card/coupon. In the process people will spend more money at there restaurants.
By the time people use this card/coupon, they will again run same deal as holiday promotion in Nov/Dec time frame to get additional foot traffic for another 6 months.

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