Updated: Friday, 07 Dec 2012, 11:13 AM EST
Published : Friday, 07 Dec 2012, 1:12 PM EST
Grand Rapids, Mich. (WOTV) - This time of year the restaurants know you are out and about and that you are spending money. They also know that they need to do something to get you to come sit down and enjoy a meal and have specials to get you in now and later and offer coupons and bonuses to make it happen.
Most restaurants, chain and local, are offering a bonus $5 gift certificate or card when you buy a $25 gift card. Here in West Michigan Bagger Dave's, Twisted Rooster, Crooked Goose and The Score are doing this. Nationally Applebee's, Max & Erma's and others are doing this. Other companies offer deals, but there's a twist. McDonald's offers a free McCafe Beverage on the same visit you buy a $10 or more gift card. Steak n Shake and Taco Bell only require a $20 purchase for the 45 bonus. See more Holiday Bonus Gift Card Offers .
Through 12/20/12, you can use this coupon to save $5 off each entree at Carrabba's up to 4 entrees per table. There is a new coupon every day from Chili's that will save you money through 12/24/12.
Gift it Forward with Restaurant.com this holiday season and give your friends a $10 Restaurant.com gift card for free .
Want to save year round? Check out the Birthday Freebies List for West Michigan over at Sarah's Deals . Many of the companies give you something for free when you sign up and a freebie around your birthday.
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