I spent around $400 on restaurant gift card prior to Christmas, as all the chains were offering free gift cards/coupons to use January, February of 2019.
The Ruby Tuesday’s one is great, as you can use the $15 one with other offers. This means that I can get my birthday free meal, and Len’s full rack of ribs is only $4.99, instead of $19.99. Love that one.
We went to Chili’s, and had 2 separate $10 ones. I knew that I could only use one, and asked if we could use it with the 2 for $22 dinner special. Our server went away, and came back, and said that we could use it. When the check arrived my meal was $14.99, Len’s $12.99, and the appetizer $5.99. With the $10 off, it cost us a dollar or 2 more. Not buying that one next year.
Cody’s Roadhouse grill allow you to use the $25 off on the Sunday specials, which is fantastic.
I stopped buying Olive Garden, as their $10 can only be for dinner menu, which is so much higher than the lunch one. Again it costs more than we usually pay.
Steak ‘n’ Shake will only allow their $5 one with regular priced items, and they have great coupons in the mail each week, so I don’t buy that one.
Hope that this helps. Also each restaurants have different dates for them to be used, so please use them before they expire.