Updated: Dec 5, 2022
Many Philadelphia restaurants are offering sweet deals on gift cards this season. At some restaurants, when you purchase a gift card you earn a bonus gift card. Others offer a discount. And one restaurant group will make a donation for every gift card purchased.
First, tips for using restaurant gift cards:
Pro tip #1: It's always a good idea to use gift cards as soon as possible.
Pro tip #2: You can give both the original gift card and the bonus card as gifts to the same or different people.
Pro tip #3: You can give one of the gift cards as a gift and keep the other.
Pro tip #4: Gift cards don’t have to be gifted. You can purchase gift cards for yourself and save money on upcoming meals.
Pro tip #5: A copy of Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia with a restaurant gift card stuffed inside makes a lovely and unique gift. After your recipient uses the gift card, they’ll still have the book as a lasting remembrance. To get the book, click here. Use promo code GIFT for a discount.
A list of restaurants offering deals on gift cards can be found below.
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Philadelphia restaurants offering deals on gift cards
Discounted gift cards:
Butcher Bar - Gift cards 20% off. Minimum purchase $50. Available online only.
Osteria - Get 15% off gift cards using promo code GCHOLIDAY. Valid on e-gift cards and physical gift cards. Through December 31, 2022.
Bonus Gift cards:
Charley Dove/Rouge/Twenty Manning - Buy a $100 gift card and receive a $20 bonus card. To purchase, visit the restaurants in-person from 3-9 p.m. Through December 31, 2022.
Condesa - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
Del Frisco’s Grille - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $20 bonus card to use in the new year. Through December 31, 2022.
El Techo - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
Estia - Buy a $200 gift card and get a $20 bonus card. Bonus card will be mailed to you separately. Promotion is only available online. Through December 31, 2022.
Gatehouse - Spend $50 to $149 and get a 20% bonus. Spend $150-$499 and get a 30% bonus. Spend $500+ and get a 40% bonus. Good at Gatehouse, Amis, Terrain Cafe & Pizzeria Vetri. Through January 10, 2023.
Gran Caffe L'Aquila - Get a gift card online and get back 10% of your total order as a bonus card. Through December 11, 2022.
Kalaya - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
Pizzeria Beddia - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
R&D - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
Schulson Collective - Buy a $250 gift card and receive an additional $25 bonus card. Through January 3, 2023. Gift cards can be used in: Samuel’s, Prunella, Via Locusta, Sampan, Double Knot, DK Sushi, Alpen Rose, Pearl & Mary, Giuseppe & Sons, Graffiti Bar and Independence Beer Garden.
Spice Finch - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. Through December 30, 2022.
Suraya - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus card.
Urban Farmer - Buy a $100 gift card and get a $25 bonus card that is good through March 31, 2023. Through December 31, 2022.
Pay less than face value:
Bar Bombon - Buy a $125 gift card for $100 (save $25 using promo code GCGET25). Buy a $60 gift card for $50 (save $10 using promo code GCGET10). Through December 31, 2022.
Charlie was a Sinner - Buy a $200 gift card for $150 (save $50 using promo code GCGET50). Buy a $120 gift card for $100 (save $20 using promo code GCGET20). Through December 31, 2022.
HipCityVeg - Buy a $130 gift card for $100 (save $30 using promo code CGGET30). Buy a $65 gift card for $50 (save $15 using promo code GCGET15). Buy a $30 gift card for $25 (save $5 using promo code (GCGET5). Through December 31, 2022.
And to be extra nice this season:
High Street Hospitality - Buy a $100 gift card and $10 will be donated to MANNA, an organization that uses nutrition to improve health for people with serious illnesses who need nourishment to heal. Good at Fork, High Street Philadelphia, a. kitchen, a.bar, The Wonton Project and High Street Hoagies.
by Irene Levy Baker, author, 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia and Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia. Need gifts? Looking for things to do during winter break? For signed books, visit: www.100ThingsToDoInPhiladelphia.com. Use promo code GIFT for a discount.