With a one year Treasury earning me a dime in interest on $100, I've invested in food. November is the kickoff for restaurant chains to start offering bonus gift cards, often $10 for every $50 or a 20% or better return (read the fine print, often the bonus, like our MegaBonus certificates, have a limited time of use, so don't slip up). Here's a list of some of my recent purchases and other offerings.
Be sure to take a look at the first two restaurants - they are chains and have some excellent brands. Combined with our Insider technique of Happy Hour beverages and appetizers at their bar (most with booths), these dining dollars go a long way. If necessary, avoid shipping charge by going the e-mail route. Join in and add to the list - let's beat the system, the Insider way.
http://www.outback.com/gift-cards Roy's and Fleming's
http://www.leye.com/gift-cards Joe's Stone Crab, Wildfire (25% deals)
Chains that had 20% bonus last year (so perhaps they haven't come out yet)
Cheesecake Factory (and Grand Lux Cafe)
California Pizza Kitchen
don't forget the Chipotle $30 card with a free burrito ( >$6)
Now if only I can find a Hillstone (Bandera et al.) deal
Please share any deals you guys find