Get a $10 bonus when you buy $50 in Applebee’s gift cards + enter to win a $25 Applebee’s card!

I know that many of you plan on giving gift cards as gifts this year – and it’s a great time to take advantage of any bonus gift card offers from your favorite establishments. Like Applebee’s, for example!

Applebee’s is currently offering a FREE $10 bonus card when you buy $50 in Applebee’s gift cards (at a restaurant location). Now you can also get the same 20% bonus when you buy Applebee’s digital gift cards online at or through Applebee’s Facebook page: buy $50 in Applebee’s digital gift cards, get a FREE $10 digital bonus card. When you order a digital gift card, you can also customize it by uploading a photo or adding a personalized audio message!

It’s okay if you don’t feel like giving away Applebee’s gift cards – this is also a clever way to stretch your money for future date night and family dinners out!

Through December 24, you’ll want to “like” Applebee’s Facebook page and follow Applebee’s on Twitter so that you can enter to win digital gift cards – they’ll give away $100 each day! Look for the daily in-restaurant assignment and share a photo of you and your group meeting the challenge at a neighborhood Applebee’s to qualify.

Enter to win a $25 Applebee’s Digital Gift Card!

One randomly selected B2B reader will win a $25 digital gift card to Applebee’s! Entries will be accepted through December 11, 2012. The winner will be notified via email and the winner’s name will be posted here after the giveaway has ended. selected entry #282 as the winner. CONGRATULATIONS  to Jen, who said:

The spinach artichoke dip is delish!

To enter, leave one comment on the post below sharing what you love about Applebee’s – it can be anything at all (a favorite food or drink, offer, decor, etc!).

Disclosure: Applebee’s has provided a digital gift card for the winner. I have received an identical card as thanks for sharing the information about their current promotion.
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  1. 3

    Carla says

    I like that they cook, instead of me. And their Chicken Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo is AWESOME!

  2. 4

    Erika says

    I like that they have the best wait staff ever! Ann greets our college Bible study group every Sunday with a smile and GREAT service!! We love her and she now calls us her children :)

  3. 6

    Tina says

    I LOVE the Oriental Chick Wrap. I order it every time I go. I even got my husband ordering it too.

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    I love that they’re family friendly! I love that they’re local and have reasonable prices! But most of all, I love that they sometime offer COUPONS and 2 for $10/$20 deals!!! Who says couponing is just for groceries????

  5. 12

    mnap says

    Half off apps are a great deal. We usually order 3 between my husband and I. It makes a fun, cheap meal.

  6. 14

    Esther a homeschool mom in Mid-Michigan says

    I like their carside to go service. Phone in to place order, park in a designated spot, they bring your food out to you :)

  7. 16

    Katie says

    I love the whole atmosphere there and what they do for us Military families! Applebee’s is our favorite :)

  8. 19

    Noreen Johnson says

    I love the value you get there for a family to dine out. There is a lot of variety too!

  9. 20

    Jessica says

    We love that it so family friendly. Our boys are extremely picky eaters but they never leave Applebee’s w/an empty belly!

  10. 21

    Danielle Lipa says

    I absolutely LOVE and can’t get enough of the Fiesta Lime Chicken! SOOO GOOODDD!!!!!

  11. 26

    Kristie says

    I love their oriental chicken salad, French onion soup, and can’t forget about the blondie for dessert!!!

  12. 27

    Katie D. says

    I love the local team representation! Especially in a college town :) Also, hubby and I went on a lot of “fancy” dates there was poor college students :)

  13. 33

    Kim says

    Kids eat free on Tuesday nights at our local Applebees, and if we get the 2/$20 meal for us, that is a pretty cheap dinner out for a family of 6!

  14. 35

    Elspeth says

    I’ve always loved the Applebee’s atmosphere. No matter which one I go to, I always feel at home there.

  15. 38

    Nicole A says

    I would love the fact I’d get a night out with my hubby. With 2 kids at home and one on the way, we don’t get many “date” nights! :)

  16. 42

    Dayna says

    Applebee’s is right around the corner from my house and I frequent there often because the whole family loves it there. Great food,and great staff :) I kind of want some now :) yum.

  17. 44

    Sarah says

    I absolutely love her lunch combos! French onion soup paired with Asian chicken salad! Yummmm!

  18. 46

    Wendi D says

    I love the 2/$20 deal with being able to get steak combined with the kids eat free night. What a great way to eat out without breaking the bank!

  19. 58

    Christi Stewart says

    I love their lunches specials and their 2/$20 deal. Their spinach salad and spinach & artichoke dip are my favorites.

  20. 60

    Kim says

    I like that it’s an easy place to meet up with people, lots of food choices to please everyone, and reasonable priced!

  21. 62

    Kashmir says

    I love the new menu and look to the restaurant. The food has gotten much tastier And awesome meal deals!

  22. 64

    Melissa says

    I love that they are family friendly if we go as a family and also as good date spot if we go alone. Haven’t received bad costumer service there.

  23. 68

    Cora says

    I like their spinach-artichoke dip. Also that they are one of the few casual dining restaurants in my hometown.

  24. 74

    Jenn SMith says

    We love applebee’s as a family as I can go in knowing that they will have something for everyone!!

  25. 79

    Tammy says

    The Orential Chicken salad is great!! If I won that would be a great outing for my husband and I.

  26. 83

    Rachel says

    Applebee’s used to have an Orange Chicken Bowl that I absolutely loved. Not sure if they still have it, but it’s my FAVE!

  27. 85

    Venecia says

    I love the two for dinner deals they have. Especially with the economy now. Great place to eat with friends and family on a budget.

  28. 94

    Sara G says

    I love the atmosphere! We go there with friends often and the service and wait-staff are always super!

  29. 102

    Marianne says

    We go for their half off appetizers late night…to much food to late in the day…we have such a great time there. We always take a group of people with us. Great food and our local Applebees has great service!

  30. 103

    Julie says

    Love to go with my husband for lunch, while the kids are at school! Love the spinach/artichoke dip and the 2 for $20 deals.

  31. 112

    Nancy says

    I love the 2 for $20 deals. I would love to win the gift card for my son who is a Marine. He loves to eat at Applebees when he and his buddies go off base…..very affordable on a military budget!

  32. 114

    Debison says

    I LOVE Applebee’s chips and salsa. Applebees is one my favorite places to visit when my husband and I have a date night : )

  33. 115

    mary kay says

    We like the 2/20 (we get 2) and we share it with the kids, and then we can actually eat an adult meal. Plus we like the get $10 free with a $50 gift card since we spend that much anyway!

  34. 117

    Cassandra says

    I love the Boneless Buffalo Wings with Hot Sauce, and I also love the Oriental Chicken Salad!

  35. 118

    Angi M says

    My hubs and I love going to Applebee’s for a quick (and cheap!) date night! If we go after 9:00 we almost always get 1/2 price appetizers. I order Spinach and Artichoke Dip and he gets cheeseburger sliders. YUM! :)

  36. 121

    Merri says

    I love this holiday gift card offer. It means I’m guaranteed date night in January! We’ve done this for 3 years in a row now.

  37. 123

    Leslie K. says

    I like that that they have so many locations! We travelled through several states this summer, and it was nice to see a familiar (and tasty) restaurant so frequently. Applebee’s is a family favorite!

  38. 128

    Robert says

    With both of us working so many hours – it’s a great date night for the two of us just to get out of the house on a rare occasion. The 2 for $20 is perfect since we share a lot and don’t need a big meal.

  39. 133

    Kristine L says

    Applebee’s is perfect for work lunch. The service is fast and the unlimited soup and salad is my favorite.

  40. 134

    Amy L says

    My kids love the chicken and fries. Depending on the location we go to we can get great service.

  41. 135

    Andrea W says

    I love their unlimited soup and salad lunch…spinach and shrimp!! And kids Eat Free on Tuesdays.

  42. 139

    Renee says

    I miss the shrimp on a stick… : ( Absolutly love the house salad. I can’t even make it like they do.

  43. 143

    Kay says

    I love how great their service is…at the location we go to, they are always great about customizing orders, and every time we’ve been there, the manager comes to each table to chat and make sure everything is exactly how we like it!

  44. 150

    Kim R says

    Oreo Milkshake & the salad they often have in the summer with avacados in it . . . it’s just a fun restaurant to go to with family and hang out together :-) Something on the menu everyone will like.

  45. 152

    Shawn B! says

    Love their Chicken Fajita Roll-up with xtra mexi-ranch…. unfortunately it’s date night restaurant only – they charge full price for kids drinks at our local Applebees. For this family of 7 that’s an additional $10 just for kids beverages!

  46. 153

    Kris Pote says

    My 2 kids and I always order one dessert with 3 spoons! The kids get such a kick out of that and it’s just enough but not too much for each of us :-)

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    I love their Veggie Patch Pizza – I’ve loved it for years! A retired teacher friend and I go to lunch there each month, and I order that every time. Thanks so much!

  48. 162

    Jennifer L. says

    Oops! And I love Applebees 2 for $20 also. That saves me $ when out with my family after hard week of running around!

  49. 163

    Michelle f says

    I LOVE all their ice-creamy drinks. Like the mudslides. Great for a mommy’s afternoon away with a friend. I also love their 2/$20 deals!!!

  50. 171

    Anna Adkins says

    I’ve been told that Applebees has an awesome appetizer – pretzel sticks & I can’t wait to try them :)

  51. 178

    Jen Bond says

    I love the atmosphere. I can go there for date night with my hubby or dinner with the family.

  52. 181

    Colleen says

    I love Applebee’s because each location has the same standard of quality. I travel the country for work and I always eat at Applebee’s because I know exactly what I can expect! Oriental chicken salad is my favorite :)

  53. 188

    Tabathia B says

    I love their ribs and the chicken tenders are always just right

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  54. 189

    Mary Jane says

    I love the 1/2 apps! Everything I order is sooooooo good! And I love the non-alcoholic frozen drinks too.

  55. 190

    Diane B says

    I love that my kids love Applebees so much that they will sit still and be great the entire dinner so that they will get to come back often….all 5 of them!!

  56. 195

    Kimberly says

    I love the variety on their menu. It doesn’t matter what I’m in the mood for, they’ve always got something that sounds good!

  57. 198

    stacey says

    there are so many great things at Applebees- my fav would have to be the chicken oriental salad

  58. 199

    Mary says

    AppleBees is one of the very few places that my husband and I both like, not to metion the kids! My favorite is the Santa Fe Chicken Salad YUMMY!

  59. 211

    kelly adams says

    i love that its somewhere my whole family can go and the kids actually eat something off the menu and its affordable. not to mention the food is good. its making me hungry for boneless buffalo wings right now :)

  60. 230

    Tonya says

    I love the fact they have kids eat free on Tuesdays and I love there chicken cesar salad,Yummy!

  61. 233

    Shawn Heethuis says

    My favorite thing about Applebee’s is how they work with the community! They promote the area around them and then take it a step further offering free meals at certain times to military/teachers, etc. What a giving place!

  62. 238

    Rachael says

    I love that Applebees is a place to get away. We do not take the children there so it’s date night when we go. :)

  63. 240

    Laurie jacob says

    What I love most about Applebees would have to be the Chicken Oriental Salad. I LOVE THIS SALAD!!

  64. 241

    Sheila says

    I love their Perfect Margarita and their Roasted Garlic Sirloin from their under 550 calorie menu.

  65. 243

    Michelle P says

    I love that they have great salads on their menu, and that they generally have very quick service.

  66. 244

    Stephanie Birman says

    Due to my three children all having major food allergies, we are unable to eat out. Though date night occurs on average twice a year with my husband, we are in need of a night out for the second time this year, being my birthday in just 15 days. I have been craving the amazing mozzeralla sticks for weeks now!!

  67. 245

    Stacey K says

    love going there after a day of shopping with the girls – we have a good meal and a few drinks always fun.

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    Theresa says

    I really enjoy the Oriental Chicken Salad! We don’t go out often, but I have never had a bad experience there. Great food, good times, nice staff :)

  69. 267

    Morgan Heslip says

    I love going out with my family and eating at Applebee’s! We like to get the appetizers and share them.

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    Maureen says

    I love the staff!! An added bonus is that my kids LOVE going there!! Definately a great place to go out to as a family!

  71. 277

    Rachel Ewing says

    I love Applebee’s chicken fajita roll up and using the mexi-ranch to dip my fries in. Mmmmmm good, makes my mouth water just thinking about it!!!!

  72. 278

    Robin says

    I love the mozzarella sticks. They are o so yummy with ranch dressing. The 2 for $20 special is a GREAT deal for anyone who loves to save money!!!! We love Applebees!!!!

  73. 289

    Sara G says

    I just love the atmosphere! We go there with friends all the time. It’s a great place to gather.

  74. 290

    Andrea says

    Every now and again my girlfriends and I meet for the half off appetizers and drinks – I absolutely love their frozen margaritas and spinach/artichoke dip!

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    Jennifer says

    I love going out for appitziers with my husband (it’s an awesome frugal late night date with half off appitiziers)

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    Allison says

    I LOVE the Chicken Orange Bowl!! It is my fav!!!! But because I don’t’ eat meat anymore, I will have to find a new fav!!!