By Dana Dean
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - If you have gift cards that have been collecting dust, this weekend is a good time to brush them off. That's because it's the second annual Gift Card Weekend. Consumers will get a bonus at some retailers if they use a gift card.
This weekend is an opportunity to make your dollar stretch if you use a gift card at participating stores and restaurants. We're not talking deals as big as Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but it's still some incentive to get out there are use them.
There are some deals you can grab at places like Subway, Applebees, and Bath and Body Works, to name a few. All you need to do is check where your gift card is to and then find out what deal the retailer may be offering by going to www.giftcardweekend.com.
Some examples of Gift Card Weekend specials are:
• Receive a free Skillet Queso & Chips appetizer and a free dessert when redeeming Chili's Grill & Bar gift Cards.
• AMC Theatres is offering a regular size candy for $1 or a large candy for $2 with a combo purchase.
• Customers can receive a free fresh sugar lip polish deluxe sample with a $25 gift card purchase from Sephora.
Those are just some examples, there are many other retailers giving a little extra something if you use a gift card today through Sunday. To find out more, visit www.giftcardweekend.com.