Here are some businesses in the Rockford area that offer gift card specials

It’s gift-giving season again, and it’s common to have someone on your list who is hard to shop for. These are the loved ones who seem to have everything or have missed what they wish they could unpack on Christmas morning.

That’s where the trusty gift card comes in. Here are some Rockford-area restaurants and stores offering special holiday gift card deals that can brighten anyone’s holiday season.

of Lino

During the holidays at Lino’s Italian Restaurant this year, receive a bonus $10 gift card with every $50 gift card purchase.

Address: 5611 E. State St., Rockford

Phone: 815-397-2077


Locally owned, SALT opened in October in east Rockford, in the space previously occupied by Josef’s. For every $100 gift card purchase, you’ll receive a bonus $20 gift certificate. Must be purchased in person to receive a $20 certificate. The offer is valid until December 25.

address: 6860 Spring Creek Road, Rockford

Phone: 815-706-7258

More ▼: Meet a third generation Rockford restaurateur waiting to welcome you to SALT

The Olympic Tavern

The Olympic Tavern Holiday Gift Card Special includes a bonus $20 gift card in any denomination for a total value of $100. The offer is valid until December 24.

Address: 2327 N. Main St., Rockford

Phone: 815-962-8758

of Francesco

Buy $100 in gift cards and get a $20 bonus card at Francchesco’s this holiday season.

Address: 7128 Spring Creek Road, Rockford

Phone: 815-229-0800

To Nunzio

Nunzio’s in Loves Park offers a bonus $20 gift certificate for every $100 spent in gift cards.

Address: 5800 N. Second St., Loves Park

Phone: 815-633-5000

Culture shock

A Culture Shock gift card means you can shop walls of vinyl music and browse a wide selection of eclectic items and apparel. During the holidays this year, the store is offering 20% ​​off Stamped Loyalty Cards for every $10 spent. $100 is required to fill out a loyalty card, then a discount is applied to your next purchase.

address: 2239 Charles St., Rockford

telephone: 815-229-2997

Johnny Pamcakes

Spread some holiday cheer with a gift card to one of Rockford’s most popular family restaurants. Johnny Pamcakes is offering a free $20 gift card with a $100 gift card purchase through December 24th. Also offers holiday gift packages. Each package includes a Johnny Pamcakes coffee mug, pen, letter opener keychain and a $15 gift card. Johnny

location: 3700 E. State St., Rockford

telephone: 815-229-7415

Mulford’s Bark

This year, Rockford pet boutique Bark on Mulford is having a two-day holiday gift card sale. On Friday and Saturday, December 22-23, get a bonus $10 gift card with a $50 gift card purchase and a $20 bonus with a $100 purchase.

Location: 2002 S. Mulford Road

telephone: 815-558-2275

GreenFire Restaurant Bar & Bakery

GreenFire offers a $20 gift card bonus for every $100 spent on gift cards. The offer is valid from December 1 until Christmas Eve.

address: 795 E. Riverside Blvd., Rockford

telephone: 815-316-3473

Country meats and delicacies

Now through December 24th, Countryside is offering 10% off any gift card purchase of $100 or more.

Address: 781 Highgrove Place, Rockford

telephone: 815-399-8660

Prairie Street Brewing Co.

Buy a gift card of any value up to $1,000 and receive a bonus card worth 20% of that value through December 24 at downtown Rockford’s Prairie Street Brewing Co.

address: 200 Prairie St., Rockford

Phone: 815-277-9427

Geronimo Hospitality Group

Beloit-based Geronimo Hospitality Group is offering a holiday special gift card that is valid across all of its brands. Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $10 bonus card. Geronimo brands include Lucy’s #7, Bessie’s Diner, Blue Collar Coffee, Ironworks Hotel, Truk’t and Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint.

Phone: 608-362-8981

Sweet Basil Coffee.

Buy a $100 gift card at Sweet Basil Cafe this holiday season and get a $25 bonus card. With a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card. A $5 bonus card comes with a $25 gift card.

address: 2408 S. Perryville Road

telephone: 815-708-7237

The Norwegian

Scandinavian restaurant The Norwegian is offering $100 gift cards for $80 this holiday season.

address: 1402 N. Main St. Rockford

telephone: 815-329-6191

Note: Customers cannot use Snømarket tickets for gift cards.

Plato’s Pantry

Resale shop Plato’s Closet offers a holiday program with four tiers of gift cards. Now through December 24th, buy a $25 gift card and get $5 off a January purchase. A $50 gift card will get you $10 off your January purchase. A $75 gift card is good for $15 off a purchase in January, while a $100 gift card will be $20 off in January.

Address: 588 S. Perryville Road, Rockford

telephone: 815-226-9003

Smokey Bones Bar & Fire Grill

Through February 24, 2024, Smokey Bones is offering $5 in Smokey Bones Bonus Bucks for every $25 spent on gift cards.

address: 6690 E. State St., Rockford

Phone: 815-516-1291

Did we miss someone? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list.

Jim Haggerty covers business, growth and development and other general news for the Rockford Register Star. Email him at [email protected].

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