Applebee's Is Accepting Gift Cards from Anywhere

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  1. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Applebee's Is Accepting Gift Cards from Anywhere
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    Danielle Tullo
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    March 16, 2017

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    That Abercrombie & Fitch gift card you got from Aunt Peggy for Christmas - even though you haven't shopped there since high school - finally has a purpose. Instead of letting it collect dust in your junk drawer, you can head to Applebee's and use it to pay for dinner. For the remainder of March, Applebee's locations in Texas will accept gift cards or expired coupons - from anywhere, even non-Applebee's businesses (!!!) - to pay for up to 50 percent of your bill. They will literally take any paper, plastic, or printed coupon or gift card, and apply its value to the cost of your food. Have a coupon for $2 off canned soup for the grocery store? Use it at Applebee's and get $2 off your check instead. The offer just can't be combined with any other Applebee's offer and it can't be applied to alcohol (boo).

    In a press release, Applebee's said the idea for the promotion came after noticing customers had expired coupons and gift cards to places they've never visited before. Chief operating officer of the Apple Texas franchise group Chris Dharod thinks the promotion will bring in customers who will eventually become regulars. In a statement, he said, "We know that when our neighbors taste our food and relax in our atmosphere, they will become Applebee's fans for life."

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/applebees-accepting-gift-cards-anywhere-163729537.html
     
  2. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    I'm not one to gripe about restaurants but Applebee's sucks
     
  3. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Yeah I'm not a fan of Applebee's. There's been a couple of times it was good but mostly I don't have good experiences there. My wife and kids like it so I deal with it when we go. Luckily we don't go that often lol.
     
  4. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    finally, someone putting some brains into their company.
     
  5. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Their artichoke and spinach dip is actually pretty good.
     
  6. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    If you order the right food it's OK. This is a pretty good deal they are offering right now.
     
  7. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Lol!!! My first thought! I'd pick Chilis (bleh) over that place.

    A long time ago (around 2002) they had the best habenero hot wings on earth. It was weird, they were so damn good. Would go there just for the hot wings, a ton of blue cheese and ranch, and their side salad. Once they got rid of em, I only go there on the rarest of occasions.

    It is an interesting concept, tho, admittedly.
     
  8. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Same here (the kid part :)), only go when my son wants it, PJ. Thankfully, he chooses Outback or Hard Rock Cafe more often of the three
     
  9. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    My girlfriends dad had a painting company that painted a Chilis, said literally every food item came frozen. From the lettuce to the meat.
    Their southwest egg rolls are good.ha
     
  10. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    :)

    Ryno, if you have a BJs near you, their avocado eggrolls are divine! OMgosh, so good!
     
  11. rynochop

    rynochop Well-Known Member

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    Don't have a BJs is that a real place?ha
     
  12. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Yup! Sit-down pizza and brew. Not bad, better appetizers and brew than pizza, but their pizza isn't that bad.
     
  13. Eric_Boyer

    Eric_Boyer Well-Known Member

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    so you have a successful business?

    I think this business plan is moronic personally
     
  14. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    Ive started businesses from scratch and sold them before. I also get paid to run other people's businesses.
     
  15. pjtoadie

    pjtoadie Cleveland's #1 Cowboys fan

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    Outback is one of my favorites!
     
  16. Trouty

    Trouty Dakistani Zone Supporter

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    Love it, too!!
     
  17. Supercowboy1986

    Supercowboy1986 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure if it's an Austin thing or if all applebees do it but after midnight it turns into a club. Djs, bouncers, off duty police, bottle service and everything. No joke, people here refer to it as "club Applebee's" and it gets PACKED.
     
  18. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    back in high school i had a friend that worked at dominos i believe. pizza hut had an ad campaign that said they would accept all other competitors coupons. so he got with his manager and printed up a ton of "Your Favorite Large Pizza with up to 5 Toppings - $2!" and left the expiration date blank. he'd stamp it with that days date and order from pizza hut.

    he did that for a few months and suddenly pizza huts coupon policy changed i believe.
     
  19. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    I thought having a friend who worked at Dairy Queen was nice, since he would sneak us out a dilly bar every once in a while. But your friend...that turd ruined it for others with his selfish ways. :p
     
  20. iceberg

    iceberg it's business, this emotional game Zone Supporter

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    well i got a few pizzas out of it but once the policy was changed, it was over. just funny they always set it to expire the day they used it. at one point pizza hut called dominos to validate the coupon and got his manager who was "in on it" and the manager said yep, reap.
     

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