Never fear, fellow procrastinators! Even if you missed out on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it's not too late to still give a thoughtful gift to your loved ones. Plus you might still even get a discount or a kickback for yourself.
That's right, Bitesters. We're talking gift cards. A gift certificate to a restaurant can be a great way to share your culinary finds to friends and families or to offer them an opportunity to visit a place they wouldn't or couldn't afford to go to on their own.
Several local favorites are offering deals for your late December shopping pleasure.
If you can't bring yourself to fight the last-minute holiday shopping traffic, you can go to www.amerigo.net and finish off your list from the comfort of your own couch curled up in a Snuggie. Best of all, they're offering a kick-back to you for being such a swell person. Buy $100 or in gift cards and get 10 percent back in bonus cards. If you buy more than $500, the rebate jumps to 15 percent. To top it off, if you're so generous that you purchase more than $1,000 in gift cards, you'll receive 20 percent back in gift cards to give or keep. Thatsa lotsa pasta.
For an even better deal at Amerigo on Tuesday, December 22 check out their one day sale here.
For a good cheap hunk of meat, you might want to consider buying some Logan's Bucks. Plus, their rate of return for the gifter is outstanding. For every $25 you spend in gift cards, take $10 free for yourself. Go for the peanuts, stay for the steak.
In honor of their 75th anniversary, Jimmy Kelly's is offering $100 certificates for $75. As Chef Tell (anybody else remember him?) used to say, "very simple, very easy, very good!"
Randy Rayburn wants to help you out and bring you in to Sunset Grill or Midtown Cafe. Gift cards for both establishments are 25 percent off until the second week of January.
Finally, if it's variety you're looking for and you didn't have the wherewithal to crawl out of bed early enough to get in on the latest Nashville Originals gift certificate sale, they have an answer for you with their new online program.
From their announcement:
Just in time for the holidays, Nashville Originals has launched its new gift certificate program, which will allow buyers to buy, print or even e-mail gift certificates online.
Certificates are good at your choice of Nashville Originals' 37 unique member restaurants, among Nashville's most popular dining spots. They are available in the denomination of the buyer's choice, and can be printed immediately after purchase or e-mailed to another recipient. They do not expire.
Nashville Originals offers discounts for bulk purchases. Save 3 percent on orders over $300, 5 percent on orders over $500 and 10 percent on orders over $1,000.
Visit www.nashvilleoriginals.com/groupgc to make a purchase.
We lazy-bones are just about out of excuses. I guess I'd better check the old Visa balance.