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Christmas shopping: last minute restaurant gift card bonuses

Photo caption: Sushi Garden is offering discount gift cards this holiday season

Two weeks ago I posted this article with eight different “gift card bonus offers” from Santa Cruz and Capitola restaurants. Here are a few more for any of you doing very-last-minute shopping.


Capitola, Scotts Valley and Watsonville

Sushi Garden is offering 10% off if you purchase at least $50 worth of gift certificates. You have to buy them by Dec. 24, and they’re valid at all three locations: Capitola (820 Bay Ave.), Scotts Valley (5600 Scotts Valley Dr.) and Watsonville (1441 Main St.).Visit sushi-garden.com.


Capitola, Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz

Jamba Juice is offering a gift card deal this holiday season, through Christmas. If you buy $25 in gift cards, you get a $5 bonus card redeemable in January and February. For more information, visit jambajuice.com. Local stores include Capitola (3555 Clares St.), Santa Cruz (1550 Pacific Ave.), and Scotts Valley (214 Mt. Hermon Rd.).


Santa Cruz

At Blaze Pizza (1901 Mission St.), if you buy a $25 gift card by Dec. 31, you get a free pizza reward to use at in 2019 (Jan. 1-Feb. 28). Restrictions: You must be a Blaze Rewards member (but it’s easy to sign up). For more information, visit blazepizza.com/locations/santa-cruz.


And finally, even though it’s not food-related, I have to mention Bookshop Santa Cruz because it’s such a wonderful, independent resource—and it’s been so for more than 50 years! Through the holiday season, you receive a free $10 BSC gift card when you purchase four $25 gift cards, or a free $5 gift card when you purchase five $10 gift cards. Speaking of food, your gift recipients (or you!) can buy a cookbook or a different type of food book (Ruth Reichl’s Comfort me With Apples…Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, etc.). Visit bookshopsantacruz.com.


Best wishes for a great 2019!

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Santa Cruz Bike Week: Free breakfast, popsicles, and more

New Leaf Westside: one of many venues serving free breakfast to cyclists Thurs. May 12

For Santa Cruz Bike Week 2011, many businesses around town are offering bicyclists free breakfast and other food.

On Wednesday May 11 from 5-7pm, if you bike to Penny Ice Creamery you get a free popsicle (also read about Penny’s other promotions). Location: 913 Cedar Street

On Friday May 13 from 7-10am, bike to Samba Rock Café for free acai bowls and pastries. Location: 291 Water Street

And on Thursday May 12 it’s the big “Bike to Work/Bike to School” event with free breakfast at many spots around town for cyclists.

These include:

Jamba Juice (Pacific Avenue @ Water Street)

  • Free Smoothies and Oatmeal from Jamba Juice
  • Free Verve Coffee
  • Free Bike Maintenance From Spokesman Bicylces
  • Free Massages from Cypress Health Institute
  • Free Acupuncture/Acupressure from Dr. Mariposa Bernstein
  • Free Berry Samples from Freewheelin Farms

New Leaf Community Market (Fair Avenue and Ingalls Street)

  • Free Breakfast and Coffee from New Leaf
  • Free Bike Maintenance from Another Bicycle Shop
  • Free Massages from Cypress Health Institute
  • Free New Leaf Promotion
Cabrillo College (6550 Soquel Drive, in front of the Hawkshop Bookstore)
  • Free Breakfast From Local Businesses
  • Free Ugly Mug Coffee
  • Free Bicycle Maintenance from Cabrillo College Bike Coop

Here is the complete list of free breakfast sites. On Thursday May 12, Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing (402 Ingalls St.) is also donating $1 from every pint sold to the Bike to Work program.

For more events associated with the 24th Annual Santa Cruz County Bike Week, click here. Also see yesterday’s article about Santa Cruz restaurant burger’s special promotion.

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