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Black Friday: Gift cards offer bonuses to givers

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Published:   |   Updated: November 25, 2013 at 08:27 AM

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The flip side of the season of giving is it’s also the season of getting. Stores and restaurants are making it easy to make sure the giver is also a getter with a wide range of bonus offers in all price ranges.

We round up some of our favorites:

Carmel Cafe & Wine Bar: $10 bonus when you purchase a $50 gift card at the South Tampa, Countryside, Sarasota or Carrollwood locations. Buy online and ship standard mail and only pay $1.95.

Outback Steakhouse: Get a free $20 bonus card, valid for use Jan. 1 to Feb. 10, 2014, when you purchase $100 in gift cards before Dec. 31. You can even upload a photo to their site and create a custom gift card to make the present more special.

Massage Envy Spa: Get a gift card for a free one-hour massage when you buy three gift cards at the same time totaling $180. For details and participating Tampa Bay area spa locations.

Romano’s Macaroni Grill: Free $5 “Grazie Gift” with a purchase of a $25 gift card purchased before Dec. 31. The “Grazie Gift” is redeemable between Jan. 1 and Feb. 12, 2014.

Bonefish Grill: Buy $100 in gift cards before Dec. 31 and get a $20 bonus gift card. Design custom cards by uploading a picture to their site.

Einstein Brothers Bagels: Get a $5 bonus card when you purchase a $25 gift card. Bonus card valid after the first of the year.

Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria: For each $50 gift card purchase, guests receive a free $10 gift card. Purchase a $100 gift card and receive a free $20 gift card through Dec. 24 at all Tampa Bay area locations. Gift cards are also available for purchase online.

Barnes & Noble: Buy $75 in gift cards in a single transaction by Dec. 3 and you will be emailed a $10 eGift C on Dec. 26.

Red Robin: Get $5 Bonus Bucks from when you buy a $25 gift card. Bonus bucks are valid Jan. 1 through Feb. 28, 2014.

Buca di Beppo: Buy $50 in gift cards and get a $15 reward card. Gift cards can be personalized with photos online at their site. Reward card valid Jan 1. through Feb. 28, 2014.

The Children’s Place: Get a $10 off coupon on a $40 or more purchase when you buy at least $40 in gift cards before Dec. 24 in stores or Dec. 25 online.

Taco Bell: Buy a $20 gift card and you’ll get a free meal including two Doritos Locos tacos and a large drink.

Maggiano’s Little Italy: Get a $20 bonus card plus a one year subscription to Food & Wine magazine when you purchase $100 in gift cards.

Regal Cinemas: Buy $40 worth of egift cards and get a $10 promotional ecard good for use at Aeropostale, a teen clothing chain store.

Texas de Brazil: Purchase a $70 card for only $60 or a $125 card for only $100. See more deals at its site.

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