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Black Friday: Gift cards offer bonuses to givers

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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