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IT’S GRADUATION TIME and Father’s Day is just around the corner, so that means gift card deals for grads and dads.
Plenty of places are offering bonus gift cards with the purchase of gift cards. Among them:
Quaker Steak and Lube, which has locations in Bloomsburg and Dickson City, will give those purchasing a $25 gift card a $5 bonus gift card and a $5-off -$25 offer valid on Father’s Day, June 17.
• Buy $50 in gift cards at Outback Steakhouse and it will toss in a free $10 Bonus Card for you.
Applebee’s restaurants are offering a $10 bonus card with each $50 purchase of gift cards through June 24. You have until July 8 to use the card.
T.G.I Friday’s is offering $5 bonus cards with a $25 gift card purchase or a $10 bonus card with a $50 gift card purchase. The deal runs through June 17 and the bonus cards are good through July.
• Smokey Bones is giving $10 in Bones Bucks with the purchase of a $50 gift card. Speaking of the BBQ joint in Wilkes-Barre Township, there are coupons inside today’s Times Leader for $10 off a $20 purchase good today through June 27 and another good from June 28 through July 14.
Here’s my suggestion if you’re already planning on eating there. Go in, head to the bar, buy a $50 gift card, get the $10 bonus card, then be seated and use the $10 off coupon from today’s paper and pay with the gift card. You’ll still have the bonus card to use at a later date.
Actually my suggestion extends to most places doing these deals. Buy the gift card before you eat then use the gift card that same day and come back with the bonus card.
In many instances the bonus cards must be used within a few weeks and in almost all cases they cannot be used the day of purchase. Read the terms and conditions of the deals before you buy them.
Uno Chicago Grill, which has a location in Dickson City, is honoring all veterans and active military men and women through Labor Day with 10 percent off their check. There is no coupon required, simply show your valid military or veteran ID. This offer can not be combined with any other offers or promotions and excludes alcohol.
Here’s a nice offer from Bath & Body Works for fans of their antibacterial soap: Get five for $15 or seven for $20. They’re regularly up to $5.50 each. There are some exclusions, so ask the store for details. This offer is good today and tomorrow only and single items will be sold at regular price.
Head to Weis, grab some Lysol products, three to be exact. Plenty of the cleaners are on sale two for $4. There’s a $3 rebate form in today’s coupon inserts you can send in if you buy three Lysol products. Get three at Weis for $6 and get $3 back. That comes out to $1 an item if you choose wisely. Or is that Weisly?
Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 570-829-7269. Follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder and if you know of any local steals or deals, send them to aseder@timesleader.com.

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