Several local stores have some enticing offerings to lure in customers.

Tanger Outlet Center offers free $10 Tanger gift cards to the first 200 shoppers in line at Tanger Shopper Services at its 10 o'clock opening tonight. Another 100 in line at 2 a.m. Friday will receive $20 gift cards, and from 2 to 6 a.m. shoppers can register to win a 51-inch flat-screen TV, but the winner must be present at 6:05 a.m.

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Belk will give away gift cards to the first 250 customers at 3 a.m. Friday when it opens. The cards are valued from $5 to $1,000 and must be used for in-store purchases only. In all, the Charlotte-based department store will hand out $1 million in free gift cards at its 303 stores throughout 16 Southern states.

And Mount Pleasant Towne Centre will give out $3,000 in gift cards at staggered events throughout Friday. Participants must register before each drawing, and each giveaway will offer gift cards from $100 to $500. One $500 gift card and five $100 gift cards will be given away at 10 a.m. in front of Belk, at 1 p.m. in front of Barnes & Noble and at 4 p.m. in front of Banana Republic. Registering once will carry throughout the day, but you can only win once.