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The best Black Friday freebies

If you're planning on shopping in-store the day after Thanksgiving, leave some extra space in your shopping bag for these freebies.

By Nov 18, 2013 4:00PM
This post comes from Marcy Bonebright at partner site DealNews.

DealNews on MSN MoneyAt its core, Black Friday is all about saving money, and there's no better way to save money than to get stuff for free! Below, we've rounded up all the Black Friday deals featuring Buy-One-Get-Ones (BOGOs), gift cards, and outright free items that we could find. Note that some of these offers are only rumors, and we've marked them as such. Be sure to bookmark this page and check back often, as we'll be adding even more Black Friday freebies as we come across them.


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Status: Confirmed

Freebie: This doorbuster freebie was actually the first 2013 Black Friday ad: a free JCPenney 2013 Snow Globe. In response to the frustrated outcry of shoppers who went home globeless in 2012, JCPenney has brought back the popular keepsake. No word yet on when you'll have to show up in-store to bag one, though, so stay tuned for more details on how to get yours.


Seattle's Best Coffee

Status: Confirmed

Freebie: Whether you're standing in line at midnight on Black Friday or heading back to the daily grind on Friday morning, Seattle's Best Coffee wants to perk you up with a free sample of its medium roast coffee. Just head on over to its Facebook page anytime after November 13 and sign up to have that liquid caffeine delivered directly to your mailbox.


Half Price Books

Status: Confirmed

Freebie: Once again, Half Price Books offers up a Black Friday freebie two-fer. In addition to a free $5 gift card, the first 100 customers to cross the threshold at 7 am will get a free tote bag, perfect for hauling all your Black Friday loot. Better yet, one lucky doorbusting consumer could find a surprise in their tote bag: an extra $100 gift card!


Shoe Carnival

Status: Rumor

Freebie: If you're hoping to pick up some killer kicks this Black Friday, then swing by Shoe Carnival on Thanksgiving. When the doors open at 6 pm, the first 100 customers will get a free gift card worth at least $10. What's more, one lucky early bird might score a free $100 gift card. As if you needed an excuse to go shoe shopping.



Status: Confirmed

Freebie: Although human presents tend to be at the top of our Black Friday shopping list, PetSmart wants to make sure that your favorite feline or canine isn't forgotten during the biggest shopping day of the year. For the first 100 shoppers, retail stores are giving away free pet stockings pre-stuffed with dog and cat treats and $130 worth of in-store coupons.


More Black Friday freebies:

  • Macy's: Get a free Lil Wayne compilation album when you spend $50 or more
  • GameStop: Get a free $25 gift card and free backpack when you buy the Wii U Skylanders SWAP Force Bundle for $300
  • GameStop: Get either a free LEGO toy set or free LEGO keychain when you buy a LEGO game
  • Toys "R" Us: Get a free jersey when you buy select Nerf Dart Tag items
  • Aéropostale: Get a pair of free pair of Skullcandy earbuds when you spend $100 or more. Alternatively, you can take home a free pair of Skullcandy 2XL Headphones with a $150 purchase.
  • Walmart: Get a free $100 gift card when you purchase select smartphones, possibly yielding a profit
  • Gander Mountain: Get a free $20 gift card when you spend $100 or more on select brands

More from DealNews:

Nov 18, 2013 8:46PM
Why would I want a Lil Wayne CD from Macy's?
Nov 18, 2013 4:54PM
If I must spend $300 to get a freebie, then it is not Free
Nov 18, 2013 7:36PM
we need a war on christmas! People spending money they don't have on crap that people don't need or want! Maybe we should try to show some kindness to each other instead, Volunteer at a soup kitchen, Make a Toy for a child or donate some food to a needy family. Stop feeding a system that is out of control and only benefits the money changers. This whole thing of shopping on thanksgiving is terrible. I love thanksgiving because you get to see family and friends, watch football, and eat some really good food and you don't have to buy a bunch of presents, now they want to screw that up! Shame on them! Don't even get me started about this "Christmas in July" Crap! Whoever started that should be run out of town!
Nov 19, 2013 10:19AM
Spending 50 bucks at Macy's and getting a Lil Wayne compilation? Isnt that really like punishment for shopping there?
Nov 18, 2013 5:28PM
Nov 18, 2013 4:24PM
Nov 18, 2013 6:10PM
Give up part of my Thanksgiving with my family for a snow globe? Wow. I guess they are hoping a lot of people don't like their families.
Nov 18, 2013 5:49PM
Show me where they are giving away free cruises and jewelry and ill be there.  I would rather shop online.
Nov 18, 2013 5:46PM

No such thing as free people haven't you figured that out yet



Nov 18, 2013 8:37PM
Nov 18, 2013 5:45PM

Love freebies when I was in college.  Not anymore, my time worth way more than those "freebies" and "black Friday deals".



Nov 18, 2013 4:40PM
Nothing on this list is for me. Not to say for some one else it might be a good thing.
Nov 18, 2013 5:45PM

These freebies do suck, except for the PetSmart one, and the Gamestop freebie can be used to donate to Toys for Tots <3

Nov 18, 2013 10:02PM
Nothing in life is free, including this stupid "spend a million and I'll give you a dumb snow globe".  What about spending the day with the family, rather than standing in a line to give you money for a snow globe that probably cost you a few cents to make?  Un flippin' real!  I'll bet you a dime to a donut that the CEO's of the stores that will be opening on Thanksgiving day, will not be anywhere around!  Un flippin' real!!!
Nov 18, 2013 10:11PM
That is very true, nothing is free.  you always have to buy something or spend a certain amount of money.  And as one of you pointed out, people just don't get it.
Nov 18, 2013 8:48PM
not free if I have to by something I don't need or just by
Nov 18, 2013 8:31PM
Target had grab bags last year that came with snacks, coupons and samples.
Nov 18, 2013 5:19PM
More like a buy one get one freebie...
Nov 19, 2013 2:24PM
Why would you buy a Lil Wayne CD in the first place?
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