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The Best of the Black Friday Freebies: Free Food, Headphones, Tote, and more!

By , dealnews Senior Editor

In case you haven't noticed, we here at dealnews are huge advocates of online shopping, especially during the busiest shopping period of the year — Black Friday. Beyond nabbing the last doorbusters, in-store shoppers can enjoy exclusive freebie offers from the likes of Starbucks, Victoria's Secret, Ace Hardware, and more! From gift cards and video games to coffee and pastries, several retail chains are offering consumers an incentive to leave the house to do their shopping.

But if you're still recovering from an heavy dose of tryptophan, there are a number of buy one, get one free deals available throughout the Black Friday weekend. We've updated our list below:

A.C. Moore

Status: Rumor
Freebie: Be one of the first 100 customers at your local A.C. Moore and score a free $5 gift card. You can save yourself a little extra dough just by showing up before the sun rises, as doors open at 5 am on November 23.


Status: Confirmed
Freebie: Shoppers who arrive when doors open at 6 am on Black Friday will receive a free Bealls Christmas 2012 tree ornament. And for those who really want to be early — in other words, be in front of the store come midnight — the first 100 customers in line will also walk home with either a "16GB WiFi tablet," a $100 gift card, or $5 Bealls Bucks via a Bealls scratch-off card.

Half Price Books

Status: Confirmed
Freebie: In addition to a free $5 gift card, the first 100 customers to show up when the doors open at 7 am will also get a free tote bag, which will be ideal for hauling off your Black Friday bounty. One of those totes may contain another freebie: an extra $100 gift card!

Old Navy

Status: Confirmed
Freebie: Yes, Old Navy is a clothier, but it's also giving away a Wii U Console this Black Friday! While it's likely that the retailer will only give away one console per store, a larger number of customers can spend at least $40 and take home a free copy of Super Mario Bros. U, which is a $60 value! Old Navy's doors open at midnight on Friday, and the first customers in line will receive a wristband for this free game offer.

Pep Boys

Status: Rumor
Freebie: 'Tis the season for dropping temperatures, so remember not to skimp on auto maintenance, especially if you'll be enduring heavy holiday travel. As an exclusive for its in-store patrons, Pep Boys is offering Champion Platinum Spark Plugs for free via a $2 rebate. And because you never replace just one spark plug, you can purchase up to 15.

Ace Hardware

Status: Rumor
Freebie: If you're anticipating a large present from Santa (say, a new flat-screen TV?), you'll want to make sure you have plenty of space for it. To ensure the perfect fit, head to your local Ace Hardware and nab a Lufkin 25-Foot Self-Centering Tape Rule for free via a $5 rebate. And in case you want to buy in bulk, keep in mind that there is a limit of 32 per store.

Sam's Club

Status: Confirmed
Freebie: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially on Black Friday; you'll need stamina to make it through those crowds! As Sam's Club opens its doors at 7 am on Black Friday, it'll be handing its members a free cup of Starbucks holiday blend coffee along with a free Artisan Fresh pastry. Really, who wants to shop in the morning on an empty stomach ... and without caffeine?

Seattle's Best Coffee

Status: Confirmed
Freebie: No worries if you're not a Sam's Club member — you can still enjoy your Black Friday caffeine boost! Participating Seattle's Best Coffee stores will be handing out free 12-oz. cups of coffee. Although this deal touts that it's especially for those who have to work post-Thanksgiving (like our writers and editors!), it appears to be valid for just about anyone in need of a coffee break. If you can't make it to a Seattle's Best location (and have a Facebook account), you can opt to have a free sample sent to your house instead. We reckon you'll have to brew it yourself, however.

More Black Friday Freebies!

  • 7-Eleven: Double up on your caffeine intake this Black Friday at Sevs: Nab a free coffee of any size with the purchase of any size Red Bull
  • Aeropostale: Spend $100 or more and get a free pair of headphones or a DJ Teddy
  • AMC Dine-In Theaters: Through December 2, turn over this printable coupon and enjoy a free dessert at participating AMC dine-in theaters with the purchase of a movie ticket
  • Bob Evans: Buy one dinner entree, get one free after 4 pm local time via printable coupon
  • Cabela's: The first 600 customers will receive a free rifle, smoker, binoculars, hoodie, or gift card
  • Chili's: Get a free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an entree via printable coupon
  • Costco: Members can receive a free Simply Delicious The Costco Way cookbook
  • CVS: Select drug store items are free via ExtraBucks, including candy bars, earbuds, and more
  • Ikea: Spend $100 or more on home furnishings at Ikea and eat free
  • JCPenney: Free button, which represents a chance to win prizes including trips, kitchen electrics, and more
  • Macaroni Grill: Buy one entree, get one free via printable coupon
  • Michaels: The first 100 customers can satisfy their sweet tooth with a free Godiva chocolate bar
  • Peet's Coffee: From now through Sunday, present this printable coupon (or pull it up on your smartphone) to enjoy a free beverage when you buy one for a friend
  • RC Wiley: From 11 am to 3 pm on Friday and Saturday, enjoy a free hot dog and soft drink; the first 200 customers on Black Friday to spend over $49 can score a free $25 gift card
  • Red Lobster: Buy one Maine Stays entrée at Red Lobster and get a second one of equal or lesser value for free via printable coupon
  • Sports Authority: The first 80 customers in line will earn up to $500 in Bonus Bucks for free
  • Victoria's Secret: Spend $65 or more and nab a free limited edition tote with beauty samples

Front page photo credit: Tampa Bay Freebies

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