Black Friday Freebies 2016

Where to Get the Best Black Friday Freebies This Year

While there are a lot of great deals to be had on Black Friday, my favorite deals are the Black Friday freebies. Black Friday freebies are free stuff you get just for showing up to a store or sending in a rebate —​​ no purchase necessary.

The Black Friday freebies for 2016 include free gift cards, health care items, appliances, tote bags, sporting goods, coupons, and even a giant teddy bear.

Be sure to pay attention to the date and even time when you can get these deals. Some of these are true Black Friday freebies, and you can get them early on the Friday immediately following Thanksgiving. Some of these freebies are actually only available on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and you could miss them by waiting for Black Friday. 

Free Coupons at JCPenney on Thanksgiving Day

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JCPenney is giving out coupons worth $10, $100, or $500, no purchase necessary and while supplies last.

You'll need to show up on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m. to snag one of these coupons.

Here are some other tips on how to get free stuff at JCPenney. More

14 Free After Rebate Deals at CVS Pharmacy

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CVS Pharmacy has quite a few free after rebate deals this year. You can read more about the CVS ExtraCare program to find out how their rebate program works.

Here are the free after rebate deals for 2016:

  • CVS Health extra strength rapid release pain relief gelcaps
  • Green Giant vegetables
  • 7-Up, A&W or Canada Dry
  • Starburst, Skittles, Necco wafers, Altoids, or all Wrigley's gum singles
  • Ocean Spray or Pact 
  • Aquafina sparkling or Propel
  • Trolli
  • Select Stylessentials leggings
  • CVS Blade Torq3
  • CVS Health nicotine gum
  • CVS ultra-soft cleansing wipes
  • CVS Health pantiliners
  • GUM Supreme toothbrush
  • Glade solid air freshener

All the deals are limited to 1 per household expect for the blade kit which is a limit of 2 per household. More

Free Tote Bag and Gift Card at Half Price Books

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The first 100 customers who come into Half Price Books on Black Friday will get a free tote bag and $5 gift cards. One of those tote bags will contain a $100 gift card.

You'll need to be 16 years of age or older to get the tote bag and gift card. More

Free After Rebate Items at Macy's

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Macy's has two items that will be free after rebate on Thanksgiving Day but you'll need to make sure to pick them up before 1:00 p.m.

You can pick one of the following:

  • Bella slower cooker
  • Bella waffle maker

These cost $10 but fill out the rebate and you'll get a check back for $10. More

Giveaways at Cabela's for Black Friday

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Cabela's will be giving out a ton of free stuff for those who get there in line early enough when they open at 5:00 a.m. on Black Friday, November 25.

The first 600 customers will get their choice of the following prizes, while supplies last.

  • Browning AB3 Hunter Bolt-Action Rifle in 6.5mm Creedmoor
  • Cuddeback IR Plus 8MP Trail Camera
  • Vortex Spitfire 1X Red-Dot Sight
  • Bradley Original Smoker
  • Cabela's Cash Card
  • Pflueger Summit Spinning Reel
  • Cabela's Ranger 54 Recurve Bow
  • Badlands Release Day Pack
  • Worksharp Guided Field Sharpener
  • CRKT Outrage Onion
  • Ken Onion Package (Tool Grinder, Blade Grinder, Sharpener)

Free Gift Cards at Belk on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

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Belk will be giving away 400 free Belk gift cards per store that value anywhere from $5 to $1,000.

200 of them will be handed out on Thursday, November 24th at 4:00 p.m. and the other 200 on Friday, November 25 at 6:00 a.m.

There's a limit of one per customer and you must be 18 or older. More

Free Gift Cards, Coupons, and a Giant Teddy Bear at Goody's and Stage

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The first 75 customers in line at Goody's and Stage on Thursday, November 24, will get a $100, $75, $50 gift card or a $10 coupon.

One lucky customer will get a free 4-ft. teddy bear. More

Free Gift Card and Coupon Book at Shopko

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The first 100 customers at Shopko on Thursday, November 24 at 4:00 p.m. will get a free $10 holiday bonus card as well as a $500 holiday bonus coupon book.

You'll need to come back to use your ​coupons though, they aren't valid until November 27th. More

Fred Meyer Has Free Coffee, Juice, and Donuts

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Stop into Fred Meyer on Friday and you'll get to snack on some donuts, coffee, and juice while you shop.

Stores open at 5:00 a.m. and refreshments are available while supplies last. More

Free Gift Cards and Coupons at Bon-Ton

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The first 200 customers at Bon-Ton on Thursday, November 24, will get a free gift card. These gift cards range in value from $5 to $500. The giveaway starts at 5:00 p.m.

There's also a $10 off a $10 purchase coupon that's valid November 24 and 25. More

Keep Shopping — Christmas Freebies

After you've planned your Black Friday shopping, check out all the Christmas freebies that will help you save money this holiday season.