Best 2011 Black Friday Freebies: Plan Your Route for Black Friday Deals

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There are plenty of freebies available on Black Friday, November 24, 2011 and at retailers who are opening their doors on Thanksgiving. Some stores are offering the freebie with purchase and others like JC Penney and Michaels Arts & Crafts are giving out free merchandise just for showing up.

Here is a list of my top picks for free Black Friday offers in order of date and time. Get your GPS ready and plan your route if you want to scoop up all of the freebies.

(I have also listed a great military freebie at the end of the list for anyone who is able to shop at The Army and Air Force Exchange Service on 11/25)

Thanksgiving Day – November 24, 2011


CVS has over $150 in items that will be FREE when you use Extra Bucks card. You will get Extra Bucks back with the purchase of a long list of health and beauty items and you can use them on your next purchase (use them same day on other sale items by doing a separate transaction). Spend $30 on select items and get a $10 gift card to a variety of retail stores. Read more about the CVS deals here.   
Old Navy  Get to Old Navy  when it opens at 9am on 11/24 (Thanksgiving) and you will get a free Kodak Easyshare Sport Waterproof digital camera bundle with a $40 clothing purchase. There will be a $10 off $50 purchase coupon in the ad. See the ad scan with info on the free camera offer here.

9:00 PM

Toys “R” Us  If you are one of the first 100 customers in the store at 9pm on 11/24 (Thanksgiving), you will get a free Holiday Savings Coupon book that includes $500 in discounts to retailers like AMC Theaters, Aeropostale, and Eddie Bauer.

10:00 PM

Tanger Outlets open at 10pm on Thanksgiving, November 24. Go to Shoppers Services at 10pm and get a free $10 outlet gift card (first 200). Try again at 2am and get a free $20 Tanger Outlet gift card (first 100) See the ad for more information here.

Black Friday – November 25, 2011


Best Buy is offering a free $50 Gift Card with Purchase of Apple iPod touch 8GB 4th Generation ($194.99) or buy an Apple iPod Nano 8GB 6th Generation for $124.99 and get a $15 Best Buy Gift Card – $124.99. Best Buy opens at midnight on Black Friday but you can get in line at 10 to get tickets for doorbuster deals. See more information on the sale here.

Target: Get a free $40 gift card when you buy an 8GB iPod Touch ($195) or a $15 Target gift card when you buy an 8GB iPod Nano ($129) Target opens at midnight on Black Friday. **Best Buy has a better deal on the iPod Touch — $194 with a $50 gift card, but it really depends on where you like to shop.

4:00 AM

JCPenney opens at 4am on Black Friday. There are up to 5,000 free 2011 Disney Mini-Snow Globes up for grabs for shoppers who love waking up early. Quantities will vary by store.

Sears – If you are one of the first 200 people to purchase clothing at Sears on Black Friday, you’ll get a free Thomas Kinkade collectible ornament. Doors open at 4am. More sale info here including how to get a $10 off $30 clothing coupon.

5:00 AM

Sam’s Club opens at 5am on Black Friday. Stop in for free breakfast between 5am to including hot egg sandwiches, fresh fruit, yogurt and coffee. See more info about the Sam’s Black Friday deals here.

6:00 AM

Michaels Arts & Crafts - Free Godiva chocolate bar will be given to the first 100 customers on Friday, November 25, 2011. Yum. Michaels opens at 6:00am on Black Friday. (Clip a coupon from the ad and save 25% off your entire purchase from 6am – noon!)

Military Freebie:

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) - Get a free Apple TV with Purchase of an iMAC, MacBook, iMac or MacBook Air. Opens at 4am on Black Friday. Find a list of AAFES locations here.