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 a.m. on Nov. 23.
Freebie: Shoppers who arrive when doors open at 6 a.m. 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 Wi-Fi tablet," a $100 gift card or $5 Bealls Bucks via a Bealls scratch-off card.
Half Price Books
Freebie: In addition to a free $5 gift card, the first 100 customers to show up when the doors open at 7 a.m. 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: a $100 gift card.
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 give away only 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 for Black Friday, and the first customers in line will receive a wristband for this free game offer.
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.
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.
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 a.m. 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
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-ounce 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
All are rumored unless otherwise noted:
7-Eleven. Nab a free coffee of any size with the purchase of any size Red Bull (confirmed).
Aeropostale. Spend $100 or more and get a free pair of headphones or a DJ Teddy.
Cabela's. The first 600 customers will receive a free rifle, smoker, binoculars, hoodie or gift card.
Costco. Members can receive a free "Simply Delicious The Costco Way" cookbook.
CVS. Select drugstore items are free via ExtraBucks, including candy bars, earbuds and more.
J.C. Penney. Free button, which represents a chance to win prizes including trips, kitchen electrics and more (confirmed).
Michaels. The first 100 customers can satisfy their sweet tooth with a free Godiva chocolate bar
RC Wiley: From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, enjoy a free hot dog and soft drink. The first 200 customers on Black Friday to spend more than $49 can score a free $25 gift card (confirmed).
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.