Stores are giving away gift cards, coffee, tote bags and more to lure shoppers.
Shop Black Friday sales without spending a dime.
Nearly seven in 10 Americans (69%) — 164 million of us — say they plan to shop during Thanksgiving weekend, which runs from Turkey Day through Cyber Monday, according to the National Retail Federation. And roughly three in four of those shoppers say they plan to either spend the same amount or more as they did last year.
Retailers are hoping to get you into their stores to drop that dough, which is why many are offering freebies to shoppers. Here are 10 free items that shoppers can get this Thanksgiving weekend — just be sure to check your local location for times and participation and read the fine print on every deal.
1. Barnes & Noble: Coffee
2. Belk: $5 – $1,000 gift cards
3. Bon Ton: $5 – $250 gift cards
4. Fred Meyer: Coffee, juice, donuts and gift cards
5. Half Price Books: Tote bag + gift card
6. Shopko: $15 gift cards
7. Petco: Pet antlers
8. World Market: $10 gift cards