Best Black Friday Freebies

Black Friday (1940 film)
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DealNews has released this roundup of the best Black Friday freebies

Half Price Books

Status: Confirmed

Freebie: Once again, Half Price Books offers up a Black Friday freebie two-fer. In addition to a free $5 gift card, the first 100 customers to cross the threshold at 7 am will get a free tote bag, perfect for hauling all your Black Friday loot. Better yet, one lucky doorbusting consumer could find a surprise in their tote bag: an extra $100 gift card!

 

PetSmart

Status: Confirmed

Freebie: Although human presents tend to be at the top of our Black Friday shopping list, PetSmart wants to make sure that your favorite feline or canine isn’t forgotten during the biggest shopping day of the year. For the first 100 shoppers, retail stores are giving awayfree pet stockings pre-stuffed with dog and cat treats and $130 worth of in-store coupons.

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By , dealnews contributor While every day is like Black Friday here at dealnews, when the real thing comes around, we get extra bargain-happy. There’s nothing more exhilarating than a great deal, nabbing a doorbuster, and sharing these stories of savings with friends. However, Black Friday may seem stressful to some shoppers. So to make the most of the upcoming holiday, we suggest you arm yourself with these 10 tips that will help you hit the ground saving and keep your spirits light, knowing you’re getting great deals.

Check Out the Leaked Ads

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By , dealnews Media Editor You may be tempted to buy the season’s hottest toys sooner rather than later — maybe even during a Black Friday sale— but don’t!To get the best price, wait until the last possible moment to make your purchase; on the whole, not even Black Friday — the hottest of all shopping days — can beat this technique. Continue reading “Last Year’s Toys "R" Us Fab 15 List Demonstrates the Best Time to Buy Toys”

Endorse! That’s with an Exclamation Point.

There’s times where I don’t care how cheesy I sound because I’m really that enthusiastic about a product: Diet Coke (you’ve heard of my addiction). Gold Peak Tea (it’s the only bottled tea that actually tastes like real tea). Hot & Sour Soup (hot AND sour, how can you lose!?).  I have a new one.

Endorse! is a cool brand-new Facebook app that basically pays you to be a brand ambassador for your favorite products. The idea for Endorse is to connect brands to their most loyal and most influential customers. Purchase products, mail in your receipts and receive 10% cashback. If you add “followers” who also buy the same products, they get 10% and you can increase your cashback percentage to 100%.

Here’s how it works:

1. Visit www.endorse.com and login with your Facebook account.

2. Type in your favorite products such as Diet Coke or stores such as CVS or Target as I did, and click Endorse. Just like other referral programs on Groupon and Gilt, it’s good karma to join using your friends’ links. That way they get some credit for simply telling you about the program.

3. Now just save your receipts from your favorite stores and mail them in the free postage-paid envelope. For example, I purchased Diet Cokes at CVS yesterday. Before I shopped, I endorsed both on Endorse, so when I mail in my receipt, I’ll receive 10% back for shopping at CVS and 10% back for purchasing Diet Coke.

Endorse facebook app

Why does it work? With cashback shopping sites, big brands have ways to connect with their most loyal online shoppers, but bricks-and-mortar shoppers are more difficult. Endorse connects those big brands with their most loyal customers and rewards them.

Can I editorialize a little bit here? I really really hope people don’t find a way to take advantage of the system. Currently, there’s no limit to the number of brands you can endorse and no deadline to submit your receipts. I’m sure these and other policies will adjust accordingly. But I’m so impressed by how the CEO, Steven Carpenter, personally signed the welcome card as shown below. And how he went on Deal Seeking Mom’s blog to personally address every reader’s question. I’m impressed that the envelopes are sent to you free and postage-paid, whereas many other companies would find it cost prohibitive. Finally, I’m impressed to the attention to detail that Endorse! provides. I’m so excited to get started!Endorse Facebook app

Here’s a list of the products I endorse. Click to receive 10% cashback for every purchase of these items and more:

Arby’s
Bath & Body Works
Best Buy
Birds Eye Steamfresh Vegetables
Bud Light Chelada (seriously, these things are awesome!)
Campbell’s Soup
Cheerios
CVS
Diet Coke
Target
TJMaxx
Yoplait
Wal-Mart