Black Friday falls on Friday, Nov. 29 this year and each year, retailers offer stellar deals on everything ranging from tech gadgets and clothing alike. According to the National Retail Federation, an estimated 97 million Americans will be going shopping this year. The demand for deals is so high that many retailers (i.e. Best Buy, Kohls) will be opening up on Thanksgiving Day. Other retails are intentionally avoiding that trend, such as Costco and Nordstrom. But in addition to great price deductions, the day will also offer some really great freebies for consumers who want to get free stuff. RELATED: Black Friday Vs. Cyber Monday: Which Sale Offers Better Deals On TV, Smartphones And Tablets?
1. Costco and Sams Club: Costco members can score a free cookbook on Black Friday while supplies last. The book, "Enjoy Cooking the Costco Way," is an annual tradition pubilshed by the wholesaler. Sam's Club will be offering its members free breakfast (orange juice, granola, and Greek yogurt) on Black Friday. Both Costco and Sams Club have chosen not to encourage shopping on Thanksgiving day by keeping their stores closed.
2. PetSmart: If you have a pet, then head over to PetSmart for some major freebies. Be sure to see what time your local PetSmart opens. While most open at 7 a.m., some open earlier at 6 a.m. The pet store will be giving the first 100 customers that enter their store a free stocking with $130 worth of coupons and free pet treats.
3. JCPenney and Macy's: JCPenney will be opening its doors at 4 a.m. on Black Friday 2013 and shoppers will get a free Disney snow globe featuring Mickey Mouse in a Santa suit. In 2012, the store stopped giving out their annual snowglobe but brought it back after customers expressed discontent. Macy's will be giving shoppers a free Lil Wayne compilation album when they spend $50 or more.
4. GameStop & Toys "R" Us: GameStop is offering a free $25 gift card and a free backpack when shoppers buy the Wii U SKylanders SWAP Force Bundle. The gaming store will also give either a free LEGO toy set or a free LEGO keychain when shoppers buy a LEGO game. Toys "R" Us is giving a free jersey with Nerf Dart Tag purchase.
5. Gold's Gym and WOW: Gold's Gym is offering a "Trim the Fat Friday" deal where you can work out, free of charge, for that date. You'll be asked to provide identification to prove you're a local resident and the workouts have a limit of one per person. WOW has been offering free workouts the entire month of November, so you can score free workouts for the remainder of the month by visiting your local WOW.