No matter how early stores open on Black Friday, shoppers will be there. For many, getting Black Friday deals is more than just a tradition — it’s a competition.
If your shopping list is ready and waiting by the front door (along with your car keys, travel coffee mug and enough granola bars to get you through the morning), don’t start putting on your coat just yet.
Check out these Black Friday giveaways to see if you can get something for free just by showing up at your favorite stores.
1. Bass Pro Shops
Get your picture taken with Santa between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at Bass Pro Shops.
There’s also a free craft workshop for kids from 5 to 7 p.m., and a family activity area with free games is open all day.
The first 200 visitors to each Belk store starting at 6 a.m. on Nov. 25 will receive a gift card worth between $5 and $1,000. You must be at least 18 years old to receive one.
The department store will offer the same giveaway for shoppers starting at 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving.
Outdoor chain Cabela’s will continue its tradition of offering giveaways to the first 500 people in line at 5 a.m. on Black Friday.
These early birds will receive a “mystery envelope” with prize details inside; the giveaways include gift cards and outdoor products, including a trail camera worth $99.99 and a smoker valued at $349.
4. Half Price Books
Visit Half Price Books starting at 9 a.m. on Black Friday. The first 100 people who enter at each location will receive a free tote bag and a $5 gift card. You must be at least 16 years old to receive the giveaway.
One random winner at each location will find a $100 gift card in their tote bag!
5. Victoria’s Secret
Black Friday visitors to Victoria’s Secret get a free tote bag while supplies last.
6. World Market
Get in line before World Market opens at 7 a.m. and you’ll enjoy free coffee and breakfast treats.
The first 100 customers ages 18 and older who enter on Black Friday will receive a free reusable tote bag and a $10 gift certificate good for any purchase made on Nov. 25.
Your Turn: Have you seen other awesome Black Friday freebies and giveaways? Let us know and we’ll update this post!
Lisa Rowan is a writer and producer at The Penny Hoarder.