Free After Rebate

Free Stuff Friday, December 21, 2012

Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, December 21, 2012. Here are today’s freebies:

I Rocks Technology AC / USB Power Adapter for iPod/iPhone, $5.51 – $9.99 mail in rebate = (4.48). This isn’t just free, it pays you $4.48 to get it! No sales tax unless you live in a state where they operate. Shipping is free 3-7 days. (Won’t arrive by Christmas with free shipping)

Newegg:
-QFX H-101 3.5mm Connector Wood Stereo Earbuds, Free after $12 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-Logitech H150 3.5mm Connector Supra-aural Stereo Headset – White, Free after $10 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card.
-NUANCE PDF Converter 8.0, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card.
-Panda Security Global Protection 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $45 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-SmithMicro StuffIt Deluxe, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-SmithMicro Poser Debut, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-TREND MICRO Titanium Internet Security 2013 -3 User, Free after $55 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card.
-Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2013 – 5 Devices, Free after $55 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-AVG Internet Security 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card.
-AVG PC TuneUp – 3 PCs, Free after $25 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card.
-Nero Burn Express 2, Free after $20 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-Panda Security Internet Security 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $30 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-SmithMicro Manga Studio Debut 4.0, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-SmithMicro Voila, Free after $25 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-SmithMicro Anime Studio Debut 8, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-iolo System Mechanic – Unlimited PCs (install it on all your home PCs), Free after $37 mail in rebate in the form of a check.
-Total Defense PC Tune-Up, Free after $35 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card.
-Total Defense Premium Internet Security – 5 User, Free after $50 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card.
-Standard Free Shipping on all items (won’t arrive by Christmas). No Sales tax unless you live in one of their four states of operation. Prepaid cards have some limitations. Be sure to read the fine print with each offer.

Sears Apparel Outlet is having a Free Apparel Day on Christmas Eve! Get one free piece of apparel. The coupon will be posted on their facebook page.

Fry’s Electronics:
-Inland 33002 AC Charger, Free after $6 mail in rebate
-Uniden Bluetooth Headset, Free after $10 mail in rebate
-Titanium Internet Security 2013, 3 PCs, Free after $60 mail in rebate
-SmithMicro Anime Studio Debut 9, Free after $40 mail in rebate
-Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2013, 3 PCs, Free after $45 mail in rebate
-Scrapbook Factory Deluxe 5.0, Free after $25 mail in rebate and $10 mail in rebate
-Laplink PC Mover Ultimate, Free after $35 mail in rebate
-SmithMicro Digital TV for PC 2, Free after $25 mail in rebate
-Berlitz Spanish Premier (and 6 other languages), Free after $20 mail in rebate and $10 mail in rebate
-Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Platinum Edition, Free after $20 mail in rebate
-Encore Virtual DJ, Free after $20 mail in rebate
-”Over 60 [software] titles free after qualifying mail in rebate”
-Many titles with “competitive upgrade rebates”. This means you have to have the previous version for the upgrade to be free.
-Sales tax applies when purchasing in-store. Free store pickup available when purchasing online.
-See their ad, pages 4, 5, 8, 9.

Koolatron  Folding Snowbrush at Sears, Free after $14.99 mail in rebate, get it delivered via store pickup for free.

Tiger Direct:
-Total Defense TDUSCDTDCCUE Unlimited Internet Security – Monthly Subscription, Free after $20 mail in rebate
-Total Defense Premium Internet Security – 5 Devices, Annual Subscription, Free after $50 mail in rebate
-Total Defense Internet Security Suite Software – 3 Devices, Free after $70 mail in rebate
-Total Defense PC Tune-Up Software – 3 Devices, Free after $60 mail in rebate
-OfficeWork Creative Essentials Software – Includes MuveeNow, Anime Studio 6 And TrueKatShow, Free after $20 mail in rebate
-Shipping applies when purchasing online. Sales tax applies when purchasing in-store.

Ikea Freebies:
-Monday: Free breakfast until 11 am.
-Tuesday: Kids eat free
-Wednesday: Free dessert
-Kids Eat Free at Ikea between Wednesday, December 26 through Tuesday, January 1. No adult purchase required. (according to a local ad in Tempe, AZ)

Free Screening of Parental Guidance on Dec 22. In select cities and while supplies last. Free registration at GoFobo is required.

Free Tart Sample offer from Scents by Rose. (not tested by Actually Free)

Free USA Philatelic Catalog. “For stamp enthusiasts”. The USPS also offers free shipping supplies.

Free Decal from All Sport Gifts. (not tested by Actually Free)

Free Military Care Package for members of the military from Scion.

Free 2 Liter Bottle of Coke from Aisle50. (not tested by Actually Free).

JC Penney’s button promotion will continue until December 24th. (scroll down to see the rules) No purchase required to get buttons. You can enter up to two button codes a day until 12/24 to potentially win prizes. Most prizes have to be claimed by Dec 31.

Bass Pro Shops Free Photo with Santa and Free Crafts and Activities for kids will continue until December 24th.

Shell Rotella T Triple Protection OR Shell Rotella T5 heavy duty motor oil potentially free after $4 mail in rebate. If you can find either of those products for $4 or less at a Flying J/Pilot Station, then a $4 rebate form can be found in Pilot Challenge Magazine, which is also free this month (at least the magazine was free at their Kingman, AZ branch). Exp 12/31/12.

FYI: If you want to buy something online, its a little too late to get it by Christmas via standard shipping. The official “free shipping day” this year was Dec 17. Sorry I didn’t have it posted on this blog but I found out too late. Free Shipping day is a day where many online retailers make shipping free, many with no minimum purchase requirements, in order to encourage online shoppers to buy so that it can arrive by Christmas via standard shipping. Tomorrow is the Saturday before Christmas and Monday is Christmas Eve. Those are both big sales days and some retailers may offer other freebies to top off their holiday sales volume. Look for local ads that say things like “free gift, no purchase required” or “$10 off $10″.

On the note of shipping and holiday shopping, Actually Free thanks all the workers in the mailing industry and retail industry for the work that they do this time of year. You are all Santa’s elves and you’ve saved Christmas.

Free Stuff Friday, December 14, 2012

Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, December 14, 2012. Here are today’s freebies:

Last Wednesday’s post featured a coupon at Bon Ton stores and affiliates for $10 off any item $10 or more. If the item is exactly $10 then it will be free with no sales tax since a percentage of zero is zero.

New users making a purchase at ThredUp can get $15 off any order with coupon code: HOLIDAY15. THIS EXPIRES TODAY 12/14. Use the code SHIPDEC12 to get free shipping. ThredUp is a used clothes store for kids. If you want to clear out your closet and help your holiday budget even more, you can sell used clothing to them.

Free $10 gift card at the MLB.com shop for adding the Wrapp app to your facebook account. (There is at least one item that is less than $10). Free 2-day shipping. No sales tax unless the order is shipped to one of their 4 states of operation.

$10 off $10 or more + free shipping at Fannie May with coupon code: 10012. The code does not apply to items on sale and can only be used once per order. (No product was found for $10. Beware not to let this coupon code trick you into spending more.)

Email subscribers to DSW Shoes are receiving a coupon code for $10 off $10 purchases. There are a few items for $10 or less. Use the code FREE2SHIP to get free shipping with no minimum purchase. (Not tested by Actually Free)

Use Old Navy’s “Snap Appy” smartphone app to potentially win a $5 off $5 purchase coupon at Old Navy stores.

JC Penney’s button promotion continues until Christmas Eve. No purchase is necessary to obtain the buttons.

Bass Pro Shops continues with their Christmas events, Free Photos with Santa and Free Crafts and Activities for Kids.

Free After Rebate from Staples, 12/16 – 12/22
-McAfee Total Protection 2013 Free After $68 MIR
-Staples photo supreme 8.5″ x 11″ paper, double-sided matte, 50/pack, Free after $14.99 mail in rebate
-Also if you’re on the Staples email list then watch for Staples 8.5″ x 11″ Copy Paper Select, 500 sheets, which is $3.99 after $3 rebate, but they may send another $3.99 rebate by email
-See their ad.

Office Depot until 12/15, and again 12/16 – 12/22, McAfee Total Protection 2013, 1 user, Free after $52 mail in rebate
Office Depot, 12/16 – 12/22, McAfee Internet Security for 3 PCs, Free after $60 mail in rebate
See the ads.

Free USB power adapter plus free $4 from MacMall. Buy the adapter at MacMall for 5.99 + free shipping, then claim the $9.99 mail in rebate. In other words, you get paid $4 to order this free USB adapter!

Free After Rebate from Newegg.com
-ARCTIC MX4 Thermal Paste – 4gram, Free after $14.99 mail in rebate in the form of a card, expires today, 12/14
-SmithMicro Anime Studio Debut 8, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a check, expires 12/20
-Symantec Norton Antivirus 2013 – 1 PC, Free after $35 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card, expires 12/18
-McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $55 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card, expires 12/20
-AVG AntiVirus 2013 – 3 PC, Free after $25 mail in rebate in teh form of a prepaid card, expires 12/20
-Panda Security Internet Security 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $30 mail in rebate in the form of a check, expires 12/20
-TREND MICRO Titanium AntiVirus 2013 – 3 User, Free after $40 mail in rebate in teh form of a prepaid card, expires 12/18

Free After Rebate from Tiger Direct
-Total Defence Unlimited Subscription, Free after $20 mail in rebate, expires 12/31
-Total Defence Premium Internet Security, Free after $50 mail in rebate, expires 12/31
-Total Defence Internet Security Suite Software – 3 Devices, Free after $70 mail in rebate, expires 12/31
-OfficeWork Creative Essentials Software – Includes MuveeNow, Anime Studio 6 And TrueKatShow, Free after $20 mail in rebate, expires 12/31
-Belkin Silicon case for iPad, Free, no rebate required, may require another purchase if shopping cart doesn’t process a $0 order, any of the rebates above should work
-Sales tax applies when you purchase in-store, shipping fee applies when you purchase online

Free After Rebate from Fry’s Electronics
-SIIG Ultra Portable Screen Cleaning Kit Cloth & Cleaning Solution, Free after $3 mail in rebate
-Search and Recover 5- 3 PCs, Free after $20 mail in rebate and $10 mail in rebate
-Trend Micro Titanium Internet Security 2013-1 PC, Free after $50 mail in rebate
-Kaspersky Pure Version 2.0 – 3 PCs – 1 Year Subscription, Free after $60 mail in rebate
-Webroot Antivirus 2013 – 3PCs, Free after $35 mail in rebate
-PARTITION COMMANDER & PERFECT IMAGE BUNDLE, Free after $30 mail in rebate and $25 mail in rebate
-McAfee Internet Sec 2013- 3 PCs, Free after $50 mail in rebate
-Poser Debut, Free after $40 mail in rebate
-MyLabel Designer Deluxe 8.0, Free after $15 mail in rebate and $10 mail in rebate
-Hallmark Scrapbook Studio Deluxe 3.0, Free after $20 mail in rebate and $10 mail in rebate
-Other user upgrade rebates are available making other titles free if you already have the previous version of the software
-Sales tax applies when purchasing in-store. See their ad pages 4, 8

Free cabinet safety latch starter kit from Proctor & Gamble, Fill out the form to have it mailed.

Free Food at Seamless.com. Buy a food item worth $5 and use the promo code Z100 for $5 off. Only available in select cities. (Not tested by Actually Free)

Free scarf with $2 shipping ($0 + $2 shipping, not tested by Actually Free)

2 Free Glade Winter Solids with coupon at Dollar General. Find the coupon for $2 off by “liking” their facebook page, then get 2 for $1 each at Dollar General.

Free 2013 Calendar from Ontario Outdoor Adventures. Click “add to cart” to have it sent.

Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures good dental health kit for students. Available in large quantities to schools, teachers and groups so the kits can be redistributed to students and their families. Kits will arrive in February.

Free Gucci Frangrance Sample.

Free Tech Armor screen protector for iPhone 5. “Like” their facebook page to get access to the order form. Making a separate facebook account with a separate free email address is recommended for requesting freebies.

12 Days of Free Comic Books from Dec 7 – Dec 18 from ComiXology.

Free MINIBON from Cinnabon.

Last week the Banana Republic 12 Days of Joy promotion was mentioned. Other retailers may also be having “12 Days” promotions leading up to Christmas which may or may not have freebies.

This is an important weekend for online sales since orders have to be made in time for products to arrive by Christmas via standard shipping. Expect to see a lot of ‘free shipping’ promotions. Also, this Saturday is 10 days before Christmas, which is a peak sales time so be on the watch for special deals. Other peak sales times are the Saturday before Christmas and Christmas Eve.

Free Stuff Friday, December 7, 2012

Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, December 7, 2012. Here are today’s freebies:

JCPenny December Promotion: Get free Christmas buttons at any JCPenny location no purchase required. Then bring them home and enter the codes on the back of the buttons online to see if you’ve won any prizes. You can enter two codes per day. Most of the prizes given away are store credit but the minimum purchase equals the amount of the certificate. So if you win $5, you can get something in the store with a price of $5 for free. If you find something that is exactly $5 then there will not be any sales tax. If you happen to win two $5 certificates, you might be able to combine them, but any other combination probably won’t work. When I went, I had a certificate for $5 and one for $10 and I wanted to buy a kid hoodie for $15. The register wouldn’t accept a scan of both certificates, but the sales clerk was able to change the price of the hoodie to $10 and then only scan the $10 certificate, so the hoodie was free.

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events: Free photo with Santa and free games and craft events for kids.

Banana Republic 12 Days of Christmas. Each day for the first 12 days of December they’ve had and will have a special deal. On some of the days that deal is a freebie with no purchase is required. So far on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th they’ve given away a limited number of makeup samples, free movie vouchers for Les Miserables between Dec 25 and Dec 31, popcorn samples, and chocolate samples respectively. Today the deal isn’t a freebie (40% off men shirts), but keep an eye on it every day until the 12th.

Free foldable snow brush at Sears after $14.99 mail in rebate. You can order this from home and indicate you want an instore pick up for free shipping. They have computer stations in the store to order products online. Because I ordered it online I got $1.50 instant savings off the price which was more than the sales tax. I also got free shipping because when you use the in-store computer station there is no minimum order requirement to get free shipping.

Free After Rebate from Newegg.com:
-KASPERSKY lab Anti-Virus 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $45 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-TREND MICRO Titanium AntiVirus 2013 – 3 User, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-VIPRE Internet Security 2013 – 10 PCs – Product Key Card (no media), Free after $55 mil in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-Panda Security Antivirus Pro 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $20 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus 2013 – 3 Devices, Free after $35 mail in rebate in teh form of a check
-McAfee Internet Security 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $60 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-Symantec Norton Antivirus 2013 – 1 PC, Free after $35 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-Newegg has free shipping and does not charge sales tax if you reside in a different state than their state(s) of operation. Prepaid cards have some restrictions on where you can spend them, but I’ve never had a problem spending them on gas and groceries. The generally start to charge a fee if not used within 6 months.

Free Sensual Massage Oil. Fill out the form to have it mailed. While supplies last. “Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping.” This has not been tested by Actually Free.

200,000 free bus tickets from Mega Bus. Use the promo code: TRYMEGABUS when ordering your ticket online. Read the linked press page for more details.

Get Free Samples of beauty products every Saturday at Nordstrom department stores.

Free After Rebate from Tiger Direct:
-Total Defense TDUSCDTDCCUE Unlimited Internet Security – Monthly Subscription.
-OfficeWork Creative Essentials Software – Includes MuveeNow, Anime Studio 6 And TrueKatShow.
-Belkin F8N382tt Silicon Case – For iPad® 1, Shock-absorbent, Form-fitting Design.
-Total Defense Premium Internet Security – 5 Devices, Annual Subscription.
-Total Defense Internet Security Suite Software – 3 Devices.
-Sales tax applies when you buy in-store or when you buy in-store in the same state as their operation. Shipping fees apply when you buy online.

Total Defense Unlimited Internet Security is Free After Rebate at Staples (12/9 – 12/15). See their ad. If you’re on Staple’s email list you may have also noticed that they have been sending an additional rebate to a Staples brand ream of paper which makes it free after two rebates. Staples also has a coupon in their ad for $3 off UPS packages. If your package cost $3 or less to ship then it’s actually free. Limit 3 coupons per customer, one coupon per transaction.

McAfee® Total Protection 2013 For 1 User, Free after $52 mail in rebate at Office Depot (12/9 – 12/15).

Fry’s Electronics probably has something for free after rebate this week. As of this post their ads haven’t been revealed online yet. See their ads page for updates. Also see their featured software page.

Free After Rebate from MicroCenter:
-Fix-it Utilities 12 Professional, Free after $20 mail in rebate and $20 mail in rebate
-Disk Utilities Professional, 3 users, Free after $20 mail in rebate and $20 mail in rebate
-Laplink SafeErase, Free after $25 mail in rebate
-Photo Explosion Deluxe 5, Free after $15 mail in rebate and $20 mail in rebate
-Other software titles are free with user upgrade rebates meaning you have to prove you have the previous version to get the upgrade for free, See their ad page 49.
-Check back to see freebies from MicroCenter on a monthly basis.

A free activity that is usually available for the holidays is a Handel’s Messiah sing-along concert. Check the bulletin boards at local schools, churches and commercial establishments and also check the local paper to see if there is one near you.

Free Stuff Friday: Nov. 30, 2012

Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, November 30, 2012. Here are today’s freebies:

Slime 12-volt tire inflator with guage Free After $15 mail-in rebate at True Value.

Free After Rebate from Tiger Direct (Tiger Direct charges shipping):
-Gear Head Wireless Optical Mouse, Red, Free after $10 mail-in rebate, DEAL EXPIRES TODAY (11/30)
-Gear Head Wireless Optical Mouse, Black, Free after $10 mail-in rebate, DEAL EXPIRES TODAY (11/30)
-Total Defence Premium Internet Security, 5 Devices, Annual Subscription
-Belkin Silicon Case for iPad 1, Free after $10 mail in rebate
-Total Defence Unlimited Internet Security, Free after $20 mail-in rebate.

Free After Rebate from Fry’s Electronics (sales tax is charged when purcahasing in-store):
-McAfee Total Protection 2013, Free after $65 mail-in rebate
-Panda Internet Security 2013, Free after $35 mail-in rebate
-Webroot Internet Security Plus 2013, Free after $50 mail-in rebate
-Photo Explosion 5.0, Free after $15 mail-in rebate and $10 mail in rebate
-Susteen Datapilot Tether, Free after $20 mail-in rebate
-Webeasy 8 Professional, Free after $25 mail-in rebate and $10 mail-in rebate
-Driver Genius, Free after $15 mail-in rebate
-Total Defense Unlimited Internet Security, Free after $20 mail-in rebate
-Check-it Registry Cleaner, Free after $15 mail-in rebate and $15 mail-in rebate
-Typing Instructor Platinum, Free after $22 mail-in rebate
-Art Explosion 500,000, Free after $15 mail in rebate and $10 mailin rebate
-Berlitz Mandarin Chinese & Japanese Premier (and 5 other languages), Free after $20 mail-in rebate and $10 mail-in rebate
-Mavis Beacon Typing, Free after $20 mail-in rebate
-Broderbund PrintMaster Platinum 2013, Free after $25 mail-in rebate
-Scrapbook Factory Deluxe 5, Free after $25 mail-in rebate and $10 mail-in rebate
-Digital TV for PC 2, Free after $25 mail-in rebate (not recommended by Actually Free)
-Many other titles for free with “upgrade” rebates. You must be able to prove you have the previous version for these particular titles to be free.
-See also their featured software page.
-Multi-Brand Black Ink Refill Kit, Free after $3.50 mail-in rebate
-Compatible Black Ink Cartridge for Brother LC61/LC65 High Capacity, Free after $3 mail-in rebate
-See pages 8-9, “office supplies”,  in their weekly ad.

Free After Rebate from Newegg.com:
-Panda Security Antivirus Pro 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $20 mail-in rebate
-McAfee AntiVirus Plus 2013 – 1 PC, Free after $30 mail-in rebate in form of prepaid card
-KASPERSKY lab Anti-Virus 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $45 mail-in rebate.

JCPenny December Promotion: Get free Christmas buttons at any JCPenny location. Then bring them home and enter the codes on the back of the buttons online to see if you’ve won any prizes.

Bass Pro Shops Holiday Events: Free photo with Santa and free games and craft events for kids.

An excellent free activity/family outing for the holidays is to go for a family drive and look at Christmas lights. See if any of you’re local news outlets maintains a map of the best lights in the area. Last year my wife an I even found houses that were projecting movies for visitors and giving out hot chocolate.

Cyber Monday Freebies

It’s Cyber Monday today and the shopping season continues. Freebies aren’t as common on Cyber Monday as they are on Black Friday for at least two reasons. One, retailers offer in-store freebies on Black Friday to get more customers into the store on a day when they are particularly likely to spend money. Freebies offered online don’t serve that function. When an online retailer wants to get people to their online store, they advertise through popular websites like Yahoo! and Google (you may have even seen ads today).

Two, if any retailer were to offer a freebie, it wouldn’t actually be free since they would probably have to charge for shipping. A lot of retailers are probably offering free shipping as part of their deals today, but then the product itself isn’t usually free. Many of the freebies listed on the Free Stuff Friday post last Friday are still valid. The JC Penny and Bass Pro Shops promotions are good all through December.

One of the bigger hopes for today was Newegg.com who frequently offers items for Free After Rebate and doesn’t charge shipping or sales tax if you don’t live in the same state where they operate. They don’t have any freebies listed on their Cyber Monday event. However, they are still offering free software as part of their weekly deals.

Fry’s Electronics did not list any freebies on their Cyber Monday specials. (See the first 3 pages of their ads today). However, they are still offering freebies as part of their weekly deals. (See pages 8, 9, 14, 15, 21 bottom right, 27 which they may be sold out of since that offer was valid on Black Friday, and 30. The page numbers will change by tomorrow. Pages 1-3 will be gone, subtract 3 from other pages.)

Staples Cyber Monday event has free software. Follow the link to see the first 5 items on their software page. They have free shipping on all their Cyber Monday deals.

Office Depot also has a couple of software items for Free After Rebate as part of their Cyber Monday sale. Free shipping on orders above $25. Software for free after rebate should qualify because you will pay more than $25 at the checkout and then get a rebate in the mail.

Tiger Direct has at least 2 non-software items for Free After Rebate listed on their Cyber Monday page. Shipping fees apply with orders less than $100. The two deals which were found are a free wireless optical mouse and an iPad case. The iPad case has actually been free for months as noted on the Free Stuff Friday posts. They may offer other items when you click the “see more” links at the top of each category.

For events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Actually Free tends to focus on tangible freebies that you can pick up in-store or send by traditional mail. However, since Cyber Monday is mostly a web event you may also be able to find freebies that are more apt for a Web Freebie Wednesday post, such as free downloads and free apps for your smart phone. As always, Amazon is offering Free Kindle Books and Free Music Downloads, even though they’re not part of Amazon’s Cyber Monday event.

Free Stuff Friday, Black Friday, 2012

Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, November 23, 2012. Here are today’s freebies:

If you haven’t read the Black Friday Freebies post last Tuesday then you may have already missed many of the freebies listed. However some are good for all day Friday and throughout the weekend, so you may want to check that post depending on when you’re reading this. Here are the deals that were not listed on that post or are still going after Friday (Super Saturday Freebies):

Fry’s Electronics, Friday, 11/23 only, see their ad also here.
-Lens Cleaning Brush/Pen for Camera Lens Viewfinder, Free after $2 mail in rebate.
-Camera Cleaning Pen & Screen Cleaner, Free after $5 mail in rebate.
-Lens Cleaning Brush/Pen, Free after $5 mail in rebate.
-GeForce 210 512 MB (Tubocache 1 GB) DDR3, Free after $25 mail in rebate
-20-Pack Jewel Case, Free after $4 mail in rebate
-inland 96 CD/DVD Wallet, Free after $2.50 mail in rebate
-belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Mini Hub, Free after $6.50 mail in rebate
-belkin 6 outlets with 600 Joules of Surge Protection, Free after $11.50 mail in rebate
-3×1 HDMI Switch, Free after $23 mail in rebate.
-Cleaning wipes, Free after $5 mail in rebate.
-belkin Premium 6ft USB 2.0 A-to-B Cable, Free after $3.50 mail in rebate.
-Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, Free after $55 mail in rebate
-Uniden Bluetooth Earpiece, Free after $10 mail in rebate

Fry’s Electronics, 11/23 – 11/24, see their ad.
-Cover Case for iPad 2 and New iPad, Free after $15 mail in rebate
-iPad Messenger Bag, Free after $15 mail in rebate

Fry’s Electronics 11/23 – 11/29, see their ad.
-Over 70 software titles free after rebate. Beware of the titles that are only free after “upgrade” rebates. If you can’t prove you have the previous version then these titles aren’t free.

Newegg.com “Don’t Freak Out, Geek Out” Black Friday sale, 11/21 – 11/25
- 21 Free software titles, listed on page 6 as of this post.
- More free softaware titles.

TigerDirect.com / CompUSA, Prices still good Saturday while supplies last.
-Logitech C260 Webcam, Free after $25 mail in rebate, (Friday Only)
-Eagle Soundstage Speakers, Free after $20 mail in rebate
-Wireless Optical Nano Mouse, Free after $10 mail in rebate
-SOLO Laptop Bags, Free after $30 mail in rebate
-Total Defence Internet Security Suite Premium, Free after $50 mail in rebate
-Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Software, Free after $19.99 mail in rebate
-Plug-in USB car charger, Free after $10 mail in rebate
-See their ad. Ad says “prices valid in retail stores only”, but many similar deals are online. If you buy online then shipping fees apply. If you buy in-store then sales tax will be charged.

Big Lots 11/18 – 11/25, See their weekly ad (not their Black Friday ad) pg 5 .
-Free Fuji Alkaline Batteries after $2 mail in rebate. Choose between 4 pk AA, 4 pk AAA, 2 pk C, 2 pk D, or 1 pk 9V. When they had a similar promotion a few weeks ago, you could buy up to two packs of batteries for a total rebate of $4. Be sure to check the fine print on the rebate form at the cashier before making the purchase.

Ace Hardware, 7:30 am Friday (Hours may vary by location)
-Lufkin Self-Centering 25′ Tape Measure, Free after $4.99 mail in rebate, see their ad, page 1.

Stein Mart, Friday (added late, wasn’t included in Tuesday’s post)
-Scratch and save $10 – $100 card that was included in their ad in the paper. Card had to be scratched in presence of sales clerk. No minimum purchase requirement.

RC Willey, 11 am – 3 PM Friday and Saturday . Free hot dogs and drinks while supplies last.

Walker Furniture, Fri – Sun
-Free glitter snowman just for coming in, no purchase necessary. Limit 1, while supplies last.
-Free Hot Dogs & Soda, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11 am – 4 pm, while supplies last.
-Free Live Entertainment, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11 am – 4 pm.
-Free Face Painting, Fri, 11 am – 4 pm.

American Express Small Business Saturday, Nov 24 .
-“Enroll your eligible American Express® Card to GET $25 BACK ONE TIME WHEN YOU SPEND $25 OR MORE at a qualifying small business location on November 24th”. See details.

Bass Pro Shops, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 24 & 25
-Free Drawings every hour from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm both days
-Free Bass Pro Shops Knife to the first 100 customers on Sat, Nov 24, store opens at 9 am
-Free 3-pack Cotton Cordell Baits to the first 100 customers on Sun, Nov 25, store opens at 9 am
- See their ad, page 51.

Pep Boys, Nov 24 & Nov 25
-Champion Platinum Spark Plugs Free after $2 mail in rebate. See their ad, page 1.

Bass Pro Shops through Dec 24
-Free Games and Activities for kids at “The North Pole” through Dec 24: Laser Arcade, Moving Trains, Slot Car Racing, Craft & Activity Tables, The Strike & The Hunt Games, Receive an Email from Santa, Remote Control Trucks
-Crafts 7 Days a Week: Stuffed Santa Ornament Nov 15-18, Candy Cane Reindeer Nov 19-25, Snowman Ornament Nov 26-Dec 2, Popsicle-Stick Snowman Dec 3-9, Popcicle Stick Frame Dec 10-16, Santa Ornament Dec 17-23, Cookie Decorating Dec 24
-Get a Free 4×6 photo with Santa and a free coloring book through Dec 24, donate in-store to Toys For Tots and receive a free photo package with Santa, one 6×8, two 5×7, two 4×6, and 8 wallets.
- See their ad pages 48-50.

Michael’s is possibly giving away chocolate bars to the first 100 customers on Sat. at 8 am, like they did Thurs & Fri.

JCPenny, From now until Christmas Eve .
-Get free buttons from a JCP team member at any register starting Black Friday. Check the 7-digit promotion code on the back of the button at jcp.com/christmas to see if you’ve won a prize. Buttons will be given away every day through Christmas Eve while supplies last. See their ad, page 3.
-JCPenny is also offering free family photos during November.

World Market, Sat & Sun
-First 100 customers in store on Saturday & Sunday receive a free LIFE of PI tote bag and movie ticket.
-World market is also having a sweepstakes.
- See their ad .

Here are some additional freebies this week :

Diablotek DA Series PSDA600 600W ATX12V v2.2 Power Supply, Free after $14.99 mail in rebate from Newegg.com (wasn’t listed in other Newegg promotions cited above and last Tuesday)

Free after Rebate from TigerDirect Online:
Eagle Tech ET-AR302-BK Soundstage Speakers – 6 Watts RMS, 3″ High Output Drivers, Low Distortion Amplifier, Solid Wood Enclosure, Free after $20 mail in rebate.
Logitech 960-000701 C260 Webcam – USB, 720p HD Video Calling, Built-in Noise-cancelling Microphone, Up to 3MP Photos, Blue, Free after $25 mail in rebate.
-Tiger Direct charges shipping.

Free Scripture Greeting Cards for Christmas 2012. Supplies are limited. First come, first served.

Staples 11/25 – 12/1
-Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, Free after $59.99 mail in rebate.
-McAfee Total Protection 2013, Free after $49 mail in rebate, doesn’t cover sales tax.

Office Depot 11/25 – 12/1
-McAfee Internet Security 2013, Free after $60 mail in rebate, doesn’t cover sales tax

For fun:

Black Friday Freebies Preview, 2012

Find all the Black Friday Freebies here. This is the most comprehensive list online and it will be updated daily until Black Friday.

For the last month or so, every Free Stuff Friday blog post has mentioned that the holidays are one of the best times of the year to get freebies. The following offers on Black Friday are proof of the accuracy of that statement. There are also a few other freebies listed below that are either good this week or good for the remaining days leading up to Christmas. Good luck getting as many of these freebies as possible while doing all your other Black Friday shopping. They are listed in chronological order for your convenience.

Actually Free emphasizes deals that are actually free, meaning there is no monetary requirement to get the freebie. However, quite a few of these will require time while waiting in line. Based on the information available, all the freebies listed below are actually free. However, once you arrive at the retailers then a couple of them may surprise you. For example, one of the ads may say that customers in line get the freebie, but they might only distribute the freebie at the cash register while people are making their purchases. Things like that can even vary from branch to branch within the same geographical area, so there was no way to determine everything that might happen. Not every freebie below will be available to everyone in the country since some stores don’t have branches in every state or city. Also be sure to read the fine print for each deal. With some deals you just have to wait in line, but with others you have to cut a coupon from their ad and they may not accept coupons printed from the internet. Click on each image to see their full view. Some of them have useful details.

Staples, Expires today (Nov 20)
Get a free eco-friendly bag. Print a coupon and bring it to the store to claim the bag. The bag is intended to get you to fill it with stuff you’re going to buy and then you get 15% off everything in the bag. But there is no restriction to just getting the bag if you want it. It’s the same as any reusable shopping bag for which some retailers may charge $1-$5. This deal was discovered by being a member of the retailer’s shopping club which means getting emails from the retailer. Other retailers are probably sending out similar emails this week and throughout the holidays.

UPDATE 11/21: Apparently you did have to buy something to get the bag for free, so the offer above is not actually free. I ended up getting the bag. However, I’m pleased to report that the promotion did not trick me into spending more money than I would have otherwise. I’ve been needing a good cleaning sponge and when I went to Staples to get the bag I noticed that they had sets of 4 on their clearance table for 50 cents marked down from $1. With the coupon I got the bag for free and 15% off the sponges, bringing my total to 42 cents. Not bad for $2+ worth of merchandise. If anyone went to Staples expecting a free bag then I apologize for the confusion.

Newegg.com 72-Hour Pre-Black Friday Frenzy, Started yesterday (Mon 11/19), Software Free After Rebate.
-Nero Burn Express 2, Free after $20 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-AVG PC TUNE UP – 3 PCs, Free after $25 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-SONY Movie Studio 11, Free after $30 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-Total Defense PC Tune-Up, Free after $35 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-NUANCE PDF Converter 8.0, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-SmithMicro Anime Studio Debut 9, Free after $40 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-iolo System Mechanic Premium – Unlimited PCs (install it on all your home PCs), Free after mail in rebate in teh form of a check
-Webroot SecureAnywhere Internet Security Plus 2013 – 3 Devices, Free after $45 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-VIPRE Antivirus 2013 – 10 PCs – Product Key Card (no media), Free after $45 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-AVG INTERNET SECURITY 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $45 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-Panda Security Global Protection 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $45 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-Total Defense Premium Internet Security – 5 User, Free after $50 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-KASPERSKY lab Internet Security 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $55 mail in rebate in the form of a check
-ABBYY PDF Transformer 3.0, Free after $55 mail in rebate in teh form of a prepaid card
-bitdefender Sphere – Unlimited Devices, Free after $60 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-TREND MICRO Titanium Maximum Security 2013 – 3 User, Free after $65 mail in rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-Free shipping will all listed titles. Newegg doesn’t charge sales tax if you don’t live in the same state as their operation. Prepaid cards may have restrictions, however I’ve always been able to use them on unavoidable expenses such as gas and groceries.
-Also check their featured software page often for more software freebies. At the time of this post there were at least 4 other software titles that were Free After Rebate and not listed in their 72 hour sale.

UPDATE 11/21: Newegg.com “Don’t Freak Out, Geek Out” Black Friday sale, 11/21 – 11/25
Their sale page is constantly updated. Initially the following freebies were found:
-ARCTIC MX2 Thermal Paste -4gram, Free after $10.99 rebate in the form of a prepaid card
-QFX H-101 3.5mm Connector Wood Stereo Earbuds, Free after $12 rebate
-Symantec Norton Antivirus 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $45 rebate card
-Total Defense PC Tune-Up, Free after $35 rebate card
-Total Defense Premium Internet Security – 5 User, Free after $50 rebate card
-McAfee Total Protection 2013 – 3 PCs, Free after $65 rebate card
-Nero Burn Express 2, Free after $20 rebate

Big Lots 11/18 – 11/25, See their weekly ad (not their Black Friday ad) pg 5.
Free Fuji Alkaline Batteries after $2 mail in rebate. Choose between 4 pk AA, 4 pk AAA, 2 pk C, 2 pk D, or 1 pk 9V. When they had a similar promotion a few weeks ago, you could buy up to two packs of batteries for a total rebate of $4. Be sure to check the fine print on the rebate form at the cashier before making the purchase.

UPDATE 11/21: Fry’s Electronics Pre-Black Friday Sale, Nov 21 – 22
Over “70″ software titles free after rebate. Beware of the titles that are only free with “upgrade” rebates. These require proof of purchase of previous version. If you don’t have the previous version, these are not free. Sales tax is not refunded in the rebate.

Michael’s, 4-11 pm Thursday (also open Friday 7 am – 10 pm, Saturday 8 am – 10 pm)
-Free Godiva Chocolate Bar limited to the first 100 customers. See their ad, page 6. Beware of the wording in the ad. Since it says “customers” then a purchase may have to be made before receiving the item, which means it’s not actually free. Similar caution must be taken for any of the ads below with similar wording.
-Your local Michael’s may also have free craft events during the Holidays. Check the event calendar online for your local store.

UPDATE 11/21: Turkey Hill, 10 pm Thursday – Noon Friday. Free 16 oz cup of coffee. See the details: http://www.turkeyhillstores.com/specials/black-friday-midwest.asp

Toys”R”Us, 8 pm Thursday (except for some branches in NJ, ME, MA, RI, PR)
According to a press release from Toys”R”Us on Nov 12, [2012], “The first 200 customers to line up at their local Toys“R”Us store on Thursday evening will receive a complimentary Great Big Goody Bag packed with gifts that are small in size and big on value. Featuring fun playthings from top brands, including Crayola™, LEGO® and Disney Jr.® worth $30 in total value, this special offer is sure to help parents and gift givers add a little extra something to holiday stockings . . . One gift bag will be provided per family. Customers will receive their gift bags upon entering the store. Contents may vary.” The same press release also describes the Toys”R” Us Black Friday Red Carpet Sweepstakes. (the first line of the press release says “2011″, but it says “2012″ within the press release twice and it says “2012″ where all the press releases are listed).

Old Navy, 12 am Friday (10 pm Thursday at some locations, check with your local store for hours)
Wii U Giveaway Promotion. Receive a game piece in-store containing a unique code. Participants must then use that code to fill out a form at www.oldnavy.com/wiiugiveaway which will allow them to proceed to the “Instant Win Game” where they must continue to follow links and instructions to win. There will be 1,000 winners (one for each store). See the complete official rules.

Sports Authority, 12 am Friday
The first 80 people in line at each Sports Authority location will receive a Bonus Bucks Card worth $10-$500 toward anything in the store Friday, Nov 23, 2012 only. Stores not opening at midnight will distribute cards at posted opening time. See their ad, page 1. Sports Authority has at least 5 items in their Black Friday that cost $10 or less.

Bealls, 12 am Friday
-First 100 customers in line at each store receive a scratch-off card for a chance to win either a 16 GB WiFi Tablet ($399 value), $100 gift card, or $5 Bealls Bucks.
-Starting at 6 am Friday all customers receive a free ornament while supplies last.
-Bealls has at least 5 items in their Black Friday ad that cost $5 or less. See their ad pages 1 and 16.

Belk, 12 am Friday
The first 250 customers at each store will receive a free gift card. One card at each store is guaranteed to be worth $1,000. The rest are “valued anywhere from” $5 to $1,000. See page 1 of their ad. They’ve advertised two items for $5, Hanes tights and Kim Rogers Socks, see page 14 of their ad.

Bon Ton, Bergners, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herbergers, Younkers, 12 am – 1 pm Friday
Use a coupon from their ad to get $10 off any item priced at $10 or more. See their ad, pages 1-2: Bon Ton, Bergners, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herbergers, Younkers. The coupons say “limit one coupon per customer” but they don’t say anything about using a Bon Ton coupon at a Bon Ton store and then using a Bergners coupon at a Bergners store, or even two different branches of stores with the same name, if you happen to live close to two of the stores.

Shoe Carnival, 12 am Friday (“Thursday Midnight – Noon Friday”)
-First 100 customers receive a reward card worth at least $10 and one lucky customer will receive a $100 surprise reward card.
-Win a $100 Shopping Spree, given away at 2 am and 4 am.
-See their ad, page 2. All items advertised in their Black Friday ad cost more than $10. Beware not to let the gift card trick you into spending extra money. If they don’t have anything that costs $10 or less and if they don’t have anything that you would buy if you didn’t have the card, then don’t use it.

AAFES (Exchange, Army & Air Force Exchange Service), 4 am-noon Friday
Free 20 oz cup of Premium Java Coffee, See their ad page 28.

Craft Warehouse, 4 am, 5 am or 6 am Friday depending on the location
Free Crystal Bracelet with coupon while supplies last. See their ad, page 1.

Staples, 5 am Friday
-Staples® photo supreme 8.5″ x 11″ paper, double-sided matte, 50/pack, Free after $14.99 mail in rebate
-QuickBooks® Online Simple Start 2012, Free after $90 mail in rebate
-McAfee® Internet Security 2013, 3 PCs, Free after $54 mail in rebate
-Kaspersky® Internet Security, Free after $59.99 mail in rebate
-Not Actually Free: 100% back in Staples Rewards® when you buy a 16/pack of Duracell® AA or AAA batteries
-See their ad, pages 1 and 2.

Cabella’s, 5 am Friday
The first 600 in line by 5 am get one of the following gifts: Browning A-Bolt 300 WSM Rifle ($799 value), 30″ Masterbuilt Electric Smoker ($289 value), Pro Staff 7 10×42 Binoculars ($199 value), Legend 10×42 Binoculars ($319 value), Cabellas Realtree Camo Hoodie ($24 value), Cabella’s Gift Card up to $100. See their ad, page 1.

Fred Meyer, 5-11 am Friday
Free donuts and coffee. See their ad, page 1.

A.C. Moore, 5 am Friday
Free $5 gift card to the first 100 customers. See their ad, page 1. A.C. Moore has at least 15 items in their Black Friday ad that cost $5 or less.

UPDATE (late, sorry): TigerDirect.com / CompUSA, 5 am Friday – Saturday
-Logitech C260 Webcam, Free after $25 mail in rebate, (Friday Only)
-Eagle Soundstage Speakers, Free after $20 mail in rebate
-Wireless Optical Nano Mouse, Free after $10 mail in rebate
-SOLO Laptop Bags, Free after $30 mail in rebate
-Total Defence Internet Security Suite Premium, Free after $50 mail in rebate
-Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Software, Free after $19.99 mail in rebate
-Plug-in USB car charger, Free after $10 mail in rebate
-See their ad. Ad says “prices valid in retail stores only”, but many similar deals are online. If you buy online then shipping fees apply. If you buy in-store then sales tax will be charged.

JCPenny, 6 am Friday
-Get free buttons from a JCP team member at any register starting Black Friday. Check the 7-digit promotion code on the back of the button at jcp.com/christmas to see if you’ve won a prize. Buttons will be given away every day through Christmas Eve while supplies last. See their ad, page 3.
-JCPenny is also offering free family photos during November.

Mills Fleet Farm, 6 am Friday
Free holiday puppy given to the first 500 customers at each store on Friday. See their ad page 1.

UPDATE 11/21: Fry’s Electronics, 6 am – 10 pm Friday
-GeForce 210 512MB (TurboCache 1 GB) DDR3, Free after $25 mail in rebate
-20-Pack Jewel Case, Free after $4 mail in rebate
-USB 2.0 Multi Card Reader/Writer, Free after $5 mail in rebate
-inland 96 CD/DVD Wallet, Free after $2.50 mail in rebate
-belkin Hi-Speed USB 2.0 4-Port Mini-Hub, Free after $6 mail in rebate
-belkin 6 outlets with 600 Joules of Surge Protection, Free after $11.50 mail in rebate
-3×1 HDMI Switch, Free after $23 mail in rebate
-Cleaning Wipes 2 Pack, Free after $5 mail in rebate
-belkin Premium 6ft USB 2.0 A-to-B Cable, Free after $3.50 mail in rebate
-Kaspersky Internet Security 2013, Free after $55 mail in rebate
-uniden Bluetooth Earpiece, Free after $10 mail in rebate
-Sony Movie Studio Platinum Suite 12, Free after $55 mail in rebate and $45 competitive** user upgrade rebate
-Norton Triple Bundle 2013, Free after $50 mail in rebate and $25 competitive** user upgrade rebate
-Nero 12, Free after $40 mail in rebate and $20 competitive** user upgrade rebate
-**competitive user upgrade rebates require a proof of purchase of the previous version. If you don’t have the barcode for the previous version then that item is not free.
-Rebates do not refund sales tax.
-These are just from the first two pages of their Black Friday Ad. See their Black Friday preview by “liking” them on facebook. More freebies are expected when their complete ad is released either Thursday or Friday morning

UPDATE 11/21Free pancakes and prizes at Park Meadows Retail Resort in Colorado between 6 am – 8 am. Drawings for prizes take place every hour from 6 am to 10 am.

UPDATE 11/22: Sheplers Western Stores, 6 am – 11 am
Free $10 gift card to first 50 customers on Friday, Nov 23 only.

Half Price Books, 7 am Friday
First 100 early birds get a tote and $5 gift card. One tote bag will contain a $100 gift card. See their ad. Their ad doesn’t have any products. If you can’t find a book or other item for $5 or less, then beware not to let the card trick you into spending money that you would not have spent otherwise.

Sam’s Club, 7 am Friday
Shop Sam’s Club on Black Friday with complimentary Starbucks’ holiday blend coffee and a delicious Artisan Fresh pastry. Sam’s Club membership required. See their ad, page 4.

UPDATE 11/21: World Market, 7 am Friday
-First 100 customers in store on Friday receive an exclusive LIFE of PI ornament & movie ticket
-First 100 customers in store on Saturday & Sunday receive a free LIFE of PI tote bag and movie ticket.
-World market is also having a sweepstakes.
-See their ad: http://www.worldmarket.com/category/code/life-of-pi-giveaway.do.

UPDATE (late, sorry): Stein Mart, 7 am to Noon, Friday only
Bring [scratch coupon] into the store and save $10, $20, $50 or $100 off your purchase when you scratch & save. (Must be scratched in presence of store clerk). See the ad.

Ace Hardware, 7:30 am Friday (Hours may vary by location)
Lufkin Self-Centering 25′ Tape Measure, Free after $4.99 mail in rebate, see their ad, page 1.

Costco, 9 am Friday
Free cookbook, Simply Delicious The Costco Way, while supplies last, Costco membership required, see their ad pg 2.

UPDATE 11/21: RC Willey, 11 am – 3 PM Friday and Saturday
Free Hot Dogs & Drinks. See their ad.

UPDATE 11/22: Walker Furniture, starting 11 am Friday
-Free glitter snowman just for coming in, no purchase necessary. Limit 1, while supplies last.
-Free Hot Dogs & Soda, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11 am – 4 pm, while supplies last.
-Free Live Entertainment, Fri, Sat, Sun, 11 am – 4 pm.
-Free Face Painting, Fri, 11 am – 4 pm.

UPDATE 11/21: Seattle’s Best Coffee, All day Friday
Anyone who has to work gets a free 12 oz cup of coffee. http://www.seattlesbest.com/.

UPDATE (added late, sorry): Free coffee at Quick Chek all day Friday.

UPDATE 11/21: American Express Small Business Saturday, Nov 24.
“Enroll your eligible American Express® Card to GET $25 BACK ONE TIME WHEN YOU SPEND $25 OR MORE at a qualifying small business location on November 24th”. See details.

UPDATE (added late, sorry): ING Direct, the online-only bank, may have offered some free money on Black Friday where they would have deposited money into your new account if you had signed up for the account and possibly made purchases. The purchase could easily have cost less than what they were going to deposit. ING Direct is well-known for offering free money. When you refer friends to their free accounts you and your friend get referral bonuses. In a banking environment where other US banks continue to add new charges and fees, ING Direct offers high savings rates, not just free but interest-earning checking accounts and other great banking offers. When they offer a free money deal it is usually actually free.

Bass Pro Shops, Saturday and Sunday, Nov 24 & 25
-Free Drawings every hour from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm both days
-Free Bass Pro Shops Knife to the first 100 customers on Sat, Nov 24, store opens at 9 am
-Free 3-pack Cotton Cordell Baits to the first 100 customers on Sun, Nov 25, store opens at 9 am
-See their ad, page 51.

Pep Boys, Nov 24 & Nov 25
Champion Platinum Spark Plugs Free after $2 mail in rebate. See their ad, page 1.

Bass Pro Shops through Dec 24
-Free Games and Activities for kids at “The North Pole” through Dec 24: Laser Arcade, Moving Trains, Slot Car Racing, Craft & Activity Tables, The Strike & The Hunt Games, Receive an Email from Santa, Remote Control Trucks
-Crafts 7 Days a Week: Stuffed Santa Ornament Nov 15-18, Candy Cane Reindeer Nov 19-25, Snowman Ornament Nov 26-Dec 2, Popsicle-Stick Snowman Dec 3-9, Popcicle Stick Frame Dec 10-16, Santa Ornament Dec 17-23, Cookie Decorating Dec 24
-Get a Free 4×6 photo with Santa and a free coloring book through Dec 24, donate in-store to Toys For Tots and receive a free photo package with Santa, one 6×8, two 5×7, two 4×6, and 8 wallets.
-See their ad pages 48-50.

UPDATE: Local business may also have ads in the paper that are not part of the big stack of national retailers. Sometimes the ad is printed as a page within the paper itself. A local mechanic advertised Free Alignment Check, Free Battery Test, Free Tire Inspection, Free Brake Inspection, Free Multi-point inspection. Of course, these are like offering “free quotes” so that they can tell you how much they’re going to charge you.

Of course, it’s Black Friday, followed by Super Saturday, Sofa Sunday, Cyber Monday, Encore Tuesday, Cyber Week, etc. so there are and will be thousands of other non-free deals. Many of these deals use the word “free” even though they’re not actually free. Probably the most common of these are the offers to “buy one get one free” or “free with purchase”. Other offers are more subtle. Usually rewards programs are not actually free because you have to spend money to take advantage of the deal. Menards has multiple offers that are advertised as “free after rebate”, however the fine print states that the rebate will be in the form of a merchandise credit. If this means you can only use the rebates to buy more stuff at Menards then these deals aren’t actually free (but they may still be good deals if you already like to shop at Menards).

Retailers that are offering free gift cards with certain purchases include Target, Best Buy, and others.

Retailers that are offering free gifts with purchases include Petco, Old Navy, Aeropostale, Hastings, and others. On Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Super Saturday, New York & Co. is giving away a watch to the first 100 customers who make a purchase.

Retailers that are offering 100% back in rewards credit include CVS, Walgreens and Office Max (these three retailers used to be the main players of free after rebate deals until they adopted the “rewards” promotion.) A decent list of offers that are free with purchase can be found here.

Sears Apparel Outlet is not having a Free Apparel Tuesday today (Nov 20). Hopefully next week they’ll re-open the promotion and keep it going throughout December and beyond, just like they did last year. Those of us who live close enough to a Sears Apparel Outlet are keeping our fingers crossed.

Fry’s Electronics is also expected to have freebies on Black Friday. Their ad may not be released until Thursday or Friday. (UPDATE: see Fry’s above) Last year Best Buy projected a free movie outside their stores for people waiting in line. Perhaps they’ll do it again. Other retailers will probably continue to offer holiday freebies leading up to Christmas, including free activities and things to do. Other peak sales times are 10 days before Christmas, the Saturday before Christmas and Christmas Eve.

The weekly Free Stuff Friday post will go forward as usual this Friday. Watch for additional freebies then.

UPDATE: Why does this post continue to get updated even though Black Friday is over? This post will be used for as a reference for next year. Many of these retailers could easily repeat these promotions as long as they were deemed successful this year.

How I got over $300 worth of Christmas gifts for FREE! (Review from last year, 2011)

(The following was posted on the old blog last year on December 22, 2011. While these offers are long outdated, the strategies for obtaining these freebies are still valid. Last year when this was posted, most of the peak shopping times had already passed, so readers couldn’t take advantage of the information. It is reposted with the hope that it will help readers find holiday freebies this year)

Its been a fun holiday season filled with freebies, including clothes, toys, the hit Disney/Pixar new release, Cars 2, computer software and accessories! Here’s how I got over $300 worth of Christmas gifts for free (well, sort of, keep reading):

Everything in this picture was free (plus one item that isn’t pictured.)

The first set of items I received for free were from Cafe Press:

  • Cars 2 Adventure Hut $20
  • Cars Deluxe 10 Car Figurine Play Set $20
  • Rocky Balboa Movie $1
  • 2 USB Wall Chargers $10 ($5 each)
  • USB Car Charger $5

 

Cafe Press, a leading T-shirt retailer online, didn’t exactly give me these gifts directly. I had to do a little work, but not much. Cafe Press has a program for T-shirt designers where the designer creates and uploads a T-shirt design to their site and every time that design sells, the designer gets a commission. There are no costs to the designer. I have uploaded about 20 designs to Cafe Press and received my first commission transfer to PayPal previous to Thanksgiving. I considered this free money because receiving commissions from Cafe Press is a form of passive income. Once the designs are uploaded, they are available in the Cafe Press marketplace for anyone to purchase at any time. I do nothing to sell them, although Cafe Press does offer a store feature that designers can promote. Cafe Press does all the work of selling, printing the shirt, packing it, and shipping it to the customer. I also used completely free resources to create the designs that I submitted, including free graphics that did not violate copyrights or trademarks, and a free image editor online. It just took a little time to create the designs and upload them to Cafe Press (certainly less than an hour per design), and they now continue to make money for me. I’ve even seen an increase in sales between Black Friday and the time this article was posted.

All the items above sell at retail for higher prices than those listed. They were all on sale for Black Friday. The Cars 2 adventure hut was purchased at Wal-Mart. The 10 piece Cars 2 deluxe figurine set was purchased at the Disney Store Online with free shipping. The USB wall chargers and car charger were purchased from Newegg.com, and the $1 Rocky Balboa movie (not in the second picture) was purchased at Best Buy online. I probably would not have purchased the movie if it had cost any more than $1, but I figured I would have rented it from RedBox for $1.20 so I might as well own it for less. All items ordered online had free shipping.

The next set of items were all Free After Rebate (FAR) from Fry’s Electronics and Newegg.com. I also got the Cars 2 DVD/Blue Ray combo pack for free after rebate from newspaper coupon inserts (I don’t recall if it was Red Plum or SmartSource, but the rebates were also available online).

  • AVG Anti-Virus (the paid version, not the Free Version) $40
  • Digital TV for PC 2 $25
  • Corel PDF Fusion $40
  • WordPerfect Office X5 $50
  • Electronic Cleaning Wipes pack of 2 $5
  • USB 4 port Hub $4
  • Samsung Bluetooth headset $20
  • HDMI Cables $1.50
  • Ergonomic Wireless Optical Mouse $10
  • Laptop Cooling Fan $10
  • Cars 2 DVD/Blue Ray combo $10


Fry’s Electronics and Newegg.com have become my favorite retailers this season. Week after week and often on the weekends they have had sale after sale which have included free after rebate deals. All of these items were purchased on Black Friday, but I could have purchased many, many more for FAR. The items purchased from Newegg.com could only be purchased online since Newegg is an online-only store; but they all came with free shipping. Fry’s Electronics also only has limited locations in select states. I just happen to live by one. I am still waiting for the rebates in the mail since they take 6-8 weeks to arrive, though I’ve received many notifications by email that they are being processed (update: all rebates were received).

These items were all free after rebate, but I actually ended up paying between $10-$15 when combining sales tax, envelopes and postage (Items purchased at Newegg didn’t have sales tax, since I don’t reside in the same state where Newegg operates). Also some of the rebates will come in the form of a Visa gift card which has some restrictions and even fees if not used within the first 6 months. I’m hoping/guessing, that I can use them for gas or groceries. One of the points I make with any promotion is to be sure the promotion isn’t tricking the customer into spending more money. These were all items I needed or wanted before the FAR promotion and the Visa gift card(s) will be used on items I plan to pay for in my regular monthly budget. (Update: all visa cards were used successfully for buying gas, a weekly unavoidable expense. Another setback for rebates is that the products can’t be returned after the proof of purchase is removed to claim the rebate. This is a major consideration when buying the products as gifts for other people, but not so much when you’re buying the ‘gift’ for yourself).

If you couldn’t tell already, my son loves Pixar Cars. The Cars 2 DVD/Blu-Ray combo (not seen in the first picture) also wasn’t actually free after rebate. I bought it for $10 at Wal-Mart by price matching with a Sam’s Club Black Friday ad. That alone was a steal since a Disney/Pixar new release DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack usually sells for $25-$30. There were at least three rebate offers available with this item.

The rebate my wife and I used was good for $10 when the movie combo pack and $20-worth of Kimberly-Clark products were purchased. We happened to have already purchased $19 worth of diapers, so all we had to do was purchase a Kleenex box at the dollar store to make up the difference. I considered the movie to be free since I got it for $10 and the rebate was worth $10; and the other products I had to purchase were going to be purchased anyway. It was at least a freebie for my Christmas budget, even though it wasn’t completely free for my grocery budget. Again, this promotion did not trick me into spending more money. Even the Kleenex box for $1 was a good deal and something we needed.

As a bonus, I could still possibly take advantage of the other two rebates because the Cars 2 combo pack has 3 proofs of purchase including the bar code. Rebate forms require that the proof of purchase be included and products usually only have 1 proof of purchase. Since the movie has another two proofs of purchase and I know of at least two other rebate offers, I can still possibly get some more freebies. If I’m able to find a sale of Rayovac 10 pack batteries for $5 or less, and Johnson & Johnson products for $10, then I will consider those to be freebies for my grocery budget. (Update: I also successfully used the Johnson & Johnson rebate).

(Update: There are at least four rebates offered in combination with the Disney/Pixar movie Brave this year. Brave-Kellogs $10 Rebate, rebate form here, Brave-Lip Smacker $3 Rebate, Brave-Honeysuckle White Turkey $5 rebate, rebate form here, and Brave-Shady Brook Farms $5 rebate, rebate form here. All these offers are for the Brave DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack, which should also have 3 proofs of purchase. The cheapest price found for the Brave Combo Pack is $8.96 at Walmart starting at 8 pm on Thanksgiving night. My family has a tradition where every one gets their favorite cereal on Christmas morning, so we’re likely to buy something from Kellogs. Those with similar traditions may want to check out Kellogs Coupons. There are also many ways to save on a turkey or get a free turkey, and since most people buy a turkey for Thanksgiving then one of the two turkey rebates should also be applicable for a potential rebate amount of $15 or more, when the movie only costs $9.)

The last set of freebies were received from Sears Outlet on Free Apparel Tuesdays.

  • Dress shirt $10
  • T-shirt $7
  • Shorts $10

These three items of clothing were given to me by Sears Outlet free of charge; they didn’t even charge sales tax. Sears Outlet was having a promotion where rewards members could pick one free article of clothing every Tuesday in December. It was free to join the rewards program. One point I make with rewards programs is to avoid getting multiple credit cards since that can affect your credit score. This is a simple store membership program without a credit card.

The Free Apparel Tuesdays promotion was only available at Sears Clothing Outlets, not Sears, Sears Appliance Outlets, K-mart or other Sears-owned stores. Sears Clothing Outlets are limited in number and locations. I just happen to drive close enough to one in my daily commute to work. Unfortunately, it’s too far away from where I live to make the trip worth it for my wife to go. Otherwise we would have received 6 articles of clothing. The promotion doesn’t include outerwear, coats or Levi jeans, but I still could have picked clothing that was worth more. This just happened to be what I needed. I was cautious not to buy any sweaters because one little defect in the knitting would mean a quick end to the sweater. Clothes outlets are usually filled with cast-off clothing, off season items, and clothes with defects in the sewing. I had to sift through a lot of these to find clothes that I liked, but every time that I went to the store I was able to find at least 6 articles of clothing that were acceptable. This promotion almost tricked me into spending money that I would not have spent otherwise, but I resisted.

(Update: Sears Apparel Outlet continued the promotion until September 2012. They are not bringing it back for the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and Black Friday. It is uncertain if they will bring it back for the Tuesday after Black Friday and the rest of December leading up to Christmas. Lets cross our fingers on that one.)

When you add the prices of all items above they come out to $298.50. These were all sale prices so I think it’s safe to assume that they are worth over $300. They may have been worth close to $500 in retail prices or more. There were a couple items that I tried to get but wasn’t able to. Fry’s Electronics had a 10 piece USB adapter set that sold out before I got there. Victoria Secret was also giving away a free pair of panties which sold out before my wife got there (not for me to wear but definitely for me to enjoy, if you know what I mean. I wouldn’t go into any more details since this is a family friendly site. Part of me is actually glad we didn’t get that freebie because I think Victoria Secret is contributing to the moral decay of our society with excessive, open, inappropriate advertising in public places and on TV time slots that are seen too often by kids, teens, and men who should keep their eyes on the prize of their own wives. Wow, way off the topic of freebies).

If I had decided to be really ambitious, I could have received over $1,000 or more in products this Christmas season. There were many other free samples, free services, and free products after rebate that were available. I didn’t take advantage of them because I didn’t need them. But if I had made the effort to get them, I could have sold them online for a significant profit. The most notable deals were for free after rebate software and computer accessories at Fry’s Electronics and Newegg.com. Those who are interested in software and computer accessories should continue to pay attention to these stores (as well as Office Depot and Staples) well into January, since I understand computers and electronics have better sales after Christmas. I expect that rebate offers will continue to be made available.

(Update: Fry’s Electronics and Newegg.com have continued to offer free after rebates throughout the year. Other major rebate retailers are Microcenter and Tiger Direct. Occassionally rebates have been found at other retailers including Staples, Office Depot, Big Lots, Ace Hardware, Pep Boys and others)

(Update: a graduate student actually pays for tuition by buying products for Free After Rebate and selling them online, see articles about him in the Huffington Post and Business Insider).

(I’ve already begun getting freebies for the holidays this year. Of course you can expect another post like this one sometime before Christmas. Again, this article from last year was reposted to help readers find holiday freebies this year. It is strategically posted the week before Black Friday, one of the biggest days of the year not just for good deals, but also for freebies. Last year freebies were also discovered throughout December and these will continue to be reported on the Free Stuff Friday weekly blog event or on the days they are valid).

Free Stuff Friday, November 16, 2012

Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, November 16, 2012. Here are today’s freebies:

4 Free Airborne Samples. Fill out the form to have it mailed.

Free samples of Real Time Pain Relief gel. Fill out the form to have it mailed.

Malwarebytes Anti Malware Software Free at CompUSA after $20 mail in rebate. See their ad, page 2.

Belkin Silicon Case for iPad, Free after $9.99 mail in rebate from Tiger Direct. There is also a tablet case for 96 cents which may be of interest.

Free After Rebate from Newegg:

 

Free After Rebate from Fry’s Electronics:

  • McAfee Total Protection 2013 – 1 PC, Free after $45 mail in rebate.
  • Drive Erase Professional, Free after $10 mail in rebate and $15 mail in rebate.
  • Search & Recover 5, Free after $20 mail in rebate and $10 mail in rebate.
  • PDF Create 8.0, Free after $40 mail in rebate.
  • Resume Deluxe 14, Free after $25 mail in rebate and $10 mail in rebate
  • Greeting Card Factory Deluxe 8.0, Free after $20 mail in rebate and $15 mail in rebate.

 

Even more freebies after rebate from Fry’s Electronics:

 

The basis of extreme couponing is combining coupons with store sales to get freebies and extreme savings. On their national chain list, CouponMom.com currently has four freebies listed that are actually free, and another 3 offers that give 100% back in store credit. The website also has separate lists for local deals.

It doesn’t appear that Sears Apparel Outlets will be having a Free Apparel Tuesday this coming Tuesday, nor will they offer free apparel on Black Friday. Their most recent “free apparel” ad back in Sept said they were having the last Free Apparel Tuesday “for now”. One would expect that if they were going to bring it back they would do it to increase sales during the holiday season. Last year the promotion was running through the week of Thanksgiving, Cyber Week, and beyond Christmas and New Years. According to photos on their facebook page, they are still offering free apparel whenever there is a grand opening of a new apparel outlet branch.

Read this excellent article on how to get free turkeys for Thanksgiving. Not all the strategies described in this article are actually free, but some of them are, and any of these strategies could work to reduce expenses on a budget.

The holiday season is one of the best times of the year for freebies. Countdown to Black Friday and the beginning of Cyber Week: 7 days. Watch for some special blog posts in the upcoming week.

Free Stuff Friday, November 9, 2012

Welcome to Free Stuff Friday, November 9, 2012. Here are today’s freebies:

Free After Rebate from Tiger Direct:

 

Free After Rebate from Fry’s Electronics:

 

Not as many freebies this week as previous weeks. That happens sometimes. For used, thrift-store quality freebies, check the listings of your local Craigslist page. The holiday season is one of the best times of the year for freebies. Countdown to Black Friday and the Beginning of Cyber Week: 14 days. Many retailers release their ads early, and there are at least 3 Black Friday freebies already listed at Staples.

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