Black Friday Freebies and Deals (Tip: They don’t all start Friday)

The Black Friday freebies and deals are pouring into my inbox and popping up all over the web and we need a place to keep track of them all. This will be a repository of the deals you can find this Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend. Some are local, some are online, some will be in-store only. All will be good deals!

A few very good freebies:

    • Free Kindle download of Twas the Night before Christmas A Visit from St. Nicholas
    • Free Snapfish 8×11 photo book and 100 free 4 x 6 prints for new customers. 50% off for current customers. Rumored free shipping if you use the promo code WOOHOOFS.
    • FREE 8×10 photo print from Choose free in-store pickup to avoid shipping charges.
    • Free breakfast and Starbucks coffee for Sam’s Club members Friday, 11/23, beginning at 7 a.m.
    • Free MP3 download of Norah Jones “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” from iTunes.
    • FREE product at Bath & Body Works with any $10 purchase. Print the coupon or use code SHOPFREE10 online.
    • FREE Bodum Bean Coffee Press with purchase of three 1-lb bags of Starbucks coffee. Note: You’ll need to select 1-lb bags. Here are a few recommendations: Starbucks Holiday Blend, Starbucks Medium House Blend, Starbucks Dark French Roast. You’ll get free shipping on orders of $75+
Alphabetical list of deals:

Aeropostale 60% off everything. Graphic tees starting at $5 each. Free shipping on $75 or more. Free DJ Teddy Bear with $100 purchase (while supplies last).
Amazon MP3 Albums starting at $3.99

Amazon Lightning Deals on Music CDs start today and run all through next week. CDs start at $4.99, and box sets will be as low as $8.49 (maybe lower, too).

Amazon’s $5 magazine subscriptions are great for gifting, and the choices include most of the really popular magazines.

Sign up for a month-long FREE trial membership of Amazon Prime and you’ll get unlimited 2-day shipping on most items, as well as access to a selection of free Instant videos (TV shows and movies) and select free Kindle book loans.

Belle Chic features boutique sales on handmade items. The Belle Chic Black Friday sale starts November 23 at 8 a.m. While you can’t see the actual items that will be on sale yet, it appears you can view the artists’ websites and products. Oh my gosh. I’ve been camped out over at Amazon missing the deals here. Like Amazon, has too many deals to list, especially on cameras and electronics. There was a fantastic deal on an Xbox.

Cardstore You can get all your holiday cards sent out this weekend. If you use the promo code CCN2175, your Christmas, Season’s Greetings, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, and select photo cards AND any invitations for 75% off the original price during the Black Friday sale (11/21 – 11/25). There’s no minimum order size. And you’ll even get free postage when you select the “Mail to the Recipient” option. These are good cards. If you’ve never ordered from them before, you can get your first pair of eyeglasses for free, try them on at home, and if they don’t fit send them back at no charge. Use the code FIRSTPAIRFREE. Initial shipping fee can be up to $20, and any extras you add (beyond standard lenses) do cost extra. I’m not clear on whether this is a Black Friday promotion; I know they’ve done it before.

Christopher & Banks 40% off entire site. Extra 10% off all holiday promotions with code HOLIDAY10 and free shipping on orders 25+. (Update: FREE shipping on Nov. 23)

Entertainment Books are on sale for 30% off this Black Friday weekend. The discount is already live. Oh, and you get free shipping. has already started its Black Friday sale with everything 50% off until noon on Friday, 11/23. Get 40% off after noon.

Famous Footwear is letting you triple-stack your discounts. Pair the BOGO 1/2 off sale with a 20% coupon (print here). If you’re shopping online, you need to use the promo code GIVTHX12. This deal is already valid at the online store!

Great Clips Buy a prepaid Great Card at participating Great Clips locations and you’ll get $9.99 haircuts all year. This promo ends December 8, so make sure you stop in before then.

Justice Take 40% Off plus an Extra 20% Off Everything

LOLShirts are t-shirts with attitude and humor, like “Keep Calm and Eat Bacon” or “I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong.” Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday, all LOLShirts are $6.99 with free shipping and handling.

Groupon is always worth a look, and there are rumors of a big giraffey toy store Groupon coming our way soon.

MyHabit is a sister-site to Amazon that carries upscale merchandise at a discount. This is where you’ll find that designer handbag or shoes more reasonably priced. MYHABIT is having Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday sales, which launch each morning at 8 a.m.

NoMoreRack was recommended to me by several savvy readers. It’s another site to score great deals on fashionable products, and the NoMoreRack Pre-Black Friday sale has already started. Pay only $2 shipping on any product. (Right now there’s a Cuisinart Burr Grinder for $39. It looks like the same one we have and we LOVE it. Perfect gift for anyone who wants to be able to buy whole-bean coffee and grind it at home.)

Never miss a deal:  

New York & Company is doing it up big. Get 50% – 70% off and free shipping on all orders from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, November 21-26.

Old Navy They’re calling it “Cheermageddon.” Everything is on sale, and you can get some nice deals on performance fleece hats, scarves, and gloves. has cut the price of its $25 gift certificates in half for Wednesday and Thursday, November 21-22, 2012. Use the promo code GIFT to get $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for just $5 These certificates never expire.

Sam’s Club will have free breakfast and free Starbucks coffee for its members Friday morning beginning at 7 a.m. Sign up for a new Sam’s PLUS membership ($100 per year) November 23-25 and you’ll get a $40 gift card. Upgrade a current regular membership to PLUS and receive a $25 gift card. Extra 30% off all sale items with the promo code YAMS.

Starbucks will give you a FREE Bodum Bean Coffee Press when you buy 3 pounds of Starbucks coffee online. Note: You’ll need to select 1-lb bags. Here are a few recommendations: Starbucks Holiday Blend, Starbucks Medium House Blend, Starbucks Dark French Roast. You’ll get free shipping on orders of $75+ has free shipping with no minimum and 25% off select hoodies.

Wild Tangent Like PC games? Wild Tangent’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales include 5 games for only $5 or 20 WildCoins each (Ends 11/27 11:59pm PST), 75% off the cash price of ANY game with code JUICY75 (Ends 11/27 11:59pm PST), and a deal that gets new customers the first month of WildClub for $1 with code 1DOLLAR (Ends 11/27 11:59pm PST). Wild Tangent also has games you can play for free for a while before you decide to buy them.

Zales I know nothing about expensive jewelry, because the thought of wearing a few months salary on my person makes me very nervous. But I felt like this list needed a “Z” and I know others might not have the same qualms. The sale has already started. Take an Extra 15% Off Storewide + Save Up To 60% on Black Friday Specials through 2pm 11/23 at Apparently, even the Zales Outlet is on sale.

More deals on magazine subscriptions: has $5 Magazine Deals on Family HandymanTaste of Home & Reader’s DigestDon’t forget to check and Discount Mags for steep discounts on their magazine daily deals. For Tanga, use the promo code WICHITA to get the deals; for DiscountMags, use promo code WICHITAONTHE. Tanga’s Pick Your Price magazine sale begins Thursday at 4 p.m.

Local Wichita Black Friday Sales
I have found out about several Black Friday sales happening at local Wichita businesses. If you know of any, PLEASE add them to the comments because these are not as easy to find as some others.

A Celebration of Carols Christmas Concert Not necessarily a Black Friday deal, but it is a special savings just for Wichita on the Cheap readers. You can get two balcony tickets to this December 8, 2012 holiday concert, which will be held in the beautiful Scottish Rite Center, for only $20. That’s $5 off the regular price. All you have to do is call (316) 733-2619 and ask for the Wichita on the Cheap readers’ discount when you order your tickets.

Wichita Symphony Orchestra Black Friday sale Get $10 or $5 off tickets to select concerts when you order them on Black Friday.

Theater League of Wichita Save 25%* on select opening night Balcony seating (rows A-F) for ROCK OF AGES, DREAMGIRLS and STOMP at Century II Concert Hall. Use the code: 8547

Damm Music Center has a flyer with a coupon for 15% off any item in the store. You’ll need to find it; all I have is a paper copy. They’ll also have deep discounts on specific items. Example: Washburn WD7SATBM guitar for $149 (orig. $354.90)

Salon Brands Wichita (formerly Wholesale Beauty Club) is going to have an excellent Black Friday sale. Nearly everything in the store will be Buy One, Get One Free. The exceptions are liter-size products and appliances, but you’ll find extreme discounts on very high-quality flat-irons and other appliances. I plan to stock up on shampoo and conditioner.

Junk in the Trunk Clothing’s Black Friday 11/23 & Small Business Saturday 11/24 Buy one get one ½ off on all clothes and shoes; $10 or $20 off gift certificates. Hours: 11am-7pm. 805 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67213. (316)351-4174

Black Friday Restaurant Deals

Chilis  Receive your new Chili’s coupon every day between Black Friday and Christmas. (print here)

PF Changs 20% off your online order. Choose Nov. 23 as your pickup date to get the discount.

Sonic 1/2 price breakfast burritos all day on Black Friday 1/2 price restaurant gift certificates. Use the promo code GIFT to get $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates for just $5  These certificates never expire.

Papa Johns 50% OFF Any Large or Extra Large Pizza when you order online at regular menu price w/the promo code 50THANKS. Promo code must be entered for each individual pizza. expires 11/26/2012


Don’t forget the daily deal sites! Many will have Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Week promotions yielding some very good deals. Sweetjack, for example, hinted that it will send out a members-only discount code to subscribers of the Sweetjack email newsletter. Haven’t heard of Sweetjack? It will launch in Wichita soon, and it will be one of the good ones. Get the discount code anyway, because it may be useful for deals on products, travel, and nationwide deals. (And you’ll also be one of the first to know when Sweetjack launches in Wichita.)

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