You Can Get Free Stuff on Black Friday Just by Waiting in Line

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In an effort to increase in-store traffic, several companies are offering freebies to shoppers who brave the crowds on Black Friday. While the perks range from 25% off coupons to scratch-off cards, we highly recommend you take advantage of these incentives, which are reserved for customers standing in line.

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1. Walmart

When? Thursday starting at 4 p.m. (Black Friday sale begins at 6 p.m.)

Walmart early birds will get free coffee, hot chocolate and snacks.

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2. New York & Company

When? Friday starting at 8 a.m.

Get your hands on a free stuffed teddy bear with every $75 purchase. (One per New York & Company customer; while supplies last.) 

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3. Bed Bath & Beyond

When? Thursday from 5 p.m. to midnight; Friday from 6 a.m. to noon.

In-store shoppers will get a 25% off coupon, valid for their entire Bed Bath & Beyond purchase.

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4. Belk

When? Thursday starting at 4 p.m.; Friday starting at 6 a.m.

People in line will receive a gift card to Belk worth anywhere between $5 and $500. There will be one $500 winner in every store, so bring a friend to increase your odds.

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5. Fred Meyer

When? Friday starting at 5 a.m.

All Fred Meyer shoppers will enjoy free coffee, juice and donuts. We highly recommend getting there early, since the first 100 customers will also receive a gift card.

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6. Jcpenney

When? Thursday starting at 2 p.m.

Lined-up patrons will receive a gift card to JCPenney, which falls in one of three tiers:  $10, $100 or $500.

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7. Lowe's

When? Friday starting at 6 a.m.

The first 300 Lowe’s customers will get a coupon, which is valid for $10 off a $50 purchase. Shoppers will also be entered into a raffle for a $500 gift card. (No purchase necessary.)

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8. Shoe Carnival

When? Friday starting at 6 a.m.

The first 100 customers will receive a free scratch-off card for their Shoe Carnival purchase. Prizes range from a free pair of Puma shoes to a store credit worth up to $100.

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