Thanksgiving freebies and Black Friday deals are two of the most anticipated aspects of the holiday season. Here's how to score free stuff this year.

By Claudia Fisher
November 21, 2018
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Thanksgiving food is nice, but Thanksgiving freebies have a little more of that je ne sais quoi quality, that "it" factor we just can't quite put our fingers on... oh, wait, yes we can. The "it" factor is that they're free.

For Black Friday and Thanksgiving, a lot of stores and restaurants are offering eager customers opportunities to score a 100-percent discount on select items, with chances to go home with freebies running through the weekend. So this year, duck out of those awkward Thanksgiving family moments with the excuse that you need to get shopping before all the best free items are snatched up by your neighbor, Judith, who just whizzed past your house.

Here are the best Thanksgiving and Black Friday freebies of 2018.

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1 World Market

The home goods retailer is giving a $10 gift certificate and tote bag to the first 100 customers to hit each store on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday November 23-25. This freebie offering is in addition to the Black Friday deals World Market has underway.

2 Macy's

According to the Macy's Black Friday ad, 12 items (in-store only) will be free with a mail-in rebate from November 22-24. You'll probably want to nab the Bella slow cooker, Lauren Ralph Lauren pillow, and Longchamp 4-piece and Martha Stewart Essentials 12-piece glassware sets, just to name a few of our favorite freebies. Here are the rest of the Macy's Black Friday deals.

3 Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin' has a lot of promotions running in November to celebrate, and get people experiencing, its new espresso equipment. This Friday, November 23, AKA Black Friday, the coffee and doughnut chain wants to help you get your caffeine fix by offering free Lyft rides to a participating Dunkin’ location. Using the promo code SipDunkin will get for up to 25,000 users one free ride, up to $10, from 4 am to 3 pm EST.

4 Lowe's Home Improvement

Lowe's Home Improvement is running a Black Friday promotion that requires no purchase for the chance to win. When you visit your local Lowe's on Black Friday, you can enter to win a gift card ranging from $5-$500. Quantities are limited, and the number of gift cards in each location vary. Find the full details of the Black Friday freebie deal here.

5 T-Mobile

Technically you have to shell out some cash to get this deal, but it's by way of adding a phone line rather than making a physical purchase. If you trade in the phone you have an add another phone line to your T-mobile account, the service provider will give you an iPhone XR, iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus for free, or you can opt for $750 off the iPhone X, XS or XS Max. Retailers like Verizon, Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Sprint are also offering there own Black Friday deals and discounts, which you can see here.