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13 Can't-Miss Christmas Freebies You Didn't Know

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Holiday shopping season is hard on our wallets, which is why we’re always on the lookout for Christmas freebies.

Luckily there are more freebies out there this time of year than you might think — including gift cards, gift wrap, children’s books, photo books, photo prints and more.

The goal? Make it a totally free Christmas!


1. Get all the top Black Friday freebies and giveaways with KCL.

Black Friday is the easiest day of the year to score free items if you’re willing to do your homework.

You can get a few hundred dollars’ worth of Target gift cards when you activate select cell phones purchased there. And this year, Macy’s is offering more than a dozen items 100% free after a mail-in rebate.

Check out our list of hundreds of Black Friday freebies at stores like Target, Best Buy, PetSmart and JCPenney.


2. Get free gift-wrapping services at stores like Pottery Barn or Bed Bath & Beyond.

Taking home gifts that are already beautifully wrapped seems like a gift in itself!

Shop at Pottery Barn, Jared, MAC, the Nordstrom cosmetic department, Ralph Lauren, Sephora, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Von Maur, William-Sonoma or Bed Bath & Beyond to enjoy free in-store gift wrapping services.


3. Get 100 free 4×6 prints every month for a year when you download the Snapfish app.

Once you’ve downloaded the Snapfish app, use your phone to order 100 free 4×6 photo prints every month for 12 months.


4. Get a free 8×8 canvas print from Easy Canvas Prints.

Looking for a custom photo gift? Create your own 8×8 canvas print for free right now using Easy Canvas Prints.


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5. Get a free 6×6 photo book every month from Shutterfly.

Download the Shutterfly app and get a free 6×6 photo book filled with 40 photos every month for 12 months when you order the book from your smartphone.

Just pay $7.99 in shipping.


6. Get free shipping without minimum purchase requirements from Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Nordstrom.

This year, many retailers have declared they’re waiving their minimum purchase requirement for free shipping over the holiday shopping season. The list includes Amazon, Target, Best Buy and Nordstrom.


7. Collect free bonus gift cards with gift card purchases at 62 retailers and restaurants.

Stores and restaurants offer free gift card bonus promotions to get you to purchase more gift cards as gifts.

We found restaurants and retailers who are giving away free gift cards with a gift card purchase.


8. Help your kids believe in Santa with the ultimate list of Santa freebies.

Looking for free ways to make the holiday season more magical for your little ones?

Our list of Santa freebies includes a free letter from the North Pole, a free personalized phone call, voicemail or video from Santa himself, and a free Santa Tracker for Christmas Eve.


9. Get free 4×6 photos with Santa at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s.

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Get a free studio-quality 4×6 photo with Santa at Bass Pro Shops. The shops also offer free Christmas-themed crafts, games and activities for kids, too. Check your local store’s schedule, and reserve a time slot so it’s free without waiting in line!

Cabela’s also offers a free 4×6 photo with Santa every year. Just check your local Cabela’s for their schedule. Cabela’s Santa event is popular, so plan to wait in line.


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10. Get a photo of Santa leaving gifts inside your house with the free iCaughtSanta app.

Nothing will beat the look on your kid’s face when they see a photo you took of Santa leaving gifts in your house.

Just take a photo of your Christmas tree room, then choose from a variety of Santa poses to stick into the image using the free iCaughtSanta app.



11. Get four free Baby Einstein books or two free I Can Read books.

Add 6 free books under the Christmas tree, but be sure to put a reminder in your phone to cancel these book subscriptions after receiving your freebies:


12. Download free Christmas e-books including The Gift of the Magi and The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus.

E-Book Friendly features a collection of ebooks you can download onto your Kindle, iPad or Nook absolutely free.

Stories include ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, The Gift of the Magi, The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, The Christmas Child and more.

Also, check Amazon Kindle for dozens more free Christmas-themed ebooks.


13. Send free holiday ecards with Blue Mountain.

Sending holiday ecards instead of paper cards will save both you and the planet some grief.

Blue Mountain offers a selection of holiday ecards you can send friends and family absolutely free so you’ll save money on cards and postage.


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