Seasonal & Holiday

Black Friday Drugstore Freebies

When you hear the words Black Friday you probably think of name brand clothing manufacturers and malls packed with bargain hungry shoppers. You probably don’t associate Black Friday sales with drugstores, but believe it or not you can find a long list of deals at your neighborhood CVS or Rite Aid this coming Friday.

While most of your friends are running out to the mall or standing outside of Best Buy and other electronic stores you can avoid the crowds by heading to your local drugstore. There you will find a long list of freebies. If you feel extra creative this holiday season combine these freebies into fun theme oriented gift baskets like the ones listed below.

Beauty Basket


On Black Friday you can buy a Conair Colorvibes brush, Wet n Wild Deck the Nails gift set, N.Y.X. Lip Color and Physicians Formula mascara, all for free or nearly free from CVS and Rite Aid. If you live near a Walgreens swing by and pick up Scunci No Damage Hair Elastics, free after Register Rewards. Find some pretty tissue paper, place it in the bottom of a plastic shower caddy and place all of these items right on top. Wrap a large red bow around the handle and you have a cute little beauty basket.

Health Basket


Winter is the season for coughing and sneezing. It’s also the season for snow shoveling aches and pains. When you don’t feel well you don’t want to run out to the store in search of cold medicine, tissues or acetaminophen. This year make a health basket that includes CVS Health Extra Strength Rapid Release Pain Relief Gelcaps, a Homedics Quad Mini Massager and Kleenex Facial Tissues. You can find all of these items for free or nearly free at CVS and Rite Aid. If your basket looks a little empty add a few extras like single use heating pads or cooling packs.

Sweet Treat Basket


At CVS you can find free Mars Chocolates, Hershey’s Singles, Starburst, Orbit Gum and Trolli Sour candy. If you know someone who loves candy then combine all of these into a sweet treat basket they can enjoy. You can also add a bottle of Aquafina sparkling water and Ocean Spray juice, both free after ECB rewards.

It’s hard to resist the lure of the drugstore freebies. If you have the time on Black Friday swing by your local store and stock up on these items. While you are there search for other fun freebies including batteries, gift wrap tape, air fresheners, leggings, toothbrushes and earbuds!