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09/13/2012 08:24 am ET Updated Nov 13, 2012

11 Things Retailers Give Away For Free

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24:  A Black Friday bargain hunter carries a Toys R' Us bag in front of the store, which opened it's door
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 24: A Black Friday bargain hunter carries a Toys R' Us bag in front of the store, which opened it's doors at 9PM Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2011 in New York City. Marking the start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday is one of retailers' busiest days of the year. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

J.C. Penney made headlines this month by announcing it would offer free kids' haircuts every Sunday, extending what had been p lanned as a one-month promotion. This was undoubtedly welcome news to many families struggling to balance their budgets. Of course, J.C. Penney isn't the first merchant to offer complimentary services in the hopes of bringing more traffic through the door. Savvy shoppers know that many stores offer free products, services and special events. Here are some of our favorites.

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