Black Friday: Collectibles, keepsakes and freebies for early shoppers

an early morning Black Friday crowd lines up outside a store
an early morning Black Friday crowd lines up outside a store

Black Friday is mostly about deals, but some shoppers are also after the free collectibles and gift cards that stores hand out each year. For countless retailers, these giveaways are an annual ritual, and Black Friday 2010 celebrates the continuation of Black Friday's free trophies.

For at least a decade, JCPenney has distributed Disney snow globes on Black Friday. The collectibles usually feature Mickey Mouse, although Minnie has also made an appearance. This year, stores plan on giving away more than 1.9 million snow globes on a first-come, first-serve basis. Each JCPenney store will hand out anywhere from 100 to 5,000 globes, depending on store size and sales volume.