Black Friday Sales at Walmart

There is often a love-hate relationship associated with Black Friday. People love the savings, but hate the hassle of trying to get them. This year it seems as if Walmart is doing everything in their power to make that hassle worth it. Starting at 8 p.m. on November 22, Walmart will have 3 events related to Black Friday; their first being a huge markdown on items for the family, including:

  • Xbox 360® 4GB + SkyLanders Bundle – $149
  • Wii Console– $89
  • More than 100 video games priced at $10, $15 or $25 each
  • Top Toys of the Season: Leappad® 1.0 Learning Tablet ($65) and Furby® ($45)
  • Razor® Accelerator 12-Volt Electric Scooter – $79
  • Fisher Price Power Wheels® Jeep® Wrangler 6-Volt Ride Ons (Hot Wheels® and Barbie®) – $89 each
  • Licensed Boys’ and Girls’ 2-Piece Sleep Set – $4.50 each
  • Mens and Ladies Denim – $9.50 each
  • Home appliances such as a Crock Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker and Mr. Coffee® Programmable 12-Cup Coffee Maker – $9.44 each
  • Shark® Steam Pocket Mop and Ninja® Pulse Blender – $39 each
  • Fashion Dolls such as Barbie®, Bratz and Disney® Princess – $5 each
  • Hundreds of DVD and Blu-ray movies such as Brave, The Amazing Spiderman, Hunger Game ranging from $1.96 to $9.96 each
  • Better Homes and Gardens® 700-Thread Count Sheet Set – $19.96
  • 48” Air-Powered Hockey Table – $29.86
  • 14’ Trampoline with Enclosure and Bonus Flash Light Zone – $159

Keeping the savings train going, only 2 hours after that event Walmart will start their big event, which gives customers discounts on brand name electronics such as:

  • Vizio® 60” 720p LED Smart TV with built in Wi-Fi – $688
  • Samsung® 43″ 720p 600Hz Class Plasma HDTV – $378
  • HP® 15.6” Laptop with 4GB and 320GB hard drive – $279
  • Nikon® D3000 Digital Camera with Lens Kit – $449
  • Samsung® Smart ST195 Digital Camera – $99
  • Beats by Dr. Dre® Headphones – $179.95
  • Nook® Color 8GB Tablet – $99
  • Virgin Mobile® 3G/4G Hotspot – $39.88

Don’t worry if you happen to miss these events, as Walmart will start their final event at 5 a.m on the next day. During this event the items that will be discounted are:

  • Sharp® 70” 1080p 120Hz HDTV – $1,798
  • Acer® 13.3” Ultrabook with 4GB and 320GB solid state drive – $499
  • $100 Walmart gift card with the purchase of select smartphones such as the Samsung® Galaxy S III, Droid RAZR M by Motorola® and HTC® One X
  • Goodyear Tires ranging from $59 – $99 each
  • Forever Bride 1/3 -Carat T.W. Diamond Ring in 10K Gold – $198
  • Stanley® 6-Drawer Rolling Tool Cabinet with 85-Piece Mechanic Tool Set – $99
  • Singer® Sew Mate 5400 60-Stitch Sewing Machine – $99.97
  • 5” Pre-Lit Harrison Christmas Tree – $20
  • Better Homes and Gardens Deluxe Recliner – $199

And remember, if you find a price advertised somewhere else that is lower than Walmart has, they’ll match the price for you. Worried about missing the hottest electronics? Well if you make it to Walmart between 10 and 11 p.m. on November 22, you are guaranteed to have these items in stock:

  • Apple iPad®2 16GB with Wi-Fi – $399 plus get a $75 Walmart Gift Card
  • Emerson® 32” 720p LCD TV – $148
  • LG® Blu-ray™ Player – $38

If any of these items happen to sell out before 11 p.m. Walmart will offer a Guarantee Card for the item which must be paid for by midnight and registered online. The product will then be shipped to the store where it was purchased for the customer to pick up before Christmas.

Walmart also has resources for those unsure of navigating the store. Starting November 19, to help customers prepare and navigate the big event, a Black Friday local store map will be available to view and print on Walmart.com and local Walmart Facebook pages. And for the first time, customers can view an interactive local store map on their mobile phone via the Walmart Mobile App, enabling customers to click on items to see the price, product description and location in the store. Those who download the app, sign up for emails from Walmart, or like their Facebook page will receive exclusive, early access to purchase select Black Friday “store” items directly online at Walmart.com and via the Walmart Mobile App hours before they are available in stores.

Not comfortable fighting the crowds? That’s alright, Walmart is offering discounts on their website starting on Thanksgiving. Online shoppers can choose free shipping to home on eligible $45 orders with Home Free or free store pickup with Site To Store and also use Pay with Cash. Some of the many savings on the site include:

  • Samsung 50″ Class LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV – $698
  • Ematic 7” Tablet Android 4.0 1GHz, 4GB – $49
  • Dsi XL Ultimate Bundle – $129
  • Razor A Kick Scooter, Multiple Colors – $25

Some advice that I’d give for those who venture out on Black Friday would be to get a good night’s sleep beforehand, and bring food and water to tide you over during the shopping. Whenever I go out on Black Friday I go to sleep early the night before, and I bring a water bottle and some snacks. And don’t wear any flimsy shoes; you don’t want to trip in the store. These things have been the most helpful for me in my experiences, and I hope you’ll find them helpful as well.