Are you ready for Black Friday? This year is going to be huge for online deals because this has been the year of online shopping. Get ready for Walmart to go all out, too, because this has been a big year for one of the largest retailers. Walmart Plus (Walmart+) launched this year, and it may be something you want to look into if you plan to do a lot of Black Friday shopping through Walmart. That Unlimited Free Delivery benefit is definitely worth considering.
We now know Walmart's official plans for its Black Friday 'Deals for Days' events throughout November so we can begin to prepare ourselves (and our wallets) for the deals ahead.
In recent years, Black Friday has started earlier and earlier each year. Really, it should be called Black November since the deals are usually known about and start several weeks before the big day. And usually even the big day started sneaking into Thanksgiving Day with store doors opening at midnight or earlier.
Walmart has reconfigured the way it does Black Friday for 2020 and, instead of pushing shoppers into stores, it is instead offering deals throughout November with the majority of the deals available online first. Walmart has also said it will close its doors on Thanksgiving Day to give essential workers the day off for the first time in a long time.
Walmart's Black Friday 'Deals for Days' event explained
Now we know the official plans for Black Friday at Walmart, we can confirm some dates and time frames. Walmart's 'Deals for Days' sale will be split across three events in November with deals starting as early as November 4. Pay attention, because it's kind of confusing.
Event 1 kicks things off online on November 4 with deals on toys, electronics, and home products. Those deals start at 7pm ET and the event will continue in-store from November 7 at 5am local time. New deals will also go live at Walmart's website on November 7 at 12am ET so you can get a headstart on in-store shoppers.
The second event begins online a week later on November 11, again at 7pm ET. Just like the first event, the sale continues in-store the subsequent Saturday, November 14, at 5am local time, with more deals added online ahead of time at 12am ET on that same day.
The third and final event gets started online on November 25, the day before Thanksgiving, at 7pm ET. New deals will be added online at 12am ET on November 27 (Black Friday) with the deals being available in-store from 5am on Black Friday itself.
We know Walmart stores will be closed Thanksgiving Day but that won't include Walmart.com (opens in new tab), however, so you can continue shopping the early deals right through dinner if you want.
Walmart's Black Friday online sale
Walmart is clearly prioritizing online shoppers here by getting the deals out early for at-home buyers. It has also said that it will be metering customers into stores to help reduce congestion and aid social-distancing so don't expect bustling crowds like years past.
We expect to see every deal Walmart advertizes for in-store available online as well, and probably sooner judging by the time frames set out above. Keep in mind that Walmart+ also guarantees in-store pricing when you shop with that subscription service online.
What deals will Walmart's Black Friday sale offer?
We now have the ads for the first tow events in Walmart's Deals for Days promotion meaning we know what items will be going on sale, though the sales launching on Black Friday itself are still under wraps. Check out the entire ad (opens in new tab) for all of the specifics, or the highlighted deals below.
Toys, electronics, and home products are the focus of the first event with tech and electronics also being highlighted as a key focus for event number two.
Walmart also stated that shoppers can look forward to deals from top brands, like HP, Instant Pot, LEGO, L.O.L. Surprise!, Roku, and Shark during its Black Friday sales, including many deals that can only be found at Walmart.
The Instant Pot has become a favorite in kitchens around the world over the past few years, and thanks to Walmart's Deals for Days event, you can save 50% off the Instant Pot Viva pressure cooker beginning Wednesday, November 4 at 7PM ET. It combines 9 helpful kitchen appliances into one to help you save space in your cabinets.
Amazon's Prime Day event just brought these true wireless earbuds by Apple down to $115, and only a few weeks later, Walmart will smash that price even lower and give customers the chance to snag the Apple AirPods (Gen 2) on sale for only $99 beginning Wednesday, November 4 at 7PM ET. These earbuds come with a charging case so you can keep them powered up while you're away from home.
Walmart's "Deals for Days" event is giving you the chance to save $180 on the MSI GF65 Gaming Laptop beginning Wednesday, November 4 at 7PM ET. The sale brings its price down to just $799. This model features an Intel Core i7-10750H processor, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, a 15.6-inch HD display, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics. The sale ends on November 8, so be sure to shop before then!
In need of a TV upgrade? TCL's 55-inch 4K Series 4 Roku Smart TV is dropping to $148 at Walmart beginning Wednesday, November 11 at 7PM ET. This TV deal surely won't last for long, so we'd recommend being online right when the deal starts if you're hoping to grab this one — especially when you consider that this model normally sells for more than $300 otherwise. Best of all, since it has Roku functionality built-in, you'll have no problems accessing streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, and more.
Other deals to keep an eye on:
- Shark IQ Robot RV1000 Wi-Fi Vacuum (opens in new tab) - $199 (was $299)
- Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (opens in new tab) - $149 (was $449)
- NETGEAR Orbi Whole Home WiFi (3-pack) (opens in new tab) - $99 (was $179.99)
- iPhone SE (Straight Talk or Total Wireless) (opens in new tab) - $199 (was $349)
- HP Pavilion i5 GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop (opens in new tab) - $449 (was $589)
Where is the Black Friday Walmart ad?
This year, Walmart is having several major sales before Black Friday even begins! The deals in these early sales are truly Black Friday-level deals, but Walmart is hoping to keep people from rushing its stores all on one day and is instead doling out all the best deals throughout next month beginning November 4. The ad for these events has now been released (opens in new tab) to give us some early insight on what to expect from Walmart's Black Friday sale next month.
Walmart always has some of the best Black Friday deals every year, and 2020 seems to be no exception. While we haven't seen the deals Walmart will have on Black Friday itself just yet, the ad for Walmart's "Deals for Days" event showcases some stellar discounts that shoppers won't want to miss. Many of these deals begin on Wednesday, November 4, however there are several days in which Walmart is releasing new offers throughout November. You'll want to keep an eye out for the specific time and date of any deals you're interested in.
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