October 30, 2017
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As you are planning your Black Friday and Christmas shopping for the year, don’t forget mega-retailer Walmart. With its steep discounts and rollback prices, you are sure to find everything you are looking for. From electronics to clothes to and home goods, Walmart has it all and offers items at prices that are often lower than that of anyone else.
All signs point to Walmart being open for Black Friday shopping starting on November 23rd, Thanksgiving Day at 5 PM and stores should remain open all day on Black Friday. Black Friday online at Walmart.com starts at 12 AM ET on November 23rd and the deals remain live until the end of Black Friday. For Cyber Monday shoppers, early Cyber Monday deals will start at 12 AM ET on Saturday, November 25th with official Cyber Monday deals beginning at 12 AM ET on Monday, November 27th. These deals will run through the Friday, December 1st.
This is the time of the year to really cash in on what Walmart is excellent at offering – low prices. With these low prices comes incredible value if you can find name brands or the same item for less than it is sold elsewhere. Moreover, Walmart will be bringing back their doorbuster wristbands and interactive store maps to help handle the dangerous chaos of Black Friday in stores. Learn more about how these doorbuster wristbands work here. With so much offered at Walmart, it’s hard to know what items to watch for savings during your shopping on Black Friday and through Christmas.
Check out the Walmart Black Friday ad from last year to get a glimpse of what to expect, and stay tuned for the 2017 version, which will likely appear before Veteran's Day. Also, make sure you're subscribed to our Walmart email alerts!
Black Friday & Christmas Shopping Guide
Electronics are a big area for Walmart with it competing against all the major retailers on name brand and popular items that customers want. Here are the top electronic items to seek out at Walmart during Black Friday and Christmas.
If you are looking for a cheap TV, Walmart is the place to go this Black Friday. This retailer is known for their unbeatable sales on TVs during this holiday, so make sure you know exactly what you want when you step foot inside the store. You can expect to find 40-inch HD LED TVs for as low as $99, and big brands such as Philips, LG, and Samsung offering 4K TVs starting at $259 and upward to $999 for a 75-inch 4K HDTV. While Walmart says that brands will vary by store, you could still get a good-quality television at a steal.
For the best deal on your next TV, we suggest doing research for to review all specs and read ratings about the television you’re eyeing so you know exactly what to expect. It’s not uncommon for brands to offer lower-level TV alternatives that mimic the appearance of higher-end televisions created just for Black Friday. Look for differences in the resolution, refresh rate, and the number of HDMI and USB ports to identify the correct television.
- iPads and Tablets
iPads and tablets are on everyone’s wish list this year and Walmart offers plenty to choose from with models. While they offer brand-name tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet for under $80 and the iPad Mini 4 starting at $209, Walmart is a great destination for under-the-radar brands. For example, last year, the RCA 7” Android tablet was sold for only $28 and you can expect RCA 10 Viking Pro models for under $80 as well.
For iPad lovers, you can easily find older generations of iPads for under $200, such as the iPad Mini 2. These prices are comparable to everywhere you would look for Apple products on sale. Other Apple devices such as the iPad Air 2 will be available as well starting at $259.
Walmart is a great destination to purchase a laptop at the best price, but don’t expect to find the top brands for laptops. You’ll run into brands such as Samsung, Acer, Dell, and HP. We’re expecting to see an 11.6” Samsung Chromebook 3 for as low as $139 with bigger, better-powered laptops starting at $199.
Walmart will also likely offer an HP printer for under $20. This could give you a complete computer and printer package for less than $220, which is a real deal that you shouldn’t pass up on.
Any iPhone or Samsung smartphone is available at Walmart during Black Friday and Christmas with incredible discount opportunities. Last year, any Apple or Samsung smartphone purchased on a qualifying AT&T Next or Verizon Device Payment was offered for $0 down and a $250 gift card.
Walmart is expected to offer these phones with as much as $200 to $250 in savings with a contract. While Black Friday 2016 included this deal on any phone by these manufacturers there is no telling if a deal like this would apply to the new iPhone 8 – doubtful.
- Gaming Consoles & Video Games
We’re anticipating the PS4 Pro to be one of the most sought-after gaming consoles this year, and we are crossing our fingers that Walmart will introduce the PS4 Pro as one of its doorbusters and include doorbuster wristbands. Its Black Friday price will probably be around $299. Expect to be offered bundles with gaming console purchases, including a free gift card, video games, controllers, and the like.
If you’re looking for another console, the Xbox One S bundles and the Nintendo 3DS XL bundles will both start at $149. Look for popular video games starting at only $8.
Walmart is a virtual wonderworld of all that you need for your home and with the low prices, it’s so easy to get what you need whether it’s for your kitchen, bedroom, or bath. Black Friday and Christmas are no different and you should expect to see low prices on the items you use every day. Here are some home good products to keep an eye out for at Walmart this holiday season.
- Small Kitchen Appliances
This seems to be a staple of the season and you can definitely pick some small kitchen appliances up at a good price at Walmart. Expect to see a variety of products from coffee makers to crockpots and griddles all under $10 on Black Friday and through Christmas.
Cookware is a bargain this time of year, and it’s the perfect time to replace yours if it is worn. Walmart will offer its T-Fal sets under $50 and Rachel Ray cookware sets under $100. Both sets are good buys with the T-Fal set coming with 18 pieces for just $49.
This is the perfect time of year to replace your vacuum as prices will never be lower, especially at Walmart. You’ll be able to find Dyson vacuums under $200 and other top brands such as Shark and Bissell under $100 and as low as $28. Looking for a robot vacuum? Last year, the Black + Decker Robot Vacuum was only $196.
If you are looking for bedding, you won’t find it cheaper than you can at Walmart. For example, Walmart was offering Hotel Style 11-pc. comforter sets for only $34, as well as Hotel Style 1,100 thread count sheet sets for only $25.
With a sizable toy department, Walmart is the place to go for what your kids are begging you for these holidays. During Black Friday and through Christmas, you’ll find several popular toy items deeply discounted at Walmart. Watch for its games to fall under $5 and you will also see LEGO and Duplo sets as low as $30.
This year, Walmart is organizing their toys in all different categories, characters, brands, and ages. For shoppers looking to spoil their children with ride-ons, last year, Walmart sold them for as low as $99 each. Marvel and Star Wars combo sets went for as low as $10, and even elite NERF toys went for only $20. You won’t believe the savings you’ll find on big names of top characters and brands such as Shopkins, Paw Patrol, Barbie, Star Wars, Hot Wheels, Fisher-Price, and more, so make sure you head to Walmart to check off all the toys on your shopping list. Don’t forget - Hatchimals will be at Walmart!
You’ll find plenty of clothing deals this Black Friday and Christmas at Walmart with some notable mentions that include kid’s pajama sets under $5 and adult pajama sets at $10. For kids, find fleece hoodies for under $5, denim for under $9, and even character backpacks for under $6. A range of women’s workout wear by Danskin starting at $7 each while a variety of men’s fleece wear and button-ups under $9. No matter what you are looking for in clothes, you’ll find it on sale at Walmart during Black Friday and Christmas.
If you’re looking to take advantage of Black Friday sales to prepare your home for Christmas, Walmart is a great option to shop holiday decor. At Walmart, you’ll find outdoor light decorations such as a 3-pc. Deer Family for $49 and a 56” Snowman for only $29.
Walmart is the perfect destination to do all your Black Friday and Christmas shopping as the prices are even lower than usual. Its in-store variety makes it easy to shop at Walmart and get everything you need in one stop, but you can also take advantage of shopping whenever you want on Walmart.com or in the Walmart app. Take note of these top buys that will be offered by Walmart through the season and you will save big with your holiday shopping.