Walmart Black Friday Shopping Events


Walmart Kicks-off Three Black Friday Events starting at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Today on Thursday, November 10, 2011 the Walmart Black Friday flier was released on Facebook and Walmart.com. It is supposed to help families with their Christmas shopping and to save them money. There are three special-shopping events. The first one is for toys, home, and apparel starting at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day(November 24th). The second event starts at midnight on Black Friday(November 25th). This second event is for electronics. The third event starts at 8 a.m. on November 25th through the weekend. It is for presents for the entire family and electronics. These events are good while supplies last.

“Our customers told us they would rather stay up late to shop than get up early, so we’re going to hold special events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday,” said Duncan MacNaughton,Chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S.

It sounds like Walmart’s got the holiday shopping down to a science. The company has store-specific maps ready on Facebook. Walmart will match competitors print advertisements for an identical product including competitor’s deals on Black Friday. Then there is the Christmas layaway plan that needs to be paid in full by December 16th. So Walmart has its holiday shopping down pat.

Official press release:

Walmart Kicks-off Three Black Friday Events Starting at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving

Electronics event starts at Midnight, followed by additional savings at 8 a.m.

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — It’s HERE! The coveted Walmart Black Friday circular was released today to shoppers on Facebook and Walmart.com to help families plan their holiday shopping and get more Christmas for their money. Everything from the hottest TVs to gaming consoles and top toys will be available at great savings during three special-shopping events, while supplies last.

Walmart’s Black Friday events will be held at the following times*:

10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) – Top Toys, Home and Apparel
Midnight on Black Friday (Nov. 25) – Electronics! Electronics! Electronics!
8 a.m. Nov. 25 through the weekend – Gifts for the entire family; electronics and more

“Our customers told us they would rather stay up late to shop than get up early, so we’re going to hold special events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “We’ll have this season’s hottest gifts at prices only Walmart can provide. And by sharing our Black Friday specials earlier than ever, we hope to make buying decisions easier for parents working hard to give their families the Christmas they deserve.”

Thanksgiving Day at Walmart.com: All-day long on Thanksgiving, shoppers can get great online-only specials and save with free “Fast, Faster, Fastest” shipping options. Examples of a few of the incredible online savings include:

46″ HDTVs for under $400
Electric Ride-Ons for children, priced under $40
Choice of four select Blu-ray™ discs for only $20

10 p.m. Savings on Toys, Home and Apparel: For the first time, Walmart will be kicking off its in-store specials at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Savings available in store, while supplies last, include:

Xbox360 4GB with Kinect Console – $199.96 plus a $50 Walmart gift card
Select DVDs – starting at $1.96
6V or 12V Ride-Ons (e.g., Jeep Wrangler, X Games ATV or Barbie Jeep) – $99 each
Barbie, Disney Princess or Bratz branded Fashion Dolls – $5 each
8ft Inflatable Santa or Snowman – $20
Paula Deen® 20-Piece Cookware Set – $86.44
Black & Decker Blender, Coffeemaker or Electric Griddle – $9.44 each
Men’s Wrangler, Ladies Rider and Junior LEI Jeans – $9.97 each
Kids Character Sleepwear Sets – $4.47
Rival Mini Chopper or 2-Slice Waffle Maker – $2.84 each

Midnight Electronics Event: Starting at midnight, shoppers will have access to great savings on a wide assortment of top brand name flat-screen TVs, digital cameras, Blu-ray players and printers. Examples include:

Emerson® 32″ LCD TV (31.5″ diagonal screen size) – $188
LG Blu-ray™ Player – $49
Kodak C1450 14 MP Camera – $49
Sansui 19″ TV (18.5″ diagonal screen size) – $98
HP All-in-One Printer – $19
HP® 15″ AMD Dual-Core Laptop – $248
Philips® Wi-Fi Blu-ray™ Home Theatre – $178
Magellan 4.7″ GPS – $69
8GB iPod Touch – $195
Samsung 51″ Plasma TV (50.7″ diagonal screen size) – $498

Incredible Specials throughout the Weekend**: Shoppers can continue to check off their holiday shopping list with great specials starting at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. Examples include:

Goodyear Tires starting at $59
Vizio® 42″ 3D LED Wi-Fi HDTV (42.0″ diagonal screen size 1080p) – $598
Buy any smartphone*** with a contract and get a $100 Walmart gift card
Disney® The Lion King™, Cars 2™, or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides™ DVDs – $12.96 each

Don’t Forget Your Map!

Walmart is also helping shoppers plan their in-store shopping strategy by making available store-specific maps on Facebook. To access the map, shoppers simply need to find their favorite store by clicking on the “My Local Walmart” application on Walmart’s Facebook page.

Match Any Competitors Ad

Along with its full plate of Thanksgiving weekend specials Walmart promises to match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product, including matching competitor’s deals for the day after Thanksgiving.

ATTENTION TELEVISION AND WEB MEDIA

Walmart sound bites and b-roll supplementing this release are available for local television and Web use. Interested media can access the full clip at http://walmartstores.com/blackfriday

*Except where prohibited by law. Please contact your local Walmart for store hours.

** Prices may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

*** Offer does not include Apple® iPhone products. See store for details. Carriers, plans, and products may vary by store.

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at over 9,700 retail units under 69 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2011 sales of $419 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://walmartstores.com, and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart. Online merchandise sales are available at http://www.walmart.com and http://www.samsclub.com.

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3 Comments

  1. Shelly

    November 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    There’s no other way to shop. No hassles with parking, waiting in line to pay, all the walking and searching for items, detailed descriptions online that you can read, many more options to choose from that you don’t always find in the store. Prices are the same, sometimes cheaper, shopping in the comfort of your own home, not having to get dressed and drive to the store, deal with the traffic, deal with the crowds; you can shop anytime you want. There are so many benefits to shopping online. I know there are those who don’t want to put their credit card info into internet land, but i feel you run the same risks at a store. if something is heavy, it gets delivered to you! Well I could go on, but it is the way to shop. I’ve been doing it for years, although i do still go to the stores occasionally, but I am doing my Christmas shopping online. Some review sites they do the search for you to get the nice stuff quickly at a reasonable price. This one is my favorite
    They have gifts ideas for younger and trendy people

  2. anonymous worker

    November 13, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    If 70% of 2.1 million associates aren’t home to cook dinner then why even have Thanksgiving. ….that’s what Stalin would say. Low prices are great for families but if there are no families then what is the point. I cannot stop thinking that the fun is being taken out of everyone. ……Walmart should just relax….don’t worry and be happy or shopping really won’t be fun anymore AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. j. norris

    November 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Mr. MacNaughton (Chief Merchandising Officer), if WalMart REALLY cared about the American family, it would not be doing business on Thanksgiving Day. WalMart executives, workers, and customers would be at home with their loved ones. Wonder if Sam Walton is turning over in his grave?

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