The world’s largest retailer is broadcasting its Black Friday deals for the second year in a row.
Walmart announced Monday that it is bringing back its month-long Black Friday Deals for Days in November.
Instead of a sale that traditionally started on Thanksgiving will have three different events online and in stores like last year. Walmart stores are closing on Thanksgiving for the second time since the late 1980s because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The three November sales will all begin online and continue in stores. First sales will begin online on November 3 at 7 p.m. ET and then in stores on November 5 at 5 p.m. local time.
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But Walmart is offering early access to paying members of its Walmart + membership program this year. Members can start shopping four hours before the scheduled online start times.
The program costs $ 98 per year or $ 12.95 per month and includes free shipping and no minimum order shipping.
Janey Whiteside, Chief Customer Officer of Walmart US, calls Walmart + “the ultimate life hack for our customers,” and said in a statement that the company “is excited to have our Walmart + members come first for the hottest Black Friday deals stand out there. ”
Those who take advantage of free trials of the membership program won’t get early access, confirmed Walmart USA TODAY.
The second kicks off online Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. ET and then in stores at 5 a.m. local time on November 12th. Walmart didn’t provide dates for the third sale, but said it will “wrap up a month of savings with a third event that brings the biggest and best savings of the season for the most exciting shopping day of the year.”
Walmart says the “events are designed for a safe and enjoyable experience” and that all offers are online and “to ensure safe in-store shopping, Walmart follows CDC guidelines and local regulations”.
Experts recommend that consumers start shopping for Christmas gifts before Thanksgiving and Black Friday, which is often considered the official start of the Christmas shopping season.
Best Buy starts its Black Friday sales on October 19th and Target has introduced a new holiday price guarantee. Amazon also has its Epic Deals pre-Black Friday sale underway.
Walmart’s Black Friday sales dates
Black Friday Event 1: Walmart says the first sale has “amazing toys and electronics deals” and includes a 55-inch TCL 4K Roku TV for $ 228 and the Keurig K-Compact for $ 35. Sale begins online at 7:00 p.m. ET on November 3 and 5:00 a.m. local time on November 5 (Walmart + members can shop from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET on November 3).
Black Friday Event 2: The second sale includes savings on clothing, housewares, hardlines, and more. Offerings begin online on November 10 at 7:00 p.m. ET and online on November 12 at 5:00 p.m. local time. (Walmart + members can shop from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET on November 10th.)
Black Friday Event 3: Walmart didn’t release any data on this final sale, but says it will “wrap up a month of savings with a third event that brings the biggest and best savings of the season for the most exciting shopping day of the year.”
Walmart Early Black Friday Sale starts on Monday
The retailer said there are thousands of offers currently available on Walmart.com.“ plus Black Friday discounts on select items starting Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET while supplies last.
Walmart said there will also be “rollbacks for items across the store and on Walmart.com, in addition to daily low prices.”
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