Walmart Black Friday policies, hours, and tips
Walmart stores are known for their deep discounts on Black Friday, the big-time shopping day right after Thanksgiving. But heading to a Walmart without planning ahead can be a losing proposition. There is a lot of information you’ll need ahead of time, like just when the deals start and what they are. Doing a little research and preparation can be the difference between nabbing great deals on your Black Friday, or missing out.
This year Walmart’s Black Friday deals actually start Thursday evening. Stores will open at 8 p.m. with a great special on an Xbox bundle ($149), some terrific video game titles for $10 each, and a selection of DVDs priced at $1.96. At 10 p.m. a new set of specials kicks in, with some outstanding deals on electronics, including an iPad 2 with bonus Walmart gift card for $399, an Emerson 32” flat screen TV for $148 and an LG Blu-Ray player for just $38. More great deals start at 5 a.m. Friday morning, with a massive 50” LCD TV for $298, selected DVD titles for $.96 cents, and a 1/3 carat diamond ring for just $198.
You can find out all the information about what Walmart is putting on sale from Walmart.com’s Black Friday page, including the pre-sale sales and online offers. Combine those with coupons and cash back, and you can cut your costs even further for the online offerings.
The big items at Walmart on Black Friday are usually TVs and laptops, so if you’re in the market for those items, you’ll want to identify them quickly and get to those sections early. They’re going to get snapped up in a hurry, both in-store and online.
Walmart.com’s Black Friday information will tell you what to expect on sale, and will also likely include extra policy information about using things like coupons and purchase limits. Of course, you will also want to check out similar Black Friday schedules and regulations at similar stores including Target, Sears and Lowes.