If you didn’t know it by now, Black Friday as you knew it isn’t happening in 2020.
Walmart is among the many major retailers who want to reduce in-store crowds this holiday season, and they’re doing that by prioritizing online shopping and by chopping their Black Friday sale into three separate events.
They’ve announced “Black Friday Deals for Days,” which will undoubtedly gobble up our November.
Here’s what you need to know:
Walmart Black Friday sales start Nov. 4 (but it’s a little more complicated than that).
This year, Walmart has spread out their Black Friday promotions by creating 3 separate sales events throughout November, called “Black Friday Deals for Days.”
Mark your calendars as such:
- Event 1 begins at 7PM Eastern Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Walmart.com
- Event 1 hits stores starting at 5AM local time Saturday, Nov. 7
- Event 2 begins at 7PM Eastern Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Walmart.com
- Event 2 hits stores starting at 5AM local time Saturday, Nov 14
- Event 3 begins at 7PM Eastern Wednesday, Nov. 25 at Walmart.com
- Event 3 hits stores starting at 5AM local time on Black Friday, Nov. 27
Online shoppers get a head start, but all the deals are the same in store and online.
In order to discourage large crowds, Walmart is letting online shoppers access their Deals for Days before the in-store events.
The first wave of deals hits online shoppers 2-3 days before in-store sales begin. And Walmart.com shoppers get a second wave of new deals at midnight Eastern — hours before each store’s 5AM opening.
And online shoppers can take advantage of Walmart’s contactless curbside pickup.
During the first event, Walmart will have a 42″ Roku TV for $88.
Walmart promises “amazing deals” on toys, electronics, and home products during the first “Deals for Days” event, starting Nov. 4 online and Nov. 7 in stores.
These deals will be part of that first event:
- Onn 42″ UHD Roku TV – $88 (reg. $178)
- Hotel Style bath towels – $5 each (reg. $10.84)
- Magic Bullet Blender – $15 (reg. $22.96)
- New Bright 1:6 scale RC Truck – $40 (reg. $90)
Walmart’s ‘biggest wireless phone event ever’ will be part of the second event.
Round 2 of Deals for Days will be focused on electronics including TVs, computers, and tablets, plus savings on movies and music.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, Walmart promises a massive sale on iPhones and Samsung devices. In the past, Walmart has offered shoppers a $400 gift card when they purchase the latest iPhone with a service plan.
Details are vague for Walmart’s third & final Black Friday event.
The last event in Deals for Days promises “great prices on even more electronics, toys, and gifts across apparel and home, as well as seasonal décor favorites.”
Even on Black Friday, though, online shoppers have an advantage, as new deals go live at midnight Eastern — a whole 5-8 hours earlier than in-store shoppers, depending on where you live. In-person shopping begins at 5AM local time.
Walmart’s annual Tire Event will be Nov. 7-13.
In the midst of the Deals for Days events, Walmart will be doing their popular annual Tire Event in stores and online, offering $20 off per tire and free lifetime balance service on Goodyear-branded tires.