BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 17, 2006 – With “Black Friday” rapidly approaching, for the first time in its history, Wal-Mart will unveil additional “Black Friday” features online Thanksgiving day on Walmart.com. Continuing its string of extraordinary values on holiday merchandise, eight additional exceptional Black Friday features will be available only at stores on November 24 from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
“We’ve held back a few extra special values and are leveraging our online channel to provide a few surprises,” said John Fleming, Wal-Mart’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Already Wal-Mart has offered shoppers unbeatable prices on the season’s top merchandise. On Thanksgiving we’ll surprise shoppers with incredible deals currently known to only a few of us.”
These eight items are in addition to the more than 70 Black Friday values being announced next week.
Beginning Monday, November 20, shoppers can check their mailboxes for Wal-Mart’s eight-page print “Black Friday” ad circular, chock-full of after Thanksgiving bargains. The deals will accompany a 24-page circular featuring many additional values.
The Thanksgiving Day announcement comes in the middle of Wal-Mart’s price rollback campaign, which has provided shoppers significant savings on thousands of holiday gift and entertaining items since mid-October. While the six hours of blitz will be marked with exceptional values, Wal-Mart has been the value leader throughout the holiday season and will continue to be.
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