In-Store Specials revealed today on-line include new Webkinz toys and values on more electronics, bikes and apparel
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 6, 2007 – Wal-Mart announces today it is turning back the calendar with another “Black Friday”-style price event this weekend, unveiling new “Secret In-Store Specials” today on Walmart.com. With savings up to 30% on electronics and other items, Wal-Mart also brings the popular Webkinz toys to its stores nationwide for this event, beginning 8 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 through Sunday while supplies last.
Since Nov. 2, Wal-Mart has offered three rounds of “Secret In-Store Specials,” revealing on its Web site groups of items with incredible values for Christmas shoppers. Millions of customers have signed up for e-mail and text message alerts through Walmart.com to learn of these specials as soon as they are unveiled.
“Shoppers are searching the internet for the best deals. Integrating our Web site into store price events, reaches millions of shoppers the way they want to be reached, so they can plan ahead and save even more,” said John Fleming, Wal-Mart chief merchandising officer. “As promised, this holiday season we are offering incredible prices on the gifts people want to give.”
A few examples of the items and prices available tomorrow at 8 a.m. include:
• 50 inch Vizio plasma TV - $998
• Gateway Laptop - $398
• Toshiba HD-A3 HD-DVD player (with 12 free HD-DVDs) - $298*
• Assorted Webkinz stuffed animals - $12 each
Through the weekend, Wal-Mart will continue to keep spirits festive offering free photos with Santa in stores from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and exciting demonstrations and samples in its Christmas Shops.*
Independent research through Global Insight shows that Wal-Mart saved families more than $650 last Christmas shopping season and more than $2,500 over the entire year.
* Free photos while supplies last
** $298 HD-A3 player plus 12 DVDs includes two HD-DVDs in box, five more instantly, and five more by mail.
For downloadable digital B-roll of in-store shopping events and photos, visit Wal-Mart’s web site http://video.walmartstores.com/video/?id=917
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