Notes to Know About Walmart’s Black Friday

By Jennifer DeShields
November 23, 2016
Black Friday 2013

You’ve been checking out the deals, and now it’s time to plan your moves to make the most out of Black Friday. No matter how or when you choose to shop, Walmart has you covered.

Black Friday begins in stores at 6 p.m. local time on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. But if you want to get a head start, the majority of deals will be available on Walmart.com starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thanksgiving morning.

Not only will you find great prices on the items you want, we’ve also secured substantial availability of these products to meet demand. For our in-store event, we’re excited to once again offer wristbands for select in-demand items like the DJI Drone Phantom Select 3 for $369 ($130 savings), Straight Talk Samsung GS6 phone for $249 ($150 savings), Apple iPad Mini 2 for $199 ($70 savings) and the Phillips 55-inch Smart 4K TV for a special buy of $298. Customers who receive a wristband will need to return within two hours after the event start time to receive their item.

Beyond wristband items, we’ll also have an assortment of other amazing gifts for the season – including the largest Black Friday assortment of Hatchimals for $48.88, the PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500 GB bundle for $249 ($50 savings), a wide selection of the hottest Fitbit fitness wearables from $69 to $129, and connected home devices from Nest and Netgear.

Also returning this year are the popular store maps highlighting the locations of hot products, from televisions to small appliances and toys to drones. Maps can be viewed now online and on the app, and printed copies will be available in stores on Black Friday.

While you’re at the store Thursday evening, starting at 6 p.m., be sure to make an appointment to take advantage of Walmart’s annual wireless phone event. The wireless offer includes a $250 Walmart gift card and $0 down when qualified customers purchase a Samsung or Apple phone and sign up for an installment plan with AT&T Next or Verizon Device Payment. Phone activations will begin at 9 p.m. on Nov. 24.

Whether it’s downloading the Walmart app, mapping out your in-store plan or shopping online early, we hope these choices make your Black Friday shopping as easy as pumpkin pie.