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Walmart To Launch Black Friday Sale Earlier Than Ever; Details On Big Deals Released

November 08, 2018 - 11:14 am

(WWJ) Fall asleep post-feast and you may miss out. Walmart is hoping to lure shoppers to stores on Thanksgiving Day, with big deals on TVs, video game systems, toys and more. 

According to, Walmart is pulling out the stops this year with in-store parties and amazing pre-sales.

Something to note: While Walmart is calling this a "Black Friday" sale, it starts at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, and even earlier at

"We're trying to allow folks on the East Coast to shop a little earlier," Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer of Walmart U.S., said on a call with reporters. "Whether (shoppers) go online or in stores, we're agnostic to that."

You'll find all you need to know below.

Sale Schedule/Hours: 

  • Nov. 21 at 10 p.m. EST: Black Friday deals start on (that's two hours earlier than last year).
  • Nov. 22 4 p.m to 6 p.m.: Walmart will throw a Light Up Black Friday party for customers at participating stores, with coffee, cocoa and cookies.
  • Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.: In-store doorbusters begin.

Top Deals From Walmart's Black Friday Ad Scan:

The Walmart Black Friday 2018 ad features a ton of amazing bargains on the hottest products of the year, from home goods, to toys, to tech. Wondering what the best deals are? The team at has compiled some of the hottest.

  • 65" Class 4K Roku Smart TV ($398)
  • Samsung 55" Class 4K Smart TV ($398)
  • VIZIO 60" Class 4K Smart TV ($498)
  • Xbox One X 1 TB for $399
  • Sony PS4 1TB Slim Spider‑Man Bundle ($199)
  • Xbox One S 1TB Minecraft Creators Bundle ($199)
  • HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop with $170 worth of bonus gaming software ($599)
  • God of War for $25
  • Forza Horizon 4 for $35
  • Far Cry 5 for $25
  • Hatchimals HatchiBabies Foxfin ($34.88)
  • Ryan's World Giant Golden Egg ($34.82)
  • LOL Surprise Pearl Surprise or Outfit of the Day ($29.88)
Home devices
  • Google Home Mini ($25)
  • Google Home Mini with Chromecast bundle ($45)
  • Instant Pot 6-in-1 8‑Qt. Pressure Cooker ($59)
  • Apple iPad (6th generation) ($249 -- that's $80 off)
  • Samsung Chromebook 3 ($99 -- that's $100 off)
  • $300 in Walmart gift cards with purchase of Samsung S8, S8+, S9, S9+ or Note9
  • $400 in Walmart gift cards with iPhone 8, 8+ or X
  • $300 in Walmart gift cards with newest iPhones (Xs, Xs Max or Xr)

Check out all of Walmart's Black Friday deals in the full ad at this link

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