Wal-mart Black Friday 2011 Deals Leak Online

The CNN Money has recently reported that Wal-Mart is giving shoppers an early look at its Black Friday deals for the first time this year, well before Thanksgiving.

The retailer, which usually waits until the week of Thanksgiving to release its highly anticipated circular, said this year it will offer those customers who sign up at Walmart.com or Facebook.com/Walmart an early preview of itsBlack Friday deals on an array of electronics, toys, household items and clothing.

Britt Beemer, retail analyst and chairman of America’s Research Group, called the move a clever way to figure out who the retail giant’s core customers are.

“They might get a half a million or a million people to sign up so it could be a very successful strategy for them,” he said.

The company did not say when those previews would begin, but said it “will reveal the specials soon.”

The retailer also said it would roll out “Super Saturday” sales at stores nationwide starting at 11 a.m. on Nov. 5.

According to the retailer, Wal-Mart’s Super Saturday event will include offerings such as a 42-inch Sanyo LCD TV for $398, marked down from $448; a color Nook e-book reader for $199, down from $249; an Xbox 360 250GB console for $399, plus a $50 gift card; a 10-cup coffee maker for $39; and Transformers Ultimate Optimus Prime for $59.88.

Those deals will be available while supplies last or until midnight Saturday, Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500) said.