Walmart Black Friday 2011 Early Deals For You

From Nov. 1 all the way up to Christmas, Walmart promises to match prices retroactively.

Yes, you read that right. Buy a pair of jeans, a Barbie doll, or a flat-screen television at Walmart next week, and if at any time for the next two months anyone anywhere advertises an identical product for a better price, you can come back to Walmart and claim a refund for the difference.

Attention, Kmart shoppers. Walmart (WMT) wants your business. For that matter, it also wants your business if you shop at Sears (SHLD), Best Buy (BBY), Costco (COST) — anywhere, really.

The biggest retailer in the world is training its guns on all and sundry in a major marketing move that threatens to steal market share across the industry. Over the weekend, Walmart announced a revamp of its commitment to match prices on any rival retailer’s advertisement, so long as evidence of a better price is presented at checkout.

From Nov. 1 all the way up to Christmas, Walmart promises to match prices retroactively.