Walmart to hold 3 Big Events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

It’s that time of the year when people just want to go out and buy stuff, both for personal use and for the gifting season next month. That’s why Walmart is holding three big events to help consumers save BIG on their purchases. More discounts means more savings for the customers and more sales for the store.


Wal-Mart is all geared up and ready for Black Friday. All deals and advertisements have been made available both online and on-location to provide the consumers information about the store’s great Black Friday 2011 deals. Wal-Mart will be one of the first stores to open for the big event, with some of its stores opening as early as 10 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Here are Wal-Mart’s three big events for Black Friday:

=====10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 24) – Top Toys, Home and Apparel

=====Midnight on Black Friday (Nov. 25) – Electronics! Electronics! Electronics!

=====8 a.m. Nov. 25 through the weekend – Gifts for the entire family; electronics and more

“Our customers told us they would rather stay up late to shop than get up early, so we’re going to hold special events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “We’ll have this season’s hottest gifts at prices only Walmart can provide. And by sharing our Black Friday specials earlier than ever, we hope to make buying decisions easier for parents working hard to give their families the Christmas they deserve.”

And here they are, some of Walmart’s Black Friday 2011 deals:

10 p.m. Savings on Toys, Home and Apparel: For the first time, Walmart will be kicking off its in-store specials at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Savings available in store, while supplies last, include:

  • Xbox360 4GB with Kinect Console – $199.96 plus a $50 Walmart gift card
  • Select DVDs – starting at $1.96
  • 6V or 12V Ride-Ons (e.g., Jeep Wrangler, X Games ATV or Barbie Jeep) – $99 each
  • Barbie, Disney Princess or Bratz branded Fashion Dolls – $5 each
  • 8ft Inflatable Santa or Snowman – $20
  • Paula Deen® 20-Piece Cookware Set – $86.44
  • Black & Decker Blender, Coffeemaker or Electric Griddle – $9.44 each
  • Men’s Wrangler, Ladies Rider or Junior LEI Jeans – $9.97 each
  • Kids Character Sleepwear Sets – $4.47
  • Rival Mini Chopper or 2-Slice Waffle Maker – $2.84 each

Midnight Electronics Event: Starting at midnight, shoppers will have access to great savings on a wide assortment of top brand name flat-screen TVs, digital cameras, Blu-Ray players and printers. Free shipping on all electronics purchases totalling at least $45. Examples include:

  • Emerson® 32″ LCD TV (31.5″ diagonal screen size) – $188
  • LG Blu-ray™ Player – $49
  • Kodak C1450 14 MP Camera – $49
  • Sansui 19″ TV (18.5″ diagonal screen size) – $98
  • HP® DJ-1051 All-in-One Printer – $19
  • HP® 15” AMD Dual-Core Laptop – $248
  • Philips® Wi-Fi Blu-ray™ Home Theatre – $178
  • Magellan 4.7″ GPS – $69
  • 8GB iPod Touch – $195
  • Samsung 51″ Plasma TV (50.7″ diagonal screen size) – $498

Incredible Specials throughout the Weekend: Shoppers can continue to check off their holiday shopping list with great specials starting at 8 a.m. on Black Friday. Examples include:

  • Goodyear Tires starting at $59
  • Vizio® 42″ 3D LED Wi-Fi HDTV (42.0″ diagonal screen size 1080p) – $598
  • Buy any smartphone with a contract and get a $100 Walmart gift card
  • Disney® The Lion King™, Cars 2™, or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides™ DVDs – $12.96 each