I've been reading through the posts on here and there are a ton of repeat questions regarding WM BF this year. I'm going to try and sum it up here the best I can and hopefully we can reduce some board clutter.
Walmart this year announced an "Open House" which starts at midnight. This is much different than years past.
If you read the ad there are "5am Doorbusters" and items that start at 12:01am.
Walmart is opening most of its stores at midnight (if they're not already open) for this sale. As a BF shopper, you can walk into WM after midnight and buy any of the "midnight sale" items at that time. There is no need to wait around until 5am to pay for them. You're free to do whatever you'd like after midnight. The only thing you cannot do is buy the 5am doorbusters. WM will have staffing available for you to purchase items after midnight, so don't worry.
As for the doorbusters. There will be numbered balloons with associates near them throughout the store where each doorbuster is being passed out. Look for "Line-up here" type signs for those items. Each item corresponds with a specific inventory number/wristband. At 5am those in line with the wristbands will receive the item they hae a wristband for.
As for store operating hours. All WM stores will be open at midnight. There are some stores that never close, so they will be open. There are some stores that close for Thanksgiving, they will open at midnight. However, with that being said, you need to check with your local store for its hours. Some states have weird and quirky laws about store opening times. Make sure you check with your local store manager to find out for sure.
Walmart.com has a map that you can print out that will tell you where the 5am items will be located. Check that out before you go.
To sum it up:
*Midnight sale items can be purchased ANYTIME after midnight.
*5am items, can only be purchased at 5am.
*Check with your local store for operating hours.
*HAVE FUN THIS YEAR!
Edited by bigjimslade, Nov 16, 2010 - 12:00 pm.