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#1 Brad  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 8:52 pm

Press release:

 

https://corporate.wa...walmart-members

 

Basically the same as last year except paying Walmart+ members get early access to all online BF deals 4 hours before everyone else.

 

 

Event 1: (Deals begin online Nov. 3 and continue in stores Nov. 5): Walmart is kicking the season off early with amazing deals on toys and electronics during its first Black Friday event.

Starting online at Walmart.com on Wednesday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. ET, customers can purchase items like a 55-inch TCL 4K Roku TV for only $228, the L.O.L. Surprise! Amazing Surprise Doll set for just $64 and the always popular Keurig K-Compact for $35. Event 1 also features Walmart’s tire savings events, including Goodyear tires at $20 off with a free tire balance. Deals continue in stores starting Friday, Nov. 5 at 5 a.m. local time.

Walmart+ members get early access to deals from 3 p.m. ET – 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Event 2: (Deals begin online Nov. 10 and continue in stores Nov. 12): Walmart’s second Black Friday event will bring customers even more savings across the store including apparel, home goods, hardlines and more.

Deals start online at Walmart.com on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. ET and continue in stores beginning Friday, Nov. 12 at 5 a.m. local time. During Event 2, customers can take advantage of deep savings on items like an exclusive Blackstone 22-inch Griddle with a hard cover and carrying case for just $117, Walmart’s exclusive lightweight and powerful HP i3 Laptop for $279, and a Shark EZ Robot Vacuum for an incredible price of $288.

Walmart+ members get early access to deals from 3 p.m. ET – 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

Event 3: Walmart will wrap up a month of savings with a third event that will bring its biggest, best savings of the season for the most exciting shopping day of the year.

For customers looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping, there’s no need to wait until November. Customers can shop thousands of deals available right now on Walmart.com, plus Black Friday savings on select items starting today at 8:15 p.m. ET, while supplies last. Early Black Friday deals include:

Ninja 4QT Air Fryer at $69
55” TCL Smart 4K UHDTV at $298
Bounce Pro 14’ Trampoline at $184
LEGO 442-piece Classic Bricks on a Roll at $20



#2 Nate Dogg  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 9:34 pm

The early access thing sucks in my opinion... basically pay to play or don't get the best deals.



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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 9:56 pm

The early access thing sucks in my opinion... basically pay to play or don't get the best deals.

It's becoming a common thing. Amazon gives Prime members early access to some Lightning Deals, Target has done it for REDcard holders for BF and other deals. GameStop requires a Pro Rewards membership for some PS5/Xbox Series S/X console releases, etc.

 

Anything they can do to get more people to sign up for their membership programs they'll try.

 

I'm guessing they won't let Walmart+ members buy up all the stock - they'll probably just put a smaller percentage available and then save the rest for the main on-sale. Walmart+ members get 3 hours, then there is an hour break before everyone gets a shot - that could be when they re-stock.



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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 10:15 pm

I just got the ads for the 2 sale days, Nov 3 and Nov 10 (I am currently a + member).
Didn't see anything I was majorly excited about.

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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 10:59 pm

15 day free trial for the Walmart +. Just an idea to sign up if there is something you really want.

#6 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 11:08 pm

customers can purchase items like a 55-inch TCL 4K Roku TV for only $228

 

Yikes!  54% increase from last year!

 

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A VERY Black Friday, indeed...


Edited by len_mullen, Oct 17, 2021 - 11:12 pm.


#7 magickallight  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 17, 2021 - 11:38 pm

Yikes!  54% increase from last year!

 

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A VERY Black Friday, indeed...

I have been watching TVs climb in price all year all around the internet - something I paid $99 for is now $70 more - ON SALE!  Crazy! :(


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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 1:33 am

I’m so glad this got posted. Can’t wait to see the others
Thanks for posting

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 1:47 am

Does anyone think they will do the gift card deal for phone upgrades? It looks like they are doing 50% off phone this year instead.

#10 len_mullen  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 2:19 am

I have been watching TVs climb in price all year all around the internet - something I paid $99 for is now $70 more - ON SALE!  Crazy! :(

Obviously not just TVs, but we are so used to TV prices continuously dropping that this new reality is shocking.  Glad I have nine already ;-)

 

Maybe people will pass on this year's 'deals' and we can clean up after Christmas.



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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 3:16 am

15 day free trial for the Walmart +. Just an idea to sign up if there is something you really want.

 

Free trial members don't get access - only paying members. So you'd have to fork over the $13 for a month. 



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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 4:03 am

Does anyone think they will do the gift card deal for phone upgrades? It looks like they are doing 50% off phone this year instead.

I hope so I have been holding out upgrading

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 4:25 am

Th only item I want for all of BF is in the first event so it looks like I’m going to have to find a friend who is a member. I don’t want to miss out by waiting the extra 4 hours and the inevitable website slowdown that happens at 7pm.

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 4:35 am

Just saw this in my email...happy to see these coming out.

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 4:57 am

If you have any Amex credit cards, check the Amex Offers section on the site/app and you might have an offer for a free month of Walmart+. My offer was 1,500 reward points when you spend $12.95 on Walmart+. Others have a $12.95 credit when you spend that amount.

 

Also if you have an Amex Platinum (consumer version) you get Walmart+ for free.



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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 6:09 am

Walmart has some early deals posted now....

Some examples:
Leapfrog Blues clues notebook - $9
Armorall car care kit- $15
Happy Birthday Yard Sign - $19.98
Cocomelon Deluxe playset- $19.99
Lego Speed Champions- $20
Pioneer woman knife set - $35

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 6:37 am

I hope so I have been holding out upgrading

Same. I wanted to upgrade my daughter's line for her for Christmas and use the gift card towards my son a swing set. With the looks of it they aren't going to have it. They have the activation deals for upgrade/add a line for 50% off phone purchase which is about what the gift card would be. Although it's a good deal I decided to go ahead and upgrade her line on Verizon's website since they was doing $250 off a tablet. Got my daughter an iPad for $209. Better then nothing.



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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 8:22 am

Just to be clear, the presales for Walmart+ members is four hours, not three hours, and specifically states that it EXCLUDES trial memberships. 



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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Not as good sales as usual

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Posted Oct 18, 2021 - 9:31 pm

Does anyone think they will do the gift card deal for phone upgrades? It looks like they are doing 50% off phone this year instead.

But those are older phones. Didn't see any deals on newer model phones.

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Posted Oct 19, 2021 - 3:39 am

But those are older phones. Didn't see any deals on newer model phones.

They normally don't have the newest phones for the upgrade. It's usually the year old model so an iPhone 12 would be what is on sale this year. That's what is in the ad if I am not mistaken. Be my luck they have the gift card deal on the 3rd even lol



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Posted Oct 19, 2021 - 5:58 am

Can't say I'm excited about the Walmart+ getting early access, but then again, I didn't really see anything of interest.  I don't have much of a list this year so maybe that's part of it.


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Posted Oct 27, 2021 - 5:15 am

For those of you thinking of signing up for Walmart+ to get early access to BF deals, you can start signing up today and that single month for $12.95 will take you through all 3 BF sales.

 

Signup link: https://deals.gd/walmartplus



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Posted Oct 27, 2021 - 7:12 am

For those of you thinking of signing up for Walmart+ to get early access to BF deals, you can start signing up today and that single month for $12.95 will take you through all 3 BF sales.

Signup link: https://deals.gd/walmartplus

Can anyone tell me if you will be able to use the self checkout feature during the the in store sale.

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Posted Nov 3, 2021 - 5:57 am

So I have never attempted to shop Walmart online for their major sales, but I really want to get the lego and duplo deal. For someone who has shopped BF for over 20 years I feel like a complete rookie right now.

I know to expect slow speeds and glitches but that’s about it. Any recommendations or tips on how to snag the bargain online? Should I open the page for the item I’m interested in and just keep refreshing until the sale price appears? Can I load it into my online shopping cart ahead of time?

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Posted Nov 3, 2021 - 6:05 am

Can anyone tell me if you will be able to use the self checkout feature during the the in store sale.

I always used self checkout during the Black Friday sales. Our stores are mainly self checkout now anyways. They normally had a couple more employees overseeing the checkout during it.



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Posted Nov 3, 2021 - 6:10 am

So I have never attempted to shop Walmart online for their major sales, but I really want to get the lego and duplo deal. For someone who has shopped BF for over 20 years I feel like a complete rookie right now.

I know to expect slow speeds and glitches but that’s about it. Any recommendations or tips on how to snag the bargain online? Should I open the page for the item I’m interested in and just keep refreshing until the sale price appears? Can I load it into my online shopping cart ahead of time?

Walmart's site is always iffy for me. Some years I can have it in my cart and when the sale goes live my cart clears while other times it would change to the sale price. I normally have the ad open to the item I want. Right before the sale goes live I click the item on the sales ad, click shop now, then let it load the page in a new tab. Walmart is known to let sales go live before the time stated (also for some items not to show up for hours later) so I also keep a separate tab open and click through the items I want to see if they pop up beforehand. Last year I snagged the Apple watch around 6:45 even though it wasn't suppose to go live until 7. Also keep an mind that if an item shows out of stock they normally do a restock every 30 minutes/1 hour so don't lose hope if you don't get the item on the first try. 



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Posted Nov 10, 2021 - 6:06 pm

Any updates on the #3 ad roll out timeline?? I am underwhelmed on #1 & #2! 



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Posted Nov 11, 2021 - 12:28 am

I'm with you on that one, waiting on #3




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