Retailer Moves Up Additional Offers Typically Found on Black Friday to Pre-Event
BENTONVILLE, Ark., 2014-11-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Walmart just upped the ante once again. For the second year, the retailer is lowering the prices on popular toys, electronics and more to match or beat select Black Friday offers from top national competitors one week early. Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event begins Friday, Nov. 21 at 8:00 a.m. and also gives customers an early taste of Walmart’s Black Friday prices by moving up items typically found on Black Friday.
“The retail environment is incredibly competitive and we know that our customers are looking to us for the lowest prices and great deals all season long,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “That’s why we’ve more than doubled the amount of items included in our Pre-Black Friday Event. Combined with our Black Friday weekend, there is absolutely no other place to shop this holiday season.”
Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event will kick off on Nov. 21 and run through Nov. 27, while supplies last.
Matching Competitors’ Offers
The retailer will be matching or beating select Black Friday offers from top national competitors on items such as:
- A 40-inch LED HDTV
- 60-inch TVs from LG and Sony
- A PlayStation 4 offer
- Canon Wireless Printer
- Keurig K-40
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- Select Lego sets
- And more…
Walmart will unveil the specific items and prices on Walmart.com this Thursday, Nov. 20.
Additional Savings on Items Typically Found on Black Friday
Also part of the event, the retailer will offer Black Friday-like prices on a variety of items. Examples include:
- Samsung 58” Class Smart LED HDTV – $698 (special buy)
- Samsung 40” Class LED HDTV with “Frozen Sing-Along Edition” – $298 (special buy)
- New iPad Air 2 16 GB, WiFi – $489 with a $100 Walmart gift card
- Get a $75 gift card with the purchase of the iPhone 6 or 5s
o iPhone 6 available for $179 or iPhone 5s for $79 with a two year service agreement on Sprint, AT&T or Verizon
o iPhone 6 and 5s available for $0 down for AT&T Next or Verizon Edge customers – plans available in select markets
- 4-Pc Table Tennis Set – $79 (special buy)
- A variety of “Frozen” special buys
- Black & Decker 18v 2-Battery NiCad Drill – $69.88 ($20 savings)
- Hoover High Performance Bagless Upright Vacuum – $98 (special buy)
After Walmart’s Pre-Black Friday Event comes the “New Black Friday.” The company’s events begin online Thanksgiving morning with in-store events kicking off at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 28 continuing all the way through Cyber Monday. The retailer will offer nine 1-Hour Guarantee items, focused on the top electronics customers want from the most popular brands. For more information on Walmart’s Black Friday offers, please visit www.walmart.com/blackfriday.
*Editor’s Note: Deals are not valid in Alaska, Hawaii , Puerto Rico or Wisconsin.
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