Black Friday is quickly approaching, leaving folks everywhere scrambling to finalize their respective holiday shopping lists so that everyone and everything is accounted for. Many major retailers including Best Buy, J.C. Penney, Sears, Walmart, Target and others plan to offer massive savings during the biggest shopping period of the year, with many stores even beginning their price break slates early. Target has announced plans to begin sales on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 28) with Best Buy, Walmart, Kohl's and Macy's planning to follow the same path. In addition to the early start times, many sales will run through Saturday, November 30 with additional breaks offered on-line during 'Cyber Monday,' which falls on Monday, December 2.
Along with opening up the price break season on Thanksgiving, Walmart recently indicated that they will off loads of Pre-Black Friday deals, with price cuts on items such as PS3, Xbox 360 and many in-home appliances and electronics. The early sales will begin at 8:00am on Friday, November 22, with the retail superpower offering loads of savings both on-line and in stores. The idea behind the early date is to offer competition for the Black Friday deals outlets such as Toys R' Us, Best Buy and Target plan to offer.
Walmart also said they plan to offer shoppers refunds if they find lower prices on certain items at other outlets. Beginning on Tuesday, November 19, the 'Christmas Ad Match' promises shoppers that if they find any outlets with cheaper products, the store will give the shopper the difference on a gift card. Though this offer runs through December 24, the gift cards will only be handed out to those who find these prices in-store only. On-line breaks will not be honored for this particular event.
With the sales period just around the corner, here's a few of the major items Walmart plans to offer during their Pre-Black Friday sales event.
Call of Duty: Ghosts ($49)
NBA 2K14 ($49)
Battlefield 4 ($49)
Skylanders and Infinity Starter Packs
Wii U Holiday Bundle ($329)
Sceptre 50-inch 1080p LED HDTV ($399)
LG 50-inch HDTV ($448; originally $598)
Emerson 50-inch LED TV ($288)
42-inch LG HDTV ($379)
8-inch Nextbook 8GB Tablet ($99)
Nerf Rebelle Crossbow ($11.99; originally $19.88)
Monopoly Board Game ($5; originally $7.77)
Hot Wheels Single Car ($.60; originally $.97)
LeapPad 2 - ($39.99; originally $79)
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe ($34.99; originally $49.87)