Wal-Mart Dishing Out Big Deals For Black Friday
Shoppers will get head start on holiday deals
Wal-mart, the nations largest retailer, will give shoppers a head start on Black Friday deals, starting Thanksgiving night.
In an effort to jump start its seasonal sales and get shoppers motivated to spend money, the retailer said it will kick off its deals at 10 p.m. Thursday; one-upping a slew of other retailers, including Target, Kohl’s and Macy’s, who’ve announced openings starting at midnight on Black Friday.
"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," Duncan Mac Naughton, Wal-Mart's chief merchandising officer, U.S., said in a statement.
Starting at 10 p.m., Wal-Mart is offering doorbuster deals on toys, clothes and home accessories like $5 Barbies marked down from $19, jeans for less than $10, children's pajamas sets for $4.47 and a Black & Decker Coffeemaker for $9.44, reports Yahoo.
Then at midnight, the retailer said it will begin discounting electronics as well. Deals include a Samsung 51-inch plasma TV for $498 down from $649, a Kodak 14 megapixel camera for $49 and a Magellan GPS for $69, marked down from $89.
Another round of discounting will start at 8 a.m. and continue throughout the weekend, Wal-Mart said. Among those deals will be Goodyear tires starting at $59, a Vizio 42-inch 3D LED Wi-Fi HDTV for $598 and a selection of DVDs for $1.96 each.
But wait, there’s more. Last week, the retailer said it would give customers who sign up at Walmart.com or Facebook.com/Walmart an even earlier preview of its Black Friday sales.
The retailer is also offering a downloadable map for all of its stores on its Facebook page so hard-core deal hunters can map out their route before they start shopping.
Wal-Mart has also announced a number of additional shopping incentives in recent weeks, including layaway on purchases over $15, free shipping on most Walmart.com products and no interest on Wal-Mart credit card purchases if they are paid for in full within six months.