Get ready for a massive holiday shopping season, because Walmart is back with not one, but two exciting sales events.
Early Black Friday Deals: Week of Nov. 8
The first sale starts sooner than you think. On Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. ET, Walmart will launch its early Black Friday deals online. The deals will also be available in stores starting on Friday, Nov. 10.
Second Black Friday Event: Week of Nov. 22
But that’s not all! Walmart’s second Black Friday event begins on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. ET online, and in stores on Friday, Nov. 24.
Sneak Peek at Early Deals
If you want a sneak peek before the sales start, you can create a Holiday Wish List and “heart” your favorite deals on Walmart.com or the store’s app. Here are some highlighted deals that will go live on Nov. 8 at 3 p.m.:
- Apple Watch Series 9, 41mm, GPS – $329.00 (Save $70.00)
- AirPods (2nd Gen.) – $69.00 (Save $30.00)
- Dyson V12 Slim Absolute Cordless Vacuum – $449.99 (Save $200.00)
- Levi Signature Jeans – $15.00 (Save $4.94)
- Crocs Men’s and Women’s Unisex Baya Clog Sandals – $19.99 (Save $30.00)
As always, our team at Picks will be keeping an eye out for the best deals once they become available.
What to Expect This Holiday Season
Overall, this holiday season promises some incredible discounts during the peak sales frenzy. According to data from Adobe, holiday sales are projected to reach $221.8 billion, a 4.8% increase from the previous year, between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2023.
There are predictions for record-high discounts this year, with toys expected to have markdowns of up to 35% off listed prices, electronics at 30% off, and apparel at 25% off. While Cyber Week is anticipated to offer the biggest deals (Black Friday through the following Sunday), shoppers can still expect significant discounts of up to 20% in the days leading up to Thanksgiving week. This information comes from Adobe’s research.
Get ready to score some amazing deals at Walmart’s Black Friday events!
Walmart+ Membership Perks and Earlier Access
Walmart is offering its Walmart+ members extended early access to Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday savings, granting them a three-hour head start. By becoming a member before the early sale begins on November 8, you can enjoy one year of unlimited free delivery, fuel savings, a Paramount+ subscription, and more for just $49 – half the regular price. Alternatively, if you haven’t already, you can take advantage of a 30-day free trial to shop these sales. Remember to set a calendar reminder to cancel before the trial period ends if you don’t wish to be charged the full price.
Is a Walmart+ Subscription Worth It?
The value of a Walmart+ subscription depends on your personal circumstances. When Walmart+ was introduced last year, smart shopping expert Trae Bodge of TrueTrae.com stated that the membership program was evolving into a viable alternative to Amazon Prime (currently priced at $139 per year). “They’re clearly taking a page out of the Amazon Prime playbook by offering these exclusive deals to Walmart+ members, thus enhancing the value of Walmart+,” Bodge commented.
Amidst historic inflation that is causing grocery and household necessities to become increasingly costly, the additional savings provided by Walmart can be particularly beneficial. Regular Walmart shoppers can take advantage of the extra savings offered through a membership.
If you frequently shop at Walmart multiple times per month and often opt for delivery, the price of a Walmart+ membership is likely to be worthwhile. “Walmart+ is primarily focused on shopping and delivery benefits. If you prefer to place small orders as needed, it’s worth it,” explained shopping expert Kristin McGrath from BlackFriday.com. She further noted, “The free same-day delivery on orders over $35 is especially convenient for busy families who don’t have time to make trips to the store.”
To determine whether a Walmart+ membership is suitable for you, refer to this guide from Picks.