Every holiday season, Walmart breaks its past Black Friday records and the 2018 should be no exception. The Black Friday transpires on Nov. 23rd, but the deals will launch earlier with Walmart, Amazon, Target, Best Buy, Costco and other retailers are all vying for your hard-earned savings.
Walmart Black Friday 2018 Ad Release Date
Walmart will be likely mostly released its Black Friday ad a couple of weeks ahead of Thanksgiving Day. Last year, for an instance, Walmart issued its Black Friday ad at midnight (EST) on Friday, November 9th. Because the Black Friday is earlier this 2018, Walmart’s Black Friday ad will likely be out in the wild at 12AM ET on Thursday, November 8th.
With reference to the past events, Walmart has been halting its Black Friday ad until competitors such as Best Buy and Target releases their ads before eventually publish its own advertisement. For 2018, the Arkansas-based big box retail titan will likely be mirroring the same game plan again. Expect an Walmart’s Black Friday ad circular to consist around 30-40 pages jam-packed with the latest generations of electronics, including the iPhone XS, iPhone XR, Apple Watch, iPad, Sony PS4 Pro, Microsoft Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch and cheap 4K Smart UHD TVs from name brands.
Walmart Black Friday 2018 Online & In-Store Sale Hours and Times
In the preceding years, Walmart has started its in-store Black Friday sale on Turkey Day at 6 P.M. in the early evening. While some retail industry analysts projects Walmart could open an hour earlier this year, others predicts the big-box store to stick to its traditional six o’clock kick off time on Turkey Day. The location stores sale is will be up all night until Black Friday itself. The pre-Black Friday online deals, on the other hand, may begin launching on the Monday of the Thanksgiving week.
Walmart Pre-Black Friday 2018 Deals
Walmart is will be among the retailers that will run pre-Black Friday sale for 2018. Walmart will likely offer shoppers early deals on the first week of November. Walmart’s pre-Black Friday deals will be accessed on both online and in-store. In the past holiday seasons, Walmart offered noteworthy online deals throughout the month of November and we expect the chain to repeat that again. Additionally, in the past several years Walmart was offering cheap TV deal for the entire holiday season. A couple of years ago, Walmart was selling the TCL ROKU Smart TV until the Cyber Week. For 2018, we expect Walmart to offer an in-store pickup exclusive cheap Smart TV deal starting on late October and lasts until the first week of December.
Here are the top deals to expect from Walmart on Black Friday 2018.
- Large-Screen 4K Smart UHD TV – $200
- Apple iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR – $300 Gift Card
- Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Note 9 – $350 Gift Card
- Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle – $274.99 ($125 price cut)
- Nintendo Switch Bundle (free video game or memory card) – $299 ($60 price cut)
- Microsoft Xbox One X Bundle with $30 Gift Card – $399.99 ($100 price cut)
Shipping and In-Store Pickup
While most of the big-box discount and department retail operators are likely to offer free shipping without threshold orders needed. Walmart is implausible to go along with the fad in the forthcoming Black Friday. Walmart currently running free two-day shipping with a minimum of $35 purchases or more. Its close competitors Target and Best Buy are expected offer free delivery services without minimums. Amazon, meanwhile, is offering free two-day shipping for Prime members on all orders and $25 minimums for non-members. Last year, Walmart was offering a number of exclusive online Black Friday deals that you can only purchase with in-store pickup. This year, shoppers will get a bigger discount on select items that has in-store pickup shipping mode.
The Black Friday 2018 will arrive Friday, November 23, but the deals will gradually start to become available in the late November. The entire November will be a single big holiday sale season — pre-Black Friday, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Week.