Here is the Walmart Black Friday ad if you have not seen it yet. Sorry I wasn’t able to post this sooner but Walmart is very strict about publishing advance copies of the scans.
But we have plenty of time still and the best part is you can see every single deal at your specific store at Walmart.com. Just enter your zip code to pull up your ad.
Now I went to Black Friday at Walmart last year. It was an experience I never care to repeat ever, ever, ever again. Walmart is offering maps of where the hottest items are located. If you are new to Walmart BF shopping, I would really encourage you to utilize the map. When I went last year it was a MESS and a total madhouse. All the best deals were on pallets just randomly put around the stores. You literally could not get through any aisles because there were giant pallets of stuff everywhere and crowds of people in line to pay. I remember the Tupperware that was on sale last year for example was in the lawn and garden area and the line was about 60 minutes in that area to pay. So things are in crazy locations and you have to basically abandon your cart and try to fight through the people to get to the pallets with the best deals.
Also, I would suggest either dividing and conquering with your list or prioritize everything if you are heading in alone. Foolishly, I decided to sort of walk logically through the store and pick up the items as I saw them. Well the little track suits for kiddos for $4 were the things I wanted most. Those were in a massive box at the back of the store and I had no idea people would be dumping hundreds of tracksuits into their carts. HUNDREDS! So I fought my way in and got 2 suits that were thankfully the right size and barely made it out alive.
I know some people love shopping at Walmart so that was just my experience. If you decide to brave the store come back and let us know how it goes for you.
One other perk to shopping at Walmart, is that this year they are price matching competitors Black Friday ads.
I think this could be wonderful for one stop shopping- especially if you plan to go later in the day when the crowds will die down. You should be able to take your item and your ad to the cash register and they will adjust the price. But remember it must be an identical item to the one in the ad.
If I am reading the press release correctly, this starts at midnight and will run all day Friday. There are a few items I want from Toys R Us and I was thinking 10pm at Walmart might be better than at TRU but it sounds like you have to go in after 12 and they have sales at that hour so I bet it is equally crazy.
If you don’t care to experience Black Friday shopping at Walmart stay tuned to MFA. I will be hunting down deals all day long- last year many of the items on sale in the store were available online as well but we won’t know for sure until Friday.
See more Black Friday 2010 deals here.
*Let’s cross our fingers that Target offers this price matching as well!!