Walmart Black Friday 2018: When to shop & how to find the best deals

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Black Friday 2018 is quickly approaching, which means some of the best deals of the year are about to be upon us and the temptation to spend will be everywhere.

If you play your cards right this holiday shopping season you’ll be able to save big while working through your “Nice” list, but it’s important not to get caught up in the hype of the holiday. Over the past few years, Black Friday has evolved from a one-day event to seasonal mentality that lasts well beyond the day after Thanksgiving.

It’s important to know when you can find the best deals, and surprisingly, it isn’t always necessarily on Black Friday. Some hot products will actually be overstocked by many stores (including Walmart) and available at a better price closer to the holidays. If you do decide to shop on November 23 this year, be sure to know when your target purchases will have the best price and always price compare to ensure you’re getting the best deal before making your final decision.

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Walmart Black Friday 2018: Here’s what you need to know

Where can I find Walmart’s Black Friday Ad?

Walmart’s official Black Friday ad has been released! While the most popular products on the shelves change from year to year, Black Friday deals tend to follow a pattern in many popular stores, and Walmart is no exception. See the best deals from the Walmart Black Friday 2018 ad here!

Walmart’s 37-page Black Friday ad features deals on TVs, the hottest electronics and games, toys, housewares, clothing and everything you could possibly want to gift loved ones this holiday season.

What time does Walmart open for Black Friday?

Walmart will again open its physical stores at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day this year, with deals available all day online at Walmart.com starting November 21 at 10pm ET. Though many other retailers have already made the decision to stay closed on Thanksgiving Day this year, Walmart is following a yearly tradition to open on Thursday evening.

What kind of Black Friday deals can I expect from Walmart?

This year, Walmart’s Black Friday ad features a 65″ class 4K Roku smart TV for $398, Sony PS4 1TB slim Spider-Man bundle for $199 and an iPhone 6 for $99. See all the best deals here!

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Other ways to prepare for Walmart’s Black Friday shopping season

  • Locate your nearest Walmart.
  • Keep in mind that Walmart typically doesn’t waive the online shipping fee during the holiday season, but they do continue to offer free shipping on orders over $35. You can also avoid the fee by choosing in-store pickup or shopping in person on Black Friday, but keep in mind that Black Friday isn’t necessarily always the best time to buy.
  • Don’t forget about Cyber Monday! While Walmart probably won’t release an ad for Cyber Monday any earlier than one or two days before, a lot of the popular items ordered for Black Friday deals will still be available at great prices.

Finally, don’t forget to comparison shop!

If you’re shopping online, use websites like as Google Shopping, NexTag, PriceGrabber, Pricewatch, or Shopzilla to compare prices before you decide when and where to make your final purchase.

If you’re shopping in-store, apps like BuyVia, Flipp, ShopKick, ShopSavvy, and Shopular are great for instant price comparing.

While you should always remember to price compare before buying, the best advice we can offer for this year’s Black Friday season is to set a budget for yourself and stick to it. Take advantage of great deals on purchases that you need, but again, don’t get caught up in the hype of the holiday!

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