Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. It’s a day people look forward to so they can buy both things they’re interested in for themselves and gifts for friends and family for upcoming winter holidays. It’s far and away the biggest moneymaker for a lot of companies, and Walmart is no exception.
The increased interest surrounding Black Friday has led some companies, including Walmart, to expand their Black Friday offerings. Black Friday has started to come earlier and earlier for many companies, and Walmart’s Black Friday sales start in early November as part of its Deals for Days program. Here’s everything you need to know about how you can prepare for Walmart’s Black Friday Deals for Days event.
What Is Black Friday Deals for Days?
Deals for Days is Walmart’s special way to celebrate Black Friday and the weeks leading up to it. In its press release, Walmart described it as a way to “spread the excitement of Black Friday savings over three events throughout November and cap off a month of deals with Cyber Monday.” Walmart has done the event for two years, offering special discounts and deals for all shoppers, including both Walmart+ members and general shoppers.
Deals for Days Structure
How can you enjoy Walmart’s Deals for Days? Here’s a general structure to get you started with this month-long event.
The first event is from Nov. 7 to Nov. 9. Early access for Walmart+ members starts at 12 p.m. ET, while access for the general public runs from Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. ET to Nov. 9, with in-store shopping access available on Nov. 9.
The second event is from Nov. 14 to Nov. 16. As with the first event, early access for Walmart+ members starts at 12 p.m. ET on Nov. 14. The general public will be able to access these deals starting at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14, with in-store shopping available on Nov. 14.
The third event is the lead-up to Black Friday, starting Nov. 21. Walmart+ members have access starting at 12 p.m. ET, and general members get access starting at 7 p.m. ET. All members then have access to the event through Nov. 25, which is Black Friday. The Black Friday event starts Nov. 25 and will continue through the weekend until Nov. 27.
Finally comes the Cyber Monday event, which starts Nov. 28. There currently aren’t many details available about the Cyber Monday event, but you can expect it to be as exciting as the rest of the events, with plenty of opportunities for both Walmart+ members and the general public.
How do Walmart+ members get better options with Deals for Days?
Walmart+ is a membership program offered by Walmart. With it, you pay a monthly fee to get certain benefits, such as free shipping on Walmart orders with no minimum, no delivery fees on Walmart delivery orders and more. When it comes to Deals for Days, Walmart+ members will get seven hours of early access to discounts, allowing you to see if there’s anything you’re interested in before all the other Walmart shoppers get access.
Which products will be on sale with Deals for Days?
Walmart won’t release the exact list of products until each event starts, but you can expect them to be available in the entire array of categories Walmart offers. The company is trying to become a one-stop shop for everything you need, which means you can enjoy plenty of discounts and deals in-store and online during the Deals for Days event. You can, however, expect Walmart to drop its Black Friday ad in the few weeks before Black Friday starts on Nov. 25.
Is Walmart the only company offering early-access Black Friday deals?
Not at all. Black Friday has turned into a seasonal event for many people. It still happens the day after Thanksgiving, but many companies have started celebrating it before the actual day, with events in the lead-up to Black Friday proper. If you’re interested in finding out more, check out all the Black Friday deals being highlighted at Rakuten including Best Buy, as well as deals for men and women, so you’ll be the first to take advantage of deals at your favorite retailer.
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