Wal-Mart has published its online ad for Black Friday on Facebook and Walmart.com, and also announced that it will be holding three Black Friday events in its huge retail push the day after Thanksgiving.
Really early birds can get in on the deals for toys, home and apparel starting at 1o p.m. Thanksgiving Day — presumably fighting for deals will help you work off the stuffing. “Our customers told us they would rather stay up late to shop than get up early, so we’re going to hold special events on Thanksgiving and Black Friday,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, Wal-Mart’s chief merchandising officer for the United States, in a statement.
Electronics deals will switch on at midnight Black Friday and general deals will continue from 8 a.m. Nov. 25 through the weekend.
Some of the better deals listed in the Friday circular include an Xbox 360 4GB model with Kinect for $199.96, which also includes a $50 gift certificate, or a bundle that will add a $100 Wal-Mart gift card with any smartphone with a contract — excluding the iPhone.
Aggressive marketing for this year’s huge shopping day from Wal-Mart, Target and Kohl’s have caused other retailers to push the envelope on their deals further; Best Buy’s CEO recently said that the electronics giant will open its doors on midnight the morning of Black Friday against his wishes.