This year, Black Friday will be different. Due to COVID-19, most big stores will be closed on Thanksgiving night. However, retailers like Walmart have come up with a workaround. Consumers can expect sales to be spread out over November, so there are no crowds. The retailer has already started promoting its Black Friday Deals for Days, which is called a “reinvented Black Friday experience.”
What to Expect
2020 has been a challenging year for retail. In April, the total monthly sales collapsed. As many brands had to keep their brick-and-mortar stores closed, they incurred significant losses. By September, the situation had improved. Still, it is not yet clear whether freebies and discounts this year will be comparable to 2019.
However, judging by Walmart Black Friday ads, this retailer will continue to impress. The concept has been changed, though. Instead of a single sale, the reductions will be accessible during three separate events. These will all take place in November.
Schedule of Sales
Each of the stages will commence on the official website. Then, the online event will become an in-store sale across the US. As the sales will be stretched out, the chain will avoid the crowds and chaos that surrounds Black Friday. This year, customer behavior is bound to be more civilized than ever.
Keeping track of sales is one of the keys to smart Walmart shopping in any season. Fortunately, online circulars make it easier. So, here are the dates to circle in your calendar.
The first sale is scheduled to start on November 4. Check the official website to snatch the best bargains that day! The second phase commences in a week, on November 11. The third and final stage will take place on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Its content is still kept secret.
One more crucial difference is the pick-up options. Customers will be allowed to collect their orders using the curbside pickup. This service is contact-free, and therefore perfectly suitable in the present-day conditions.
A Sneak Peek
There are many more deals planned for the month. According to Good Morning America, the chain will include novelties that reflect the ‘new reality.’ Shoppers may expect to see more exercise equipment, sleepwear, athleisure, etc. You can also find a wealth of toys (over 1,300 new additions!), pet beds (over 3 million options!). The range of kitchen appliances has also been broadened.
Today, you can already see the chain’s preview of ads online. Although limited, they give a good idea of what we can expect. The offers cover a broad range of popular items, so you can buy gifts cheaply. From electronics to toys to home goods, there is a lot to save on. Here are a few highlights:
1. ONN 42″ Class 1080p FHD Roku TV
This deal becomes available on the first day (November 4). This large TV with a built-in Roku will only cost you $88. This is a great bargain. The reduction is online-only.
2. Apple AirPods Generation 2
During the first stage, you can also get the wireless earbuds with a hefty discount. The chain will knock $30 off the normal retail price. On November 4, the price will drop to only $99. This could be a perfect gift for your kids, friends, or anyone else!
3. Instant Pot Viva 6-Qt. Pressure Cooker
This handy kitchen gadget will save time and space. It can cope with anything from porridge to soup and meat. There are also three novel functions: sterilization, eggs, and cake. This has been one of the most popular appliances for a few years! You can get it for half price – at only $49! 15 programs make the pot incredibly versatile.
4. HP Pavilion i5 GTX 1650 Gaming Laptop
On November 4, you can get this powerful system for only $449! The discount is $140! The machine has a 15.6-inch display, and it runs on Intel Core i5-9300H. 256GB of memory guarantees smooth gaming.
5. Eufy RoboVac 25C Wi-Fi Connected Robot Vacuum
If you have been thinking of buying a robot cleaner, this could be the best moment. On the first day of the sales, Walmart will be offering it for only $99. Save $50! Automate your house cleaning, and devote your spare time to more enjoyable activities! The vacuum cleaner may be managed via a mobile app, and it can also connect to your Alexa or Google Home.
According to CNN, the retail giant is also redesigning its stores to make navigation easier. The fresh layout is similar to the structure of the app. The move is meant to promote the app and boost convenience. It is expected to be finalized in 200 outlets by the end of the year, and 1,000 more by late 2021.
Obviously, we may still snatch impressive bargains this November. Keep track of the events and check online circulars to stay informed. Despite the pandemic, you can still have fun and save a lot during sales.