Walmart Black Friday Deals: This Year’s Black Friday Event

By: Stacy Garrels | September 9th, 2021

Thanksgiving 2021: Closed

Black Friday 2021: Friday November 26th (the day after Thanksgiving) with Black Friday savings available throughout the entire November-December holiday season.

Walmart Black Friday Sale

Walmart does Black Friday up big. The international discount retailer prides itself on offering customers the lowest prices available, and on major shopping holidays, it’s Walmart’s time to shine.

Regular Walmart customers (and once a year Walmart customers) wait all year for Walmart’s Black Friday deals because they offer serious savings you can’t get anywhere else, or at any other time. Not to mention the fact that Walmart sells pretty much everything. If you want to get the most bang for your Holiday buck, start planning your Walmart Black Friday shopping now.

What Time Does Walmart Black Friday Sale Start?

Similar to last year, we anticipate Walmart will kick off its Black Friday deals online at 7P EST on a Wednesday, although for 2021 that date and time has yet to be announced. (Bookmark this page and check back!)

For 2020, Walmart had 3 Black Friday events (Nov 4, Nov 11th, and Nov 25th) with each kicking off online on a Wednesday at 7P ET. With each sales event, there were also more online deals that launched online at 12AM ET and in-store at 5AM local time.

Expect many Black Friday deals this year to be launched online at midnight and in-stores at 5AM local time.

Black Friday itself is still technically the Friday after Thanksgiving, and Walmart will be open on that date with Black Friday deals.

Whether or not Walmart has 3 separate Black Friday events or not, we do know that Walmart will be offering Black Friday deals throughout the length of the holiday season.

What Are the Black Friday Sale Dates at Walmart?

Walmart will be offering Black Friday deals and savings throughout the entirety of the Holiday season: November and December, and it’s been hinted that they may start earlier in the fall.

While the days following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, are still iconic shopping days, Black Friday is no longer contained within a single day or even within an extended weekend. Last year, Walmart had 3 separate Black Friday events (on Nov 4th, 11th, and 25th).

The Walmart Black Friday ad always makes it very clear what deals will be available and when. When Walmart’s Black Friday ads for 2021 are available, you’ll find links on our site so you can plan out your season of shopping. Make sure to bookmark this page!

How Long is Black Friday at Walmart?

Black Friday at Walmart is several weeks long, starting weeks before Thanksgiving and offering great deals up until the 24th of December.

While the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, is still a major shopping holiday with great webbusters and doorbusters, Walmart spreads out that love throughout the entire holiday season. Reasons include crowd safety (especially with Covid-19) and wanting to be competitive. Retailers are always trying to one-up each other in getting consumer foot (and web) traffic.

Last year, Walmart had 3 separate Black Friday events and 3 Black Friday events. All events were in November, from the 4th through through the 25th.

Will Walmart Be Closed on Thanksgiving?

Yes, for Thanksgiving 2021 Walmart stores will be closed. Walmart stores were also closed on Thanksgiving last year, too.

Walmart Black Friday 2021

For Black Friday 2021, we’re anticipating Walmart replicating its Black Friday success for Black Friday 2020.

Walmart released three separate Black Friday ads for three different Black Friday events. The first two Walmart Black Friday events took place in early November, and the third event took place November 25th to November 27th. Of course, steep sales (Black Friday worthy deals) were still available well into December.

Are Walmart Black Friday Sale Prices Available In-Store and Are There Covid-19 Shopping Precautions?

Yes, Walmart Black Friday deals are available in-store. Walmart is a brick-and-mortar retailer, after all. There are a number of in-store sales events that unfold over the holiday shopping season.

In 2020, Walmart had a number of shopper safety protocols, including limited crowd sizes. We’re awaiting details for any shopping protocols for 2021. Bookmark this page and check back! We’ll let you know when we find out.

Last year Walmart did have a number of online-only deals, however these were gaming console, wearable technology, and electronic items.

Are Walmart Black Friday Deals Online?

Yes, Walmart Black Friday deals are available online. As the world has become more digital with people craving the online shopping experience, Walmart has taken note. Walmart offers countless deals for free shipping, in-store pickup, and curbside pickup.

Popular online Black Friday purchases at Walmart are game consoles, TV’s, sporting goods, toys, and electronics.

Are Black Friday Deals Better than Cyber Monday?

At Walmart, Black Friday deals the day after Thanksgiving aren’t necessarily better than Cyber Monday. They’re just different promotions featuring different items.

Some retailers still have doorbusters that they offer exclusively on Black Friday, including Early Bird specials.

What Are the Specials for Black Friday at Walmart?

Specials for Black Friday at Walmart 2021 have not yet been announced (bookmark this page and check back for our ad scan), but should be similar to 2020 Black Friday specials and Walmart’s 2021 Deals for Days Sale (rivaling Amazon Prime Day).

Among the anticipated specials for Black Friday at Walmart:

  • Up to 50% off toys (L.O.L. Surprise!, Barbie, LEGO, Paw Patrol, classic board games and other favorites)
  • $39 patio umbrellas (9′ tall)
  • Robovacs and cordless vacuums for under $100
  • TV’s for under $100
  • Bluetooth sound bars for under $100
  • $150 off Bose Headphones
  • Up to 35% off Apple

What Are the Best Black Friday Deals at Walmart?

The best Black Friday deals at Walmart are electronics like TVs, laptops, gaming consoles and games, wearable technology, vacuum cleaners, earbuds and headphones, smart devices, cookware and cooking gadgets, and toys. Items that top consumer wish lists are featured among Walmart’s Black Friday deals!

During Walmart’s Deals for Days Sale (rivaling Amazon’s much hyped Amazon Prime Day), Walmart’s top deals categories were Home, Kitchen, Pets, Garden and Patio, Sports and Outdoors Gear, and Electronics. These categories should feature heavily into Walmart’s Black Friday Deals.

Anticipated Best Black Friday Deals at Walmart:

  • Cold Brew Coffee Makers for under $30
  • Charcoal Grill+ Smokers for 60% Off
  • Apple TV 4K 32 GB for under $100
  • Beats Headphones for up to 50% Off
  • Tents for up to $100 Off
  • Up to 50% Off Toys

What Are the 2021 Black Friday Deals for Walmart?

For 2021 Black Friday deals, we anticipate seeing similar bargains and discounts from Walmart Black Friday 2020 and Walmart Deals for Days 2021.

Expect Black Friday deals like these:

  • Cuisinart Mix It In Soft Service Ice Cream Maker for $74.88 (Reg. price of $185 on Amazon)
  • Echelon Connect Sport Indoor Exercise Bike for $399 (Reg. price $599)
  • $300 Off iHome Nova Auto Empty Mopping Robot $299 (Reg. price $599)
  • Belkin Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 Router $79 (Reg. price $129)
  • Instant Pot Viva Black Multi-Use 9-in-1 6 Quart Pressure Cooker $59 (Reg. price $99)
  • Monbebe Metro Travel System (car seat, car seat base, stroller) $159
  • 50% Off Beats Solo Pro Wireless On-Ear Headphones $149 (Reg. price $299.95)
  • $50 Off Apple Air Pods with Case (latest model) $109 (Reg. price $159)
  • 57% Off TCL 65-inch 4K Roku Smart TV $428 (Reg. price $999.99)
  • Instant Pot Duo Crisp and Air Fryer for $79.99 (Reg. price $149.99)
  • $70 off Fitbit Versa 2 40m Smartwatch $129 (Reg. price $199.95)
  • $50 Google Nest Thermostat $199 (Reg. price $249)
  • $60 Off Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones $119 (Reg. price $179)
  • Oculus Quest 2 (256GB) $399
  • $60 off Apple Watch SE 40mm GPS $329.99 (Reg. price $390)
  • $195 off Shark IQ Robot RV1000 WiFi Vacuum $199 (Reg. price $394)
  • $150 off Bose QC35 II Headphones for $199 (Reg. price $349.99)

Are Walmart Black Friday Deals One Day Only?

No, Walmart Black Friday deals are not one-day only. Last year, Black Friday deals were spread out over the entire holiday season and there were 3 separate Black Friday events with 3 Black Friday ads in the month of November.

Keep in mind, however, that Walmart does not offer rain checks for Black Friday deals merchandise. An item could sell out with hours, making it available for less than a full day. Plan ahead for the items you want to purchase, including the best price. When the item you want becomes available for Black Friday, you’ll be ready to pounce on the biggest savings.

Does Walmart Have Free Shipping on Cyber Monday?

Yes, we Walmart should be offering free shipping on Cyber Monday. Last year and in previous recent Cyber Mondays, Walmart has offered free shipping on all purchases with no minimum order amount required.

Does Walmart Price Match on Black Friday?

No, Walmart does not offer price matching on Black Friday sales. Walmart will not offer price matches on merchandise related to Black Friday (or pre-Black Friday events) or Cyber Week. You can read the full details of Walmart’s price match policy here.

How Many Returns Can You Do Without a Receipt at Walmart?

Walmart will permit customers to make up to three returns, without a receipt, within a 45-day period. This is a generous allowance, but for Black Friday, holiday, and other gift purchases, it’s advisable to hold onto your receipt! And remember to request gift receipts, too.

Are there Walmart Black Friday deals?

The number of Walmart’s Black Friday deals have been increased for this year. Walmart started their Black Friday deals on November 4, 2020 with various products being added and deals that change every day. The biggest sales will start November 25 at 7 pm with Online only specials. The true Black Friday sale will start on November 27 at 12 am online and at 5 am in the stores. In person shopping hours may vary by location. View Walmart Black Friday deals.

Ongoing sales will be available exclusively online starting November 25 at 7 pm. Black Friday super savings will be available online November 27 at 12 am and will continue for the remainder of the day. Get Walmart Black Friday deals. 

Shop online to avoid the crowds and possible disappointment for items that might sell out in stores. Look at the Walmart Black Friday ad to determine the items that you want and then look for additional coupons or discounts online to bring the prices down even farther. Use one of the “hot deals” coupons from Swagbucks to save more or to help reduce shipping costs if you are ordering online.

Walmart is reducing the prices in virtually every category in the store including electronics, toys, decor, and more.

What are the top Walmart Black Friday deals?

2020: Top deals include up to $900 off the latest Apple iPhone, with required service and trade-in, a 32 inch, Vizio brand, Roku Smart TV at $108 with free shipping and pick up options available or a Shark IQ Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi and House Mapping originally priced at $349.99 for $199.

Will Walmart price match competitors Black Friday deals?

Walmart does price match for some items which may depend on the item, how its price was listed, and other factors. They will not adjust prices for items that were purchased online and may not allow price matching on items during their Black Friday sale. Walmart reserves the right to have the final say on which prices it honors.

Are there Walmart Cyber Monday deals?

Walmart will have 2021 Cyber Monday deals but they are not live just yet.

What Other Stores Have the Best Deals on Black Friday?

Other retailers and hot deals you should hit up during the holiday season include:

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