Are you looking for the most important Walmart Black Friday 2014 details? You’re in the right place to find out what you need to know about the Walmart Black Friday deals, including things you won’t find in the Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad.
Black Friday is the shopping day after Thanksgiving, when stores traditionally chop the prices of hot items with doorbuster savings that you can only get if you are first in line. Continuing the trend, Walmart is offering early Black Friday deals and going big with five days of savings for the “New Black Friday” experience.
Black Friday is as much about shopping as it is about “winning” the deals you want, and this is your cheat sheet to getting the Best Black Friday deals at Walmart from when you can buy, what to avoid and how to know where you need to be to get the deals.
Read on to learn the important Walmart Black Friday 2014 details you need to know to score the deals you want and walk away happy instead of sulk home with empty hands.
Walmart Black Friday 2014 Hours
The Walmart Black Friday 2014 hours start on Thanksgiving Day at 6PM. You’ll want to line up at least an hour before this for items that are part of the 1 Hour Guarantee, but for other deals like the iPad Air, you may want to line up hours in advance. There is a second set of deals that start at 8PM on Thanksgiving Day.
On The Walmart Black Friday 2014 hours continue with more deals at 6 AM on Black Friday. None of these are part of the 1 Hour Guaranteed in stock deals, so this is traditionally when shoppers need to sign up incredibly early.
Walmart Black Friday 2014 Ad
You can see the complete Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad online right now, with over 40 pages of Black Friday deals on everything from HDTVs and laptops to tablets, firearms, toys and video games. The highlights in the Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad include;
- $299 Xbox One with Halo: The Master Chief Collection (after $30 GC)
- $399 PS4 Black Friday Bundle with The Last of Us Remastered, PS4 GTA 5
- $104 iPhone 6 (after $75 GC)
- $169 iPad Mini (after $30 GC)
- $648 Vizio HDTV – 65-inch 1080P 120Hz LED Smart TV
These are just a few of the many deals you’ll find in the Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad.
Walmart Black Friday 1 Hour Guaranteed In Stock
The big offer that separates Walmart from other stores on Black Friday is the 1 Hour Guarantee that the retailer offers on nine specific items. Here’s a look at the items, and what you need to do to take part in this Walmart Black Friday guarantee.
- 50” Class LED HDTV for $218 ($180 savings)
- Vizio 65” Class Smart LED HDTV for $648 ($350 savings)
- Apple iPad Mini 16GB with Wi-Fi for $199 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card ($70 value)
- Xbox One Halo “The Master Chief Collection” Bundle for $329 with a $30 Walmart Gift Card
- RCA 7” Google Play Wi-Fi Tablet for $29 (special buy)
- Samsung Galaxy Ace Style on Straight Talk Wireless for $29 ($100 savings)
- LG Blu-ray Disc Player for $35 (special buy)
- Beats by Dr. Dre Wireless Headphones for $149 ($130 savings)
- HP Intel Celeron Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy)
Walmart explains, “Customers in the designated areas of the store between 6 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 27 can purchase the gift they want and either take it home that night or receive it at a store before Christmas.”
You can use the store maps to figure out where you need to be and head to that location. As long as you are in that area between 6-7 PM on Thanksgiving Day you’ll either take one home or have the option to buy one for in store pickup before Christmas if the retailer runs out of stock. There are three steps to claim a 1 Hour Guarantee during Black Friday 2014.
- Bring their 1-Hour Guarantee ticket to the checkout lane and pay for the item.
- Visit Walmart.com before 12:59 p.m. ET Dec. 1 to enter the transaction code from the receipt and choose the store to pick up the item before Christmas.
- Provide the receipt when it’s time to pick up the item. Any corresponding Walmart Gift Cards will be given to the customer at this time.
After issues last year, Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. explains, “We’ve taken significant steps to improve the 1-Hour Guarantee process from beginning to end. It’s simple and seamless.”
Walmart Black Friday 2014 Sales to Skip
For the most part, the Walmart Black Friday 2014 ad includes a large number of great deals, but there are also several Walmart Black Friday deals you should avoid.
At the top of this list is the RCA 7” Google Play Wi-Fi Tablet for $29. Many reviews for this tablet and similar RCA 7-inch tablets complain of failures after several months of use, poor battery life, WiFi and touch screen problems.
There are also other Walmart Black Friday 2014 deals that simply don’t offer enough savings to waste your time buying on Black Friday. If you plan to line up for hours and potentially miss Thanksgiving dinner, you don’t need to go for $3 in savings, you need to look for $300 in savings.
Walmart Black Friday 2014 Wristbands
For the Walmart Black Friday events the retailer will hand out wristbands so shoppers know if they are one of the group that is able to buy hot items like the iPad Air, Beats Pill and Nabi 2 tablet. These are the items Walmart explicitly says will use a wristband system, but there are likely others. Once you get a wristband, you can go wait in line for another item and come back later to pick up the deal.
Here’s how Walmart Black Friday wristbands work, from Walmart,
“Here’s how it works: Prior to the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events, customers need to go to the designated line within the store to secure a wristband for certain products. Wristbands will be distributed while supplies last. Customers can shop for other gifts throughout the store while they wait for the 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. events to start. Then customers with a wristband simply need to come back to the designated line within two hours after the event start time to pick up their product.”
Make sure you get back to the location to pick up the item before the two hours are up.
Walmart Black Friday 2014 Maps
The one major detail you need to know to get the Walmart Black Friday deals is where to line up. There is not one big line at Walmart. Instead there are specific areas in the store where you can find the Black Friday doorbusters and the 1 Hour Guarantee items.
Starting on November 18th you can go online to find the Walmart Store Map for Black Friday at your local Walmart. The company will provide printed copies at the store on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday and you can also see them on your smartphone.
Walmart Black Friday 2014 Store Safety
At least once a year we see shoppers behaving horribly on Black Friday, and Walmart shares that the company has, “Store-specific crowd management and safety plans for each of Walmart’s more than 4,300 stores.”
The retailer does not go into more detail, but we know employees will wear yellow vests, and based on what we’ve seen in previous years there will likely be some form of extra security at stores.