The Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad is now available for you to peruse and it includes a massive shock that may change how you plan to shop at Walmart during Black Friday 2016.
For the first time in years the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad does not include any guaranteed in stock deals. The company is still offering wristbands for select items, but that is just so you don’t need to wait in line for the entire Black Friday shopping experience.
Walmart is optimistic that they will be able to meet the demand even without the complicated 1 Hour Guaranteed In Stock offers that we’ve seen in the past. Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. boasts, “We’ve secured significant availability of these items. We pride ourselves on not being the retailer who advertises a great price and then only has a few available.”
Shoppers who may have expected to waltz into Walmart and stand in line for the Walmart Black Friday 2016 doorbusters will now want to make sure they arrive early.
The Walmart Black Friday 2016 deals start at 6 PM on Thanksgiving, but Walmart will hand out wristbands for some of the doorbusters and the DJI Phantom 3 drone. The announcement cautions, “Some stores may begin handing out wristbands prior to when the event begins.”
These wristbands will only be handed out for stock on hand, and you will need to checkout within two hours to get the item.
Despite problems with the 1 Hour Guaranteed In Stock deals, they were a perennial favorite of shoppers who knew they were going to get what they want after spending Thanksgiving inside of Walmart instead of on a couch. If you do head out, here are the restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2016.
- 11 Televisions including 4K Ultra HDTVs, such as a Phillips 55-inch Smart 4KTV for $298 (special buy) and a Samsung 50-inch Smart 4KTV for $398 ($230 savings). Other television offers consist of a Vizio 60-inch HDTV for $398 (special buy), a 40-inch HDTV for $125 (special buy) and 50-inch HDTV for $225 (special buy).
- Toys including the toy of the season, Hatchimals, for $48.88, Disney Princess Cinderella Royal Dreams Dollhouse with Furniture for $88 ($61 savings), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Mikey for $39 (a Walmart exclusive at a $10 savings) and Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard for $273 ($125 savings).
- Drones including the DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3 for $369 ($130 savings), Promark 3D Virtual Reality HD Drone for $99 (a Walmart exclusive at a $49 savings) and Sharper Image Video Drone for $30 (special buy).
- Connected Home items such as the Nest 3rd Generation Learning Thermostat for $199 ($50 savings) and Nest Cam for $149 ($50 savings).
- Video Game Consoles and Games like the PlayStation 4 Slim Uncharted 4 500GB bundle for $249 ($50 savings) plus a $30 gift card and the Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249 ($50 savings). Walmart will also offer nearly 90 video games starting at $8.
- A $99 iPhone 5s 16GB on Straight Talk Wireless ($50 savings).
- 10 Laptops and Tablets including the Samsung Chromebook 3 for $119 (special buy), HP 15.6-inch Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy) and iPad Mini 2 32GB for $199 ($70 savings).
- More than 750 DVDs and Blu-ray Movies starting at $1.96.
- Fitness Wearables including the Fitbit Charge 2 for $129 ($20 savings), Fitbit Alta for $99 ($30 savings) and Fitbit Flex 2 for $69 ($30 savings).
- Pajamas and Slippers such as $4.75 Licensed Kids Pajamas and $7 Ladies’ Novelty Character or Emoji Slippers (special buy).
- Home and Outdoor Favorites including $9.76 kitchen appliances (special buy), Hotel Style 1,100 Thread Count Sheet Set for $25 (special buy), Hotel Style Down Alternative Comforter for $20 (special buy) and Pioneer Woman 27-piece Porcelain Enamel Nonstick Cookware Set for $89 (special buy). Walmart will also offer a Blackstone 2-Burner Propane Griddle or Expert Grill 4-Burner Propane Grill, available for $99 each (special buy).
- A 14-foot Trampoline Combo (includes mini ball and hoop) for $159 (special buy).
We are especially excited for the iPhone Black Friday deals that offer a $250 gift card with and iPhone activation and payment plan on Verizon or Sprint. There are also Samsung deals on Android smartphones that deliver the same $250 gift card. You must make an appointment starting at 6 PM on Thanksgiving Day and then return after 9 PM to activate the phone.