Black Friday 2011: Walmart to Give Select Shoppers Sneak Peek at Black Friday Ad?
Retailer Drops Hint of Black Friday Preview in Press Release on 'Super Saturday' Sale Event
"Beginning today, shoppers Can Sign Up at Walmart.com and Facebook For an Exclusive Preview of Black Friday Specials," read the headline in a press release Walmart released Wednesday, suggesting that select shoppers could get a sneak peek at the retailer's holiday sales list.
A preview of its Black Friday deals is a first for Walmart, as the retailer usually leaves anxious shoppers to speculate on what hot deals they will be able to snag on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
"Walmart will be the Black Friday destination for the best prices on the hottest gifts, including brand name electronics and toys," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S., in the press release. "We know shoppers are watching every penny this season, so we’re sharing our Black Friday specials early this year so they can plan ahead and deliver a wonderful Christmas for their families."
That sneak peek was expected to be shared sometime "later today," according to the press release.
"Starting later today, customers who sign up at Walmart.com or Facebook.com/Walmart will be the first to receive an early preview of its specials on the widest assortment of top electronics, toys, apparel and more. The retailer will reveal the specials soon," the press release revealed.
Walmart also revealed in the press release that Saturday, Nov. 5, marks its "Super Saturday" event starting at 11 a.m. at stores nationwide, in which shoppers will have access to "early savings on hot electronics and toys."
"Christmas is in full swing at Walmart, and we’re excited to offer incredible early savings on great gifts as well as fun activities for the whole family," said Naughton. "Our everyday low prices, along with these special savings and Christmas programs like layaway and our Christmas Price Guarantee, will help our customers create a wonderful Christmas this year."
Here are some of the items available for the "Super Saturday" sale event direct from Walmart.
Hot Electronics and More
Super Saturday features savings on popular electronics and household items, while supplies last or until midnight Saturday, including:
Sanyo 42” Class LCD TV, $398, was $448
Vizio 42” Class LED TV, $498
LG 47” Class LED TV, $698
Nook Color, Rollback $199, was $249
Xbox 360® 250GB Console with Kinect™, $399 plus a $50 Walmart Gift Card
Xbox 360® 4GB Console with Kinect™, $299 plus a $50 Walmart Gift Card
Better Homes & Gardens 10-Cup Programmable Grind & Brew Coffee Maker, $39, was $79
Better Homes & Gardens 10-Cup Food Processor, $39, was $79
Better Homes & Gardens Blender with 8-Cup Jar, $39, was $79
Tremendous Toy Values
On Super Saturday, shoppers will find fun in Toyland with cupcakes, balloons, activities and giveaways for children. Every day low prices on top toy gifts will include:
Raskullz 3D 16-inch bicycle, $77
Xia xia character, $9.88
Transformers Ultimate Optimus Prime, $59.88
Fisher Price Big Action Construction Site with Remote Control, $49.88
Playskool Sesame Street Let’s Rock! Elmo, $54.88
Paper Jamz Pro Mic, $24.88