Black Friday 2020: Walmart announces plans for three events; in-store shopping

Walmart announces plans for three Black Friday events for 2020

Walmart has announced a plan for Black Friday sales that will be unlike any other it has hosted.

The retail giant will spread out its annual sales event from the traditional single day rush to stock up on Christmas gifts to three separate events. The three events are called “Black Friday Deals for Days.”

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Citing health concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Walmart says by spreading out the shopping event, both customers and associates will be safer.

“We’ve been very thoughtful as we planned this year’s event. By spreading deals out across multiple days and making our hottest deals available online, we expect the Black Friday experience in our stores will be safer and more manageable for both our customers and our associates,” said Scott McCall, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer for Walmart U.S.

Shoppers can get deals during three separate events across the month of November, a statement from Walmart reads. Each savings event will begin online at Walmart.com and continue in Walmart stores, according to the retailer.

Customers will have the option to pick up their online Black Friday order through Walmart’s contact-free curbside pickup service, which is new this year.

According to the Walmart website, “During Walmart’s ‘Black Friday Deals for Days’ event, customers will discover savings on new items from top brands, like HP, Instant Pot, LEGO, L.O.L. Surprise!, Roku and Shark, including deals on many items that can only be found at Walmart.”

Here from Walmart, is a description of the retailer’s “Black Friday Deals for Days” events:

Event 1

(Deals begin online Nov. 4 with new deals in stores Nov. 7): To kick off “Black Friday Deals for Days,” Walmart will offer deals on toys, electronics and home products.

Starting online at Walmart.com on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. ET, customers can see deals like an onn. brand 42-inch UHD Roku TV for only $88.

Deals continue in Walmart stores on Nov. 7 starting at 5 a.m. local time with items like the Magic Bullet Blender for $15 and a New Bright 1:6 scale RC Truck for $40.

New deals will also go live at Walmart.com on Nov. 7 at 12 a.m. ET.

Event 2

(Deals begin online Nov. 11 with new deals in stores Nov. 14): Walmart’s second event will offer deals on TVs, computers and tablets. Savings on movies, music and apparel, home and other items will also be available.

Deals will begin online at Walmart.com Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. ET with new deals at Walmart.com on Nov. 14 at 12 a.m. ET and in stores starting at 5 a.m. local time.

Walmart will also host a wireless phone event in stores and online on Nov. 14 with deals on iPhones and Samsung phones.

Event 3

(Deals begin online Nov. 25 with new deals in stores Nov. 27): The third event will offer deals on electronics, toys and gifts across apparel and home, as well as seasonal decor.

Deals will first be offered at Walmart.com Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. ET. New deals will be available at Walmart.com at 12 a.m. ET and in stores at 5 a.m. local time on Nov. 27, Black Friday.