Walmart let rivals Target and Best Buy get an early start on Black Friday promotion exhibition, but as you probably sensed, the world’s largest company by revenue and America’s number one discount retailer couldn’t wait until November 27 to reveal what kind of deals it has up its sleeve for the year’s biggest shopping day.
More like days, as it turns out, with online special offers underway at 12:01 a.m. PT on Thanksgiving morning, then brick and mortar stores open at 6 p.m. on November 26. Chances are therefore you won’t find anything good on the actual Black Friday, as most deducted prices should technically be valid all day on the 27th as well, but obviously, they depend on limited supplies.
If you’re lucky (and quick), you can score a 16GB Wi-Fi-only Apple iPad mini 2 for $199, or an “entry-level” iPad Air 2 configuration coated in gold at $399. iFans should be even more psyched to hear they’re eligible for two deals on the iPhone 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus if they don’t mind committing to AT&T or Verizon for the long haul.
Both carriers let you own the iDevices with $0 down on installment plans, and Walmart will throw in $100 bill credit and $100 gift cards. Meanwhile, “any” Samsung smartphone brings you $150 savings and $100 coupons on similar terms, and the Galaxy S6 is also bundled with a free Bluetooth speaker, normally worth $99.
Though quite old, the Galaxy S5 is itself a steal on Straight Talk, at just $229, no contract required, whereas wearable enthusiasts can purchase the Fitbit Zip, Flex and Charge HR at marked-down prices: $39, $59, and $119 respectively.