With Black Friday 2016 now only two weeks away, the most important Black Friday ad of the year has been posted, and it comes from Walmart. The 34-page Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad can be seen on BestBlackFriday.com.
Disclaimer: The author, Phillip Dengler, is the owner of BestBlackFriday.com, which is referenced in this article. The Inquisitr holds no ownership.
This comes after Target’s 40-page Black Friday ad was posted, as reported by the Inquisitr. Out of the major store ads, only Best Buy, Macy’s, and Toys R Us have not been released, but they should appear online within the next few days.
Walmart’s Opening Time
As Walmart has done over the past few years, they will start their Black Friday sale this year at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. With the exception of Macy’s, this has been par for the course with major retailers, and stores are reluctant to open earlier. The backlash has been strong against stores opening on Thanksgiving night, and Walmart will not be pushing up their hours this year.
Shoppers that cannot wait until 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving can shop on Walmart’s website the entire day. While 12:01 a.m. on Thursday morning is the official start date for their online sale, they actually had a round of doorbusters on Wednesday night last year. Nothing is guaranteed, but there is a strong possibility that Walmart offers at least a few doorbusters on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving this year.
Walmart Black Friday 2016 Ad Important Information and Review
As seen on the first page, Walmart’s featured television deal is the Philips 55-inch 4K Class Smart TV for $298. The retail price is not listed, so the discount is currently unknown. Regardless, Philips is a solid brand, and the price of $298 is excellent for this television.
For comparison purposes, the Target Black Friday 2016 ad, via Savings.com, is offering the Hisense 4K UHD 50″ Smart TV for $249. Hisense is an inferior brand, and Target’s deal is $50 cheaper for five less inches. As seen in the Kohl’s Black Friday 2016 ad, via Savings.com, they are offering the Haier 49-in. 4K Ultra HD TV + $75 Kohl’s Cash for $249.99, which is a discount of $100.
The decision should really come down to Walmart and Kohl’s. While Walmart is offering the better television, it is $50 more. Kohl’s is offering a similar television for $50 less, but the brand is questionable. The fact that Kohl’s is also including $75 in Kohl’s Cash could make this the superior offer if you are a frequent Kohl’s shopper. This gives their TV a net price of only $174.99.
Sony PS4 Slim Uncharted 500 GB Bundle + $30 Walmart Gift Card for $249
As they often do, Walmart is including a $30 gift card with their featured PS4 Slim deal. While this bundle is available at most other stores for the same price of $249, which is a modest discount of $50, Walmart’s gift card addition makes it a much better deal. Regardless, Kohl’s still has them beat, as they are offering the same bundle for $249.99, but they are also including $75 in Kohl’s Cash. Factoring in the gift cards for each bundle gives the following net purchase prices.
- Walmart’s Deal – $249 – $30 Gift Card = $219 Net Purchase Price
- Kohl’s Deal – $249.99 – $75 Kohl’s Cash = $174.99 Net Purchase Price
Kohl’s is offering the superior deal, but it really comes down to which store you prefer.
Other Important Deals
While these deals may not be as exciting as the ones listed above, they are ones that you should keep your eye on.
- Samsung 50-inch Smart 4KTV for $398 (save $230)
- Xbox One S White 500GB Battlefield bundle for $249 (save $50)
- Element or Hisense 40-inch Class HDTV for $125
- Select Top Video Games for $27 (save $32.88)
- Roku Express Plus for $25 (save $14)
- Samsung 60-inch Class Smart 4K TV for $648
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RC Mikey for $39 (save $10)
- HP 15.6-inch Touch Laptop for $249
- Fitbit Alta for $99 (save $30)
Important Walmart Shipping Information
With Walmart offering more online deals on Thanksgiving and Black Friday than ever, shipping is becoming a very important topic. Best Buy and Target are both offering free shipping with no minimum order size this year, but Walmart is holding out. As CNBC reports, you will have to spend at least $50 on Walmart’s website in order to qualify for free shipping this year, which is on the higher end among stores.
The other option is to sign up for Walmart’s two-day free shipping program, which is called ShippingPass. Walmart is currently offering a free 30-day trial, but there is an annual fee of $49 after the trial ends. Since this will cover Thanksgiving and Black Friday, it is one option if you are looking to enjoy free shipping at Walmart this year.
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