Apple's iPad 2 in display (Photo : Apple)
The Holiday shopping season is creeping closer and closer and Walmart is preparing for it even earlier than usual.
Black Friday is usually celebrated by businesses on the day after Thanksgiving, set this year on Nov. 23, but Walmart is setting sales to start Nov. 22.
Walmart is having their Black Friday sales start on Thanksgiving Day starting at 8 p.m. with a series of events during the hours leading to overnight hours.
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"We know it's frustrating for customers to shop on Black Friday and not get the items they want," said Walmart Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer Duncan Mac Naughton. "This year, for the first time ever, customers that shop during Walmart's one-hour event will be guaranteed to have three of the most popular items under their tree at a great low price."
Walmart is first promoting its "One-hour guarantee" with grants customers inside the store and those waiting online between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. to purchase the following items with a low price:
- Apple iPad 2 16GB with Wi-Fi - $399 plus get a $75 Walmart Gift Card
- Emerson 32-inch 720p LCD TV - $148
- LG Blu-ray Player - $38
If any of the three items are sold out before 11 p.m. (local time), customers will be offered a Guarantee Card for the item as long as it is paid for by midnight on Walmart.com.
The events Walmart is setting up starts at 8 p.m., including with a "big" electronics event at 10 p.m., and another at 5 a.m.
8 p.m. on November 22:
- Xbox 360 4GB + SkyLanders Bundle - $149
- Wii Console - $89
- More than 100 video games priced at $10, $15 or $25 each
- Top Toys of the Season: Leappad 1.0 Learning Tablet ($65)
- Furby ($45)
- Razor Accelerator 12-Volt Electric Scooter - $79
- Hundreds of DVD and Blu-ray movies such as Brave, The Amazing Spiderman, Hunger Games ranging from $1.96 to $9.96 each
- 48-inch Air-Powered Hockey Table - $29.86
- 14' Trampoline with Enclosure and Bonus Flash Light Zone - $159
10 p.m. on November 22:
- Vizio 60-inch 720p LED Smart TV with built in Wi-Fi - $688
- Samsung 43-inch 720p 600Hz Class Plasma HDTV - $378
- HP 15.6-inches Laptop with 4GB and 320GB hard drive - $279
- Nikon D3000 Digital Camera with Lens Kit - $449
- Samsung Smart ST195 Digital Camera - $99
- Beats by Dr. Dre Headphones - $179.95
- Nook Color 8GB Tablet - $99
- Virgin Mobile 3G/4G Hotspot - $39.88
5 a.m. on Nov. 23: Caffeine Not Needed - Great Savings on Gifts from Jewelry to Tires
- Sharp 70-inch 1080p 120Hz HDTV - $1,798
- Acer 13.3-inches Ultrabook with 4GB and 320GB solid state drive - $499
- $100 Walmart gift card with the purchase of select smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S III, Droid RAZR M by Motorola and HTC One X.
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