Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, and shoppers continue to break sales records every year. This year, Black Friday falls on November 23 – but you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to start scoring deep discounts.
Every retailer is trying to grab your attention with incredible deals on Black Friday, but some of the best discounts are available at Walmart. Here are our expectations for this year’s Black Friday sales and deals at Walmart.
Last Year’s Best Black Friday Tech Deals
If you want to know what to expect for Black Friday this year, you’ll want to look back to the deals Walmart offered in 2017. Each year, Walmart keeps its sales consistent, offering the biggest bonuses and markdowns on the hottest, most sought after products of the year.
Last year, Walmart released a host of incredible discounts – and those specials were unveiled as early as November 9th. Some of the top deals shoppers scored included:
- iPhone + Gift Card Offers: Customers who purchased an Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8, or iPhone 8 Plus received as $300 Walmart gift card.
- Samsung Galaxy + Gift Card Offers: The popular Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S8 Plus came with a $300 Walmart gift card.
- PlayStation Bundle Discount: Buy a PlayStation 4 bundled with GranTurismo Sport and a virtual reality set for $100 off.
- Nintendo Discount: The popular Nintendo Switch console with two controllers and a carrying case was priced at $299.
- Xbox One X Discount: The Microsoft Xbox One X console with 1 terabyte of storage space was priced at $499.
- Smart LED TV Discount: A Sharp 55” 4K Smart LED TV was discounted down to just $298.
Shoppers went wild for these steals – and this year, you can expect Walmart to offer equally great deals for Black Friday.
What to Expect from Walmart for Black Friday 2018
It’s easy to predict what kinds of deals you can expect to see at Walmart for Black Friday 2018. Each year, Walmart tends to offer similar discounts and bundled packages on new smartphones, TVs, video games and consoles, and so many more tech products.
Before Walmart releases its 2018 ad in early November, here’s what we’re expecting to see on the list of deals:
Smartphone and Gift Card Offers
New iterations of both the iPhone and the Galaxy have been released, along with plenty of other popular smartphones from LG, Huawei, and more. One of the biggest draws Walmart offers year after year is a special on the most sought after smartphones – and for 2018, we can expect to see gift card offers equal to or better than last year’s deals. Expect to see the newest smartphones, from the iPhone XS and XS Max to the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, offered with a gift card of $300 to $350.
Deeper Discounts on Video Game Consoles
Didn’t grab a new video game console from your favorite brand last year? Good thing you waited, because we’re expecting to see deeper discounts and bigger price cuts on the very same consoles for 2018. Because 2018 was a quiet year for video game companies, no new consoles were released. So, anticipate a few additional hundreds of dollars off on the top consoles. You’ll likely see the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One X marked down another $100 to under $400 each. And new bundles with the latest game releases can also be expected at discounted prices.
TVs for Under $250
TVs are getting smarter every year, but they’re also becoming more affordable as more and more people upgrade their screens. Last year, Walmart priced some of its biggest TV steals at just around $300. But, with great discounts throughout 2018, you can expect lower TV prices this year on Black Friday. Anticipate smart 4K TVs around 55 to 60 inches in size priced between $200 and $250 to be the best deals of the day – and they’re sure to sell fast, as affordable TVs are one of the biggest draws Walmart offers on Black Friday.
These are just a few of the deals Walmart can be expected to offer on Black Friday 2018. Remember, Walmart loves to offer deals in the same categories and on the year’s biggest products – so if there’s something you’ve been longing for all year, there’s a good chance Walmart will slash its price on Black Friday.
If you’re looking to buy any of these items, or other big-ticket purchases like laptops, appliances, or smart devices, plan ahead to visit Walmart in person or online this Black Friday. Deals like the ones mentioned are going to be some of the best prices of the holiday shopping season, and you won’t want to miss out.