Welcome to BlackFriday2011.com’s coverage of the Walmart Black Friday Preview!

2011 Walmart Black Friday PreviewThe big reveal is set for 11:01pm Central. We’ll be listing items and prices in real time as they’re released, so keep refreshing your browser to get the latest list. In the meantime, you’re invited to join us on Twitter tonight from 9:30pm-11:30pm to talk about the Walmart Black Friday Preview and for a chance to win one of five $50 Walmart gift cards!

9:00pm - We’re seeing conflicting reports on whether this is a preview or the full ad. Walmart’s Facebook wall says “Tell your friends the Black Friday ad is almost here. Check back at 12:01am EST and be one of the first to see the incredible values!” That would seem to imply the full ad is to be released. On the other hand, the email we received very clearly states that the “Preview starts Thursday, Nov. 10 at 12:01 a.m. EST”. Either way, as soon as it’s released, we’ll be on it!

9:11pm - Walmart confirmed in comments on their Facebook announcement that it will be the full ad, NOT a preview! We’ll do our best to hit the highlights here on the blog.

10:02pm – Just under an hour to go, and the Twitter party is rockin’!

11:05pm – Let it begin! These are from an advance list from Walmart’s Media Relations team, leaked to us just a few minutes ago. Waiting to post this has been TORTURE! Keep in mind, this is just a preview – NOT an exhaustive list of all Black Friday deals. We’ll be diving into the ad next. More to come!

For Thanksgiving Day:

46” HDTVs for under $400
Electric Ride-Ons for children, priced under $40
Choice of four select Blu-ray™ discs for only $20

Beginning 10pm on Thanksgiving:

Select DVDs – starting at $1.96
6V or 12V Ride-Ons (e.g., Jeep Wrangler, X Games ATV or Barbie Jeep) – $99 each
Barbie, Disney Princess or Bratz branded Fashion Dolls – $5 each
8ft Inflatable Santa or Snowman – $20
Paula Deen®  20-Piece Cookware Set – $86.44
Black & Decker Blender, Coffeemaker or Electric Griddle – $9.44 each
Men’s Wrangler, Ladies Rider or Junior LEI Jeans – $9.97 each
Kids Character Sleepwear Sets – $4.47
Rival Mini Chopper or 2-Slice Waffle Maker – $2.84 each

Midnight Electronics Sale:

Emerson®  32″ LCD TV (31.5″ diagonal screen size) – $188
LG Blu-ray™ Player – $49
Kodak C1450 14 MP Camera – $49
Sansui 19″ TV (18.5″ diagonal screen size) – $98
HP® DJ-1051 All-in-One Printer – $19
HP®  15” AMD Dual-Core Laptop – $248
Philips® Wi-Fi Blu-ray™ Home Theatre – $178
Magellan 4.7″ GPS – $69
8GB iPod Touch – $195
Samsung 51″ Plasma TV (50.7″ diagonal screen size) – $498

After 8am on Black Friday:

Goodyear Tires starting at $59
Vizio®  42″ 3D LED Wi-Fi HDTV (42.0″ diagonal screen size 1080p) – $598
Buy any smartphone*** with a contract and get a $100 Walmart gift card
Disney®  The Lion King™, Cars 2™, or Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides™ DVDs – $12.96 each

 11:18pm – Walmart released this as a flash file, and we’re busy converting it into something we can post. Very soon! 29 pages of Black Friday goodness.

11:26pm - The scans are still in the works. In the meantime, here are some of our favorite deals:

Emerson LCD TV 40″ class 1080p 60Hz for $248
Samsung Plasma TV 51″ class 720p 600Hz for $498
Amazon Kindle for $79
Canon EOS Rebel 12.2mp DSLR with 18-55mm lens for $479
15.6″ Compaq Presario AMD Dual-Core Laptop 2GB Memory 250GB Harddrive for $198
HP All-in-One Printer $19
Xbox 360 4GB Console with Gears of War 3, 3-months of Xbox Live, and $50 Walmart Gift Card for $199
Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect and $50 Walmart Gift Card for $199.96
DVDs starting at $1.98
Bicycles from $29 to $99
Board games starting at $3.88
Bratz Dolls, Barbie Princess Doll, Barbie Shopper Doll, and Disney Princess Fashion Dolls for $5 each
Hot Wheelz Criss Cross Crash Track Set for $20
Paper Jamz Guitar for $7
Step-2 Lifestyle Kitchen for $50
Microfiber Sheet Set for $6.88
Emerson 19″ LCD HDTV for $98
Sony 32″ Sound Bar for $98
Jeep 6-piece Luggage Set for $29.99
Bissell 3-in-1 Vac for $8.54
2-Slice Waffle Maker for $2.84
Girls’ and Boys’ Character Hoodies for $4.97
Brother Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine for $49.97
55″ Vizio Connected LCD HDTV for $998
Goodyear Tires starting from $59 each
Buy any smartphone with contract and receive a $100 Walmart Gift Card

*Note: We noticed when looking at the “View Pages” option of the ad vs. the “Categories” option on their website- the items and pricing are completely different. The “View Pages” option shows the Black Friday prices.

12:34am - The ad scans are being uploaded as I type this and will be live on the Walmart Black Friday Ad page shortly. It’s been such an exciting night! Thanks to everyone who turned out for the Twitter party and to all of our commenters here!

 
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About Rebecca Lehmann

When not scouring the web for Black Friday ads, Rebecca helps the team keep an eye on Black Friday news and trends.