Can’t quite wait for Cyber Monday? Well, starting today, you don’t have to! Walmart’s Early Bird Online Special is live and ready for shoppers who want to get a head start on their online holiday shopping. With 366 listed products, including name brand electronics, toys, and apparel, you can be sure to find some of the hot ticket holiday items on your shopping list for less.
An added benefit of this Early Bird Special is free shipping on absolutely everything! Be sure to hit this sale fast, as some of the bigger mark downs will most likely sell out quickly. These items and prices are only available online, so don’t expect to find the same deals in Walmart stores just yet.Read the rest of this entry >
Each year we wake up earlier and earlier on Black Friday (or stay up later and later on Thanksgiving, depending on how you look at it) to get the best deals on our holiday gifts. This hot trend of being the first store to open, or even being open in the evening on Thanksgiving is causing retailers and law enforcement alike some serious public safety headaches. Earlier we discussed how this tradition of waking up before dawn on Black Friday has changed over the last few years, leading to more and more stories of people being injured in mobs, being threatened and sometimes even purposely harmed by other shoppers. Stores, law enforcement offices, and the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) all are starting to create new rules for Black Friday Crowd Management.
The most recent legislative effort to protect shoppers on Black Friday has been made by the town of Swansea, MA. Swansea officials are proposing a special bylaw that would require any retailer that is open on Black Friday between midnight and 4 A.M. to submit safety plans at least 60 days prior to Black Friday. Retailers would also need to pay for a police detail at least 15 days prior to Black Friday. In addition, a public safety review would be conducted by the police department that would include anticipated customer volume and traffic to determine the appropriate number of police officers on the scene. Swansea Police Chief George Arruda has asked the Board of Selectman to place this proposed bylaw on the schedule for the October 29th town meeting.Read the rest of this entry >
As if the annual reports of riots, tramplings and other bad behavior aren’t enough, Black Friday 2012 may be even uglier than usual at Walmart.
Walmart employees from 28 stores in 12 different cities staged a walkout on Tuesday, rallying against the retail giant with claims of unfair labor practices and retaliation against employees who try to organize. Strike organizers United Food and Commercial Workers Making Change At Walmart (UFCW) and affiliated group OUR Walmart warn that if their demands are not met, a Black Friday strike is imminent.Read the rest of this entry >
Last month Black Friday by Brad’s Deals gave you our predictions for what the top 10 hottest toys of 2012 will be. This week Walmart put out their list of the top 20 toys for this holiday season. So how did our predictions match up with Walmart’s?
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Will you be buying the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD this Black Friday? If so, it won’t be at Walmart! Although, this will be one of the hottest items of the holiday season this year, Walmart announced that they will no longer sell Amazon.com Kindle products, in their stores or online. Last Friday, Walmart PR put out the following written statement :
“Our customers trust us to provide a broad assortment of products at everyday low prices, and we approach every merchandising decision through this lens… This decision is consistent with our overall merchandising strategy.”
Looking for the 2013 Black Friday deals? Check them out here.
Walmart has released their pre-Black Friday deals at Walmart.com! There are a limited number of items, and we already see some that are sold out, so act quickly to take advantage of these prices. They have specials on electronics, home goods, toys, video games and more.Read the rest of this entry >
We’ve posted over 60 Black Friday Ads so far this year! Can you believe it? With all of these ads posted, we thought it would be helpful to put together what we think are the best of the best Black Friday 2011 deals. This list should help you know where you stand in line and what items to make a beeline for when the doors open!
Our top 20 Black Friday deals, with our favorites at the top, are as follows:Read the rest of this entry >
Edit: Looking for something a little more current? Check out the latest Black Friday TV deals.
If you’re looking for Black Friday TV deals, look no further! We’ve taken every TV listed in every ad in our database and have organized it all right here. Offerings run the gamut from a tiny Craig 13″ HDTV all the way up to a mind-boggling 92″ Mitsubishi Electric 3D HDTV. Whatever size TV you’re looking for, it’s a safe bet that someone will have a Black Friday deal for you to consider.Read the rest of this entry >