Retailer Officially Unveils Black Friday Specials and
Walmart.com Introduces Unbelievable Thanksgiving Day Online Specials
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 24, 2008 – Continuing its commitment to bring the best prices to customers through Operation Main Street, Walmart today posts online at Walmart.com (www.walmart.com) its entire Black Friday advertising circular with incredible savings on hundreds of items to help its customers cut the cost of Christmas. In addition, Walmart.com today announces it will offer online specials on Thanksgiving Day.
In addition to its Black Friday specials, Walmart is guaranteeing customers the best prices with its Ad Match program, whereby its stores will match the price of any local competitor's printed ad for an identical product.
“Walmart is dedicated to being a low price advocate for our customers throughout the entire year, and our Black Friday specials are no exception,” said John Fleming, chief merchandising officer for Walmart. “Our associates will be working hard all week to make sure our stores are ready to welcome shoppers seeking our unbeatable Black Friday prices.”
Three Days of Black Friday, Starting …
- Online Thursday: On Thanksgiving Day, customers can visit Walmart.com (www.walmart.com) to find online specials on many of the season’s hottest items in electronics, toys and video games, with free shipping through its Site to Store program. While on the site Thursday, shoppers also can see Walmart’s Black Friday specials available in stores the next day.
A few examples of the dozens of online only specials available Thanksgiving Day on Walmart.com include a Motorola Bluetooth Headset for less than $20 and the Playhut High School Musical Star Stage for $30.
- In Stores Friday Morning: The biggest savings begin 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Nov. 28. Walmart customers will find Black Friday only products, as advertised, across the store from $4 and $8 jeans, jackets and sleepwear to a Magnovox Blu-ray disc player at $128. The full list of savings that stretch across the store is available at Walmart.com (www.walmart.com).
- 2-Day Friday and Saturday Savings: Walmart’s Black Friday circular also includes incredible savings storewide that begin Friday and are available through Saturday.
“With our in store and online specials, we’re providing our customers the opportunity for a few Black Friday moments," said Fleming. "And throughout the weekend, our customers can count on us to continue to deliver amazing every day prices, whether shopping for Christmas gifts or checking off the weekly grocery list.”
Walmart’s Black Friday circular can be found in its entirety at www.walmart.com.
About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
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