While Thanksgiving might seem like it's still eons away, we're already starting to prepare for the big day-after event, Black Friday. The November sale is the perfect time to find fantastic deals on electronics, home items, kitchen appliances, and toys and discounts on the hottest Christmas wishlist items. Walmart is one of the top retailers that participate in the holiday sale with some of the best online and in-store bargains.
To help you prepare for weekend-long sale, we've listed the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals of last year and what we can expect for this year's sale. We'll also tell you everything you need to know, such as when the sale begins, how to get the best deals and the differences between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Make sure to bookmark this page as we'll be updating it regularly with any Black Friday news updates from Walmart. We'll also be adding new deals as we get closer to the holiday sale, so you don't miss out on any pre-Black Friday discounts.
When does Walmart's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale start?
Black Friday takes place this year on November 29, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving. While that is the official date of the shopping holiday, many retailers like Walmart will have deals leading up to the Friday event with several discounts starting the night before.
Cyber Monday is the digital sale that's on the Monday after Thanksgiving, this year falling on December 2. Just like Black Friday, in recent years the Cyber sale has begun the night before with several deals dropping on Sunday night.
The best Walmart Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from last year
Walmart's top Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals included massive savings on 4K TVs, gaming consoles, Google Home devices, and best-selling home appliances. We've listed the sale prices from last year below, but keep in mind, the prices have regularly dropped even lower since then, so you can expect record low discounts for this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale event.
Google Home Mini
$49 $25 at Walmart
Walmart slashed the price of the popular Google Home Mini down to just $25 on Black Friday 2018. The compact smart speaker works with the Google Assistant and would make the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your Christmas wish list.
$159 $154 at Walmart
The latest model Apple AirPods are currently on sale at Walmart for $144.95, which is a slightly more significant discount than what we saw on Cyber Monday. We expect to see a record-low discount during this year's Black Friday event.
Nest Learning Thermostat
$249 $179 at Walmart
Discounts on the Nest Learning Thermostat are rare, and that's why this Cyber Monday deal was a hot ticket item. We hope to see the same deal at this year's sale as well as discounts on other Google Nest devices.
$199 $169 at Walmart
The newly released Fitbit Versa was a best seller during Cyber Monday 2018, and Walmart had the smartwatch on sale for $169. The Versa currently has the same discount, so this year we might see the activity tracker priced below $150.
Nintendo Switch Console + $35 Nintendo eShop gift card $299 at Walmart
The Black Friday price for the Nintendo Switch console was the same as you'd find at most retailers, but Walmart sweetened the deal with a $35 eShop gift card - that's basically a free game of your choice.
TCL 65-inch 4K HDR Roku Smart LED TV
$999.99 $498 at Walmart
Big-screen TVs from Walmart are always a popular category during Black Friday, and this TCL 65-inch TV received a massive 50% discount. We should see similar deals for this year's sale, and fresh discounts on newer model 4K TVs.
How to get the best Walmart Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals
Finding deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday isn't hard, it's finding the best items on sale that can be a difficult task. But that's why we're here to help! We'll be scouring Walmart's site to find the hottest deals so you can snag the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday prices. We'll also let you know if there's been a lower price for the item in the past, and if you can find a better deal at a different retailer.
Walmart also releases a Black Friday and Cyber Monday ad scan in advance that outlines the very best deals. The flier highlights the top tech products and items the retailer predicts will be the hottest discounts of the 2019 holiday season. This typically includes popular Christmas gift ideas like kitchen appliances, toys, smartwatches, and more.
Between tracking Walmart's site and outing the Black Friday ads, we've got you covered when it comes to discovering the best-filtered deals until Cyber Monday and beyond.
Walmart Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday
Black Friday traditionally has been an in-store sale event with doorbuster deals on best-selling tech, toys, and kitchen appliances. In recent years the sale has expanded to online sales with discounts that start on Thanksgiving day.
Cyber Monday is a relatively new shopping holiday that's surpassed Black Friday in recent years. Cyber Monday has become so popular because all sales are online, so customers can avoid the early wake-up call at crowded stores and shop from the comfort of their home.
Besides the dates, Black Friday and Cyber Monday also differ in what kind of discounts you can find. Black Friday is typically reserved for record-low prices on specific items like TVs, gaming consoles and this year's hottest toys. While Cyber Monday also includes discounts on popular tech products, you can also find excellent deals on home items like coffee makers, pressure cookers and vacuums. Both sales event will have doorbuster deals, and you can always check out Walmart's ad scan to decide which sale items are most important to you.
If you're interested in other retailers you can see our guide to the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 deals: when are they and what to expect.
You can also see our guide to the Best Buy Black Friday deals: what to expect in 2019. We've got you covered for the Amazon Black Friday deals too.