Published: Sun, November 20, 2016
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Walmart Black Friday 2016 Map Release Details

The most often asked question regarding Black Friday deals is, "Can I buy the item today and get a Black Friday price match for the deal later?" Obviously, there are some more minor differences, but this is what you need to know to get ready for either of them.

It sound sounds like a great plan. There are a lot of catches to this, but you may be able to use your credit card for help.

The best deals, both online and in-store, will be on Thanksgiving.

When shopping in-store, you can touch, test and try products before you buy. If you intend to purchase some games, Walmart is planning to offer games starting at $8. Nothing insane, but there is more deal hiding in the Black Friday ad.

Moreover, as part of Walmart's Pre-Black Friday 2016 deals sales, the retailer just topped other chains in the early Walmart Black Friday 2016 sales. But, that's exactly what retailers are hoping you'll do. After being last year's holiday hit, schools and colleges banished them.

"In response to significant, ongoing customer interest in shopping on Thanksgiving, both at Macy's and at many other retailers, we will be opening our full-line department stores at 5pm on Thanksgiving Day."

This year things have improved a bit as the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad has the iPhone 5s for $99 through Straight Talk while the 32GB iPad mini 2 rears its head again at $199.

Brent Shelton, from Bfads, says the best ads so far appears to be Target, Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Sam's Club, and Kohl's. DealNews Black Friday keeps track of specials throughout the holiday season.

Target Black Friday price match policies don't break from the rest of the top retailers.

Wal-Mart and Target will again start their sales at their stores at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, the same as previous year. For 2016, they will open at 5 p.m., which has already brought them significant backlash. "The Guarantee will also not apply to Eligible TVs purchased as part of a Limited Time Promotion by Amazon".

Another feature this year is the holiday deals on Target's digital savings app, Cartwheel, where a shopper would get 50 percent off on one toy per day between November 1 and December 24.

Some credit cards offer price protection up to a certain amount.

Because some store inventory would've likely been sold on Black Friday, Akers adds, you may have less product inventory to choose from.

The in-store event featuring "doorbuster" deals like $230 off a $628 Samsung 50-inch Smart 4KTV will kick off at 6 p.m. that day, which is in line with what the company did past year.

Please make sure to check you local stores hours because the hours do vary by location.

And Wal-Mart is making its Black Friday circular available starting this Thursday through its app.

Update: The deals at Target have expired but Walmart has now joined in the fray by price matching. You might want to check on the turkey while you do that. This press release acts as an ad because it lists most of their major doorbusters.

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