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Walmart announces sales event to rival Amazon’s Prime Day

The event will take place in mid-October

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Walmart has announced that it plans to offer its own online deals in October, the same month Amazon is holding its Prime Day sales event. 

The retailer announced on Monday that it will hold a “Big Save” online sales event Oct. 11-15. During those days, Walmart says it will offer “Black Friday-like savings.” Price cuts will be applied to thousands of items in categories including electronics, toys, beauty items, and more. 

Walmart said some orders over $35 will be eligible for free two-day shipping, and others may be eligible for free next-day delivery or in-store pickup. 

Amazon confirmed on Sunday that it’s annual Prime Day event will take place on Oct. 13-14. The event is normally held in July, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced Amazon to postpone this year’s event.  

Walmart’s rival sales event will kick off Sunday, October 11, at 7 p.m. EST and end Thursday October 15. Some of the deals the company says it will offer include: 

  • JVC 55" 4K HDR Roku Smart LED TV – $248 (was $399, $151 savings)

  • Super Mario Party video game for Nintendo Switch – $39.99 (was $59.88, $19.89 savings)

  • Roku Ultra LT Streaming Media Player – $69 (was $79, $10 savings) 

  • Pioneer Woman 6 Quart Instant Pot – $49 (was $99, $50 savings)

  • Tzumi Ion Robotic Vacuum – $99 (was $179.88, $79.89 savings) 

  • Best Choice Products 250-Piece Kids STEM 3D Magnetic Building Blocks Play Set (Marketplace Item) - $64.99 (was $114.99, $50 savings)

  • Hunter Women's Original Tall Rain Boots (Marketplace Item) – $59.99 (was $79.99, $20 savings)

  • Scoop Women’s Printed Maxi Shirt Dress – $39.99 (was $59, $19.01 savings) 

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