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Walmart kicks off second round of Black Friday sales

All retailers are urging consumers to shop early this year

Black Friday sale concept with ripped paper
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Walmart’s second round of holiday deals is underway and runs through the weekend, offering discounts on a wide range of holiday gifts. The promotion began Wednesday evening at Walmart.com and continues in stores Friday, ending Nov. 14. It’s part of the retailer’s strategy to encourage consumers to shop early.

Some of the deals include:

Other sale items during the weekend promotion include a Shark Cordless PetPRO with Powerfins for $159, marked down from $279; a GoPro Hero8 Black Bundle for $249; and a Blackstone 22-inch Adventure Ready Griddle for $117.

Walmart announced holiday promotion plans last month, breaking its traditional Black Friday sales into three events running throughout November. The third and final event begins on Black Friday weekend.

Walmart + members will get early access to the holiday deals, free shipping with no order minimum on items shipped by Walmart, free delivery from stores, discounts on prescriptions, and access to mobile Scan and Go to make shopping faster. 

Other retailers

Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and other major retailers have also rolled out holiday shopping deals well before Black Friday. The trend began several years ago but is being encouraged this holiday season because of supply chain constraints, which could create shortages closer to Christmas.

Target is offering daily deals that include a mix of products, including specials on toys, furniture, and apparel. Best Buy is offering a series of holiday deals every Monday.

Amazon is currently offering deals on holiday gift items and plans to keep adding products on a daily basis. Current deals include offers on TV sets and wireless headphones.

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