Walmart prepares for last shopping push of the holiday season

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Thousands of items are discounted for consumers looking for last-minute gifts

With the holidays nearly a week away, some of the biggest retailers – like Amazon and Target – are gearing up for the final push of holiday shopping. 

Now, Walmart is announcing its plans to ensure shoppers are ready to wrap their gifts and put the finishing touches on their holiday plans. The company has launched a last-minute gift sale, announced shipping and pickup order deadlines, and shared its diverse gift card options. 

Check everyone off your gift list

Walmart has dedicated a section of its website to Last Minute Gifts. Here, shoppers can search through thousands of discounted items and see which items are specially priced for the holidays, which are best sellers, and which have rollback pricing. 

Some of the last-minute deals include: 

  • Ionvac SmartClean 2000 Robovac: $79 (originally $179.88) 

  • HART 215-piece Mechanics Tool Set: $98 (originally $159)

  • Nespresso Vertuo Plus Coffee and Espresso Maker: $127 (originally $159) 

  • Onn. 55’  Class 4K UHD Roku Smart TV: $268 (originally $379) 

  • AncestryDNA Genetic Test: $59 (originally $99) 

  • Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen: $49.98 (originally $99.98)

  • Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller: $44 (originally $64.99)

  • Graco 4Ever DLX 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat: $230.99 (originally $329.77) 

  • Cate & Chloe Ariel 18K Rose Gold Halo CZ Stud Earrings: $19.99 (originally $150) 

  • Barbie 6-Doll Sports Career Collection, Related Clothes & Accessories: $25 (originally $35.67) 

For those on your gift list who may be harder to shop for, Walmart also offers a number of gift card options. These include Walmart-specific gift cards, as well as gift cards to local and national restaurants like Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, and Dairy Queen, other stores like Apple or Disney, Visa or MasterCard gift cards, gift cards to streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, or experience gift cards, like movie theaters or airlines. 

While a gift card makes it easy for shoppers and offers flexibility to the recipient, Walmart also offers electronic gift cards. Customers can purchase them online and have them emailed directly to the recipient’s inbox, giving them even more freedom to spend their gift how – and when – they want. 

Delivery and Pickup Deadlines

In addition to last-minute gifts, Walmart has also announced its deadlines for receiving deliveries and pick-up orders in time for the holidays. 

To get your items by Christmas Day, orders must be placed with two-day shipping no later than 2:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, December 21. Walmart also offers express delivery in two hours or less, and those orders must be placed by 4:00 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve. 

Lastly, consumers can place orders online and do curbside pick-up at their local Walmart store. Shoppers who opt for this choice must choose a time slot for pick-up by 4:00 p.m. local time on Christmas Eve. 

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