UPDATED!! Walmart: Pre-Black Friday Sale November 22!

Attention all Walmart shoppers!

Walmart announced that Black Friday starts THIS Friday, November 22, 2013. See All the Fab Deals Here!


You don’t have to go out shopping on Thanksgiving Day or Black Friday, if you don’t want to. Walmart is totally trying to crush the competition this holiday shopping season. Walmart will have around 100 of the hottest Black Friday deals available on this Friday, starting at 8 am.


This pre-Black Friday sale will be in stores and online! Tons of prices will be lowered on Friday to match select Black Friday offers from Target, Toys R’ Us, and Best Buy.

Thanks I Heart the Mart for this AWESOME list! 


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So far it sounds like this pre-Black Friday sale is not be excluded from the Christmas Ad Match that is now in effect. So if you bought an item during the last few weeks that will be on sale this Friday, and you paid more than the sale price, you may be able to get a gift card for the price difference…

walmart christmas ad match

Walmart Christmas Ad Match

If you purchase an item on Walmart.com during November 1 – December 24, and then find a lower price on the identical item in a local brick and mortar competitor, you can email christmasadmatch@walmart.com and receive the difference on a gift card. Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday are excluded.

walmart online christmas ad match

For store purchases during the same time period, you can take your receipt and the current printed ad to Walmart and get a gift card for the difference. Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday are excluded.

walmart store purchase christmas ad match

The everyday ad match policy will still be in effect for Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. Walmart will match any price that is in a printed ad, while the ad is valid.

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“With six fewer days from Thanksgiving to Christmas, the retail environment is more competitive than ever. Every opportunity to get a great deal… matters for our customers. When it comes to price, we’re going to deliver for them.” – Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and marketing officer for Walmart.

See the news article here.

Thanks, Walmart and I Heart the Mart

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  • lisa

    Question for Melanie, you mentioned that you were an online expert well do you know as of yet if they will have there 50″ tvs online at either Walmart or Target?? We would love to get one but am not sure with all of the people going for them in the store. Just curious if you know anything that would be great. thank you for your time Lisa

    • Check out fabulesslyfrugal.com/search! You can search for 50″ or TV, and find the best deal!

    • Toys R Us has the Lalaloopsy hair dolls 24.99 + 25% off coupon in the flyer. I bought mine at target because I had a $5 off target coupon and a $5 off manufacturers coupon for the doll plus used my 5% off. I probably could have saved like $2 more at Toys R Us but I had already left and Target switched the prices on their website this morning which was deceptive!

  • Rachel

    So how do we find out what all the deals at Walmart will be on 11/22?

  • JennyFromthe BLock

    So, if I buy the Skylanders starter pack today (online) at $74.96 and then it drops to 37$ on Friday, I can get a Gift Card for the difference?

  • Michelle R

    Do you have any idea what time the sale will start? I am thinking about the LeapPad 2 for my boys but need to coordinate childcare in the morning 😉

  • Jennifer

    I’m confused on what they will honor on BF. above it says not valid on thanksgiving orBF but then at the bottom it says they will ad match that day. Can you clarify?

    • Melanie

      The Christmas Ad Match and the everyday ad match are a bit different.
      The everyday ad match is valid on BF. The everyday ad match is just being able to match any printed ad price for the item while you’re at the register, like we often do with groceries.
      The Christmas Ad Match is the whole thing above about buying from Walmart during the time frame and if you find a better price during that time or somewhere else, you can get a gift card for the difference.
      Does that help?

  • Bevel

    The Walmart exec really thinks there are six days from Thanksgiving to Christmas? I hope not. I can’t eat that much food in a stretch.

  • Veronica

    Just a note about the nerf rebelle I picked mine up for 10.99 today at Target! There is a Target coupon for nerf rebelle online ($5 off )and it rang up on sale down from 19.99 to 15.99!

  • Tiffany

    Where are the direct links to the “Early” Black Friday Ad? Are they up yet? If not, when will they be available? How do I get to it?

  • Dani

    So are we able to ‘save’ the item in our cart until tomorrow to save on link overload? Or does this not work?

  • Kim

    Haven’t checked for myself but another web site announced this and many many comments left stated that their local Wal-Mart was not participating. Again, I haven’t checked this out, just thought would share, check before you head that way

  • Marina Ruszkowski

    i am looking for a playstation 3 and games. will there be any on sale tomorrow and where plus I am also looking for wii games and xbox 360 games.

  • Danette

    Looking for an Ipod touch 4th generation for my daughter.. I don’t care if 8/16 /32 gb just a good deal.. have you heard of any? thanks

  • Kellie Hornick

    Could have missed it, but what does the red star, black star and no star denote?

  • Nicolie

    Are these prices good online and in the store? I looked on walmart.com and the Disney Infinity Starter Kit for the Wii is not available online.

  • Stephanie

    None of the Treasure Valley Walmarts I’ve called are doing it instore…

  • Tara

    Will walmart march the ipad mini deal from target bf ad..$75 gift card with purchase

  • Shirley

    I heard from.a.couple of friends that work at Walmart that they only have about 10 of the Leap pad2 🙁 I would recommend trying online.

  • Christine

    The Walmart sale in stores started at 8 PM 11/21 for some unknown reason: this was reported at several stores nationwide. Prices were not reflecting sale online. Saw it posted on Facebook and raced over to our 24 hrs store to get the Skylander Swapforce deal. Employees did not even seem to notice that things were ring up at the sales prices: a couple people even posted that their store had the new prices already marked. I used a price scanner in the store to verify that mine were going to ring up correctly prior to purchase. Did not see anything advertised that did not ring up but did not check big items like the TV or everything listed here.

  • Julie

    Does anyone know what time the sale starts online? And what time zone? Thanks!

  • CARI

    Just went to the Caldwell, ID store & all prices were activated already!

    • Melanie

      I have been hearing that many Walmart stores have activated the prices in-store already. But that some stores are actually pulling the products from the shelves for some reason. Maybe so they still have some left for Friday? I’m not sure what that is all about!

  • Breanne

    I was going through the list and online the prices are way higher. Is there something I am missing? Also I can’t find a pre-black friday ad that matches the one you are showing here.

  • patricia

    I was using the UPC code link for the WALMART black friday deals you just posted but it doesn’t give sale prices 🙁

  • Amanda

    I am looking for Leappad 2s. They are still $77 on the website at 8:10 am. Do I buy them at $77 and get a price match? I’m confused. Any help would be much appreciated!!

  • kathy

    Yeah, what timezone will the online prices show the sale price?

    • kathy

      This just isn’t working out for me! I don’t know what I am doing wrong.
      I loaded things into my cart yesterday, now most of what I wanted is out of stock but I am still not seeing the sale prices.

  • Melanie

    Lots of items are on sale, but out of stock already. You can try price matching at Target or Toys R Us for items that are in the ad! But those stores may also be out of stock. Try calling the store first if you can!

  • Terri

    The link for the Leap Pad 2 was incorrect earlier. I kept clicking and waiting for the price to go down, but it never did. It took me to the “power” version with a rechargeable battery. The link is correct now, but the one (without power cords) that was $39.99 is sold out. The link for the Explorer ($29.99) also takes you to the Leap Pad 2 with rechargeable battery.

  • Indyra

    Can’t buy the Leapfrog2 on Walmart.com…anyone know why?!

    • Michelle R

      They’re out of stock online. They have been since before 8 AM Pacific. My daughter stopped by Walmart before classes today and she is able to get them for me at the store. I live near Puyallup, WA if that helps. This has been a frustrating experience. I can’t order online and I don’t want to take the little guys with me to see what Santa is bringing. I ordered 2 Leapsters to get something and now I will cancel that order once my daughter is through the checkout.

      • Michelle R

        Nevermind, they didn’t label the display well and she wasn’t able to get it. I will be going to a store that is not as populated to see if I can get one.

  • Janie Chitester

    Can you refresh me on where and when that great phone deal is, the one which you get the gift card with it, making the phone virtually free, from Walmart?? Thanks, Janie

  • Jessica

    I have a question- does walmart do price matching online and if so how?

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