Walmart is likely releasing their highly anticipated Black Friday 2013 ad on Thursday November 14. Walmart is likely pursuing the same early digital release strategy as last year.
At this time last year, the Walmart Black Friday ad was already officially released. Black Friday 2013 is this year though very late - on November 29. This is why the Walmart Black Friday 2013 ad is not here yet. Most Black Friday shoppers eagerly await the Walmart Black Friday 2013 ad. Walmart has set a new trend to release their Black Friday flyer way in advance of the actual Black Friday. Last year Walmart released their Black Friday 2012 ad on November 8. This was 14 days before the actual Black Friday. Walmart preempts with this early release any uncontrolled leaks. Most Black Friday ad leaks happen during printing.
By releasing the Black Friday 2013 ad electronically in full ahead of the print distribution Walmart keeps in control. On top of that their Black Friday ad gets a ton of exposure during the two weeks ahead of the Black Friday sales event. I am pretty sure Walmart was pleased with last year's release process and will implement that again this year for the Walmart Black Friday 2013 ad. This means the 2013 Walmart Black Friday ad will be released on Thursday November 14.
We will of course report about the ad as soon as it is available and will analyze it again in great detail to identify the best deals. See the Top 10 Walmart Black Friday deals from last year as reference what to expect this year.
Black Friday is very late this year falling on November 29th, 2013. Last year, Black Friday was on November 23rd. This year retailers have four full weeks to bombard you with special Black Friday 2013 sales until the culmination of the actual Black Friday 2013 and the encore on Cyber Monday 2013 (December 2nd). As last year, the Black Friday sales are already starting on Thanksgiving Day.