The Walmart Black Friday ad is the most anticipated of all Black Friday advertisements.
The Walmart Black Friday Ad is the "bible" for Black Friday shoppers. Walmart's Black Friday ad has over the years built up an insane hype around it. There have been years the Walmart Black Friday deals have been leaked on CNN. Walmart has in recent years found ways to completely control the release of their Black Friday circular. There are no more leaked Walmart Black Friday ads. Walmart knows how powerful the ad is for driving traffic and engagement on the web and in social media.
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Update: The Walmart Black Friday 2016 Ad has been released on November 10.
In 2015, Walmart almost leaked the ad itself. A tweet on the @walmart Twitter account has announced by mistake the availability of the Walmart Black Friday ad. The Walmart Black Friday ad 2015 came a day later, first released inside the Walmart app. In the past two years, Walmart released the Black Friday ad on November 12.
November 12 falls this year on a Saturday, making the date questionable for the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad release. We expect Walmart to publish the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad on Friday, November 11.
Walmart wants to give shoppers enough time to get familiar with the Black Friday deals Walmart is offering. In the past, Walmart's 1-hour guarantee deals have been the biggest draw into Walmart Stores for Black Friday.
As of November 5, we are sticking with the prediction that Walmart will release the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad on November 11.Walmart's lawyers have already sent out pre-emptive legal letters warning sites to not leak the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad on November 4. This legal threats have already tradition and are a sign that the release of the Walmart Black Friday ad is just days away.
Find below everything we know about the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad and how you make sure to see it first.
Walmart Black Friday 2016 Ad
The Walmart Black Friday 2016 is expected to be released earlier than last year. Look for the ad as early as November 10, but our bets are on Friday, November 11, 2016. The Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad will be released first in the Walmart shopping app. Install the app now, it is essential for shopping the Walmart Black Friday sale. All important information about the Walmart Black Friday 2016 sale are available through the app including the ad and also store plans.
After the initial release of the Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad will be released on walmart.com. In the Thanksgiving week, the Walmart Black Friday 2016 will be inside your newspaper as printed edition. The digital Walmart Black Friday 2016 ad is though what you want to use. The deals featured in the ad are directly linked with the product pages in the store. You get also all available deal details in inside the ad.
Walmart Black Friday 2016 Deals
We do not know which deal Walmart will offer on Black Friday 2016 yet. We can though look back on the Walmart Black Friday 2015 ad. Walmart's last Black Friday ad was 34 pages strong and featured five 1-Hour guarantee deals. The 1-Hour Guarantee deals in 2015 included an iPad Air 2 Gold 16GB Wi-Fi for $399 ($100 savings), Beats Studio Headphones for $169 ($130.95 savings),LG 55” Class Smart 4K UHD TV for $698 ($300 savings), Xbox One 500GB Gears of War Bundle with a $30 Walmart Gift Card for $299 ($50 savings) and 15” HP Touch Laptop for $249 (special buy).
Walmart offered more than 1 million televisions, more than 15 million movies and more than 10 million pajamas in the Walmart Black Friday 2015 event.
The Walmart Black Friday 2015 doorbuster deals included a Roku 32” Class Smart HDTV for $125 (special buy), 40” Class HDTV for $149 (special buy) and Samsung 55” Class Curved Smart 4K UHD TV for $998 ($200 savings). Fitbit Flex Wristband for $59 ($40 savings) and the Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate + Activity Wristband for $119 ($30 savings) have been the wearable Black Friday deals Walmart will offer. DVD movies started at $1.96.
We expect Walmart to feature an HDR 4K TV Black Friday deal as one of the 1-hour guarantee deals. HDR is the hottest trend in TVs this Holiday shopping season.
Walmart Black Friday 2016 Sale
If last year is any indication then Walmart will kick off Black Friday on Thanksgiving Day at 6pm local time in stores. The online Walmart Black Friday 2016 sale will likely again begin at 12:01am PT on Thanksgiving morning. Not all advertised Black Friday deals are available online at walmart.com. The 1-hour guarantee deals are all excluded. Walmart had special online deals that have not been available in stores. The trend has been that more and more deals are available in stores and online.
If the Jet.com acquisition has any impact on the Walmart Black Friday 2016 sale is unclear, but we expect no influence in the short time the deal has closed.