We’re already in Black Friday 2023, with deals in full swing at Walmart. In fact, some of the best early Black Friday deals have already sold out. So if you’re looking to get a headstart on your Walmart Black Friday shopping, now is the time, ahead of the official full sale going live on November 22. And if you’re not bound to Walmart, Amazon Black Friday and Best Buy Black Friday deals are already live, with Best Buy going all-out with the full Black Friday 2023 sale.
Some of the best deals from Walmart’s sale so far include PS5 and Switch bundles and a nice Black Friday Apple Watch deal on the Apple Watch 9, as well as one of the best Black Friday 4K OLED TV deals we’ve ever seen. You can check out more top deals below.
Best Walmart Black Friday Deals Live Today
Walmart Black Friday TV Deals
One of Walmart’s early Black Friday doorbuster deals is this 50-inch 4K smart TV that’s on sale for just $148. You’re probably not going to get a super high-quality picture out of this thing compared to TVs 10 times its price, but that’s not what this is for. This would be a great set for someone on a tight budget, or a good second or third TV to put in a guest room for less frequent use. There’s also a super affordable 75-inch TV from Hisense with the same caveats. If you want size over quality, it’s a great buy and one of the best Black Friday TV deals around.
Walmart Black Friday Video Game Deals
Walmart Black Friday PS5 Console Bundles for $499
These bundles would typically go for $569, but Walmart has them on sale for $499 for its Black Friday deals. That’s the price of the PS5 alone, so it’s essentially like you’re getting Spider-Man 2 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 for free. Check out our Spider-Man 2 review and our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 review to see what our critics thought of the games.
PS5 DualSense Controller for $49
These things normally go for between $69 and $74, so you’re saving at least $20 if you pick one up now. The early Black Friday pricing is in effect at Walmart on all colors, so go wild with it. For more discounts, check out our list of the best PlayStation Black Friday deals available now.
Walmart Black Friday Nintendo Switch Bundle Deals
This is a brand-new bundle with new Joy-Con stylings modeled after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It comes with the Switch OLED console, a digital copy of the game, and three months of Nintendo Switch Online. This is absolutely the hot Switch model for this year, and there’s a very good chance it will sell out.
Walmart also has the standard Switch Black Friday bundle, which includes a digital copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and three months of Nintendo Switch Online. This is the same deal Nintendo has offered for the past few years. But if you don’t care about a vibrant OLED screen for handheld mode, it’s a solid deal.
Walmart Black Friday Xbox Series X and Series S Deals
These are some wildly good deals for anyone in the market for a new Xbox. You can get a Series X for as low as $439 — and it includes a digital copy of Diablo IV. That same bundle is available with either Modern Warfare 3 or Madden NFL 24, all for way cheaper than buying the items separately. As for the Series S, you can get one for as low as $249.
Walmart Black Friday Xbox Controller Deals
Xbox wireless controllers typically cost in the $65 range, but right now you can get a wide assortment of colors, including special editions, on sale for $49 each. Perfect for adding player two (or three or four).
Walmart Black Friday Tech Deals
Apple Watch Series 9 just came out a couple months ago. It’s already on sale for $50 off. That goes for both the 41mm and the 45mm sizes. That’s a great deal on a super speedy smartwatch that has all the fitness tracking you could want, plus tons more features, including the newly introduced double tap. For more similar deals, check out our Apple Black Friday deals hub.
Walmart Black Friday Toy Deals
Pretty much everyone with kids or nieces or nephews could use a toy or two this holiday season. Why not get one on sale? These are pretty great prices, so have at it.
Walmart Black Friday Home and Kitchen Deals
Anyone looking to stock up on home and kitchen essentials has plenty of options on discount. You can pick up an air fryer for just $35, or take advantage of great deals on everything from bath towels to blenders.
Walmart Black Friday Fitness and E-Transportation Deals
Walmart Black Friday Adjustable Dumbbell Deal
Here’s a killer deal on an adjustable dumbbell. This clever design lets you select between 5 and 52.5 lbs. to hone your muscles how you see fit. It’s on sale now for half off.
Walmart Black Friday E-Bike and E-Scooter Deals
The electronic transportation category has taken off in a huge way in recent years, so it’s no surprise you can find early Black Friday deals on electronic bikes and scooters. There are some great deals on offer here, so pick one up if you want to add a bit of e-assistance to your exercise and transportation needs.
When Does Walmart’s Black Friday 2023 Sale Start?
Black Friday falls on November 24, 2023 this year, but Walmart has announced it’s kicking off some of its deals well before that day. That being said, while there are lots of upcoming deals, a huge selection of Walmart Black Friday Deals are already live. Walmart is running two Black Friday sale events, and Walmart+ members get three-hour early access to both.
- Event 1 – Deals began online Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. ET and continued in stores Friday, Nov. 10 (Walmart+ Early Access runs 12 p.m. ET – 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 8.)
- Event 2 – Deals begin online Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. ET and continue in stores Friday, Nov. 24 (Walmart+ Early Access runs 12 p.m. ET – 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 22.)
Walmart has even published a page with specifics on what kinds of early deals you can expect for the first event. In short, you can expect to find discounts on all categories of items, from air fryers to Ninja Turtle toys. We have more info on the specifics below.
What Is a Walmart+ Membership?
Walmart+ includes early access to Black Friday deals, free shipping with no order minimum, returns from home, free delivery from your closest store, and so much more. It even gets you access to Paramount+, which is a pretty stellar bonus. You can learn more about the Walmart+ membership or sign up at the link here.
What Are Walmart’s Black Friday Hours?
If you’re looking to get in on the holiday shopping action in person, you’ll want to know when Walmart will be open on Black Friday. Last year, Walmart stores opened bright and early on Black Friday at 5am (local time), but were closed on Thanksgiving. We expect similar hours in 2023. Regular store hours throughout the week are listed below, if you’re looking to get your shopping in outside of Black Friday:
- Monday-Sunday: 6am – 11pm
Does Walmart Have a Holiday Extended Return Policy?
Many retailers update their return policies during the holiday shopping season, and Walmart is one such place. According to their website, “Most items purchased in-store or online from October 1, 2023, through December 31, 2023, are returnable until January 31, 2024. Marketplace seller participation varies. See the Return Policy for details.”
Walmart Black Friday Final Deal Predictions
TVs – One thing is certain: Black Friday is the best time to buy a TV. You can find good discounts at other times of the year, but you’ll always find great deals on top TVs during Black Friday. Whether you’re looking for a TV from LG, Samsung, Sony, Vizio, or more, you’ll likely find a good deal at Walmart.
Apple Products – Black Friday is a great time to pick up Apple products, because Walmart reliably offers discounts on various Apple Watch models and iPad models. MacBooks, older iPhones, and also Apple accessories like AirPods will almost certainly get a discount. Last year, Walmart offered a $300 gift card with purchase of the then-new iPhone 14. I wouldn’t be surprised if the retailer offered a similar deal on this year’s iPhone 15 and maybe even offered a discount on the Apple Watch Series 9. See our guide to Apple Black Friday sales for more info about these deals.
Gaming PCs and Laptops – Black Friday is absolutely one of the best times to buy a laptop. Walmart typically runs big discounts on gaming laptops and budget gaming PCs from brands like Acer, Ibuypower, Asus, and more. There are already early Black Friday gaming PC deals going on from other retailers, and Walmart will have more of these to offer on November 22. They usually have some pretty good Black Friday gaming laptop deals as well.
Video Games – Last year, Walmart had some great video game hardware deals, including Xbox Series S for $240 and Meta Quest 2 with two games for $349. you want to pick up any games you’ve missed, whether they came out this year or in previous years, you will find tons of video game deals during Black Friday. Even some of the biggest brand-new AAA games are likely to get some kind of discount during Black Friday. Just be sure to buy what you want when you see it on sale, because stock sells out. Even some Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals can go fast.
Blu-rays and DVDs – You can always count on big sales on 4K UHD Blu-rays and DVDs during Black Friday. Even if these movies and TV shows won’t be on the shelf next year, you can count on deals this year.
Headphones and Earbuds – There are almost always deals on AirPods, Sony, Beats, and Samsung headphones at Walmart for Black Friday. There are likely to also be some phone bundles that throw in branded earbuds for free with your purchase, so you’ll want to keep an eye out for those as well. See our guide to Black Friday headphone deals for more info.
Walmart Black Friday Shopping Tips
While Black Friday is generally the best time to get big discounts on many categories of items, there are definitely some Black Friday shopping tips to keep in mind while shopping:
- Set a Budget – Whether you’re buying for yourself or for the people on your gift list, you don’t want to go overboard, no matter how good the deals are. Set a budget before the sales kick off, and stick to it.
- Create a Shopping List – It’s easy to go nuts buying things when you see a bunch of great deals. But the smart move is go into Black Friday with a shopping list. That way, you can buy what you need, without being sidetracked along the way by shiny deals you don’t actually need.
- Research Before You Buy – For many categories, like TVs and gaming PCs, for instance, you have tons of options. To help whittle down your options to the one you really want, you should do your research before you buy. Another question you might have is whether a Black Friday deal is actually a good price compared to normal. One of my favorite tools in this regard is Camelcamelcamel, which shows historical Amazon pricing, so you can see how often it goes on sale, and for what price.
- Compare Prices – It’s happened to me more than once — I’ll see an item on my list for 30% off, and I’ll pick it up. Then I’ll hop over to another retailer and see it marked down 50%. For most deals, you should compare prices at various retailers before buying. The Amazon Black Friday sale and Best Buy Black Friday sale are especially worth looking at for price comparisons.
- Be Wary of Search Results – Search platforms, such as Google, have a tendency to be flooded with sponsored links in the results. Be careful to avoid clicking on a sponsored ad if you’re looking for reviews or searching for specific products by price.
Is There a Walmart Near Me?
Without knowing who you are or where you live, it’s a pretty safe bet that yes, there is in fact a Walmart near you. Maybe you’re visiting relatives for the holidays, or you just moved into a new town. Or maybe you’ve never been to your local Walmart but the siren song of savings is too strong. If you’re asking if there’s a Walmart near you, just use the Walmart store locator and be shocked by just how many there are near you that you might not have even known about. This is a great tool for deal hunting, too. If there’s a Black Friday deal in-store at Walmart and the first one you visit is sold out, you can quickly pivot to another location.
Hannah Hoolihan is a freelance writer who works with the Guides and Commerce teams here at IGN.