Walmart "Guarantees" Customers its Best Black Friday Ever

          Walmart "Guarantees" Customers its Best Black Friday Ever

Retailer Unveils Black Friday Circular and Event Times; Guarantees Top
Wishlist Items

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 8, 2012

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Walmart unveils its best Black
Friday assortment and pricing ever offered. Revealed to customers on, its Facebook wall and mobile app, the retailer's Black Friday
circular showcases hundreds of brand name electronics, toys, apparel, sporting
goods and items for the home – backed by Walmart's ad match guarantee –
available during three events starting at 8 p.m. on November 22.

In addition to offering amazing low prices on the season's top gifts, Walmart
is taking the historic step to ensure wishlist items like the Apple iPad^®2
are available for customers during a special one-hour event on Thanksgiving.

"We know it's frustrating for customers to shop on Black Friday and not get
the items they want," said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising and
marketing officer, Walmart U.S. "This year, for the first time ever,
customers that shop during Walmart's one-hour event will be guaranteed to have
three of the most popular items under their tree at a great low price."

One-Hour Guarantee: Due to the large quantity of product already secured,
Walmart guarantees that customers who are inside the store and in the queue
line between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time on November 22 can purchase the
following electronics at special low prices:

  oApple iPad^®2 16GB with Wi-Fi – $399 plus get a $75 Walmart Gift Card
  oEmerson^® 32" 720p LCD TV – $148
  oLG^® Blu-ray™ Player – $38

If any of these items happen to sell out before 11 p.m. local time, Walmart
will offer a Guarantee Card for the item which must be paid for by midnight
and registered online. The product will then be shipped to the store where it
was purchased for the customer to pick up before Christmas.

Three Events – One Destination: This year, Walmart will be kicking off its
in-store specials at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, followed by its big
electronics event at 10 p.m. and a weekend full of savings starting at 5 a.m.
on Friday, November 23.

"No matter our customer's shopping preference – whether it is to stay up late
or shop early – they will find amazing low prices on the broadest assortment
we've ever offered," added Mac Naughton.

A few of the top items available in store, while supplies last, include:

  o8 p.m. on November 22: Gifts for the Entire Family – Toys, Gaming, Home
    and Apparel

       oXbox 360^® 4GB + SkyLanders^™ Bundle – $149
       oWii^™ Console– $89
       oMore than 100 video games priced at $10, $15 or $25 each
       oTop Toys of the Season: Leappad^® 1.0 Learning Tablet ($65) and
         Furby^® ($45)
       oRazor^® Accelerator 12-Volt Electric Scooter – $79
       oFisher Price Power Wheels^® Jeep^® Wrangler 6-Volt Ride Ons (Hot
         Wheels^® and Barbie^®) – $89 each
       oLicensed Boys' and Girls' 2-Piece Sleep Set – $4.50 each
       oMens and Ladies Denim – $9.50 each
       oHome appliances such as a Crock Pot^® 6-Quart Slow Cooker and Mr.
         Coffee^® Programmable 12-Cup Coffee Maker – $9.44 each
       oShark^® Steam Pocket Mop and Ninja^® Pulse Blender – $39 each
       oFashion Dolls such as Barbie^®, Bratz^™ and Disney^® Princess – $5
       oHundreds of DVD and Blu-ray movies such as Brave, The Amazing
         Spiderman, Hunger Game ranging from $1.96 to $9.96 each
       oBetter Homes and Gardens^® 700-Thread Count Sheet Set – $19.96
       o48" Air-Powered Hockey Table – $29.86
       o14' Trampoline with Enclosure and Bonus Flash Light Zone – $159

  o10 p.m. on November 22: The BIG Event – Brand Name Electronics

       oVizio^® 60" 720p LED Smart TV with built in Wi-Fi – $688
       oSamsung^® 43" 720p 600Hz Class Plasma HDTV – $378
       oHP^® 15.6" Laptop with 4GB and 320GB hard drive – $279
       oNikon^® D3000 Digital Camera with Lens Kit – $449
       oSamsung^® Smart ST195 Digital Camera – $99
       oBeats by Dr. Dre^® Headphones – $179.95
       oNook^® Color^™ 8GB Tablet – $99
       oVirgin Mobile^® 3G/4G Hotspot – $39.88

  o5 a.m. on Nov. 23: Caffeine Not Needed – Great Savings on Gifts from
    Jewelry to Tires

       oSharp^® 70" 1080p 120Hz HDTV – $1,798
       oAcer^® 13.3" Ultrabook^™ with 4GB and 320GB solid state drive – $499
       o$100 Walmart gift card with the purchase of select smartphones such
         as the Samsung^® Galaxy S III, Droid RAZR M by Motorola^® and HTC^®
         One X
       oGoodyear Tires ranging from $59 – $99 each
       oForever Bride 1/3 -Carat T.W. Diamond Ring in 10K Gold – $198
       oStanley^® 6-Drawer Rolling Tool Cabinet with 85-Piece Mechanic Tool
         Set – $99
       oSinger^® Sew Mate 5400 60-Stitch Sewing Machine – $99.97
       o5" Pre-Lit Harrison Christmas Tree – $20
       oBetter Homes and Gardens Deluxe Recliner – $199

Their Price Is Our Price: The retailer's long-standing ad match guarantee will
also be in effect on Black Friday. This allows customers to match the price of
any local competitor's printed ad for an identical product right at the cash

Map Your Black Friday Savings: Starting November 19, to help customers prepare
and navigate the big event, a Black Friday local store map will be available
to view and print on and local Walmart Facebook pages. Also, for
the first time, customers can view an interactive local store map on their
mobile phone via the Walmart Mobile App, enabling customers to click on items
to see the price, product description and location in the store.

Black Friday Specials & More Online: Customers can get a jump start on
shopping from the comfort of their homes with a two-day online-only event on starting early on Thanksgiving Day and extending through Black
Friday. shoppers can choose free shipping to home on eligible $45
orders with Home Free or free store pickup with Site To Storeand also use Pay
with Cash. Savings on hundreds of the hottest gifts include:

  oSamsung 50" Class LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV – $698
  oEmatic 7" Tablet Android 4.0 1GHz, 4GB – $49
  oDsi XL Ultimate Bundle – $129
  oRazor A Kick Scooter, Multiple Colors – $25

Newly-introduced this holiday, customers who sign up for email at,
like its Facebook wall or download the Walmart Mobile App, will be among the
FIRST to get early access to special deals and information.In fact, these
customers will receive exclusive, early access to purchase select Black Friday
"store" items directly online at and via the Walmart Mobile App
hours before they are available in stores.

EDITOR'S NOTE: Opening hours may vary due to local laws. Customers can check
with their local stores to confirm event start times. Prices and items may
vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma and Puerto Rico. For more information on
Walmart's new one-hour guarantee please visit: The entire Black Friday circular can be
found at B-roll and still images can be found at

About Walmart

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and
live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through
their mobile devices. Each week, more than 200 million customers and members
visit our 10,300 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce
websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2012 sales of approximately $444
billion, Walmart employs more than 2 million associates worldwide. Walmart
continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and
employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by
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SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

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