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Black Friday Shopping Tips at Walmart + Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Giveaways
November 24, 2011
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Today is Thanksgiving, which means that tomorrow is Black Friday!  That’s right, one of the biggest shopping days of the year!  This holiday season, Walmart released its Black Friday savings earlier than ever before to help moms (and dads) like me and you plan our holiday shopping in advance so we can enjoy our time with friends and family.

I remember when I was a little girl, looking through the Black Friday ads the day before and planning our shopping trip for the next morning.  We’d wake up around 3:00 and head out by 4:00 to arrive in time for the stores opening up at 5:00 a.m. – yawn!  I learned quickly that planning out the items you wanted and the order in which stores were visited was of great importance for a successful Black Friday shopping trip.  I also learned that shopping in pairs or groups was great because you could spread out around the store at the same time, purchasing all the items on your list at once.  Black Friday was not something you just went into blindly – it took planning!

This year, when every penny counts, Walmart will be kicking off its in-store specials even earlier at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.  Everything on your list will be available at great prices during three special Black Friday shopping events:

- 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day (November 24) – Top Toys, Home and Apparel
- Midnight on Black Friday (November 25th) – Electronics!  Electronics!  Electronics!
- 8 a.m. November 25th through the weekend – Gifts for the entire family; electronics and more

WALMART’S BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING TIPS

- Don’t Forget Your Map!  Walmart is also helping shoppers plan their Black Friday in-store shopping strategy by making available store-specific maps on Facebook.  To access the map, shoppers simply need to find their favorite store by clicking on the “My Local Walmart” application on Walmart’s Facebook page.

- Match Any Competitors Ad:  Along with its full plate of Thanksgiving weekend specials Walmart promises to match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product, including matching competitor’s deals for the day after Thanksgiving.

Walmart is inviting you to share your best Black Friday shopping tips in exchange for a chance to win a $25 Walmart gift card!!!

GIVEAWAY

1 LUCKY READER ON THE MOMMY-FILES WILL WIN A $25 WALMART GIFT CARD!!!

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

- Tell me in a comment one of your favorite Black Friday Shopping Tips!!!

EXTRA ENTRIES

- Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter – 1 ENTRY
- Tweet about the giveaway – 1 ENTRY DAILY
- Become a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
- Become a Fan of Walmart on Facebook – 1 ENTRY
- Follow me through Google Connect (new on the right side of the blog) – 1 ENTRY
- Subscribe to my blog – 1 ENTRY
- Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
- Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
- Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES

- Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, December 11th, 2011! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
- Contest open to U.S. residents only.

No compensation was received for this post.  The giveaway was sponsored by Walmart. All opinions expressed on this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gosney is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. With 3 active boys, Shannon loves living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

896 Responses to “Black Friday Shopping Tips at Walmart + Giveaway”

  1. dddiva says:

    FB WM Sherry Conrad

  2. Stephanie says:

    i love the deals and it only happends once a year

  3. loni says:

    Shop online and avoid the BF deals…got everything BF I needed online!

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com

  4. meme says:

    I make a list of everything I want the store that it is in and the time each store opens

  5. carol y l says:

    Rest and don’t stress. Enjoy being able to get out and enjoy it.
    spcale at yahoo dot com.

  6. CaseyDeuce says:

    The only tip I have is not to do it! LOL I tried one year, and it was a ridiculous mess, I won’t go black Friday shopping again!!

  7. Lisa L says:

    I would suggest you read forums for research on the best deals

  8. carol y l says:

    twitter dresdenrain
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  9. Lisa L says:

    I’m a follower on Twitter (MsTylerpants).

  10. Lisa L says:

    I’m a fan on Facebook (Lisa L).

  11. Lisa L says:

    I’m a Walmart fan on Facebook (Lisa L).

  12. carol y l says:

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  13. Lisa L says:

    I’m a subscriber

  14. Lisa L says:

    I’m a follower

  15. carol y l says:

    GFC carol lewis

  16. carol y l says:

    subscriber

  17. carol y l says:

    Become a Fan of Walmart on Facebook carol yerby lewis
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  18. Deborah Wallin says:

    Arrive early, don’t bother with a cart, and head straight for your top item.
    wallindeb@yahoo.com

  19. Deborah Wallin says:

    I – Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter
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  20. Linda F says:

    Make a list of the stores in the order that you want to shop at.

  21. Linda F says:

    follow on Twitter
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  22. Linda F says:

    follow on GFC

  23. Linda F says:

    subscriber

  24. Deborah Wallin says:

    I Became a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook
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  25. Deborah Wallin says:

    I Become a Fan of Walmart on Facebook
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  26. Deborah Wallin says:

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  27. Deborah Wallin says:

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  28. meme says:

    email subscriber

  29. meme says:

    gfc follower forreall

  30. trixx says:

    My tip is to wear comfortable shoes & remember to bring your credit card!

  31. trixx says:

    I follow via GFC

  32. Michelle Hagewood says:

    My best tip is to limit Christmas gift shopping on Black Friday to only a select amount of people. If you’re trying to clear everyone on your list then you will most likely be disappointed. Do a few to ensure you get everything you want on your list.

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  33. trixx says:

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  34. Michelle Hagewood says:

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  35. Michelle Hagewood says:

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  36. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Like on FB

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  37. Michelle Hagewood says:

    Like Walmart on FB

    boylaneely at hotmail dot com

  38. brian e. says:

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  39. brian e. says:

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  41. brian e. says:

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  42. brian e. says:

    Subscribed via email…

  43. Allison says:

    My favorite Black Friday Shopping Tip: Don’t do it… or do it online.

  44. Barbara Long says:

    One of my favorite Black Friday shopping tips is to dress in layers so you stay warm if you have stand outside in line but can remove items if the store is warm. Nothing worse than being too hot or cold.

    longbarb1@aol.com

  45. Sarah L says:

    My tip: Stay Home!
    Thanks for the contest.

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  51. Melissa P says:

    Plan ahead! Know where you want to go and what time they open.

  52. Gianna says:

    Getting a comforter my son had been wanting.

  53. Gianna says:

    I’m a GFC follower.

  54. Gianna says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  55. Roxann says:

    We always take some water with us in case we are thirsty while standing and waiting in line.

  56. Roxann says:

    I follow you on Twitter. ladyt64

  57. Roxann says:

    I am a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook .

  58. Roxann says:

    I am a Fan of Walmart on Facebook.

  59. Roxann says:

    GFC follower. ladyt64

  60. Roxann says:

    Email subscriber.

  61. Charlene Kuser says:

    To save the most, combine the primary ways to save: buy items at a good sale price, use percent-off/dollars-off coupons offered by some stores to lower that price even more, and look for items that also have a cash back rebate.

  62. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@Swtlilchick)

  63. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  64. Robert Ranieri says:

    My Black Friday tip is read all the advertisements in advance and have a plan

  65. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a fan of Walmart on Facebook (Charlene Kuser)

  66. Robert Ranieri says:

    Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook

  67. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am following you on GFC (Charlene/Swtlilchick)

  68. Robert Ranieri says:

    Fan of Walmart on Facebook

  69. Charlene Kuser says:

    I am a subscriber via email

  70. Sand says:

    Read the fine print, some stores only carry a certain number of sales items.

  71. Michelle H. says:

    Besides shopping the sales, I advise people to keep all the receipts because sometimes I have gotten money back when the items I purchased were reduced in price during the month I bought them (if the store has that policy).

  72. Michelle H. says:

    Email subscriber.

  73. Michelle H. says:

    GFC follower. Bakersdozen

  74. Marcy Strahan says:

    My Best tip is to Not fight the crowds. Shop Online & google for Bonus Off Coupons & free shipping!
    Register for emails to any company & often they will email you discount codes!

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  76. Marcy Strahan says:

    I follow on GFC (zestywonderland)

  77. Marcy Strahan says:

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  79. Marcy Strahan says:

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  80. Donna K says:

    My tip is to stay home and avoid the crowds. Most of the deals are available on the internet.

  81. Donna K says:

    I Follow The Mommy-Files on Twitter (donnak4)

  82. Donna K says:

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  83. Donna K says:

    I am a subscriber.

  84. Donna K says:

    I am a Fan of The Mommy-Files on Facebook (Donna Kozar)

  85. Donna K says:

    I am a Fan of Walmart on Facebook (Donna Kozar)

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