Walmart announced yesterday that it plans to kick off its Black Friday event on November 4, with a series of online and in-store sales events all month long.

A couple of months ago Walmart along with many other big chain retailers announced that they would close for Thanksgiving this year. With no word on how Black Friday would work this year, many wondered how stores would push forth their biggest shopping day of the year in the midst of an ongoing pandemic.

This year, Walmart has decided to do a series of Black Friday sale events throughout the whole month of November, ending with one final sale event on the actual day of Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Black Friday Deals for Days

  • November 4 -7: Black Friday Deals for Days will kick off online with deals on toys, electronics, and home products
  • November 7-14: The second event will begin online with mark-downs on TVs, computers, tablets, movies, music, and more.
  • November 25: Last day of Black Friday Deals Online
  • November 27: Last day of in-store Black Friday deals

Walmart’s ultimate goal is to ensure the safety of all and to be able to contain crowds and avoid overwhelming the supply chain this year.

Walmart isn’t alone in adapting to the upcoming Black Friday shopping season - Amazon, Best Buy, and Target have also launched deal days this week, to give shoppers the added convenience of shopping early during an ongoing pandemic.