Standing outside of a big box retailer used to be essential on Black Friday. Now, big sellers like Walmart offer their most impressive sales and discounts online for easy shopping from afar.
Cold temperatures and huge crowds used to be the biggest Black Friday obstacles. Now, it’s the sheer volume of deals to sift through. We’ve done a lot of the legwork for you, so sit back with a turkey and stuffing sandwich and save some cash.
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The best Walmart Black Friday Deals 2021
Now we’re on to the main event. Here’s a look at the best Black Friday deals Walmart has to offer this year. The picks will change as the events cycle through, so check back if you want to find the most current deals.
Black Friday TV deals
TCL 65-inch 6-series 4K UHD MiniLED TV $898 (Was $1,299)
Samsung 70-inch QLED 4K TV $997 (Was $1,347)
TCL 55-inch 6-series 4K TV with Roku $699 (Was $948)
Samsung 75-inch Neo QLED 4K TV $1,997 (Was $2,999)
LG 86-inch 4K smart TV $1,747 (Was $2,099)
Black Friday home theater deals
Vankyo Performance V620 1080p projector $119 (Was $249)
Sony 4K Ultra HD Home Theater Streaming Blu-Ray Player $148 (Was $249)
Samsung HW-Q700A soundbar with Dolby Atmos $399 (Was $699)
FANGOR WiFi Bluetooth Projector $100 (Was $300)
Yamaha ATS-2090-1 36″ 2.1 Channel Soundbar Wireless Subwoofer $230 (Was $265)
Roku Streaming Stick 4K $29 (Was $49)
Black Friday laptop and computer deals
MSI GF63 15.6-inch gaming laptop $499 (Was $699)
MSI Optix G272 27″ Full HD LED Gaming LCD Monitor $188 (Was $259)
Gateway Notebook 11.6″ Touchscreen 2-in-1s Laptop $149 (Was $199)
Black Friday home deals
Mr. Heater 9000 BTU propane portable heater $69 (Was $89)
Hoover Smartwash Pet Carpet Cleaner $149 (Was $299)
Dyson V10 Allergy Cordfree Vacuum Cleaner $380 (Was $480)
iHome AutoVac Nova Self Empty Robot Vacuum and Mop $249 (Was $599)
Hart 20-volt Cordless 5-tool Combo Kit $138 (Was $193)
SAMSUNG Jet 60 Fit Cordless Stick Vacuum $179 (Was $299)
Everlast Powercore Free Standing Indoor punching bag $98 (Was $139)
Black Friday kitchen deals
20QT/18L Air Fryer Oven $150 (Was $300)
Black Friday headphone deals
onn Bluetooth True Wireless headphones $29 (Was $49)
Beats Solo Pro on-ear noise-canceling headphones $99 (Was $199)
SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds+ $79 (Was $150)
VANKYO Gaming Headset $11 (Was $60)
Black Friday tool deals
How to get the best early Walmart Black Friday deals
If you want to take advantage of the sales and get the best possible prices, there are a few simple strategies you can employ, most of which don’t even involve putting on real shoes or leaving the house.
Get Walmart+ early access
This year, those who sign up for Walmart+ will get early access to the deals across all three events. Walmart+ is the company’s answer to Amazon Prime. Walmart+ costs $12.95 per month or $98 per year and offers other benefits beyond the early sale access. It includes free delivery from your home Walmart store, free shipping without a purchase minimum, a discount on prescriptions, and fuel discounts where available.
How we find the best early Black Friday deals
We’re not waiting around until Black Friday to get started looking for good prices. The writers and editors on the PopSci teams spend our days immersed in gadgets, so we know what’s good and what kind of price constitutes a great deal. We’re surveying the biggest sales and comparing them against regular prices throughout the year to make sure we’re recommending solid products at actual discounts rather than junk meant to trick you into blowing your shopping budget.
Black Friday 2021 FAQs
Q: When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday 2021 happens on Nov. 26. That said, the actual date isn’t nearly as important as it used to be. Black Friday is now more of a month-long deal and sale party, so keep an eye out for discounts coming from every direction from the moment Halloween ends until the bitter end of Cyber Monday.
Q: What is Black Friday?
Black Friday’s historical meaning traces back roughly half a century when it referred to a day full of heavy traffic and also the day in which businesses in the US started turning a profit for the year. It refers to the Friday after Thanksgiving. Most of that is irrelevant now, though, and Black Friday has become shorthand for the shopping frenzy that happens between the end of October and the beginning of December.