Black Friday used to be the best time of year to buy almost everything for the holidays. But a lot has changed in the last few years if you didn’t notice the Christmas trees in stores as early as September. Shopping early no longer means getting up at an ungodly hour to stand in line the day after Thanksgiving.
Even though November just started, some stores offer deals that are just as good as Black Friday discounts. Some of our top picks have never been cheaper, so this is an excellent time for shoppers to buy kitchen appliances, TVs, headphones, toys, and more. But you shouldn’t waste your time on every Black Friday deal. That’s why we’re here to ensure you have all the tools you need to shop online. We’ve seen that Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and Target have started their Black Friday sales early. We even have some great deals for people who belong to Costco. Check our deals page to find the best holiday deals on Wirecutter picks.
Walmart usually has a price war with Amazon during the holidays, and like its competitors, it has released a lot of deals before Black Friday. Even though Walmart’s price-match policy doesn’t apply to big sales days like Black Friday and Cyber Monday or price drops on items bought during previous holiday seasons, the store still has good deals that won’t make you feel bad about your purchase. Small appliances like air purifiers and vacuums will be on sale, as well as popular toys, tech, fitness gear, and health and beauty essentials. Last year, Walmart+ members got early access to deals and free shipping on all orders. However, almost every sale was eventually made available to people who were not members. Here are the best Walmart sales we have found so far.
Apple Watch Series 7 Smartwatch (41 mm, GPS + Cellular, Midnight)
Street price: $400; Walmart deal price: $330
Why we like it: Smartwatch for iPhone owners. Bright, large screen. Always-on display. More crack-resistant glass. Faster charging. Health tracking features like ECG and blood oxygen. Other details include a GPS and cellular connection, as well as a 41-millimeter case size. Although Series 7 has been widely regarded as the best in its category.
Spiralizer Seven-Blade Vegetable Slicer
Street price: $27; Walmart deal price: $15
Why we like it: Most vegetables are cut well with it. Extra blades are a nice addition. The Spiralizer has a no-hassle replacement policy for life. The one with seven blades now has a new low price.
Shark Genius Pocket Mop System (S6002)
Street price: $120; Walmart deal price: $59
Why we like it: Ideal for bigger areas. It’s not too heavy and easy to move around, and the Shark mop head covers are easy to wash or replace. Use only on glazed tile or stone that has been sealed. You can flip over the cover of a cloth mop and use the other side without stopping to mop. You can change bedspreads without touching them—a new low price.
Lego Star Wars Imperial Probe Droid 75306
Street price: $60; Walmart deal price: $41
Why we like it: Fans of both Lego and Star Wars are looking for the Imperial Droid Lego set. 683 pieces. It’s best for people 18 and up.
Wahl’s Extreme Grip Pro Hair Clipper
Street price: $45; Walmart deal price: $37
Why we like it: Motor is strong and heavy. It comes with a lot of different attachments, including combs to help guide your ears. Combs are not reinforced. A step above our budget pick.