Here's what you need to know to prepare for Black Friday at Walmart Canada

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·3 min read

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A Walmart sign is pictured at one of their stores in Mexico City, Mexico March 28, 2019. Picture taken March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
A Walmart sign is pictured at one of their stores in Mexico City, Mexico March 28, 2019. Picture taken March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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The countdown to Black Friday is on, and Walmart Canada is sharing how you can make your shopping experience as smooth as possible this year.

Since things are a little different in terms of shopping this year, Walmart is making it easy to take advantage of deals from the comfort of your own home. take a look at some of their top tips to prepare for Black Friday at Walmart.

What you need to know

In case you need a reminder, Black Friday this year falls on Nov. 27, with many retailers offering extended sales so you won’t miss out on savings. Walmart is no exception, and ahead of the big day you’ll be able to shop deals through Walmart.ca as early as 9 p.m. EST on November 26.

ALSO SEE: 6 tips and tricks to make the most of Black Friday deals in Canada

Just a few days later, you’ll also find huge savings on Nov. 30, when Walmart.ca will be releasing even more exclusive deals online in time for Cyber Monday.

The biggest deals you can expect

You’ll want to take note if you’re looking for deals on electronics, which will be a big focus this year. Sign up to receive weekly emails to be the first to know when your favourite TVs, laptops, small appliances and audio all go on sale.

As well as keeping your eyes peeled for early deals through email, it’s also a good idea to stay on top of the latest announcements through social media to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Plus, we’ll be sure to update this space as soon as more details are revealed.

"Sacramento, USA - September 13, 2013: Walmart shopping cart on September 13, 2013 in Sacramento, California. Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores"
"Sacramento, USA - September 13, 2013: Walmart shopping cart on September 13, 2013 in Sacramento, California. Walmart is an American multinational retail corporation that runs chains of large discount department stores"

Don’t forget to shop smart

In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choices when you’re shopping. To help curb impulse buys, Walmart is also sharing a few top tips to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for this Black Friday, no matter where you decide to shop.

ALSO SEE: Everything you need to know about Black Friday 2020 in Canada

Create a shopping list

Much like when you’re grocery shopping, sticking to what you actually need is much easier when you’re equipped with a well-stocked shopping list.

Set a budget

If you’re looking to stay on budget, give yourself an allowance ahead of time, and separate items into must-haves and nice-to-haves so you don’t end up going overboard on sale items.

Plan ahead

If you’ll be shopping online, be sure to fill your cart ahead of time to put together a selection of items to watch. That way, when the deals go live, you’ll already have everything together and can beat the rush to the checkout.

Shop early

Plan on waking up early (or staying up late) to get a head start on the items in your online cart before they sell out.

ALSO SEE: 5 expert tips on how to protect your identity shopping online ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020

Think long term

In the run-up to the holidays, you’ll want to start shopping early to avoid potential shipping delays for any gifts. Luckily, Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to find gifts for everyone on your shopping list without breaking the bank.

Know the return policy

Before you buy anything, be sure to inquire about the return policy if you're not 100 per cent certain that you’ll keep everything. Bonus tip: don't forget to ask for gift receipts!

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