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Kickin' off the holiday right at Walmart

Christmas will be here before you know it. It’s time to start saving! Walmart is unwrapping its first round of 2014 holiday offerings, including the low prices it’s known for and its broadest assortment ever on the items customers need for gift-giving, decorating, family gatherings and every occasion in between.


On Nov. 1, the retailer will offer more than 20,000 Rollbacks on items including groceries and popular brands such as Disney “Frozen,” Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Samsung, and Dell. Just two days later, Walmart is bringing back its popular 24-hour holiday cyber savings event. All season long, customers can take advantage of free shipping on millions of items* from Walmart.com.

“Helping families deliver an amazing Christmas doesn’t start on Black Friday, it starts now,” said Duncan Mac Naughton, chief merchandising officer, Walmart U.S. “As soon as they put away their Halloween costumes, our customers start prepping for Thanksgiving, buying Christmas trees and shopping for gifts. They want the best deals now and we’re here for them today, next week and throughout the season. Our strategy is simple: lead with low prices, offer the best brands, make shopping easier than ever and bring the holiday joy that only Walmart can deliver.”

Walmart has expanded its digital shelves (Walmart.com) to include 7 million items – one million more than last holiday season. Deals typically reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday start on Walmart.com shortly after midnight Pacific Time on Monday, Nov. 3. They include:

Some exclusive savings that us Walmart Moms get to share:

Walmart will also offer hundreds of weekly online specials on electronics, apparel, home and toys. Same-day pickup in Walmart stores is available while supplies last at no additional charge. In addition, free shipping to customers’ homes is available for orders totaling $50 or more. Customers can also choose free shipping (Site to Store) to Walmart’s more than 4,300 stores.

Another great gift idea for your big kids, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” is being released this month! On Nov. 3 and Nov. 4, customers can get 50 percent more trade in value when they trade in a game and purchase “Call of Duty: Advance Warfare.”

For customers looking for a new gaming console, Walmart will give them double trade in value when they trade in a game and purchase a PlayStation 4 system.

Walmart is also the only retailer with an in-game exclusive – an exoskeleton. Customers can access this exclusive when they purchase Mountain Dew or Diet Mountain Dew 24-packs and specially-marked Doritos products.

Saving Catcher Expansion and New Mobile Feature

Timed for Thanksgiving meal planning, Walmart is expanding Savings Catcher to bring even more savings to the kitchen. Beginning Nov. 2, holiday turkey and ham will be eligible for Savings Catcher, giving families confidence that they’re getting a great price on these holiday meal essentials. Over 5 million customers have used Savings Catcher! If you haven’t checked it out yet, you’re missing out!

In addition, Walmart has rolled out another new feature within its mobile app. With “Search My Store,” customers can search for nearly any item carried in a Walmart store and see the item’s availability at that store, its aisle location, ratings and reviews.

“Search My Store” is currently available on Android devices and expands to iPhones by mid-November.

We actually just used it this morning to find something totally unrelated to holiday shopping.  My hubby was in a hurry to get to his hunting spot, and needed a headlamp quick! He drove to our local store early this morning, and was able to locate the one he wanted via the Walmart app, and then find it in store in less than 5 minutes! He was very surprised, and excited to be on his way in no time!

Here’s how it looked in my android app!

Holiday Inspiration and Convenience

Walmart is also offering new tools and resources to help customers shop the season, including:

  • Wish List: Starting Nov. 7, children and parents can build a Toy Wish List for Santa by adding their favorite toys directly from Walmart’s digital Toy Book. Multiple Wish Lists can be created under one account. Wish lists can be shared on Facebook and in email with friends and family. WOOHOO!
  • Holiday Hub: New this year, Walmart is sharing how-to videos, product demos, seasonal recipes and other tips across multiple platforms where customers seek holiday inspiration, including Pinterest, YouTube and Walmart.com.
  • Layaway: Customers taking advantage of Walmart’s holiday layaway with no opening fee can stretch dollars further by paying at their own pace through Dec. 15.
  • Ad Match: Walmart’s great prices are backed by its Ad Match Guarantee. Stores will match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product.***

Walmart stores are also planning on opening more checkout lanes to get you through the lines quicker during the busiest shopping season of the year! Each weekend between Nov 22 and Christmas, Walmart stores plan to open more checkout lanes between 12pm and 6pm, typically their busiest times of day!

Walmart will be announcing additional great deals and special savings events throughout the season, so stay tuned!!!


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