Walmart Black Friday deals 2022: The best early sales on TVs, Apple Watches, and more

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Black Friday 2022 starts this week, and ahead of the big event on November 25, Walmart launched its "Deals for Days" promotion, bringing shoppers Black Friday-caliber deals in the lead-up to Thanksgiving.

Walmart stores will be closed for Thanksgiving, but the retailer is offering Black Friday prices ahead of November 25. You'll find all the same deals online at Walmart.com, including the remaining Deals for Days discounts. Other retailers have early Black Friday sales, too, that often compete price-wise with Walmart.

Below, we highlight some of the best Walmart Black Friday deals, along with what to expect from the retailer when the big shopping holiday officially arrives.

Early Walmart Black Friday sales: Helpful links

Here are some of the best early deals you can get during Walmart's "Black Friday Deals for Days" events.

  • Headphones: Save up to 25% on Apple AirPods and more
  • Vacuums: Over 50% off vacs and floor cleaners from Shark, Bissell, and more
  • Small appliances and cookware: Deals including over 50% off air fryers, pans, and more
  • TVs: Save up to 40% on OLED, 4K, and smart TVs
  • Toys: Savings of up to 50% on dolls, Lego, games, and more
  • Pets: Treats, food, and toys are all on sale for up to 45% off
  • Beauty and grooming: Skincare, haircare, and more are all discounted up to 50%

Walmart's top sales for Black Friday

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LG’s C1 is one of the best 4K TVs you can buy. The OLED panel delivers incredible image quality with an infinite contrast ratio.

The Ninja Foodi XL combines pressure cooking and air frying in one appliance and does a great job searing and slow cooking as well.

Walmart Black Friday 2022: What to expect

Historically, Walmart's Black Friday markdowns are on par with those offered by Best Buy, Target, and Amazon — and we expect this year has been no different. Outside of a few select doorbusters, we anticipate each retailer to price-match their competitor's prices during Black Friday. Shoppers can expect big savings on several TVs, streaming media players, kitchen appliances, and more. 

Walmart started releasing new deals every Monday leading up to Black Friday. The first wave started on November 7, and more were released on November 14 and 21. More deals will follow on Cyber Monday, November 28. Walmart+ members get early access to these deals, but everyone can purchase them starting at 7 p.m. ET on each of the new deal days.

For those worried about buying gifts early and not being able to exchange them, Walmart is offering an extended return policy. Purchases you make after October 1, 2022, can be returned until January 31, 2023.

When does Walmart's Black Friday sale start? 

Black Friday 2022 officially lands on November 25, but Walmart has already started offering early deals online. Sales will continue through Cyber Monday, November 28.

What time does Walmart open on Black Friday?

Some stores will open as early as 6 a.m. on November 25, but hours vary by location. You can also shop deals online, and sales will continue through Cyber Monday, November 28.

Does Walmart have curbside pickup?

For contact-free shopping, Walmart offers curbside pickup. All you need to do is place an order online and select your pickup time slot. A Walmart team member will do your shopping and load them into your car from there.

Alternatively, some items can even be ordered online and picked up the same day. All you have to do is keep an eye out for products marked "Free Pickup Today" when shopping. Same-day pickup items are made available within four hours of placing your order — you'll get an email when it's ready.

This year, Walmart is also offering curbside returns in some stores so you don't have to leave your vehicle.

Should I sign up for Walmart+ before Black Friday?

Paid Walmart+ memberships include a few extra perks this holiday shopping season. Subscribers received access to each phase of Walmart's Deals for Days sale four hours earlier than other shoppers in the lead up to Black Friday. In addition, Walmart Plus continues to offer the same set of standard perks year-round, like free shipping, scan and go, and free grocery delivery.

The service costs $98 a year or $13 a month. Signing up for Walmart Plus is a good idea if you're a frequent Walmart shopper, regardless of Black Friday.

If you're not interested in early access to deals, however, you will be better off signing up for a Walmart Plus 15-day free trial right before Black Friday. The free trial gets you free shipping without an order minimum, meaning you can make as many impulse buys as you'd like without worrying about shipping costs. On the downside, the free trial does not grant you early access to deals.

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Jenny McGrath

Senior Reporter

Jenny McGrath is a senior reporter for Insider Reviews, covering bedding, cleaning products, and more. Jenny has over six years of experience covering smart-home technology and home appliances.  She's tested and reviewed almost any home product you can describe as smart, from thermostats to light bulbs to ovens to locks. Her home is filled with smart speakers, connected light switches, and smart appliances.  Prior to joining Business Insider, Jenny was a senior writer and home editor for Digital Trends. She launched the site's home section as its first home editor in 2014, before Amazon released the first Echo and the same year Google bought Nest. At trade shows including CES, KBIS, and IFA, she's watched smart-home and home appliance trends evolve.  She lives in Seattle and always has podcast recommendations. See below for some of her work: The best Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, and other sparkling wines for any budget 17 best planners for staying organized in 2021, including tips and tricks from experts Learn more about how our team of experts tests and reviews products at Insider here. Learn more about how we test kitchen products.

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