How Walmart is Saving You Money This Holiday Shopping Season!
Wow! Walmart just unleashed a torrent of awesome info about what they will be doing this Holiday season and it is so cool! There is a very helpful infographic at the bottom of the page and their press release can be found here. Let’s break this monster down.
RollBacks, RollBacks, RollBacks
Starting tomorrow, November 1st, Walmart will RollBack prices on over 20,000 products including groceries, toys, electronics and more!
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. They have also promised FREE shipping on the top 100 gifts this Holiday season.
7 MILLION products available from Walmart.com
Walmart has expanded its digital shelves 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:
- Sony 48” LED HDTV for $348, was $448
- Nintendo 2DS Handheld Video Game System for $79, was $129
- Barbie Dreamhouse for $120, was $148.82 and
- Nextbook 7.85” tablet with 8GB memory for $49, was $99
The retailer 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 to Walmart’s more than 4,300 stores.
Savings Catcher Expansion
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.
Search My Store on the Mobile App
I just used this for the first time and it is so cool. Just use the search bar at the top of your Walmart app and search for anything Walmart carries. Walmart will not only tell you the price of that product at your store but also tell you exactly where in the store it is and whether or not it is in stock. No more hunting around for that elusive vitamin or dog food you need to pick up.
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. Wish lists can be shared on Facebook and in email with friends and family.
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.
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.
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.
Video Game Trade-in
I told you about their Video Game trade in policy updates here but there is even more info coming out.
Special offers timed to the hottest gaming release of the year: “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” 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, we’ll give them double trade in value when they trade in a game and purchase a PlayStation 4 system.
Walmart is 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.
Now this might be the coolest thing in this whole list. We all know how frustrating it can be to be stuck in a long checkout line. Well, Walmart has promised to do do everything in their power to put an end to those with their Checkout Promise. According to their blog, they are making a huge commitment.
Starting with the weekend after Black Friday and continuing each weekend through the final weekdays leading into Christmas, all of our registers will be open during peak shopping hours at our Supercenters and other stores that offer general merchandise like electronics, apparel, and toys. Customers can expect to find self-checkouts open and a cashier in every lane.
Wow. A cashier at every lane. It’s like a dream come true.
Checkout this handy infographic for more info.