The Best Items to Snag from Walmart’s Black Friday Deals

published Nov 6, 2021
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November might not be the official start to winter, but if you ask retailers, it’s definitely the official start to the holiday shopping season. This year, getting some of your shopping done early should be on your to-do list to ensure you can check off everyone on your list without the stress of long-lead shipping or supply chain issues. 

Before the official start of Black Friday, Walmart is offering Black Friday deals en masse. We’ve sorted through hundreds of items to bring you some deals we think are worth snagging early and most of them are available with fast, free shipping or convenient in-store pickup. Shop now, so you can chill later. That’s our holiday motto!


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was $139.00

Stream almost anything across thousands of free or paid streaming channels with this portable home theater projector. Connect Blu-ray, gaming, or streaming devices including phones, tablets, Roku, Apple TV, and more via HDMI and you’ll have 4” Projection LCD—helping to deliver sharp images in hi-definition. Comes with a built-in Bluetooth to connect to your favorite speaker. 30” to 150" maximum picture size and 37” to 100” optimal picture size. Screen not included.

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The adaptable Nintendo Switch can be used as a hand-held gaming console for on-the-go fun; or, you can hook it up to a TV and use the device as a gaming console. The controllers slide off so you can use them for up to two players, or slide them into the single Joy-Con for optimum gaming. You can add additional Joy-Cons. This one comes with the full game download of Mario Kart.

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was $2499.99

If it's been a few since you've updated your TV, you might not realize just how amazing the visual can be. Once you've streamed your favorite movie on the LG 65" Class 4K UHD Smart TV OLED A1 Series OLED65A1PUA you will be able to tell the difference! The colors are intense and the picture is extra sharp thanks to self-lit pixels, and an advanced, a7 Gen AI Processor.

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was $99.99

If you’re in the market for a sturdy, affordable kids tablet, this one allows parents to create profiles for more than one kid and then hand-pick content for each child. You can control screen time and ensure that kids are only browsing safe websites. You can also adjust the security settings as kids get older. We like that it comes pre-installed with 20+ learning games and educational apps geared towards kids in Pre-K to 3rd grade. It comes with 16GB of storage and 128GB of added storage with the microSD card, so it can hold tons of cartoons, videos, books — including Audible books — and more. Plus you can download what you need if you’re going to be off Wi-Find and the battery lasts for up to 10 hours, so, road trip anyone?

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was $199.95

Focus on those work calls or get lost in a podcast while you’re doing chores with these top-rated Bluetooth headphones that feature the Apple W1 chip for easy pairing with any Apple device. They are foldable and the battery lasts up to 40 hours (yes, you read that right!), so you can forget to charge them and still be just fine the next day. And if your battery gets super low, there’s a feature called Fast Fuel where five minutes of charging can get you three hours of play. You can also take calls and activate Siri.

Home Goods

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was $99.00

Steam, cook, saute, and create in next to no time with your Instant Pot. Great for soups, rice, yogurt, sauces, and more. Set it for a slow-cooker meal or whip something up in no time with 13 programmable settings. This one is good for big batches and family meals, too: it can cook up to eight servings at a time.

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was $529.99

What could be better than not having to vacuum constantly? This Roomba model not only vacuums on its own, it has an automatic dirt disposal that allows it to empty itself for up to sixty days. It’s got 10x power-lifting suction, so it can suck up all the pet hair and dust bunnies. You can program times to vacuum so it’s not even on when you are home, and it is compatible with your Alexa device. Good for carpet or hard flooring.

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was $399.00

This inflatable hot tub has jets and remote-controlled color-changing LED lights and can hold up to six adults. It heats up to 104˚F and has a timer to help you program and control the temperature of your spa for days in advance. It is 77 in. x 26 in. and made from DuraPlus™ material which claims to be stress-tested to be 33% more tear-resistant and 56% more stretch resistant than traditional PVC. It also comes with four adjustable pillows and a cover.

4 / 7
was $200.01

Get some boho vibes going in your house with this machine-woven, durable rug that can stand up to high traffic and still look good. The medium pile makes it great for playing games on, too.

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was $99.00

Make mornings easy or get your afternoon quick fix of caffeine with this single-serve Keurig and carafe coffee maker combo. You can use K-Cup pods to get a single cup serving or use ground coffee to make an 8-, 10-, or 12-cup carafe. If you are the kind of person who needs coffee to make coffee, this set is for you. It has a removable reservoir, too, to make filling with water easy and even accommodates travel mugs.

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was $493.96

Calling all crafters! This is a Cricut Maker Holiday bundle and includes the Cricut Maker (in a neutral champagne color), the knife blade and drive housing, the cutting mat grip, and a premium, 20-ct, essential vinyl pack. You can cut through anything from lace to leather and the digital sewing pattern library offers hundreds of choices.

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was $49.97

No kitchen is complete without a proper Dutch oven, but why not have one with a bit more flare? Whether it's for a Thanksgiving feast, some dinner table whimsy, or you just want to be the belle of the potluck, this sturdy, pumpkin-shaped Dutch oven from the Pioneer Woman is your new go-to. It will last forever, and you can use it to boil, bake, sauté, and more.

Kids Toys

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Another great wooden play kitchen from KidKraft, this one takes up minimal space (23.60”L x 11.80”W x 25.30” H) but still offers hours of entertainment. The doors open and close and the knobs all click, making pretend play feel all the more real. The set includes ten play pieces such as food, a spatula, a plate, and a pan. Store all the items on the shelf when not in use.

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Ideal for ages 8 and up, this kid-friendly telescope science set will have them backyard stargazing in no time. View faraway objects with the F400 focal length and 70mm objective lens. Use the scope’s lunar filter to check out the moon. This kit comes with a 1.5X erecting eyepiece, a 3X Barlow lens to increase viewing power, and a 5x24 scope to easily locate objects. It also includes a foldable table-top tripod. You can even connect a smartphone to view the sky or landscape through your screen and snap photos.

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was $118.00

Let your little skaters try something new with the Hover-1 blast hoverboard. Zip to your friend's house or school in no time. It has non-slip footpads, bright LED headlights, and LED wheel lights. It can hold up to 160 lb., can go a maximum distance of three miles, and goes a maximum speed of 7 mph. Don’t forget a helmet!

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was $54.99

They’ll play for hours exploring all the features of the Hot Wheels garage with the side-by-side racetrack with an air jump ramp at the end. The garage includes a vertical tower that holds over 35 cars, swinging carousels to store the cars, and a manual crank to transport them to the top, which means even clean-up will be fun. Hot Wheels cars are not included.

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was $69.99

Got a kid with boundless energy? This little three-foot trampoline is just what you need to burn off the wiggles all winter long. The safety bar has a foam grip and folds down flush for easy storage under a bed or couch. With the bar, it stands 3-feet-tall and can hold up to 55 lbs.

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was $58.00

Once upon a time, LEGO sets were not always movie-themed, 29-step epic builds (not that we don’t love those, too!). This 1,500 piece set is perfect for your LEGO lovers and has bricks in every color of the rainbow! Kids can use the bricks to build 10 different animals including a penguin, a peacock, a dinosaur, and a giraffe. Or just use the bricks to get imaginative and create just about anything. Best for kids aged 4 and up.

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was $199.99

If you’ve been wanting a little pretend play kitchen for your children, this KidKraft one makes an incredible gift. With a modern wood and “stainless steel” aesthetic, it is not only attractive (because chances are this thing might end up in your living room) but it is also totally interactive with turning knobs, opening doors, and a working chalkboard. It even has “granite” countertops. It also comes with a 30-piece play food accessory set.

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was $128.88

A 14-doll boxed set of these bestselling dolls comes packed with over 70 surprises. The complete set features two fashion dolls, three L.O.L. Surprise! dolls, three Boys, three Pets, and two Lils, along with all of their accessories. Unboxing this set is half the fun: The packaging is a maze that kids navigate to open each little section and reveal the surprises inside! It also includes two fashion store playsets.

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was $449.00

Trick out your yard with an adorable wooden playhouse for hours of pretend play. It stands at just over 5 feet tall and a little over 4 feet wide and is packed with amazing details like a working doorbell, decorative windows, a play kitchen, a phone, chalkboard walls, and even a clock with moveable hands. There’s even a moveable bench and two window boxes! KidKraft is a popular brand for parents because of its quality, and this one should hold up for years since it is built of cedar lumber that has been treated with a kid-friendly, water-based stain. The manufacturer recommends it for kids ages 3 to 8.

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was $699.00

If the pandemic taught us one thing, it’s that we need to seriously up our outdoor play yard game. If a permanent playhouse is not an option, consider an epic inflatable! It has a slide and a mini ball pit (balls are included) and blows up (and deflates) relatively quickly. You will want to make sure they have a blower as it is not included. It can hold up to three kids or 300 lbs. so odds are the grown-ups won’t be bouncing in this one, but it’s perfect for playdates for kids ages 3–8.

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was $52.99

In its full glory, this dollhouse stands 2 feet 9 inches, but it folds down to a portable size with a handle, so kids can take this one on playdates, to grandma's, or just to save on space. The castle has a fold-out canopy bed and 20 different accessories including tableware, a table, and two chairs. Throw a tiny tea party or host a festive birthday for their favorite Disney Princess dolls (sold separately).

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was $169.99

Weighing in at just 23 lbs, this compact stroller is perfect for the on-the-go parent or as a second stroller for a caregiver's car or travel. Even though it is small, it is smooth thanks to pneumatic, shock-absorbing wheels and a front-wheel lock to keep the wheels from swiveling when running. It features a storage basket and snack tray, and not only does it have two toddler cupholders, but it also has two parent cupholders! It has a quick-fold feature and is compatible with the Evenflo LiteMax Infant Car Seat.

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was $99.99

Even Barbie is hopping on the digital nomad trend. The 60-piece Dreamcamper includes multiple play areas and options. Not only does it have a living room, a patio (with a pool!), a pop-up shower, and a roof bed, it also can transform from RV into a pickup truck and boat! There are accessories galore, too, from a sleeping bag to a picnic table to a grill. Ideal for ages 3 and up. Barbies are not included.

Kids Room

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was $230.00

Kids need a spot to do homework or projects and this desk set is just their size. This one comes with a top drawer for holding supplies, along with two cabinets for additional storage. The top of the desk features dividers to store books, folders, or papers next to a built-in cork bulletin board where kids can create their own inspiration board. The desk is just under 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide, and both the desk and chair are made of wood.

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was $170.99

Give them somewhere to lounge while reading or watching movies with this ultra-sweet princess-style kid’s armchair. It has a solid wood frame that has been well-padded and covered in a wipeable, pink faux-leather fabric. It even has tufted crystal buttons for added flair. This little chair will hold up to 100 lbs. — the manufacturer recommends it for ages 3 to 9.

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was $215.00

This essential nursery item will last beyond the infant years. Start out as an elegant crib with three different height positions. When they get ready for a big-kid bed, convert it to a toddler bed. (You'll need to purchase the toddler rail separately). You can also convert it into a stylish daybed (tween style, anyone?). And finally, purchase the metal bed frame (sold separately) and convert it into a full-sized bed with a glam headboard. Made of wood, tested for lead and other toxins, and JPMA certified to meet all safety standards.

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was $79.99

This crib-sized mattress is hypoallergenic and made from recycled water bottles! Not only is it eco-friendly, it also made without latex or polyurethane, so it is non-toxic (meaning it passes Gold air quality certification and does not have toxic materials or flame retardants). 100% waterproof, a necessity in crib-sized mattresses, we also like that it is super lightweight — it weighs just 7 pounds, making it easy to lift and change out sheets. Measures 52" L x 28" W x 5.25" H for a snug fit in all standard full-size cribs and toddler beds.