Black Friday starts Thursday at Walmart

Black Friday starts Thursday at Walmart (Image 1)

The holiday rush has begun and kicks off with Black Friday, which actually starts on Thursday for many businesses.

Walmart is one of many retailers opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day.

“This really is the super bowl of retail, and we're going to kick it off at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving,” said Dianna Gee, spokesperson for Walmart.

Last year, the company rang up five thousand items per second on the holiday.

This year, Walmart plans to outdo itself and their competition by offering deals too good to pass up.

“So the iPad mini is $299 and you also get a $100 gift card. So, what can you do with that $100 gift card? How about this 32-inch TV for only $98? You can't beat it!” Gee explained.

The deep discounts are on everything from TVs to tablets to toys but the guarantees are the big sellers.

Walmart has a one hour guarantee on 21 different items, which means shoppers who arrive within an hour of the sale's start time will get the item at the advertised price, guaranteed.

Wristbands will also be available fro the hottest ticket items so customers can spend less time waiting in like and more time shopping.

“The best thing to do is go to the associate at the cue line at the store of the item, and ask them, 'Hey, what time are you going to start passing out your wristbands?' That's the best way for your individual store because it will vary,” Gee stated.

Walmart is one of many retailers see a lot of backlash for being open on Thanksgiving, but the retail giant has opened on Thanksgiving since the early 1980s.

This year, the company is offering employee Thanksgiving dinner and employee discounts to those who work the holiday.

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