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Wal-Mart releases official Black Friday ad

Target, Wal-Mart have the bargains to beat this year

By TracyC Nov 18, 2009 5:00PM

The much-anticipated Black Friday sales ad from Wal-Mart was released today after much of its deals had been leaked to online bargain sites.


The ad, which comes six days ahead of schedule, contains a number of hot early-bird specials (5 a.m. to 11 a.m.), while supplies last:

Some shoppers trolling online bargain sites were also excited about the doorbuster Playstation 3 Console with 120 GB hard drive for $299. That’s regular price, but it comes with a free bundle of the games Infamous and Batman: Arkham Asylum, as well as the Blu-ray version of The Dark Knight.


All day Friday, Wal-Mart will be selling the 8GB iPod for $195 with a $50 iTunes gift card included.


For those with smaller budgets, it’s also offering a Tom Tom  One 125-SE GPS for $59 (regularly $164 on Amazon), as well as a number of $4 kitchen appliances such as a slow cooker and hand mixer.


Some of these deals will undoubtedly be available online, preempting that cold-weather campout. But probably not all, says Brad Olson of


Of all the leaked Black Friday ads we've seen, it appears that Target and Wal-Mart are the ones to beat this holiday season. However, Wal-Mart will price-match other stores' deals (in store and online, as long as the product is identical). DealNews has posted information on retailers who match prices here.


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