Walmart Plans to Spread Out Deals to Avoid Black Friday Crowds

Walmart says it will spread out its traditional one-day Black Friday deals over three weekends in November to reduce crowds in its stores and prevent a spread of COVID.

On Wednesday Walmart announced that more of its Black Friday doorbuster deals will be reserved for online, as a way to steer more shoppers away from its stores in the middle of an on-going pandemic.

The deals will now kick off online Nov. 4, with new deals in stores coming on Nov. 7.

The second event will begin online Nov. 11, followed by a similar sales event in stores Nov. 14.

The deals will then wrap up online Nov. 25 with new discounts in stores Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional Black Friday.