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If you’re ready to save some cash this month, here’s a tip: think beyond. Yes, the extravagance of the 48-hour, multi-billion dollar summer deals exceeds Black Friday in terms of sales, not to mention the hype, for the people behind Amazon Prime. But given the number of rival events – which increase year by year like a cluster of barnacles on the hull of Amazon’s flagship – it’s probably smarter to start spreading your Prime Day contract dollars during the week of June 20, whether you are a Prime member or not.
This year, Amazonwill be full of – but so will other concurrent sales extravagances, including Walmart’s upcoming deals for the days. This deal-o-rama takes place this year from June 20 to 23, longer than Amazon Prime Day 2021, which lasts from June 21 to 22. (If you’re confused about all those deal days, you’re probably not alone; the last time this all happened was less than a year ago, in fall 2020. , when Walmart launched a five-day response to Amazon Prime Day called Big Save.)
Shopaholics now know what to expect from Amazon Prime Day – there will likely be plenty of Prime Day deals in electronics (think Amazon Echo Dot and other Amazon devices). There will also be plenty of offers for Amazon Prime members in the home, kitchen, and personal care categories. But what about Walmart’s response to Amazon Prime Day? Well, let’s take a look at last fall.
Some of the most popular offers on Walmart.com were in the kitchen and clothing categories. For example, the price of a Pioneer-Woman brand instant jar has halved. But that’s not all – it’s not the only category that has seen offers, either. Here are some of Walmart’s featured offerings from the past year, as well as a fewyou can hang now.
55-inch 4K smart TV with integrated Roku
Electronics have also had a moment, especially televisions. A 55-inch Roku smart LED TV from JVC has seen its price drop by 37%. That model is no longer available, but this 55-inch Roku Series 4 TV is, delivering quality 4K picture for just $ 362.
Roku Streaming Stick + (4K)
At Walmart’s sale event last fall, the big box retailer also offered a deal on a Roku streaming stick – a 24% off sale. This stick, which features a long-range wireless receiver perfect for spacious homes, is currently on sale at Walmart for $ 10 off.
If you can’t wait until June 20 to start saving, there’s more good news: Aside from this Roku stick, there are other deals going on, in each of these buyers’ favorite categories, that you can grab it right now at Walmart – way before Prime Day, Deals For Days or whatever online retailers may have in store for the week of June 20.
Champion Men’s Closed Bottom Track Pants
Let’s start with a current Walmart deal on joggers and sweatpants, a perennial retailer favorite for markdowns and the occasional flash deal. These Champion brand jogging pants fit faithfully and come in four colors … and they’re half the price, at $ 15.
6 Quart Instant Pot Electric Range (7-in-1)
You can also get a deal, right now, on an Instant Pot Stove (now $ 89, previously $ 100) at Walmart, if you don’t want to wait and see what Amazon Prime Day and Deals for Days have to offer. This 7 in 1 instant pot model includes yogurt making function.
Apple AirPods Pro
We even spotted an elusive deal on – yes – an Apple product. Walmart slashed the price of the coveted AirPods Pro headphones by a modest, but sizable, $ 22.