The 48+ Best Walmart Black Friday Deals That Are Actually Good – The New York Times

The 48+ Best Walmart Black Friday Deals That Are Actually Good – The New York Times

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It's almost Black Friday! For deals on Wirecutter picks that are actually worth it, check out our list of the best early Black Friday deals.
November 23, 2022
Walmart’s Black Friday Deals event has begun—and with it, price drops on everything from smart watches and TVs to robot vacs and Lego sets. (If you’re a Walmart+ member, you’ll be able to peruse all of those discounts 7 hours before other shoppers, after which, the sale prices become available to all customers, stock permitting.) Here are the best Walmart early Black Friday deals we’ve found so far. For all other early deals, check out our early Black Friday deals page.
Apple Watch SE (40 mm, GPS, 1st Gen) — Budget Pick
Walmart deal price: $150; street price: $230
What we like: More affordable than our top pick, the Apple Watch Series 7. Great screen and god battery life. Attractive option for a first smartwatch or if you want it only for certain tasks.
Other things to know: Lacks the Series 7's always-on display and certain health functions. Available in three colors and an aluminum case.
Read our review of the best Apple watch is the best smartwatch for iPhone owners.
Apple Pencil (2nd Generation) — Upgrade Pick
Walmart deal price: $89; street price: $120
What we like: Our upgrade pick for the best stylus for iPads. Compatible with USB-C–based iPads. Wireless charging. Has a tap system for toggling settings and pressure sensitivity for artists. Best iOS stylus money can buy.
Other things to know: Typically pricey.
Read our review of the best stylus for your iPad.
Apple Watch Series 8 (41 mm, GPS) — Upcoming Pick
Walmart deal price: $350; street price: $400
What we like: Same great features as Series 7. New features include crash detection, faster processor, watchOS 9, and temperature sensor.
Other things to know: Still in testing, but likely to be our new top pick. Best if upgrading from older watch (Series 4 and earlier) or first time Apple Watch user. Multiple colors available, 41 mm screen.
Read our review for Apple watch is the best smartwatch for iPhone owners.
Samsung Galaxy Watch5 (40 mm, Bluetooth) — Upcoming Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $230; street price: $280
What we like: Has Google’s latest Wear OS 3 software paired with Samsung’s One UI interface, plus all the apps and watch faces in the Google Play Store. Offers impressive health tracking with automatic workout detection, heart rate and oxygen monitoring, and stress analysis.
Other things to know: Upcoming top pick. Lacks the rotating bezel of the older Galaxy Watch4 Classic, and it comes in just one, minimalist style. The 44 mm size is also on sale for a new low of $260.
Read our review of the best smartwatch for Android phones.

Logitech G203 Lightsync Gaming Mouse — Budget Pick
Walmart deal price: $20 (with store pickup); street price: $30
What we like: Cheapest good gaming mouse we've tested. Customizable and its sensor is accurate. Doesn’t feel as cheap as the low price suggests.
Other things to know: Smaller than our top picks. Has fewer buttons and inferior build quality.
Read our review of the best gaming mouse.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo Switch) — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $40; street price: $50
What we like: Staff favorite. Great action-adventure game for Nintendo Switch. Beautifully designed. Full of nostalgia.
Other things to know: First deal we’ve seen this year. Target RedCard holders save extra 5%.
Read our review of the best Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite Accessories.
Sony DualSense Controller (PS5) — Another Good Option 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $50; street price: $70
What we like: Comfortable to hold. Headset jack works with PC when connected via USB-C port. Available in a wide-range of colors.
Other things to know: Larger and more expensive than DualShock 4. Windows compatibility can be hit-or-miss. RedCard holders save an extra 5%
Read our review of the best pc gaming controller.
Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller (Black or White) — Top Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $40; street price: $50
What we like: Smooth and responsive buttons. Comfortable and familiar design. Offers built-in Windows compatibility. Works with nearly any game that supports a controller. Can choose between connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth, or wired via the USB-C port.
Other things to know: Requires AA batteries or an add-on rechargeable battery pack for wireless play. Nearly identical to the older Xbox One controller. Available for $40 in black or white.
Read our review of the best pc gaming controller.
Samsung S95B OLED TV (65-Inch) — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $1800; street price: $2200
What we like: The best picture and OLED performance. Combines OLED technology with quantum dot color to produce the brightest, most color-rich, and most room-flexible OLED TV we’ve ever tested.
Other things to know: Does not support Dolby Vision HDR. Only available in 55- and 65-inch screen sizes. New low price for the 65-inch size.
Read our review of the best OLED TVs.
Google Chromecast with Google TV with Funko POP! — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $29; street price: $50
What we like: Intuitive interface that better reflects how people watch video in 2022. Useful remote, voice search capabilities, and 4K HDR video support (including Dolby Vision).
Other things to know: Select store pickup to avoid shipping fees. Comes with with a Funko Pop figure of Eleven with Eggos from Stranger Things.
Read our review of the best media streaming devices.
Samsung The Frame 55-Inch QLED TV (2022 Model) — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $1000; street price: $1400
What we like: Can blend in seamlessly as a piece of art. Smart screensaver can display photos or art when not in use. Mounts perfectly flush against the wall like framed artwork. Bezel is customizable to match room decor.
Other things to know: Good image quality, but not equal to the company’s best 4K and 8K sets. Matches low price for the 2022 model in the 55-inch size.
Read our review of the best artistic design TVs.
Roku Streaming Stick 4K (2021) — Runner-Up
Walmart deal price: $25; street price: $40
What we like: Supports almost every major service and has a clean, simple interface. Affordable 4K resolution.
Other things to know: Runner-up pick. Search and discovery features are more limited than our top pick (the more expensive Google Chromecast with Google TV).
Read our review of the best media streaming devices.
Nvidia Shield TV Pro — Pick Variant 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $175; street price: $200
What we like: A more powerful version of the Shield TV. Offers 16 GB of storage. Built-in Google Assistant. Compatible with HD and UHD TVs with HDMI. Features two extra USB ports.
Other things to know: A variant of our former Andriod TV pick. Compatible with Amazon Alexa. Good option for those running a Plex server.
Read our review of the best media streaming devices.
Roku Streambar Soundbar — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $80; street price: $110
What we like: Inexpensive 2.0 soundbar. Integrated 4K HDR media streamer. Bluetooth and Apple AirPlay 2 support. Compact—great for small spaces and setups.
Other things to know: Not a sonic powerhouse, but a significant improvement over TV speakers.
Read our review of the best soundbar.
Samsung QN90B Neo QLED 4K TV (65-inch) — Upcoming Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $1600; street price: $1700
What we like: Wider viewing angle and better HDR than the QN90A. Vibrant colors. HDMI 2.1. Center stand that will fit on most any platform.
Other things to know: Upcoming upgrade pick. Overall very similar to the QN90A.
Read our review of the best LCD/LED TV.
Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro — Also Great 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $180; street price: $230
What we like: Best keyboard case if you want a trackpad. Offers an impressive keyboard, plus a removable case. Slimmer than our top pick. Draws power from the iPad's Smart Connector.
Other things to know: Can stay positioned in a wide range of angles but isn't well suited for using on your lap. New low price.
Read our review of the best iPad pro keyboard cases.
Acer Swift 3 (SF314-511-51A3) 14" Ultrabook (8 GB RAM, 512 SSD) — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $380; street price: $580
What we like: Lightweight. Solid performance. 10.5-hour battery life. No deal-breaking flaws.
Other things to know: Cheaper alternative to budget pick. Keyboard is a little cramped. Lacks USB-C charger. Comes with bloatware, which our experts recommend removing.
Read our review of the best windows ultrabook.
Wacom One Drawing Tablet (Small) — Our Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $40; street price: $50
What we like: The best drawing tablet for students. Wacom's cheapest entry-level option. Reliable and portable graphics tablet with 6-by-3.7-inch drawing surface. Paper-like texture helps ease transition from analog to digital.
Other things to know: Lacks customizable buttons. Prime Day offered slightly better pricing.
Read our review of the best drawing tablets for beginners.
Razer Kiyo Webcam — Also Great 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $59; street price: $70
What we like: Also great webcam pick is combo of 1080p 60fps camera with built-in adjustable ring light. Smooth video great for streaming to sites like YouTube or Twitch.
Other things to know: Bright light may be too harsh for professional video calls. Not as compact as other webcam picks.
Read our review of the best webcams.
Sony ZV-1 Camera — Our Pick
Walmart deal price: $648; street price: $725
What we like: Our favorite camera for vlogging outdoors and on the go. Compact, light, yet able to record stabilized 4K video. Records stereo audio with a clever top-mounted directional mic. The flip-out screen lets you easily frame selfie shots.
Other things to know: Lack of lock on the lens or on the power button, so the camera can turn on unintentionally in a bag or pocket.
Read our review of the best vlogging cameras and gear.
GoPro HERO10 Action Camera — Upgrade Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $350; street price: $450
What we like: Offers better stabilization and a smoother interface than past models. Can record higher frame rates, like 5.3K 60 Hz instead of the Hero9’s 5.3K 30 Hz, and 4K 120 Hz instead of 4K 60 Hz.
Other things to know: Marginal improvement over the HERO9. Expensive unless you need very high resolution footage.
Read our review of the best action camera.
Sony SRS-XG300 Bluetooth Speaker — Upcoming Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $198; street price: $325
What we like: Loud enough for small gatherings with clear and crisp vocals. Easily transportable. Handy retractable carrying handle.
Other things to know: Costs more than twice our top pick. 14.5 hour battery life. IP67 water and dust resistance. Will be our new upgrade pick in the next update.
Read our review of the best portable Bluetooth speaker.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds — Former Pick
Walmart deal price: $150; street price: $185
What we like: A former runner-up pick. Pairs quickly and easily with Apple devices, offers Siri voice activation, and ability to wear either earpiece individually for situational awareness. Sound great and they have a long battery life.
Other things to know: No hear-through mode and offers water resistance but no official IP rating,
Read our review of the best wireless Bluetooth earbuds.
Paper Mate Gel Pens (Set of 14) — Staff Favorite 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $11 with store pickup; street price: $15
What we like: Stepped-up school supplies that are functional. Fun colors. Recommended by Wirecutter senior staff writer (and former school librarian) Jackie Reeve.
Other things to know: Recommended in our guide to the best gifts for teachers.
Read our review of the best gifts for teachers.
Wahl’s Extreme Grip Pro Hair Clipper — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $37; street price: $45
What we like: Powerful, weighty motor. Comes with a wide variety of attachments, including ear guide combs. Grippy nonstick sleeve.
Other things to know: Larger and heavier than our top pick. Combs are not reinforced. A step above our budget pick.
Read our review of the best hair clippers for home use.
Asus ZenWiFi AX (XT8) Wi-Fi Mesh-Networking Kit (2-Pack) — Upgrade Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $350; street price: $390
What we like: Upgrades in speed and Ethernet connections over our top pick. Offers features like Wi-Fi 6 and WPA3.
Other things to know: Recommended if you have a gigabit (1,000 Mbps, or close to it) internet service plan or are adding multiple smart-home devices. Matches the lowest price we've seen.
Read our review of the best wi-fi mesh-networking kits.
Windmill Air Window AC (8,300 BTU)— Also Great 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $350; street price: $405
What we like: Very easy to install. Highly personal customer service. Nicer looking than most other models. Smart-home compatibility. Decently powerful, quiet, and energy-efficient.
Other things to know: Can’t control direction of the fan. Small tucked away control buttons. Other picks are more powerful, or quieter.
Read our review of the best air conditioner.
Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera — Another Good Option 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $159; street price: $200
What we like: Our favorite battery-operated floodlight camera combo. It uses a removable, rechargeable battery to blast a bright 2,000 lumens (3,000 if you want to hardwire it), and in our tests its daytime 2K video was very good.
Other things to know: Nighttime images weren’t as good. We expect the battery to last about three months, depending on usage.
Read our review of the best outdoor security camera.
Google Nest Thermostat — Another Good Option 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $90; street price: $130
What we like: An inexpensive, simple programmable smart thermostat. Good for smaller homes and apartments. Reliably detects when you leave/arrive home to turn HVAC on or off automatically.
Other things to know: Available in four colors. Doesn't have learning capabilities like top smart thermostat picks. Not compatible with remote sensors.
Read our review of the best smart thermostat.
Google Nest Hub Smart Display (2nd Gen) — Also Great 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $50; street price: $80
What we like: A kitchen counter or bedside friendly smart speaker with touchscreen. Streams audio and video and accepts voice commands from Google Assistant. Great for controlling smart devices. Includes sensors to track your sleep.
Other things to know: Screen is 7 inches diagonal. No camera ensures privacy.
Read our review of the best smart display for amazon alexa and google assistant.
Tramontina 10-Inch Professional Restaurant Fry Pan — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $22 with store pickup; street price: $30
What we like: This Walmart variant of our top pick, the Tramontina Professional nonstick pan, functions identically, with minor aesthetic differences. Has a durable coating, good heat distribution, and excellent maneuverability.
Other things to know: Not compatible with induction cooktops. Rivets that secure the handle to the pan don’t have a nonstick coating.
Read our review of the best nonstick pan.
Nanit Pro Smart Wall Mount Baby Monitor — Upcoming Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $200; street price: $260
What we like: Wi-Fi enabled monitor packed with tech. Crisp 1080p video stream. Always-on audio feature allows for sound to play even when not using app. Can track baby’s sleep.
Other things to know: Expensive. Requires subscription to access many features after the first year. Amount of features might be overkill for some.
Read our review of the best baby monitors.
Cricut Explore Air 2 Electronic Cutting Machine Bundle — Former Pick
Walmart deal price: $170; street price: $200
What we like: Former top pick. Solid beginner-friendly cutting machine. Great if you have older Cricut cartridges you want to use. More affordable than newer models. Easy-to-learn software.
Other things to know: Comes with 40 sheets of vinyl and a few scraper tools. Misses a few features newer models have.
Read our review of the best electronic cutting machines from Cricut and Silhouette.
iRobot Roomba j7 Robot Vacuum (7150) — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $350; street price: $500
What we like: Great advanced navigation system. Its object-detection system supposedly helps it steer around dog poop and power cables, but it was hit-and-miss in our tests.
Other things to know: Does not include self-emptying dock. May become smarter after future software updates. Privacy concerns have been raised by some after Amazon's acquisition of iRobot.
Read our review of the best robot vacuums.
iRobot Roomba i1+ Robot Vacuum — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $288; street price: $530
What we like: A Roomba robot vacuum endorsed by our guide writer. A self-emptying model that’s exclusive to Walmart and comparable to our upgrade pick. Same sturdy, long-lasting base as cheaper Roomba models but adds more suction and tangle-resistant brushes for a boost in cleaning power.
Other things to know: Not as quick, clever, or controllable as our Roborock picks.
Read our review of the best robot vacuums.
Bissell CrossWave Pet Pro Mop-Vacuum Combo — Top Pick
Walmart deal price: $200; street price: $300
What we like: Gets floors near-spotless more quickly than any other floor-care tool. Sucks up solid debris, slurps up spills, and wipes away stains. Has pet-centric brushes and detergent, plus a strainer for easy cleanup.
Other things to know: Essentially the same machine as the standard CrossWave. Down to the lowest price we've seen.
Read our review for the best mop-vacuum combo is the bissell crosswave.
Dyson V12 Detect Slim Stick Vacuum — Upcoming Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $500; street price: $650
What we like: Good suction power, up to 60 minutes runtime, Dyson's de-tangling Motorbar cleaner head, the laser on the Laser Slim Fluffy cleaner head reveals invisible dust on hard floors, and auto mode optimizes power and run time based on the debris picked up.
Other things to know: Currently in testing but very promising and likely to be a pick in our stick vacuum guide.
Read our review of the best cordless stick vacuum.
Lego Friends 2022 Advent Calendar 41706 — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $22 (with store pickup); street price: $35
What we like: Fun for kids and adults. A good alternative to sweets. Builds the excitement for Christmas and keeps kids self-motivated. Makes a festive holiday display when finished.
Other things to know: Save build instructions (on back of the doors) and store them in a zip-top bag with the Lego for easier rebuilding. Down to a new low.
Read our review of the best our favorite advent calendars.
Lego Orchid 10311 — Pick Variant
Walmart deal price: $40; street price: $50
What we like: Colorful, vibrant blossoms. Doesn't need to be watered. Part of the Lego Botanical Collection.
Other things to know: Gorgeous results, but a straightforward and repetitive build.
Read our review of the best our favorite Lego sets for adults.
Lego Star Wars Advent 2022 Calendar — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $36; street price: $45
What we like: Fun for kids (and grown-up Lego fans). Good alternative to sweets. Menagerie of mini-figures makes a festive holiday display when finished.
Other things to know: Save instructions for easier rebuilding. Includes Clone Trooper Commander, Battle Droid, C-3PO (Holiday), Darth Vader (Holiday), Snowtrooper, Luke Skywalker, Gonk Droid, and R2-D2 (Holiday) figures.
Read our review of our favorite advent calendars.
Lego Classic Bricks and Animals 11011 — Pick Variant
Walmart deal price: $25 with store pickup; street price: $35
What we like: Great for kids that prefer Lego sets without instructions. Builds into 10 animals, then kids can get creative with open-ended play. Wide-variety of brick colors and includes small, unusual pieces.
Other things to know: Includes 1,500 Lego bricks. Variant of our Lego Classic Medium Creative Brick Box pick. Select store pickup to avoid shipping fees.
Read our review of the best Lego sets for kids.
Melissa & Doug Deluxe Puppet Theater — Staff Favorite 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $59; street price: $80
What we like: Wooden construction. Great outlet for creativity. Colorful design.
Other things to know: Testers found individual puppets may get more use than the theater itself.
Read our review of the best gifts for 3-year-olds.
Oral-B Kids Electric Toothbrush — Also Great
Walmart deal price: $20; street price: $30
What we like: Our pick if your child doesn’t like the sensations produced by a vibrating toothbrush. Recharges by plugging into a base, and replacement heads are among the more affordable of the brushes we tested. Has a two-minute timer.
Other things to know: Significantly more noisy than our top picks. Opt for store pickup to avoid shipping fees.
Read our review of the best electric toothbrush for kids.
Creativity for Kids Hide & Seek Rock Painting Kit — Staff Favorite
Walmart deal price: $10 (with store pickup); street price: $13
What we like: Fun way to spread some joy. Once decorated, rocks are meant to be released into the wild to be discovered by passersby. (Also a benefit for those with limited space or lots of gift clutter.) Shapes of the stones can inform each creation.
Other things to know: Kit includes 10 rocks, 8 paint colors, and more than 30 transfer decals. A tracking sticker with a hashtag lets those that come across a rock post it to social media.
Read our review of the best gifts for 7-year-olds.
Graco Extend2Fit Convertible Car Seat — Top Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $165; street price: $235
What we like: Does a superior job of keeping your child rear-facing longer—and it’s straightforward to install and use.
Other things to know: Passenger rear-facing from 4 to 50 pounds. Passenger forward-facing from 22 to 65 pounds, up to 49 inches tall.
Read our review of the best convertible car seats.
Graco 4Ever 4-in-1 Convertible Car Seat — Another Good Option
Walmart deal price: $231; street price: $290
What we like: All-in-one car seat that can accommodate newborns and toddlers and convert into a high-back and backless booster. Fits newborns better than other 4-in-1 convertible options. A good choice for people seeking a single seat to see a child through all their car seat years.
Other things to know: Dedicated infant seats offer significant advantages. Wirecutter has not tested this product.
Read our review of the best convertible car seats.
Fitbit Charge 5 Fitness Tracker — Top Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $100; street price: $130
What we like: Easy to use and navigate menus. Reliably detects, identifies, and starts recording workouts after about 10 minutes of activity. Built-in GPS and solid battery life.
Other things to know: Getting to be an older option at this point. No tracker perfectly recorded every metric it attempted in our testing.
Read our review of the best fitness trackers.
Jabra Elite 4 Active Earbuds — Another Good Option 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $80; street price: $110
What we like: Great fit. High water and dust resistance. Intuitive controls.
Other things to know: Fussy device connectivity. Microphone sounds muffled on calls. Middling active noise cancellation. Available in black, navy, and mint.
Read our review of the best workout headphones.
Fitbit Inspire 2 Fitness Tracker (Desert Rose) — Budget Pick 🥈Second Retailer
Walmart deal price: $50; street price: $80
What we like: Our budget pick fitness tracker. Slim lines. Long battery life. User-friendly app. Comfortable band.
Other things to know: Step tracker performed okay in our testing. Greyscale screen can be tough to see on bright days. Lacks standalone GPS tracking. New low price. Only available in Desert Rose color.
Read our review of the best fitness trackers.
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