Defending Savings, Walmart Announces Price Move Blitz
Gametime Fans Can Bring Home a 37-inch HDTV and Full Party Meal for Under $500
BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today that it is defending wallets on complete gametime solutions with new savings on HDTVs and food for the annual pigskin party. This week for less than $500 customers can bring home a 1080p Sanyo 37-inch LCD TV and load up on a range of items to feed a party of eight. This “Gametime” event includes Rollbacks of $100, $200 and even $300 on select HDTVs and values on frozen appetizers, a supreme party tray and more.
A New TV for the Big Game: This time of year is typically a big season for HDTV shopping as moms and families get ready for sports viewing – from football and basketball to the winter games. Walmart is dispelling any myths that HDTV prices spike higher this time of year with a full line of new HDTV savings. The $448 Sanyo LCD TV is only one example of a wide assortment of HDTV values available now:
* Vizio 55-inch 1080p LCD TV – $1,298 (save $200)
* Vizio 47-inch 1080p LCD TV – $898 (save $100)
* Sony 46-inch Bravia 1080p LCD TV – $778 (save $300)
* Sony 40-inch Bravia 1080p LCD TV – $668 (save $130)
* Vizio 32-inch 720p LCD TV – $368 (save $30)
Installation Services: Since last fall, Walmart has offered a new, simple program for easy HDTV installation, as well as Home Theater and PC installation, from N.E.W. Customer Service Companies, Inc., the nation’s leading in-home service provider for electronics. HDTV Installation packages can be purchased at Walmart based upon a customer’s need, starting at $99 for basic HDTV setup including consultation and an after setup tutorial from a professional installer. In addition to having installation service available for purchase in its electronics department, Walmart also has increased its assortment of HDMI cables and TV wall mounts to complement the variety of new HDTV units carried.
Complete Gametime Feast for Eight for as low as $44: No football party would be complete without getting the barbecue fired up. This year one in eight moms plans to host a football party and one in five plans to attend a party for the big game.2 To commemorate the 44th pro-football championship, Walmart is offering gametime staples for eight, including hot dogs, appetizers and more, for as low as $44.
* One package of Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs (8 ct.)
* One package of Johnsonville® Bratwursts (6 ct.)
* Two packages of Great Value™ Hot Dog Buns
* Two bags of T.G.I. Friday’s™ Frozen Appetizers
* One Hormel™ Supreme Party Tray
* 12” Chocolate Chunk Cookie
* Two boxes of Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuit Crackers (8 to 10 oz. box)
Moms and party planners can go to www.walmart.com/gametime to create a shopping list based on the number of party guests, receive party planning tips and find simple gametime recipes.
1 Offers available through Saturday, Feb. 6 while supplies last. Prices and selection may vary on Walmart.com. Listed HDTV screen size viewing areas are as follows: Sanyo 37“(37.0” diagonal area ) Vizio 55” (54.5” diagonal area), Vizio 47” (47.0“ diagonal area), Sony 46” Bravia (46.0” diagonal area), Sony 40” Bravia (40.0” diagonal area) and Vizio 32” (31.5” diagonal area).
2 Research conducted by Walmart Customer Insights, December 2009
Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $378 million to local communities in the United States.
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