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[November 22, 2013]

Walmart Unveils Cyber Monday Savings of Up to 60 Percent, Lowers Free Shipping Minimum

SAN BRUNO, Calif., Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Walmart today announced its biggest Cyber Monday event to date, with incredible online savings that include $500 off a 55-inch 3D LED TV bundle.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131122/DA22341) Cyber Week officially kicks off two days early on Saturday, Nov. 30, with 200 online specials on Walmart.com every day through Friday, Dec. 6, including $150 off a 32GB iPad bundle and $50 for a Nextbook 7-inch tablet. To help customers save even more, Walmart starting today is lowering the free shipping minimum this holiday season to $35 (from $50) on nearly 99 percent of Walmart.com items.* "Last year, Cyber Monday was our best sales day in Walmart.com's history and we've spent all year preparing to make it even better for customers," said Joel Anderson, president and CEO, Walmart.com U.S. "More than two-thirds of people who plan to shop in our stores on Black Friday also plan to shop Cyber Monday.** Every year there's a bigger appetite for Cyber Monday, so we're giving our customers great deals and rolling back our free shipping minimum to $35, helping them extend their budgets this holiday season." Many of Walmart.com's strongest savings on the season's hottest TVs, toys, tablets, apparel and more will be offered on Cyber Monday, Dec. 2. These Cyber Monday deals include: -- LG 55-inch 3D LED TV with Soundbar Bundle - $799 ($500 savings) -- Samsung 46-inch LED TV - $479 ($400 savings) -- LeapFrog LeapPad2 Crayola Creativity Pack Bundle - $69 ($60 savings) -- Doublepower 7-inch Tablet - $59 ($20 savings) -- HP Sleekbook Ruby Red 14-inch Pavilion Laptop PC - $295 ($133 savings) -- Fisher Price Powered Ride-on Minnie Mouse Jeep - $189 ($60 savings) -- Disney Princess Ultimate Dream Castle - $119 ($60 savings) -- Crayola Melt-n-Mold - $22 ($32 savings) -- PlayStation 4 bundle with Dualshock 4 controller and game - $517 (special buy) -- Xbox One bundle with choice of a game or accessory - $559 (special buy) New - Free Shipping Now Available on Orders of $35 or More This Holiday SeasonWhether shopping online or on a tablet or smartphone, Walmart's biggest free shipping program gives customers more opportunities to save and the flexibility to choose how they want to get their online orders - at their door or at a store. Starting Nov. 22, nearly all Walmart.com items (and half of Marketplace items) are eligible for free shipping on orders over $35. Customers can also upgrade to a faster 3-5 day option for just $2.97, with most orders arriving in three days or less, without a subscription fee. Additionally, select Cyber specials will be available for customers to order online and pick up at their local Walmart store that same day, from Saturday, Nov. 30, through Cyber Monday, Dec. 2.


Customers Can Get Early Access to Cyber Monday Online SpecialsWalmart's mobile app customers, Facebook fans and email subscribers will be among the first to receive invitations to an early shopping event on Sunday, Dec. 1, featuring up to 20 of the best Cyber Monday items while supplies last, before they are widely available. Walmart.com has tripled the number of early access items compared to last year's Cyber Week event, when the retailer offered one early access item per day.

More Opportunities to Shop Great Deals on Thanksgiving and Black FridayCustomers don't have to wait until Cyber Week to save online. While the turkey cooks, customers can visit Walmart.com to get a head start on their Black Friday shopping on Thanksgiving Day. Hundreds of the Black Friday deals scheduled to be released in Walmart stores will be available online at Walmart.com in limited quantities early on Thanksgiving morning, including a Samsung® Galaxy 3 10.1-inch tablet for $299 ($60 savings) and the Little Tikes gourmet kitchen for $50 ($39 savings).

And, Walmart.com will offer hundreds of additional online specials at incredible prices on Thanksgiving and Black Friday while supplies last, including an Xbox 360(TM) with camouflage controller for $139 ($90 savings) and an Apple iPad 2 bundle with Bluetooth speaker and accessory kit for $349 (nearly $75 savings).

More Convenient Ways to Save and ShopWalmart's mobile shoppers can also find convenient ways to shop and save on their tablets and smartphones, including access to their local circulars and a Black Friday store map to help them plan their visit on the Walmart mobile app. Mobile now accounts for 50 percent of Walmart.com traffic, a percentage that has doubled over the past two years. Tablet traffic to Walmart.com has increased 80 percent since last holiday season.

*Free shipping eligible on most orders of $35 or more.**Walmart.com, "Holiday Period Shopping Behaviors" Survey, October 2013.

About Walmart Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere - in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our more than 11,000 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting corporate.walmaï"rt.com, on Facebook at facebook.cï"om/walmï"ï"art and on Twitter at twiï"tter.com/walmartnewsrï"oom. Online merchandise sales are available at www.wï"almï"art.com and www.samï"sclub.com.

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