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Wal-Mart is a popular retailer for penny-pinchers and bargain hunters year round, and Black Friday ups the ante. The store is slated to begin offering its Black Friday deals in-store Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. and continue through Nov. 25. (They will be available online all day, both days).

“I said it before and I will say it again, we will win the season on price — on Black Friday, on Cyber Monday and every day before and after,” says Steve Bratspies, chief merchandising officer, Wal-Mart U.S. “That means delivering the Black Friday deals we’re known for in stores, online and on our app. And, we’ve secured significant availability of these items. We pride ourselves on not being the retailer who advertises a great price and then only has a few available.”

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The major deals draw thousands of shoppers every year, resulting in long lines and frenzied shopping aisles. So, to really score the best deals at Wal-Mart, you’ve got to come prepared. Here’s how:

Download the app

Make some room in your smartphone’s storage. You’ll want to download Wal-Mart’s app (available for iPhone and Android) to really take advantage of the retailer’s Black Friday deals.

Wal-Mart is already offering a slew of deep discounts on select products ranging from a 65-inch HDTV and a 7-foot trampoline for its app users. So, if you don’t want to miss out on savings, it’s definitely worth downloading the app.

Wal-Mart is also already featuring store maps on its app (and on Walmart.com), to highlight the locations of products like TVs and small appliances.

Take advantage of pre-Black Friday deals now

Wal-Mart already has introduced a bunch of amazing deals as part of its Pre-Black Friday sale, so be sure to check to see if the product you’re gunning for is already on sale (and avoid all that Black Friday insanity).

You can already score a $600 discount on a Samsung 50-inch HD LED TV, a $140 discount on a Dyson vacuum, a $25 a discount on a RCA tablet and a $259 discount on an Acer Aspire 15-inch laptop. Check out the pre-Black Friday deals currently being offered here.

Snag a wristband

Wal-Mart is aiming to eliminate a bit of the chaos and craziness on Black Friday by offering wristbands for the hottest, in-demand products beginning Nov. 24. Translation: Get there early.

Customers who receive a wristband will have two hours to shop in-store after the event start time in order to receive their item. Doorbuster wristbands will be available for products including the Philips 55-inch Smart 4K TV, the HP 15-inch Touch Laptop and the DJI Drone Phantom Standard 3.

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