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Though the spooky fun of Halloween is now in the rearview mirror (sad face), November marks the beginning of the most festive time of year. There's Thanksgiving, of course, and the whole holiday season, which brings the joy of gifting ... and, OK, the anxiety of finding something for everyone on your list. But don't fret, epic early Black Friday sales are here. That's right, some retailers are already decking their halls with massive markdowns as a preview of all the goodness to come!
Case in point: Ever-dependable Walmart has already started dropping amazing deals. This week, there are savings galore to be had at the mega-retailer, including an eight-piece nonstick Carote cookware set for just $60 (down from $220!), a 50-inch Vizio smart TV — perfect for scoping out the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and all the football that follows — at over $70 off, and oh so much more. We have the scoop on those essentials, as well as dozens of primo picks below, so you can get cracking on your "nice" list and the goodies you'll be grabbing.
And how's this for a deal sweetener? For a limited time, you can also score 50% off a Walmart+ membership. Now through Wednesday, Nov. 8 (at 2:59 p.m. ET), become a member of Walmart+ for only $49 for 1 year and get early access to Walmart's holiday event sales, launching soon!
We're all guilty of letting the dust bunnies pile up now and then, especially when we're too lazy to lug that heavy vacuum around. Well, it's time to revolutionize your cleaning experience, especially with holiday gatherings right around the corner. Right now this Shark Navigator is just $97 at Walmart — over $100 off — and it's just what you need to make your chores less ... chore-ish. The Navigator is très lightweight, so you can take it with you from room to room without it feeling like a workout session. Oh, and when you have to get into those hard-to-reach spaces like stairs, furniture and your car, the lift-away detachable pod will allow you to make them spick-and-span lickety-split. Based on what five-star reviewers are saying, it'll be the best $97 you've ever spent: "We have four dogs and three cats in our home, so it can be a challenge to keep up with the shedding," shared one reviewer. "We recently tried the Shark Navigator XL vacuum, and I am very impressed. This thing managed to suck up all kinds of dirt and hair my other vacuum left behind! The filter also seems to work better on this vacuum, as I find myself not needing to dust as much."
All those summer blockbusters you missed? They'll be coming to a streamer near you any day now, and you'll want to be ready with a multiplex-worthy TV to get you through the dark days of winter. You won't do better than this shiny 50-inch set from Vizio — and this $248 sale price is absurd. Its vibrant 4K picture quality will make it feel like you’re living out each scene in real time. It also includes Dolby Vision HDR, which boasts incredible brightness. In addition to its crisp, clear display, this set comes with the brand’s SmartCast, which streams thousands of movies and shows. “Great product. I’ve always loved Vizio, and this TV most certainly did not disappoint! Amazing picture, works great with the soundbar, and gaming on it is insane,” reported a happy user.
Hit Mute on the outside world and press Play on exactly what you want to hear with these popular noise-canceling cans — a Walmart bestseller for good reason. This pair will completely transport you into your favorite audiobooks, music and podcasts, thanks to its sound-enhancing technology. Plus they have memory foam padding that keeps your ears comfy for hours. Have we mentioned they're over 75% off? "Use them every day!" reported a thrilled shopper. "I'm autistic and being in the world can be too loud and overwhelming. These headphones, even without music playing, muffled the extra noise."
As the temps outside keep on dropping, the best place in the world is curled up in a toasty, cozy space. Whether you're planning to decamp to the couch or stay snuggled in bed, this 50-by-60-inch electric blanket will swaddle you in warmth and comfort throughout the winter months (and potentially help you save big on your heating bill). It offers low-, medium- and high-temperature options and is currently nearly $30 off. The reversible design features one fluffy flannel side and one that's velvety smooth to the touch. "I absolutely love this heated blanket," wrote a Walmart shopper. "It’s so soft and gets super warm and stays on for five hours. My cat and dogs love it too, so I bought two more for the living room for all to share."
High-quality nonstick granite coating make this Carote Cookware Set a great option for whipping up any meal your heart desires. These pans are compatible with all types of stoves, even induction models, and the detachable handle makes it super easy to store them in any cabinet. Their smooth, rivet-less interior is also much easier to clean than your average pot or pan, and with no PFOS or PFOA in the construction, there are no toxic substances in their raw materials — just high-quality cooking goodness. More than 2,700 five-star Walmart shoppers adore this Carote cookware set too. "It's absolutely perfect! I love it so much!!!" exclaimed one happy home cook. "It doesn't stick and I can change the handle to any pans or pot I want, and if I don't want to use the handle I don't have to put it on! It definitely makes my cooking a lot more easier and fun."
Your leggings have met their new best friend in this sweatshirt, which you can score now for just $10 in a variety of sizes and eye-catching colors. Designed with a relaxed fit and a classic crew neck, this super-soft cotton-blend knit pullover has a high-low hem that's perfect for covering what needs to be covered. There are also airy side vents for supreme comfort and ease, making it a great option to wear with jeans, leggings and joggers. "Best top!" raved one Walmart wearer. "Very comfortable. Fits to size. I bought every color. Love!" At this price, you can bring home every color too!
Brushing your teeth on the regular is, of course, key to keeping your choppers clean and, um, in your mouth. If your current brush isn’t cutting it, grab this bestselling electric number while it's on sale for just $20. Delivering up to 40,000 plaque-slaying strokes per minute, its sonic technology helps to lift stains and food particles more effectively than a manual model. It’s also rechargeable, so you’ll never have to go a day without it. “My teeth never felt cleaner!” raved a shopper with pearly whites. “I feel like I’m getting my teeth professionally cleaned.”
Nothing is better than gathering around a classic board game with your loved ones, especially during the holidays. If you'd like one that you can enjoy with the young ones (and that may teach them some lessons along the way), we suggest the Game of Life, on sale now for just $15 (down from $22). Life takes players through the entire human life span, from growing up and going to school to heady decisions like what job to take, whether to get married and have kids and what kind of financial investments to make. All without the stress of, y'know, actual life. Create a beloved pastime like this happy reviewer's: "I played The Game of Life with my parents, then with my own children. I now play The Game of Life with my grandkids. it has become a tradition in my family, providing hours of family fun."
Nemanja Matic has revealed that Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba were frequently guilty of being late as the former Manchester United midfielder lifted the lid on the alarming indiscipline during his time at the club.
Eric Jiang, a 29-year-old entrepreneur, is seeking donations to help save his elderly parents’ home after they had fallen victim to an online investment scam. About the scam: In an interview with NextShark, Jiang shared that his 78-year-old father, Amos, and 73-year-old mother, Yan, fell into what is now being investigated as a nationwide scam that targets victims for high-level investments in an allegedly fictitious company called "UpUp Fashion" in New York City.
Taiwanese actor Yang Hsiu Hui is causing a stir online for her uncanny resemblance to Malaysian superstar Michelle Yeoh. Airport confusion: Yang, 58, recently took to Facebook to reveal an incident at the airport in which two American tourists mistook her for the 61-year-old Academy Award-winning actress. The curious tourists, who were holding their phones with Yeoh’s image, approached the production team who were with Yang at the airport’s waiting lounge.