Walmart has announced its earliest holiday sales kick-off ever - 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day - and has revealed its Black Friday deals for 2012.
Walmart says its best deals will be on electronics, tablets, TVs, gaming consoles, home appliances and toys, according to a WFMZ/CNN Money report.
The country's largest retailer rolled out its Black Friday deals at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving last year.
Retailers are coming up with fresh ways to entice shoppers this year, as holiday spending is only expected to rise 4.1 percent, according to the National Retail Federation, down from 5.6 percent growth in 2011, according to a Reuters report.
Walmart started offering layaway in mid-September -- a month earlier than last year. Walmart and Target have already published toy catalogs.