Walmart offers iPad for $100 less than Apple

Crowds of shoppers rush in and jam Mayc's Department Store in New York on Black Friday, November 25, 2011.

Crowds of shoppers rush in and jam Mayc's Department Store in New York on Black Friday, November 25, 2011.

The National Retail Federation predicts up to 147-million Americans will shop over the holiday weekend, both online and in stores.

Many deals will start before your Thanksgiving turkey gets cold.

Walmart Black Friday deals begin at 10 p.m. Thursday and include some whoppers for the iPad 2 and HDTVs.

The nation’s largest retailer plans to offer an iPad 2 for $399 ($100 cheaper than Apple sells them) with a $75 gift card. Also on sale are a $148 32-inch LDC HDTV and a $279 HD laptop.

Walmart is also offering a Black Friday guarantee. If you are inside the store between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving, you are guaranteed the iPad, the Emerson 30-inch 720p LCD TV or a LG Blu-ray player for $38. If they sell out during that hour, you can get a guarantee card, but you must pay by midnight and you can only get one of the big three selling items.

Other big sales include a 40-inch LDC TV from Best Buy for $179 and a 15-inch Lenovo laptop for $187.

Check out our list of great deals in Denver and resources to help you plan for Black Friday.