Walmart’s Pricing On This Puzzle Book Is Puzzling

Walmart’s Pricing On This Puzzle Book Is Puzzling

Reader Richard spotted this bit of Walmart price wizardry and just had to send it along. Apparently, this $2 puzzle book was so amazing that they could charge $29 for it. [More]

The Gift Card I Bought At Walmart Is Blank. What Should I Do?

The Gift Card I Bought At Walmart Is Blank. What Should I Do?

If you buy a prepaid debit card at Walmart as a gift and only receive a blank Starbucks card in return, who is responsible for getting you your money back? One family in California learned a very inconvenient lesson: customers who buy empty gift cards must go to the company that issued the gift card, not Walmart. [More]

Walmart Rollbacks: Rolling Forward, Standing Still

Walmart Rollbacks: Rolling Forward, Standing Still

What is a “rollback?” Walmart shoppers know that it’s when an item has decreased in price recently, and it’s something that the chain brags about on signs throughout the store. They even brag about rollbacks when prices stay the same…or go up. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Shopping For Games For New PlayStation 2

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Shopping For Games For New PlayStation 2

Sure, the PS4 is now on the market, but not everyone keeps up with the hottest and latest consoles. For those people, especially if they have no idea what year it is, Walmart offers copies of decade-old PS2 games at comically high prices. [More]

Beyoncé Shows Up At Walmart, Takes America Christmas Shopping

Beyoncé Shows Up At Walmart, Takes America Christmas Shopping

Imagine that you’re going about your business at your local Walmart when you see…Beyoncé. Must be a cardboard cutout, or some kind of hologram technology, right? Not for the shoppers at one Boston-area Walmart this weekend where the superstar paid a surprise visit. [More]

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Sheriff: Co-Worker Shot Up Walmart Employee Of The Month’s Car

At Walmart, the Employee of the Month award comes with no cash or prizes. The title is the honor. That honor was important enough at one Florida Walmart that a co-worker who didn’t get the honor shot at the car of the official Employee of the Month. [More]

Arizona Price-Matcher Was Banned From Walmart For Allegedly Threatening To Beat Up Employees

Arizona Price-Matcher Was Banned From Walmart For Allegedly Threatening To Beat Up Employees

You might remember the national story from earlier this week about a man who went to the media with his tale of woe about how he was banned from Walmart for life just for bringing other retailers’ ads to price match. We thought there might be more to the story, and there was. Gosh, there was. [More]

Why Is This Man Banned From Walmart For Life?

Why Is This Man Banned From Walmart For Life?

Everyone needs a hobby. When an Arizona man had to retire from professional wrestling due to injuries, he says that he began visiting his local Walmart a few times a day, sometimes toting sale flyers from other stores and invoking the store’s price match policy. He never expected to be hauled off in handcuffs for it. (Update: Yep, there was more to the story.) [More]

Toll-Free Number On Walmart Black Friday TV Voucher Forwarded To Wisconsin Spa

Toll-Free Number On Walmart Black Friday TV Voucher Forwarded To Wisconsin Spa

There might have been thousands of people who received vouchers from Walmart during Thanksgiving weekend that entitled them to order a television online at a certain price. For many of them, the voucher didn’t work, so they called the toll-free number on the voucher. For some reason that isn’t clear to anyone yet, this number was forwarded to a spa in Wisconsin. [More]

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Black Friday Eve Not The Optimal Time For An Emergency Trip To Walmart

Stuff always breaks at the worst possible time, doesn’t it? That was Josh’s experience over Thanksgiving weekend. The household he visited over the holiday weekend had a plumbing emergency on Thursday. With no plumbers available for obvious reasons, they dug up the lawn and attempted a DIY repair. It went well until they made a trip to the only hardware store in town that was open: Walmart. [More]

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Toy Self-Checkout Prepares Children For Bleak Future Of Consumption Without Human Interaction

What kind of future are we preparing our children for? There’s no way to know, but reader Beth noticed a toy intended to prepare kids for a cold, robotic future: the My Very Own Shop N’ Pay Market, available at Walmart for $20. Yes, it’s a toy self-checkout. [More]

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Walmart Sold 2.8 Million Towels This Weekend

Sure, we in the media like to focus on the people who punch each other over televisions at Walmart stores during the weekend after Thanksgiving. While the mega-retailer sold millions of TV sets this weekend, that wasn’t their top seller. What item did they move the most of over the long weekend? Towels. [More]

Walmart Will Match Any Competitor’s Holiday Sale Price, Including Black Friday

Walmart Will Match Any Competitor’s Holiday Sale Price, Including Black Friday

Walmart might not be kicking off the early-morning hours and consumer frenzy of Black Friday a week early, but they’ve launched Black Friday price wars a week ahead of time. They’re matching other retailers’ sale prices during Black Long Weekend, and will match any sale price on an identical product purchased at any time between November 1 and December 24. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Relevant Technology

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Find Surprisingly Relevant Technology

The Raiders of the Lost Walmart seek out the finest and most hilarious pieces of archaic technology still on the shelves in the nation’s discount stores. Only sometimes, the items they find aren’t so ancient. Sometimes they seem laughably old to our tech-savvy readers, but have a real use to some customers. [More]

Ohio Walmart Held An Employee Food Drive…For Less Fortunate Employees

Ohio Walmart Held An Employee Food Drive…For Less Fortunate Employees

It’s not unusual to have a food drive at work for the less fortunate during the holiday season. At one Walmart, donation bins appeared in an employees-only area, gathering food for people who are struggling to pay for a nice Thanksgiving dinner. The problem? Those struggling people are their Walmart colleagues. [More]

Walmart’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Cereal Edition

Walmart’s Nightmare Before Christmas: Cereal Edition

In practical terms, there isn’t much of a difference between one sugar-coated breakfast grain product and another. There’s even less of a difference between Cap’n Crunch products for different holidays. Somehow, though, we still find this combined cereal display spotted at Walmart just as amusing as an honest-to-Santa Halloween tree. [More]

Make Your Crock-Pots Hook Up With Each Other

Make Your Crock-Pots Hook Up With Each Other

We don’t want to accuse the nice folks at Crock-Pot of not consulting, say, Urban Dictionary or a person under forty before introducing their new product line. The “Hook Up™ Customizable Entertaining System” is intended for home dinner parties, after all. Maybe they did this with full knowledge that their product name is a synonym for “meaningless sex.” [More]

Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

Mystery Solved: Mounds Easter Egg Ice Cream Is Really Old

A few weeks ago, we shared with you a Holiday Creep mystery. A reader discovered Easter-themed ice cream on the shelf at Walmart, making us wonder: was it still on the shelves from 2013, or just early for 2014? The way things are going in retail, we couldn’t be sure. We wrote to Walmart corporate, and they didn’t answer. Then we got a response from the freezer case. So to speak. [More]