Woman Uses Heat Packs For Pain Relief, Burns 4 Holes In Breasts, Sues

Woman Uses Heat Packs For Pain Relief, Burns 4 Holes In Breasts, Sues

When you need to relieve pain after a surgery and can’t walk around tethered to a heating pad all day, a small portable handwarmer is a suitable substitute…isn’t it? One woman thought so. According to court documents, she nestled them between her shirt and skin after reconstructive breast surgery. From the mention of “court documents,” you can probably guess how this ended. [More]

Obviously, Walmart Doesn’t Want You To Drink 12 Budweiser Margaritas

Obviously, Walmart Doesn’t Want You To Drink 12 Budweiser Margaritas

If one can of Budweiser’s malt beverage margarita-like substance costs one dollar, how much should twelve cans cost? That’s right…$12.97. Wait, what? If this math sounds a little off to you, apparently you don’t work at Matthew’s local Walmart. [More]

Walmart, Other Retailers Slash Price Of Hachette Books Amid Amazon’s Ongoing Feud With The Publisher

Walmart, Other Retailers Slash Price Of Hachette Books Amid Amazon’s Ongoing Feud With The Publisher

While the power struggle between Amazon and book publisher Hachette moves into its third week, other retailers have begun to use the situation to their advantage. [More]

More Consumers Open To Banking Without Traditional Banks

More Consumers Open To Banking Without Traditional Banks

Is the future of banking not at banks? That might not seem too unrealistic, what with the rise in prepaid debit cards and the high number of consumers who are unable to obtain traditional banking products. [More]

Walmart Policy Requires Customers To Fork Over Their Credit Card’s 3-Digit Security Code

Walmart Policy Requires Customers To Fork Over Their Credit Card’s 3-Digit Security Code

In light of recent, high-profile data breaches, consumers are constantly on guard when it comes to their credit card information. So it might come as a surprise that the country’s largest retailer is asking customer to fork over the sacred three-digit security code on the back of cards in order to make purchases. [More]

Portland Will No Longer Invest In Walmart

Portland Will No Longer Invest In Walmart

In its continuing quest to become a caricature of outsiders’ clichés , the city of Portland, Oregon has decided to stop investing in Walmart. Wait, Portland invests in Walmart? Yes, just under 3% of the city’s portfolio consists of Walmart bonds, the last of which will mature in 2016. The city’s total Walmart holdings were $36 million. [More]

Walmart Subcontractor To Pay $21M To Settle Warehouse Workers’ Wage Theft Lawsuit

Walmart Subcontractor To Pay $21M To Settle Warehouse Workers’ Wage Theft Lawsuit

It’s common practice that when an employee does a job, he or she gets paid for that work. That compensation was at the crux of the issue in a lawsuit against Schneider Logistics Inc., one of Walmart’s largest distribution subcontractors, who reached a settlement for the alleged wage theft of 1,800 employees. [More]

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Woman Gives Birth In Walmart Parking Lot On Her Birthday With Help From Fellow Shoppers

There’s a happy birthday, and then there’s “It’s my birthday and I’m having a baby in a Walmart parking lot.” A pregnant North Dakota woman had a scary situation on her hands when she went into labor right before she got into her car after a shopping trip. [More]

Banks Inside Walmart Stores Lead Nation In Raking In Fees From Customers

Banks Inside Walmart Stores Lead Nation In Raking In Fees From Customers

A number of different banks operate branches inside more than 1,000 Walmart stores in the U.S., and many of these banks market themselves to consumers who may not be targeted by larger institutions because of low income or lack of savings and credit. A new analysis of the institutions most frequently found at Walmart found that these banks are also the most reliant on charging fees to their customers. [More]

Walmart Shells 4 Ounces From A Pound Of Store-Brand Pistachios

Walmart Shells 4 Ounces From A Pound Of Store-Brand Pistachios

Ernest likes to eat pistachios. He’s also a good consumer, checking unit prices and choosing the store brand of his favorite snack. When he picked up a bag at his local Walmart recently, he noticed that something was missing. About four ounces of pistachios, in fact. [More]

Walmart To Test New Store That’s Only For Picking Up Online Grocery Orders

Walmart To Test New Store That’s Only For Picking Up Online Grocery Orders

While many large retailers, allow customers to place orders online and then come pick them up at the store, Walmart is planning to test out a new depot format where customers don’t do any shopping, but only pick up groceries they has pre-ordered on Walmart’s website. [More]

Walmart Wants To Cut 25% More Water From Laundry Detergents

Walmart Wants To Cut 25% More Water From Laundry Detergents

While incorrect or misleading directions really don’t help, studies and real-life experience show that people tend to pour laundry detergent with a heavy hand. That’s why a new eco-friendly initiative from Walmart seems like a good thing, but will be really beneficial to detergent-makers. [More]

Looking For New Auto Insurance? Walmart Offers A One-Stop-Shop For That Now, Too

Looking For New Auto Insurance? Walmart Offers A One-Stop-Shop For That Now, Too

Here’s our idea of what a typically Walmart shopping list looks like: bread, butter, milk, eggs, toothpaste, shampoo, and auto insurance. That is not a typo, Walmart has officially entered every facet of our lives with the launch of their new auto insurance comparison service. [More]

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Was This Walmart Doing A Bad Thing By Being Closed On Easter But Asking Employees To Work?

When a store says it’s closed on Easter so its employees can spend time with their families, does that mean the entire store should be a ghost town? Or is it okay to have a volunteer skeleton crew in to keep things moving behind the scenes? And should the workers who do volunteer to come in be paid extra for giving up their holiday? These questions and more are being debated about a Walmart Supercenter in Maine. [More]

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Must Wait Until January 30, 2007 To Sell This Computer

Raiders Of The Lost Walmart Must Wait Until January 30, 2007 To Sell This Computer

All over the world, in dusty corners of discount stores and warehouses, retail antiquities are waiting for someone to discover them. These tiny pockets of obsolete, comically overpriced technology are the purview of the Raiders of the Lost Walmart, a group who tirelessly search for these artifacts, then send pictures of them to Consumerist. This week, they uncovered two fascinating treasures. [More]

Walmart’s Description Of This Air Mattress Is A Little Off

Walmart’s Description Of This Air Mattress Is A Little Off

Standard mattress sizes are confusing and hard to remember. Do you know the size in inches of a queen-size bed off the top of your head? Adrienne doesn’t, but she did notice that this air mattress at Walmart is doll-sized, not human-sized. [More]

Walmart Continues Its Foray Into The Financial Industry With New Money Transfer Service

Walmart Continues Its Foray Into The Financial Industry With New Money Transfer Service

Walmart’s one-stop-shop just gained new ground. Instead of traipsing to Western Union or another money transfer storefront, you can just send dear old grandma a few bucks once you’ve finished grocery shopping at the superstore. [More]

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Woman Sues Walmart Over Shampoo She Claims Ruined Her Super Long Locks

Like Lady Godiva and Sampson before her, a woman in Oregon took great pride in her long locks, which used to reach the small of her back. Until, she claims, a shampoo she bought from Walmart tangled her hair so badly she had to cut large chunks of it off. [More]