PRIZE DRAWING: Because Sam Walton’s Ghost Won’t Leave Me Alone Until I Give Away A Walmart Gift Card


This month, The Impulsive Buy will be giving away a $25 Walmart gift card.

Yup, I’m going to walk into a Walmart, flash a fake smile at the senior citizen-aged Walmart employee who greets me, walk defensively through the store to avoid unsupervised children and shoppers who should never be allowed to drive shopping carts, wait in a long 8 items or less express checkout line behind a couple of jackasses who each have a dozen items, purchase a $25 Walmart gift card, and flash another fake smile at the senior citizen-aged Walmart employee who thanks me for shopping at Walmart.

To enter The Impulsive Buy’s Walmart gift card drawing, leave a comment with THIS post. I don’t care what you say in your comment, but it would be nice if you shared your most memorable moment in a Walmart. Now when I say “memorable”, I mean crappiest. But, if you don’t have a crappy Walmart memory, your most awesome memory would suffice. Mine was getting hit by an impatient Walmart shopper driving a motorized shopping cart.

Please don’t forget to fill out the email field because I’ll be emailing the winner for his or her mailing address. The Impulsive Buy will stop accepting entries on Friday, December 30, 2011 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents who are at least 18 years old.

For those of you who have a Twitter account, you can get an additional entry by tweeting the following by Friday, December 30, 2011 11:59 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time:

@theimpulsivebuy I wish Walmart would bring back the rollback prices smiley face because I want to make out with it.

So just copy, paste, and tweet. Only one tweet per Twitter account.

Good luck!

Fine Print: Walmart is not affiliated with this prize drawing. The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails about how Bill Gates is going to give you money if you forward the email to a dozen of your friends. Seriously, some people are really gullible. Go look up stuff of before you forward stupid emails like that. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you coconuts. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail, damaged mail, or walking out of Walmart with more than you intended.

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171 thoughts to “PRIZE DRAWING: Because Sam Walton’s Ghost Won’t Leave Me Alone Until I Give Away A Walmart Gift Card”

  1. When I was first married I would grocery shop here late at night to avoid the large crowds. That is really when all the crazy people come out of the word works. I actually would see people just hanging out at Walmart like it was the “IT” place to be

  2. Walmart is evil. While 9 months pregnant and carrying a 50 lb bag of dog food I asked for help out, they didn’t have anyone to help. While trying to put the bag of food in my car 2 employees watched and laughed as I struggled.

  3. i used to shop at walmart in college for groceries. we’d only go at midnight or 2am because we couldn’t stand the scary customers or crowds.

  4. Was in line one day at Wallyworld and was at the only register open. The one with the cigarettes and no spinning bag holder. So the cashier was working as fast as she could with 7 people now in line and 4 cashiers standing at the cashier manager’s stand waiting. I went over and asked why they wouldn’t open another register. They said they didn’t want those other cashiers to go on overtime. I told her, “I don’t care about what happens 8 hours from now. I’m here to buy my things now!” They did open another register but now I was scared as I was the one called over and the cashier was grumpy.

  5. Almost got slammed into by some jerk parking space hopping in the walmart parking lot. And she glared at ME like it was my fault she was going diagonally between parked cars. Yep. Stay classy, woman swearing at me while your child is in the backseat. Is it bad that I waved at her, and smiled? I find it’s more fun than flipping people off, because for some reason it just eats them alive..

  6. I usually avoid Walmart, but their cheap pantry goods have had me going there lately due to my increasing poor-i-tude. I have not seen anything People of Walmart-esque, but still, it disturbs me. I prefer my Target.

  7. it was a crappy moment for me,not because of shopping at Walmart..but seeing an elderly homeless man outside the store,then he came inside to
    get warm….i cried when i got in the car-it sadden me

  8. Well being fortunate enough to live in a nice enough area, I haven’t encountered that many Wal-creatures. I also try to not shop there, but the deals, man! I’d say the worst I’ve seen would be a woman with half her head shaved (one half long, other half shaved with a design into the side- oh, I said design? I meant her boyfriend’s name), and a family in their pajamas, led by a mom in Spongebob pajama pants and a black hoodie that read “Dumpster Queen” on the back.

  9. I have to admit I am not frequently at WalMart and on Long Island, it’s not what it is to the rest of the country. I was pissed when the ketsup and mayo on sale for the start of BBQ season was no where to be found though

  10. I recently spent time with my friends riding the sad little Pumbaa…thing in the arcade and trying to get a Captain America lunchbox out of the claw machine. We had a blast. We took pictures. We’re all in our mid-twenties.

  11. I try to avoid Walmart, But I’d be willing to do so to spend free money. If I win, I will post up anything crappy that happens while I am there 😉

  12. Our local Wal-Mart told us they were stopping taking debit cards one day. My dh about lost his mind unloading on them. All they could say is (insert extremely low IQ here) “but that’s what they told us in the meetin'”


  13. In the checkout line at WalMart a while back, there was a meth-head looking gentleman in line behind me who couldn’t keep still – he was kind of jumping in place, letting his arms swing around, etc. He kept getting closer to me and I kept inching away, but I could only go so far. Pretty soon, he was close enough that his hand started brushing my ass. I turned around and yelled really loud, right in his face: “Would you BACK the FUCK UP, PLEASE?!”

    His response was priceless – he turned super red and sputtered, “Well you ain’t got to cuss at me, lady!”

  14. Every time I am in a damn Wal-Mart, I get the urge to hurt the people around me. Normally I am a pacifist but once I enter Wal-Mart I turn into one of those angry for no reason people that I myself dislike. You know, the kind that hustle around for no reason in particular that like to yell at their kids for putting stuff in their mouths and they don’t put out their cigarette until they are past the first set of doors. Then when you say hello to them, there is always something wrong “Price of that TV said $5 dollars, got-damn people, always something, I am calling my lawyer and having thar job and this place shut down.” Then they light up a cigarette on the way out, just past the first set of exit doors. Then they peel out in their ’86 Buick with a rusted fender and bumper sticker that says “MY KID BEAT UP YOUR HONOR STUDENT” while their kids themselves are left back at the store shoving things in their mouth, unaware that their mom has since left because she couldn’t get that TV for $5 dollars. Sure it was in the $5 DVD bin but it was laying on top and you put it there yourself. I even saw you write $5 with a Sharpie that you stole from The Home Office Supplies. The husband eventually comes back to the store and is all billy badass, threatening to beat up the portly, yet respected assistant manager because “Yuns hafta give us whats marked on the price!” The cops show up, take the two out because they make a scene and the kids are STILL left in the middle of the store, chewing on white out pens and Justin Beiber posters. Poor kids.

    But in all actuality. I shop for groceries there. The Great Value brand of Garlic Cheese Bread is actually far superior to the Pepperidge Farm brand.

  15. In high school, the Walmart parking lot was a hangout until the police would come and make us leave. It wasn’t open 24 hours.

  16. I take the bus and I had just bought 2 Nintendo DS systems & games across the street from Walmart at the Toys r Us. Upon entering Walmart, the greeter asked to look in my bag. I said it was okay. She then asked me if I would leave my $500 worth of items at their customer service counter while I shopped. I said she was welcome to check my bag again as I left but NO I would not leave my bag in an unattended area with people I do not know. I informed her that I know I don’t steal but I wasn’t so sure the Walmart employees wouldn’t take MY stuff. She said I had to leave the store. I did and continued my shopping at Target.

  17. Sure, I have plenty of unpleasant Wally memories, but my favorite memory was walking in to see two firemen in the express line. They were buying marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers 🙂

  18. My husband works at Walmart. All my food comes from Walmart. My sheets came from Walmart. My tv came from Walmart. My computer came from…Dell, because Walmart has crappy computers. But still, Walmart is in my blood. And my blood wants that giftcard!

  19. My only real Walmart horrors are the parking…. I avoid the store usually just due to the parking. I don’t feel my car is safe when I am parked 3 miles away fro the store. Also can’t stand the dirty mcdonalds smell that I seem to smell when I walk through the door… I would love to go back with $25 though!

  20. Once while checking out at Walmart my roomates and I had to watch a large black man polish his gold teeth while we waited. It was pretty funny.

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