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#1 yellowlilax  OFFLINE  

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 7:23 am

A local printer is running the BF ad for Walmart and they are under HIGH security. Every misprinted/jammed ad is escorted to the shredder and supervised by one of Walmarts employees. Walmart has FIFTEEN workers watching to make sure the ad is not leaked!

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 7:26 am

Craziness. Someone has to slack and mess up their job so it can be leaked. Come on, fail you Walmart employees! lol
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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 7:29 am

Craziness. Someone has to slack and mess up their job so it can be leaked. Come on, fail you Walmart employees! lol


Too funny!
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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:17 am

A local printer is running the BF ad for Walmart and they are under HIGH security. Every misprinted/jammed ad is escorted to the shredder and supervised by one of Walmarts employees. Walmart has FIFTEEN workers watching to make sure the ad is not leaked!

I think you know what you have to do... make it look like an accident. ;)

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:26 am

I think you know what you have to do... make it look like an accident. ;)


LOL!! :evil:
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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:30 am

Anyone there with digital camera? Scanner? Stone tablet an scribe? I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:yup::cheesy:

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:31 am

Do you know if they printing the spanish language version there too? Story time, kiddies: a few years ago we were able to get a copy of the spanish language version of the WM BF ad weeks before the english version leaked (of course we couldn't post it, but we had it - I think the mods saw it early, lol), so I always wondered if the security procedures for the two versions were the same during the entire process of printing/distributing the ad.

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:40 am

Do you know if they printing the spanish language version there too?

Story time, kiddies: a few years ago we were able to get a copy of the spanish language version of the WM BF ad weeks before the english version leaked (of course we couldn't post it, but we had it - I think the mods saw it early, lol), so I always wondered if the security procedures for the two versions were the same during the entire process of printing/distributing the ad.


I never knew they even had a Spanish version! lol
That is so funny!!
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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:44 am

I never knew they even had a Spanish version! lol
That is so funny!!


I think they insert it in spanish language newspapers in certain parts of the country, at least that's what our source told me.

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:46 am

I think they insert it in spanish language newspapers in certain parts of the country, at least that's what our source told me.


Yeah, that makes sense. That would be funny if someone sent you the Spanish version again this year. lol
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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:47 am

My aunt gets the spanish paper (weekends only) and ocassionally there's a walmart one, every two weeks or so

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:50 am

Luckily I knew enough spanish from back in school that I was able to type up the ad ahead of time and had it all ready to post once we were allowed. I probably still have the scan somewhere on the computer. I should post it.

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 8:54 am

example page from the 2008 WM spanish BF ad:

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 9:02 am

That's cool! Thanks for that. "Ahorra Mas. Vive Mejor!" :tongue1:
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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 9:03 am

That's too funny! I know that when I order coupons, they are sometimes in Spanish. Sometimes, they are in both English and Spanish. It all depends on the population of the region, I guess. Here in hick-ville, we don't get too many that speak other languages.
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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 10:50 am

was the ad the same english/spanish? Mostly its the the grocery ones but same stores ocassionally have different stuff on sale in english vs spanish ads. I pick up both when I walk into store just in case.

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 12:45 pm

was the ad the same english/spanish? Mostly its the the grocery ones but same stores ocassionally have different stuff on sale in english vs spanish ads. I pick up both when I walk into store just in case.


it ended up being the same ad with the same prices

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 1:33 pm

You know what I'm so sick and tired of Walmart and their secret ads. The crazy thing is when they come out there is nothing exciting about it. If there is something worth your while, you won't get it unless you wait at the store 2 days ahead of time because they only have 2 in stock. So if I may, let me write a short letter to WM to voice my concerns: Dear Walmart, I have seen the ads for Target and Toys R Us and have already planned accordingly. People need to know about sales ahead of time, so that they can plan financially. If you keep holding out on your ads and making everything a secret you are going to miss out. On Sunday, my day will go as follows: 1. Pass local Walmart, pass Target, to get to Toys R Us for their gift cards with purchase offers that I saw in their leaked ads. 2. Head home, go to Target I passed up and pick up their great sales offers that are already in their regular sunday ads (in my opinion Target can beat most prices when their items are on sale, keyword: on sale) 3. Stop by Walmart after I've spent all of my money to pick up deodorant (with coupon) for my husband. Oh and another thing please, stop making your rollbacks 3 cents less than the previous price, it's annoying. Thank you.

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 2:47 pm

You know what I'm so sick and tired of Walmart and their secret ads. The crazy thing is when they come out there is nothing exciting about it. If there is something worth your while, you won't get it unless you wait at the store 2 days ahead of time because they only have 2 in stock. So if I may, let me write a short letter to WM to voice my concerns:

Dear Walmart,
I have seen the ads for Target and Toys R Us and have already planned accordingly. People need to know about sales ahead of time, so that they can plan financially. If you keep holding out on your ads and making everything a secret you are going to miss out. On Sunday, my day will go as follows:
1. Pass local Walmart, pass Target, to get to Toys R Us for their gift cards with purchase offers that I saw in their leaked ads.
2. Head home, go to Target I passed up and pick up their great sales offers that are already in their regular sunday ads (in my opinion Target can beat most prices when their items are on sale, keyword: on sale)
3. Stop by Walmart after I've spent all of my money to pick up deodorant (with coupon) for my husband.

Oh and another thing please, stop making your rollbacks 3 cents less than the previous price, it's annoying. Thank you.


That's funny! I've noticed their rollback prices too...ridiculous!

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 7:18 pm

You know what I'm so sick and tired of Walmart and their secret ads. The crazy thing is when they come out there is nothing exciting about it. If there is something worth your while, you won't get it unless you wait at the store 2 days ahead of time because they only have 2 in stock. So if I may, let me write a short letter to WM to voice my concerns:

Dear Walmart,
I have seen the ads for Target and Toys R Us and have already planned accordingly. People need to know about sales ahead of time, so that they can plan financially. If you keep holding out on your ads and making everything a secret you are going to miss out. On Sunday, my day will go as follows:
1. Pass local Walmart, pass Target, to get to Toys R Us for their gift cards with purchase offers that I saw in their leaked ads.
2. Head home, go to Target I passed up and pick up their great sales offers that are already in their regular sunday ads (in my opinion Target can beat most prices when their items are on sale, keyword: on sale)
3. Stop by Walmart after I've spent all of my money to pick up deodorant (with coupon) for my husband.

Oh and another thing please, stop making your rollbacks 3 cents less than the previous price, it's annoying. Thank you.


:sidesplit:rotflol::giggle: Hilarious! And so true!!

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Posted Oct 28, 2010 - 7:22 pm

I'll find out!!

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 3:21 am

The ONE time Walmart does their job correctly is when they are keeping their ad top secret! :rolleyes:

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 4:33 am

Wow, I think they are putting more security on the BF ad than the U.S. President....lol.
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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 9:16 am

1. Pass local Walmart, pass Target, to get to Toys R Us for their gift cards with purchase offers that I saw in their leaked ads.
3. Stop by Walmart after I've spent all of my money to pick up deodorant (with coupon) for my husband.


oh i love it :fluffy:

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 10:13 am

A local printer is running the BF ad for Walmart and they are under HIGH security. Every misprinted/jammed ad is escorted to the shredder and supervised by one of Walmarts employees. Walmart has FIFTEEN workers watching to make sure the ad is not leaked!


someone needs to write up santa's wishlist. perhaps not with exact prices but 30$ ranges lol.

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 10:19 am

Wow, in or around Rockford? I worked for a printer not too far from there for 5 years. I know the process and there are several places leaks could escape. Here they are: 1. During the graphic design and proofreading 2. While it's being printed on the press - paper jams occur quite often in the presses 3. During the cutting - the document is usually created on sheets of paper that are much larger and after completion need to be cut down to size 4. The folding process - this process would be the easiest to snag one, the folding machine moves fast and jams occur quite often 5. The packaging and shipping process 6. A few of the final products are always held back by the printer in the event they were to acquire the job again next year so they have an example to go off of for type of paper used, type of ink, time study and cost There are several print shop employees involved in this total process. If you just sat on it for a few days after the job was completed and shipped out Wal-mart wouldn't know who was to blame.

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 11:14 am

I know Spanish and can type it also... :-)

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 5:08 pm

Hm.... I will add my two cent. If our current president had his security like Walmart does with their BF ad, there wouldn't be that " FAMOUS" party crusher !

i swear I saw one of those spy movie which the they had a machine that can feed all those shreded paper strip and pieces back to their original state ... Lets track that machine down and go to that printer and bring it back.

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 6:04 pm

Reading this thread has given me the best laugh I have had in a long time!!!! I love this time of year and the craziness that comes with it!!!

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Posted Oct 29, 2010 - 6:49 pm

A few years ago when I started to shop on BF I liked their ads. But last couple years its the same old sh*t in a different color.




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