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#31 Kanyon71  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 2, 2016 - 8:54 am

What will happen when someone "sharpens" a candy cane while in line and takes their frustration out on a poor employee?  Will there be a rash of stabbings with candy shivs during the fights for towels?

I thought it was toasters or some thing like that last year or maybe a Blu Ray player?

 

I can just see it now though. Candy Canes will be banned :)



#32 bribri25  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 2, 2016 - 9:12 am

Maybe, a new press release that:

 

  • Offers Gummi Bears instead
  • Guarantees to always have 2 registers open from now until Christmas Eve.


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Posted Nov 3, 2016 - 2:23 pm

Oh boy I can't wait to stand in line for those free candy canes

#34 budgetsRsexy  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 3, 2016 - 6:32 pm

I almost want to go into Walmart and stand in line, get all the way to the register and when the checkout person asks me where my items are, just say that I was there for the free candy cane. The look on peoples' faces would ALMOST be worth it.

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Posted Nov 5, 2016 - 6:32 pm

I went to Walmart today and they had a man dressed up as Santa and some people that were dressed as elves with bags that say holiday helpers. They were walking around handing out mini candy canes to kids. No one directed me to a line I had to chose for myself. If this is their plan it stinks...just more people getting in the way of my basket when I'm on a mission­čśé

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#36 Elmck  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 7, 2016 - 6:49 pm

I went to Walmart and saw one Holiday Helper but she was working the register, I did not get pointed to the shortest line (however I was able to find my own) and I did not get a candy cane. Hopefully we will get some decent deals when the ad comes out.



#37 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 15, 2016 - 5:07 pm

Well, I haven't seen any Holiday Helpers at either of my stores in town so no candy cane for me. :(

I did get my first Site to Store pickup tonight and I must say I've never been helped so quickly. I checked in on the app when I got in the parking lot and by the time I got to the back of the store the associate was there, waiting on me with my order. Quite impressive for now but we'll see what it's like the closer to Xmas it gets. That area is also the lay-away area.

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Posted Nov 15, 2016 - 5:46 pm

I also got helped quickly at site to store, and that was a new one for me as well. No candy canes, but an elf gave my daughter a dum dum. Close enough

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Posted Nov 15, 2016 - 5:49 pm

I also got helped quickly at site to store, and that was a new one for me as well. No candy canes, but an elf gave my daughter a dum dum. Close enough
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LOL. I'd take a dum dum over a candy cane any day!

#40 rianistar  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 15, 2016 - 5:54 pm

My daughter would agree - she's two!

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#41 MariahA  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2016 - 11:02 am

Saw the Holiday Helpers, most of them ended up working registers. No candy casne while waiting in a long line either.

#42 angiekd27  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 16, 2016 - 5:47 pm

Saw a Holiday Helper...talking to another Walmart employee....standing in front of self check out...so, why are they paying her? Seems like wasted money to me.

#43 HanShotFirst  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 17, 2016 - 4:23 pm

Still no Helpers at either of my stores but Site to Store is still working like a charm for me checking in with the app.  That in itself is a win for Walmart this year in my book. 



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Posted Nov 17, 2016 - 4:44 pm

Still no Helpers at either of my stores but Site to Store is still working like a charm for me checking in with the app.  That in itself is a win for Walmart this year in my book. 

 

100% Ditto here. Took me a little clicking around in the app to find where to check in. Finally found it halfway back to the back of the store at the pickup location, but still clicked it anyway. As I rounded the corner, I saw an associate with a scanner head back into the pickup area. I gave her 30-60 seconds and then I walked into the waiting area. She was coming out of the back as I walked up to the counter. Of course she couldn't read the order number on the label, so I still had to pull up the order email. However, it was nice they didn't have to go track down the item in back AFTER I got to the counter.

 

No handy helpers up front.



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Posted Nov 26, 2016 - 3:52 pm

After 6 trips into Walmart over the last few days.......I was really under impressed this year. Not only with the " routing" system in place on Thursday, but the " yellow vest" associates. My store may have hired extra hands, but it seemed like all the wanted to actually do was stand around and visit with each other. They blocked off the entire clothing sections to eas flow of checking out, but the lack of signage as to what items you where getting " herded" past was ridiculous. I like to shop, which means having a chance to look at items. The system at my store had everyone walking down aisles , but you better just have a list and grab what you see. Nothing was marked, nor was there a rhyme or reason to items order. Totally random! Ugh! Fingers crossed for next Year!

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Posted Nov 26, 2016 - 5:27 pm

If there are suppose to be helpers at the Walmart closest to me they have only been spotted once, and never to help or give a candy cane.. no extra registers open and only one person working returns today made it slow, though she was very polite and helpful with my return. 



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Posted Nov 26, 2016 - 5:33 pm

Yep, although I've seen plenty of yellow-vested "helpers", they aren't really helping and no candy canes. I've been to the small Walmart here 6 times since Thursday....... still I can't complain about the Black Friday experience Thursday since it was the best I've had in several years.




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