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#1 Madigan  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 10:22 pm

Been checking around all day, none of the neighbors got it either. Grr. Boycotting Wal-crap.

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 10:25 pm

I bought 4 papers and it wasn't in any of them. :mad:
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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 10:25 pm

I got one in the paper today...well I had trouble finding a paper though !
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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 10:30 pm

There wasn't one in the paper, so I ran in about 9pm and grabbed one. Monroe, GA

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 10:34 pm

I got two different papers and it wasn't in either of them. I even stopped by Walmart to see if they had one and they said they didn't but I could buy another paper and see if it was in that one. No thanks.

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 10:37 pm

We usually get ours in the mail on Monday before Black Friday but we didn't get one this year. No sales in any of the newspaper and the wal mart stores didn't even have any. From what I saw of the ad posted online I'm not missing anything.

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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 10:39 pm

I have never received the ad. I have mentioned it to customer service a few times with nothing more than a you can pick one up in the store response.
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Posted Nov 22, 2007 - 11:30 pm

My parents didn't get half the ads, they got double the ads they didn't need. They definately didn't get a walmart b/c of this. I didn't get a walmart ad either. My sister did. So out of 3 newspapers, only 1 had the ad.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 2:13 am

I was shocked.. for the first time in years I had a WM ad in my paper. Guess it helped calling the paper and telling them this is the time of year I have it delivered here. (and one of the reasons I get the paper) Told them to make sure the ads were in it or I'm cancelling my subscription. Maybe that did it for me. Good luck to ya all on getting what you want.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 5:49 am

Out of 5 papers between me, my family and one of my neighbors none of them bought or delivered had the Walmart ad.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 7:54 am

Did not get one. My family and my neighbor bought one each: none. Got one in the store this morning though.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 8:53 am

We got them in the mail on Monday. But our papers were lacking several ads (I.E. they only had 3 total in them, one for walgreens, one for sears, and one for goody's)
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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 1:18 pm

We didn't have a walmart ad in our paper, either. There were some for stores that aren't even in the state - but not a walmart ad to be found. I used the online ad to finalize my list.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 1:30 pm

I haven't gotten a print ad from our Wal-Mart in around 8mths. That includes the Black Friday ad. I guess they want you to just use their website, what it says to me is that they aren't that interested in my business, they must think they are great enough that peple will flock to them even without an ad.

#15 Hank Monk  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 1:47 pm

So a guy goes up to a newspaper box on the corner, puts in his 50 cents and gives the handle a tug. A slip of paper comes out and says, " We are sorry but today's paper is not available at this location". Then he trys the coin return. "Today's paper is available on line only". He hits the coin return again. "Today's paper is : REGULAR PRICED @ $ 12.75 St. BOX BUY - $ 2.00 Instant rebate - $ 1.75 Mail in rebate - $ 8.50 ------- Total price 50 cents Please Deposit $ 12.75 He gets a tire iron out of his car and bashes the box to bits. Handing out free newspapers he wishes everyone: " Happy Black Friday" See y'all next year

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 3:47 pm

Actually, Walmart is the ONLY ad I got this year. It came in the mail a few days ago. For everything else, I had to rely on GD's scans and lists.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 4:17 pm

There wasn't a Walmart ad in the papers here either, which is probably why the lines were not nearly as long as they have been in past years

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 4:18 pm

We didn't get one in Indianapolis either.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 5:05 pm

I live in Washington State and I have NEVER found one in the paper. I always thought it was strange and I never understood it but after reading this thread, I see its not just me. Yesterday, we had 5 papers and not even one of them had the Walmart ad.

#20 MollyTrolly  OFFLINE  

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 5:10 pm

We didnt get one in our paper either (LA Times), and there was no lines at our store this morning (although my area has 3 walmarts within 4 miles of each other). They still had most of the big deal items when I arrived at 7:30am.

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Posted Nov 23, 2007 - 5:17 pm

I think they released it early. I don't get the paper every day, but get a weekly free newspaper section on Wednesdays in the mail. Often there is a Wal-Mart ad in the free section and that's where it was this week too. I bought the Thanksgiving paper and didn't get one there.

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 6:55 am

No Wal Mart ad in any of our papers either. Usually the Wal Mart ad is in our base paper, but it wasn't in there. Nor was it mailed out, or in the Thursday local paper. Makes me wonder if they didn't want people to price match their stuff at other stores.
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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 8:21 am

We didn't get one either in the Dallas Morning News newspaper. But it was ok w/me. I was happy to take myself and sister and mom to other stores rather than that store.

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 8:33 am

Not in either paper here.

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 8:46 am

We get the paper daily, and our Walmart ad this year was in Wednesday's paper. All the others came in the paper Thursday. Probably not a good move on Walmart's part if that was planned to get their sales info out there early, because many people only buy the paper occasionally. I actually started looking for it in Thursday's paper and then remembered that it had come the day before. Guess those "specials" didn't leave too great an impression on me. :rotflol:

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 9:49 am

Walmart mails their ad out here, it's never been in the paper.

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 10:03 am

I didn't realize it till I saw this thread, that I didn't get a WM ad in the paper or mail. I wasn't planning on shopping there anyway so it didn't matter. But our local WM's all took a hit yesterday. no many shoppers at all. My daughter went to WM last night and said they still had quite abit of doorbusters still on pallets at 10pm. OUCH!

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 10:22 am

on the flip side of this issue, i recently went in to walmart to buy the paper specifically for the sunday ads. i was told they only carry 1 newspaper (i live near the state line and normally have 3 or 4 papers to choose from). well what do you know, the one paper they carry does NOT include ANY store flyers other than walmarts. on a sunday! talk about trying to limit the competition. promptly walked out and went to target

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 9:49 pm

We always get our ad in the mail. But this year we didn't get it in our PO box but I did receive one in our mailbox in front of our house. Something else a little interesting. I was in Wal-Mart today and the greeter was handing our ads and telling people the ad does not start until tomorrow. They never hand out ads at the stores. I thought that was weird.

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Posted Nov 24, 2007 - 11:07 pm

We got our ad in the mail, but SEVERAL ads were missing from our local Thanksgiving paper!




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