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Monday's Child is Fair of Face

December 17, 2004
Finding the Right Gift for the Young Apprentice is a Breeze at Wal-Mart.
Contact Karen Burk, (479) 273-4314

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 13, 2004 – Everyone knows someone like “our” Andy. He’s a fresh-faced college graduate ready to tackle the world. He’s just landed his first “real” job and is eager to climb the corporate ladder. Arriving at work before the boss comes in and leaving even later, Andy doesn’t spend many evenings with friends anymore. He stays home reading or watching Donald Trump’s The Apprentice on television instead.

After finishing What Color is Your Parachute? – it helped him land his new job after all – he’s halfway through Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and eager to discover whatever will help him advance his career. Like any good apprentice, Andy knows it’s important to always be available in the 24x7x365 business world.

While our Andy doesn’t really exist, you may have someone on your shopping list that shares these same characteristics. So how do you shop for the Andy in your life? By using the following “What’s Out and What’s In” guide from the shopping experts at your local Wal-Mart:

Concert T-shirt George wrinkle-free blended pinpoint oxford cloth button-down dress shirt … $16.74
George 100% silk necktie … $11.96
Paper Planning Calendar Royal EzVue 2 PDA … $28.83
Floppy Disks Lexar 128 MB JumpDrive … $28.88
Disposable Razors Remington MicroFlex R-845 Rotary Shaver … $35.87
Coin rolling machine The Apprentice DVD – Season One … $ 39.82
Simpson’s Theme Watch Timex Expedition Series Watches … $28.86 to $45
Movie Tickets Durabrand Portable DVD Player with 7” Screen … $149.87

Of course, if you simply can’t decide, you can let Andy do his own shopping by purchasing one of the hottest items going this holiday season: the Wal-Mart gift card.  Specially designed cards are available at all Wal-Mart stores and there are even special holiday gift card tins available for just 88 cents designed to make a nice impression under any tree.

There are only 11 shopping days until Christmas!  But don’t worry we’ll be back tomorrow to help you shop for Tuesday’s child.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., operates Wal-Mart Stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and SAM’S CLUB locations in the United States. Internationally, the company operates in Puerto Rico, Canada, China, Mexico, Brazil, Germany, United Kingdom, Argentina and South Korea.  The company’s securities are listed on the New York and Pacific stock exchanges under the symbol WMT. Last year, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., contributed more than $150 million to support communities and local non-profit organizations. Customers and associates raised an additional $70 million at stores and clubs.