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Thursday's Child Has Far to Go

December 17, 2004
Retro gifts are "like totally" available at Wal-Mart.
Contact Karen Burk, (479) 273-4314

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 16, 2004 – Everyone knows someone like our “Jenny”. She chooses to watch “I Love the 80’s” on VH1 over TRL and enjoys catching re-runs of “Dallas”, “Dynasty” and “The Love Boat”. Don’t bother buying her a CD from the Top 40 list; she sticks to her favorites like Duran Duran, Wham! and Billy Idol. At parties, she will bust out the Moonwalk and can remember the day her dad brought home the Thriller album.

Jenny owns every John Hughes film and when her girlfriends are at her house they constantly make fun of the fact that she has yet to buy a DVD player; parting with her VHS “classics” would be too devastating.

Jenny’s younger brother and sister own every “retro” toy imaginable including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Cabbage Patch Kids, an Easy Bake Oven and Schwinn Sting-Ray bikes. All her friends are groovin’ to the tunes of Madonna while wearing mini skirts and their “steady guy” is wearing the latest preppy look.

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


Reality TV Shows ALF: Season One…$32.62
Dukes of Hazzard: The Complete First Season. . .$29.96
The Tom Cruise Action Pack…$31.64
DVD games Atari 10-in-1 TV games…$18.77
Trivial Pursuit 90’s Time Capsule Edition Trivial Pursuit DVD Pop Culture Edition…$29.84
Top 40 CD Duran Duran “Astronaut”…$13.88
DVD player Emerson DVD/VCR Combo Player…$79.86
Instant Messaging Cobra 18WX ST II Citizen Band Radio…$59.87
Digital Camera Polaroid OneStep Express Camera…$24.64
In-line skates Schwinn Sting-Ray Bike…$177.63
Play food Easy Bake Oven…$15.62

Of course, if you simply can’t decide, you can let Jenny do her 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 eight shopping days until Christmas! But don’t worry we’ll be back tomorrow to help you shop for Friday’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 $150million to support communities and local non-profit organizations. Customers and associates raised an additional $70 million at stores and clubs