Walmart.com Extends Standard Shipping Rates for the Next Three Days and Pushes Final Christmas Shipping Deadlines to December 22

Customers have three days left for standard shipping – one of the most competitive shipping offers in the market – plus additional delivery options for arrival before Christmas

BRISBANE, Calif. (Dec. 18, 2008) –Walmart.com announces that it’s extending standard shipping rates for the next three days as well as its free shipping service with Site to Store Express* (through Dec. 20) for customers to receive their gifts in time for Christmas. The extension represents one of the most competitive standard shipping offers currently available in the market. In addition, Walmart.com has extended final shipping deadlines through December 22 for arrival before Christmas, giving customers more opportunity to shop online for the season’s best gifts.

Site to Store Express, an expansion of the successful Site to Store service, is another convenient free shipping option for expediting online orders to Walmart stores. For only $29 a year, Site to Store Express customers receive a year of unlimited expedited shipping to their local Walmart store. More information is available at www.walmart.com/sitetostore.

Shipping Deadlines

  • Standard shipping: 12/20 11:30 p.m. PT
  • Site to Store Express: 12/20 11:30 p.m. PT * (unlimited free shipping for $29/year)
  • 2- to 3-day shipping: 12/21 11:30 p.m. PT
  • 1-day shipping: 12/22 11:30 p.m. PT

“Walmart.com is extending its shipping deadlines to make it easy for last-minute shoppers to find the right gift at the right price in time for Christmas,” said Cathy Halligan, Walmart.com chief marketing officer. “By providing standard shipping for the next three days, as well as our Site to Store Express shipping service, we’re giving customers more ways to save on their online orders this year.”

Top Gifts
Walmart.com continues to offer online specials on the best gifts, including:

  • HoMedics Bubble Bliss Foot Spa with Heat – $15
  • Garmin nuvi 200 GPS – $129.88
  • eGift Cards – can be emailed anytime, even Christmas morning. Available in $10-$200 increments, and easily used on more than 500,000 items online at Walmart.com.

Easy Return Policy
Just in case it’s needed, Walmart.com allows customers to easily return gifts to Walmart stores for free, helping customers save on postage and restocking fees. Customers may also return or exchange an item by mail. More information about Walmart.com’s Return Policy is available at www.walmart.com/returns.

About Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT)
Walmart operates Walmart discount stores, Supercenters, Neighborhood Markets and Sam’s Club locations in the United States. The Company operates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Japan, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. The Company’s securities are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WMT.

More information about Walmart can be found by visiting www.walmartfacts.com. Online merchandise sales are available at www.walmart.com.

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