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Walmart Announces New Savings on Big Requests in Small Packages in Days Before Christmas

Retailer Announces $8 Toys and other Stocking Stuffer Savings

Three Days of Zhu Zhu Pet Hamsters

BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Dec. 16, 2009) – With only a few days left for holiday shopping, Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announces more big savings plans, now on the smaller and in some cases most requested gift items. Starting Saturday and through next week, stores will have incredible savings on last minute gifts, including a Monday through Wednesday offer of $8 Zhu Zhu Pets Hamsters.1 Speaking of $8 toys, Walmart is also rolling back the price on many perfect stocking-stuffer toys and last-minute gifts to $8 and adding a special offer with this year’s new iPod Nano to last through Christmas Eve.2

Sat., Dec. 19: iPod Nano with $50 iTunes Gift Card

Walmart will offer the new 8GB iPod Nano for $145 with a free $50 iTunes gift card with purchase, while supplies last, starting this Saturday through Dec. 24.

While many parents remember when yo-yos and candy were the typical stocking stuffer, shoppers now say that stocking gifts today are going more hi-tech. Forty percent of moms say they will add in gift cards to stockings this year, and almost 45 percent of moms are planning to purchase music related gifts.3

Sun., Dec. 20: $8 Toys and More Stocking Stuffers for Kids:

This weekend Walmart stores will introduce a new price message – $8 toys, at 20 – 50 percent savings, including:

  • Jenga Hand Held game
  • Barbie Fashionista Dolls
  • Pixos Starter Pack
  • Moon Sand kit
  • Nerf-n-Force Sword
  • Little Pet Shop Deco pets

Mon. – Wed. Morning Events for Zhu Zhu Hamsters

Today, hundreds of thousands of these sought-after robotic hamsters are making their way to Walmart via airplanes and trucks across the country, as Walmart stores prepare to help find them a new home for Christmas.

Starting at 7 a.m. each morning of Dec. 21, Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. Walmart stores nationwide will un-cage the popular Zhu Zhu Hamsters in special morning sales events. Anticipating high interest, stores will be organizing lines in the hours before the 7 a.m. event each day as needed, and customers will be assigned numbers as lines build, as supplies last. Customers will be limited to one per person, and distributions will vary, with a minimum of 20 per day at smaller stores to more than 60 per day in most stores.

More Savings on Last Minute Gifts in Entertainment and Hardware
In addition to $8 toys, Walmart will be carrying a selection of favorite hit movies of the past, now on DVD, for only $4. In addition, Walmart’s savings of $10 on select video games and $19.96 Blu-ray hit movies of the season continues through Dec. 24.

Additional features to start this Sunday include an assortment of great Tools and Gifts for Dad, including:

  • A $5 Roadmaster 12-volt Heated Stainless Steel Vacuum Mug
  • $5 Stanley 25’ Lever Lock Measuring Tape with 3 inch Mini Tape
  • $5 Winchester 12-Function Multi Tool
  • $19 TaylorMade Burner TP golf balls (pack of 12)
  • $25 Black & Decker ReadiWrench with rotating socket heads in 16 sizes

Customers can find more information about more upcoming holiday savings at Walmart stores by visiting www.walmart.com/holidaysavings.

Walmart’s ad match program promises to match the price of any local competitor's printed ad for an identical product, ensuring our customers get unbeatable prices through the holidays.4

1Zhu Zhu Pets available at Walmart stores only, beginning 7 a.m. Lines and ticket distributions begin beforehand. Each customer will be assigned a number for purchase in line, and will be limited to one per customer, per day. Sales limits void where prohibited. Store allotments vary from a minimum distribution of 20 per day to more than 60 per day for most stores for each daily event. Quantities are limited. No rain checks.
2Item pricing starting Sunday, Dec. 20 unless otherwise noted through Dec. 24. Quantities are limited. No rain checks. Prices and availability may vary in Alaska, Hawaii, Oklahoma, Wisconsin and Puerto Rico and on Walmart.com.
3Research conducted by BIGresearch for Walmart, December 2009.
4Our stores will match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product. Not applicable to Walmart.com. Restrictions apply. See store for details.

About Walmart
Every week, millions of customers visit Walmart stores, Neighborhood Markets, and Sam’s Club locations across America or log on to its online store at www.walmart.com. The company and its Foundation are committed to a philosophy of giving back locally. Walmart is proud to support the causes that are important to customers and associates right in their own neighborhoods, and last year gave more than $378 million to local communities in the United States.

Editors Note to TV and web media:

Walmart has made available to media B-roll of store, customer and product images regarding this announcement. To view and download the video, visit http://walmartstores.com/Video/?id=1466.

The video is also available for download via satellite at the following place and time:

B-roll run time: 1 min. 48 sec.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009
10:00am Central (11:00am Eastern)
1:30pm Central (2:30pm Eastern)

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