posted on Apr, 28 2011 @ 05:37 PM
I shop at Walmart occasionally and one thing I have always wondered about is the following info noted on most of the receipts I receive from the
"We value your opinion. We want to know about your shopping experience today at Wal-mart. Please complete a survey about today's store visit at:
In return for your time, you could receive one of five $1000 walmart shopping cards"
After receiving my receipt recently, I asked one of the clerks where the winners names were posted. She didn't know. Asked her if she has ever heard
of anyone who has ever won a $1000 shopping card. She said no. Asked her how long she has worked at the store. She said more than 5 years. Asked her
if there is anywhere on the internet that the winner's names are posted. She indicated not that she is aware of. Asked her why should I bother to fill
these surveys out, under the circumstances. She didn't know..... hmmm.........
I then did a little checking online and found some comments like these:
"Wal Mart receipt surveys-has anyone actually won a $1,000 shopping spree?"
"I'll admit, I've taken the Wal Mart survey several times, thinking I might win a shopping card. But what are the chances, and has anyone out there
" don't know anyone that's won. I wish it was me! "
"No. But this is a total rip off. This was done to boost their sales. I have worked for Wal-Mart for years and have seen first hand what wal-mart does
to the community and their employee's. If I was you I would shop some where else."
And then from Walmart.com official site:
"Walmart $1,000 Gift Card/Certificate Fraudulent E-mail Offer
August 4, 2010 - A fraudulent e-mail encouraging consumers to “Click Here to Claim Your $1,000 Walmart Gift Card!” has been making the rounds the
last few days. This communication is not from Walmart.
Walmart does not offer $1,000 gift cards for completing surveys or merely clicking on a link.
In addition, Walmart will never ask you to e-mail personal information such as:
•Social security numbers
•Bank account details
•Credit card numbers
•Other financial information."
Note: bold emphasis is mine. I understand the response from Walmart was about emails received, but aren't they more or less also confirming these
surveys are bogus by not adding that except for the $1000 shopping cards? Shouldn't they be posting winner's names and cities on walmart.com, in
addition to the stores where the winners came from, if these surveys are legit....or is this a conspiracy???
Inquiring minds would like to know.....
edit on 4/28/2011 by manta78 because: (no reason given)