Thursday, June 4, 2009

Boycotting Walmart for June

So after many, many horrible experiences at Walmart, I have decided to boycott the store for the month of June...at least! I am sick of standing in the checkout line for over 15 minutes, crappy products and absolutely NO customer service.

I could vent about the experience that finally caused my "I've had it!" moment, but I already filled out my survey that came with my receipt and I have exercised the demons, so to speak. I've decided to take Dave Ramsey's approach with only using my "Certificates of Appreciation" (money) at places that treat me well as a consumer.

This boycott is not about worker unions, buying American, or what they're supposedly doing to Christmas, this is only about my experience as a shopper who normally buys 80% of my household's needs at Walmart. I am sick of being inconvenienced when I'm the one SUPPORTING their store. So, I just won't support them anymore.

OK, enough about this before I get really fired up! I have a Walmart right down the street so I will be struggling with the convenience factor, but I will share my thoughts on a Walmart-free month.

2 comments:

  1. I'm right there with you. For me my awful experiences start in the parking lot and continue until I am safely back out of the Walmart vicinity.

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  2. I had a terrible experience and have REFUSED to step foot back in the store. Wal-Mart even sent me $50 gift card to "apologize". I gave it to a charity and am proud to say I have been boycotting Wal-Mart for 2 1/2 years now. It was hard in the beginning, because it was convenient and cheap but I must say that I don't even miss it now.

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