Archive for the ‘Wal-Mart’ Category

StandForChristmas.com

December 17, 2009

Visit the website of this customer-focused rate-a-retailer campaign conducted by “Stand for Christmas” (by Focus on the Family Action), where consumers can post their ratings based on their shopping experiences.  The clear message is: don’t spend your Christmas dollars at the stores owned by Naughty retailers who don’t acknowledge Christmas.

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"Christmas Shop" Sets Wal-Mart Atop the Nice List

November 24, 2008

Wal Mart Christmas ShopWal-Mart continues to lead among retailers Where’s Christmas?supporters will be spending their Christmas dollars with.  You’re greeted online with a Christmas ad, and three links to their “Christmas Shop”.

“Christmas” is prominently and explicitly displayed throughout their website and their advertising.  It’s clear that Wal-Mart has abandoned their politically correct ways of Christmas 2005 when they joined the stampeding heard of Grinches by instructing their associates not to utter offensive words such as “Merry Christmas” to customers.

As reported in 2006:

“We, quite frankly, have learned a lesson from last year,” Wal-Mart spokesman Linda Blakley told USA Today in a separate report.  “We’re not afraid to use the term ‘Merry Christmas.’  We’ll use it early, and we’ll use it often.”

To support its Christmas deals, the report said Wal-Mart will launch TV ads next week that trumpet “Christmas.”  It’s changing the name of its seasonal decorations department to “The Christmas Shop” from “The Holiday Shop.”

Moreover, Wal-Mart stores will play Christmas carols throughout the holiday period and about 60 percent more merchandise will be labeled as “Christmas” rather than “holiday” items, the paper said.

Support Wal-Mart and other retailers that have returned to their senses to celebrate the holiday which keeps them profitable.  Stay tuned to Where’s Christmas? for further reviews on which retailers are naughty and which are nice.  (Here’s a hint: Best Buy…Microcenter…not so nice).

 

‘Tis the Season…to Fight the ACLU Again

December 16, 2007

Be sure to read this article from Family Security Matters!

Even as a full 96 percent of Americans celebrate Christmas, the ACLU works assiduously to erase it from the American scene, and destroy a huge part of America in the process. This is a story of warning, and you won’t believe what you’ll read.

 

Wal-Mart ‘Carol of the Bells’ TV Commercial

November 29, 2007

Finally…at long last, here it is!

My contact at Wal-Mart came through, and Where’s Christmas? is the only place you can find this on the Internet (at least at this very moment).

My contact at Wal-Mart tells me that these are all Wal-Mart employees appearing in this comercial.

I had hoped to embed the video here for you, but WordPress.com won’t allow me to post flash, .wmv, or .mov files without paying for additional storage space.  Since this blog is not monetized, I decided to provide you with just the link instead (click and and new window will open for you to view the video).

Have a Merry Christmas…shop at Wal-Mart! (disclaimer: I receive no compensation in any way from this, or anything else on my blog).

My sincere thank you to one particular Wal-Mart corporate employee and to their IT staff for so patiently and diligently working with me to get this video posted.

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Wal-Mart "Carol of the Bells" Update

November 27, 2007

Be sure to see my recent update to this post: HERE

So many of my readers have shown an interest in my posts regarding Wal-Mart, especially the one on the Wal-Mart “Carol of the Bells” TV Ad.

I haven’t forgotten my promise to make the video of their terrific TV ad available to your here as soon as possible. Well, I got word from my contact at Wal-Mart’s corporate office just this morning that I may be able to embed it sometime this week.  I hope this doesn’t sound like a shameless tease – it isn’t meant to.  I only want to emphasize that they are having a hard time deciding whether to allow someone like me who single-handedly operates a little blog to have the same access they would give to our big brothers in the old media.  I’m not being critical of Wal-Mart here, I’m just admitting that they have no idea if I’m some kind of a kook or what…some of you may be wondering that as well :-).

I have been very diligent in pursuing Wal-Mart on this and they have, at least, been responsive – which is very encouraging.  In case they’re reading my blog to aid them in their decision, you may wish to leave a comment supporting the idea, which might help them decide in our favor. 

As of this moment, I do not believe this commercial can be found any where on the Internet.  If they reverse their decision and authorize me to embed it here, I will be the first source on the net for you to view it, so stay tuned (or sign-up for my RSS for immediate notification).

In the meantime, I am working on several other interesting posts and resources which I hope to have up over the next few days.

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Where’s Christmas? Readership Continues to Soar

November 25, 2007

Great news!!!  Visits to Where’s Christmas? are up over 535% in the last 7 days. 

Not so great news: Not many comments or linkbacks – I’m sure it’s because readers are so busy with Christmas shopping and planning, etc.  Please do take a moment, though, to make a quick comment so I know what’s helpful and what’s not.  I truly appreciate your input!

I’m very glad so many of you are reading Wal-Mart “Carol of the Bells” TV Ad, and Wal-Mart’s Operation: Deck the Walls; and that so many of you are visiting the Where’s Christmas? online store.

So far, only one criticism: see Wal-Mart “Carol of the Bells” TV Ad (I would like to know Luke’s reaction to It All Comes Down to the Bible).

While I’m at it, I thought I’d mention my personal favorites that seem to be getting overlooked: Theodor Geisel: 20th Century Prophet, Even Liberal Democrats Love Christmas, and It All Comes Down to the Bible.

Thank you for visiting…I hope you return often, and have a very Merry Christmas!

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Survey: Most Prefer ‘Merry Christmas’

November 24, 2007

According to a Rasmussen survey, The Washington Times reports that 67 percent of Americans surveyed want to see the words “Merry Christmas” in advertising, while one out of four prefer “Happy Holidays”, and the remaining 7 percent said, “Huh?” (just kiddin’…I always wonder about that little minority in polls who don’t seem to know what to say).

Read about it here: Survey: Most Prefer ‘Merry Christmas’

It also sites another good reason to shop at Wal-Mart this year.

AFA Alert – Shop at Wal-Mart for Christmas!

November 23, 2007

I just received this ActionAlert from the American Family Association:

If Wal-Mart sales go down, homosexuals will claim victory in support of same-sex “marriage” benefits
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest homosexual organization, has issued a challenge to pro-traditional marriage supporters saying in essence: “Put up or shut up.”  They have called for a boycott of Wal-Mart while urging their supporters to buy from Target.

The reason? Wal-Mart refuses to offer “domestic benefits” (benefits given to married couples) to homosexual partners. 

The homosexual organization also urged individuals to buy from Target, saying “consumers should make every effort to support” Target because Target offers “marriage” benefits to homosexual partners. (Target is the company which no longer allows the Salvation Army to solicit Christmas donations in front of their stores.)

USA Today interviewed me November 20 concerning the Wal-Mart boycott, citing–among other things–the number of HRC’s “buy and don’t buy guide” downloaded from the Internet and the billions of dollars the gays claim in buying power.  I told Andrea Stone, the reporter who called, that AFA would promote a “buycott” of Wal-Mart and suggested that she look at Wal-Mart’s sales at the end of December to see who won.

However, in her article the next day there was not a single word from her interview with me.  Instead, the article was basically a “puff piece” about the homosexual boycott.  Homosexuals have challenged traditional marriage supporters to do battle.  We will now see if traditional marriage supporters accept the challenge.

Make every effort to shop at Wal-Mart this Christmas season.

I know I will.  In fact, I just returned from Wal-Mart, where I purchased $60 in Christmas lights for my house! 

Wal-Mart’s Operation: Deck the Walls

November 22, 2007

If this doesn’t make you want to do all your Christmas shopping at Wal-Mart, then nothing will.

http://video.walmartstores.com/video/default.aspx?id=897

Please watch the entire video – it’s only about 5 minutes.  You’ll get to see country music star Tracy Bird, Brigadier General Michael S. Tucker, along with the founder of The Fisher House and a few Wal-Mart executives.   It appears to be an overview of the kick-off of Wal-Mart’s sponsorship of The Fisher House which provides a variety of programs and services to support our soldiers and their families.

Merry Christmas Wal-Mart, and a very Merry Christmas to our brave military families.