Saturday, April 14, 2012
End of the Walmart Card
Today I finally used up my last Walmart gift card with a remaining balance on it. I've had this card for almost two years now, but because there are no Walmart stores in NYC, I have to travel to Valley Stream out in Long Island where their closest store is. Thankfully I have a ride to get there, otherwise it's 90+ minutes on the subway and buses.
I could simply order stuff online from their website, but the problem is that I don't want to pay shipping for every little item. I could've also bought some mp3s from their online music store, but by the time I realize they had such a store, they were already announcing plans to pull out of the mp3 business. The only option I had left now was to visit one of their brick and mortar stores and buy something.
Getting to a store was only half the problem. Now I had to figure out what to buy with that remaining balance. It's wasn't such a small amount that I could've just discarded the card, but there also wasn't enough on it to purchase something big or fancy. In the end I wound up buying dishwashing liquid and light bulbs. I don't need them now, but I suppose I'll need them eventually.