According to our local paper Walmart advertised blueberry pints for 2.50 and when this 65 year old man requested a rain check due to them being out of stock. Walmart refused and stated they did not give rain checks, even though their ad stated they did. After management was brought in and still denied this mans request for the rain check he started to tell the other customers as they entered the store. Then Walmart called in the police to rid themselves of this patron. Such a big stink was caused by this 2.50 pint of blueberries that the entire state of Florida's Walmart have to retrain their employee's to the fact that they do give rain checks on advertised products.
The 65 year old man visited 4 other local Walmarts and was denied the rain check at all locations, with the same story as the first.
After corporate was involved one of the managers called to apologize and offer a full flat of blueberries to this man. He states he is not sure if he ever wants to do business with Walmart again. Can't say that I blame him.
What harm would have been done by making this 65 year old man happy and just giving him a freaking rain check to begin with? Why all the drama for 2.50?
Sounds like pure "false advertisement" to me. There are laws in place for this practice by businesses. Wal-Mart has been guilty many times for this in the past. Usually the best way to handle this is to call the 1800walmart and speak to someone there and get the issues resolved in an easier way. I have had to call before and it does work! I received a letter and a phone call from the store manager and the assistant manager involved after calling Corporate.