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(KPTV Portland)   Remember the $100 bills found in boxes of cookies at Walmart? Well, it wasn't the generosity of the Walton family   (kptv.com) divider line 27
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2013-09-26 08:20:54 AM
this is the work of a country music radio station in Portland.

Radio station 98.7 The Bull has come forward to take responsibility for at least some of the hidden hundreds.




Nice try, but I still won't listen to country music.
 
2013-09-26 08:36:29 AM
I don't think "generosity of the Walton family" is a thing.
 
2013-09-26 08:37:33 AM
something something "might be a redneck"...
 
2013-09-26 08:38:24 AM
So they're just opening packages and tampering with edible goods.  Sounds legit.
 
2013-09-26 08:44:38 AM
"Generosity of the Walton family" is one of the dictionary's examples of an oxymoron.
 
2013-09-26 08:46:41 AM
No, the generosity of the walton family is giving Arkansas Children's Hospital anything they want.
 
2013-09-26 08:50:51 AM

hardinparamedic: No, the generosity of the walton family is giving Arkansas Children's Hospital anything they want.


One time I tipped my waiter.
 
2013-09-26 08:54:34 AM

lewismarktwo: One time I tipped my waiter.


Good lord, man. You actually gave one of those peasents money? Did you know the GOVERNMENT gives them free alcohol and cigarette cards?

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2013-09-26 08:54:49 AM
Hmm money between products, money inside products. I don't know if I would have come forward until after the promotion was over. Now that the news is out you are just going to get fiends opening up all sorts of products and generally creating a mess of the aisles to find free money. If anything I can see stores not wanting this promotion to take place in their businesses, this pay it forward model is anything but that for the stores/workers themselves.
 
2013-09-26 08:58:47 AM
Cookies AND $100 bils!
 
2013-09-26 09:04:17 AM

chubby muppet: So they're just opening packages and tampering with edible goods.  Sounds legit.


Yup. Plus all the damaged/unsaleable product after people go tearing through boxes in the aisles looking for bills.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-09-26 09:06:02 AM
See.. the Waltons would have used the $100 to buy cookies.  The Waltons like cookies a lot.
 
msP
2013-09-26 09:16:14 AM
This seems fishy to me. You put out all that money and not even a note saying who it's from? That's not how PR works... Sounds to me like they're piggy backing off someone else's unclaimed generosity.

Also, why would you put more than one bill in the same type/brand of product? If someone discovers it, they'll look through the rest of the packages like the other guy did and take all the money.
 
2013-09-26 09:16:37 AM
They probably should have put a note with it at least...

If people are worried about why it is there, they may bring it to a store's customer service, or to cops, and then there's a good chance they'd not get it back.  Unfortunately, that penalizes the most honest finders.  Then, the media attention from the odd circumstances may cause people to rummage through things and generally make messes wherever money has been found... especially since one of the spots apparently had two separate bills.

If they'd just left a note, and they didn't have to name who they were unless they wanted to, it probably would go better.  It would have also been a better idea not to leave them in merchandise - especially food.  There are many places they could be left which people wouldn't wreck searching.
 
2013-09-26 10:08:39 AM
I'd just hate to see the chaos that erupts from packs of people toting along their crotch goblin herd whist tearing through box after box of items looking for free money. I can just picture cartons of eggs smashed everywhere, coffee canisters spilled all over the aisles, boxed of cookies dumped all over the floor. Yeah, I don't think I would want people to hide money in my store.
 
2013-09-26 10:09:55 AM

hardinparamedic: No, the generosity of the walton family is giving Arkansas Children's Hospital anything they want.


As long as it's money collected from all over the country from the wallets of customers and employees.
 
2013-09-26 10:11:02 AM

ErinPac: They probably should have put a note with it at least...

If people are worried about why it is there, they may bring it to a store's customer service, or to cops, and then there's a good chance they'd not get it back.  Unfortunately, that penalizes the most honest finders.  Then, the media attention from the odd circumstances may cause people to rummage through things and generally make messes wherever money has been found... especially since one of the spots apparently had two separate bills.

If they'd just left a note, and they didn't have to name who they were unless they wanted to, it probably would go better.  It would have also been a better idea not to leave them in merchandise - especially food.  There are many places they could be left which people wouldn't wreck searching.


Do you actually mean that a radio station may be running a poorly thought out promotion? Really? I  for one am shocked SHOCKED to find this going on in an arena that has never before done any dangerous, stupid, damaging events.

(As god is my witness, I thought that turkeys could fly...)
 
2013-09-26 10:20:07 AM

lack of warmth: As long as it's money collected from all over the country from the wallets of customers and employees.


Corporate Sponsorship buys nice equipment.

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2013-09-26 10:27:57 AM
How nice. Another Wal Mart whining f*cking thread.
 
2013-09-26 10:32:55 AM
Actually they aren't opening the packages, nor damaging the packaging.
Whomever it is, are putting it between the reusable lids, and the tamperproof packaging, or other locations that keep it hidden from general view, but doesn't affect the food in any way.

Example, Hershey's chocolate syrup (I know, not food/chocolate etc.) has a yellow lid, and then a sealed tamperproof secondary cover. The bills were between the yellow lid and the secondary cover. For a box of chocolate cookies, they opened the outside box, but put the moneybetween the box and the sealed celophane tamper evident wrapper.

So no one was at risk of anything, except possibly having $100.00 more in their pocket when they got home.
 
2013-09-26 10:49:50 AM
Well duh. The only way the Walton's give out money is by sharing their posts on Facebook, just like Bill Gates.
 
2013-09-26 10:59:20 AM
Other evidence that the Waltons aren't putting the money in the product containers between external packaging and tamper evident seals, was that there were an equal number of $100 bills found at the Fred Meyer store in Salem as well.
 
2013-09-26 11:02:31 AM

Acravius: Actually they aren't opening the packages, nor damaging the packaging.
Whomever it is, are putting it between the reusable lids, and the tamperproof packaging, or other locations that keep it hidden from general view, but doesn't affect the food in any way.

Example, Hershey's chocolate syrup (I know, not food/chocolate etc.) has a yellow lid, and then a sealed tamperproof secondary cover. The bills were between the yellow lid and the secondary cover. For a box of chocolate cookies, they opened the outside box, but put the moneybetween the box and the sealed celophane tamper evident wrapper.

So no one was at risk of anything, except possibly having $100.00 more in their pocket when they got home.


But...but.. my condescension and snark... you've just made it unwarranted! How dare you use your critical thinking skills and common sense to do that?!?
 
2013-09-26 11:27:56 AM
Lochsteppe

I don't think "generosity of the Walton family" is a thing.

While your president has a lower rate of generosity/donations than Romney, you have no room to talk.


In other news, you're full of shiat.
Wal-Mart Tops $1 Billion In Charitable Giving.

...it is the "first time Walmart or any U.S. retailer has achieved that level of giving."...
 
2013-09-26 11:29:34 AM
Al Qaeda and Hamas have also claimed responsibility.
 
2013-09-26 11:30:16 AM

Acravius: Actually they aren't opening the packages, nor damaging the packaging.
Whomever it is, are putting it between the reusable lids, and the tamperproof packaging, or other locations that keep it hidden from general view, but doesn't affect the food in any way.

Example, Hershey's chocolate syrup (I know, not food/chocolate etc.) has a yellow lid, and then a sealed tamperproof secondary cover. The bills were between the yellow lid and the secondary cover. For a box of chocolate cookies, they opened the outside box, but put the moneybetween the box and the sealed celophane tamper evident wrapper.

So no one was at risk of anything, except possibly having $100.00 more in their pocket when they got home.


The pictures show that on some of them...  but the cookies were bakery cookies, and they are not sealed in plastic inside.  The picture is one of those flimsy cardboard boxes with the little windows in them.  In one of the videos in a linked article, the guy points out how he tilted the boxes to look for the money through the plastic window, in with the cookies, then the reporter goes and demonstrates looking for more on the shelves.

Even if it had been a normal commercial package, and one that had cardboard over the plastic rather than just plastic, you usually have to tear open the cardboard to do something like that.

It does look like most of the packaging in various pictures was undisturbed, but not all of it.... and the customers looking for more will probably not be as gentle.  Even if they did possibly disturb some of the food, I doubt the customer buying that particular box would complain, unless it were a $100 box of cookies.
 
2013-09-26 12:10:15 PM
"the generosity of the Walton family"

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
 
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