Today was a WalMart Day. I spent most of the day there buying a futon, pillows, blinds, curtain rods and many other accessories. It was my intention to buy a dresser and armoire to match the bed I bought there the other day. Unfortunately, they didn't have any left in the store. Great. I figured I had to order it online. I came home and checked my email. (It's the OCD in me...) I was thrilled with the email I received from WalMart. See, as an affiliate of WalMart I get news delivered to my inbox.
WalMart is introducing site to store program. This is great for people like me that own a minivan. It means you get FREE SHIPPING! Since I'm a WalMart affiliate, I also get an additional savings of 12% on all my online purchases. (Here's where you can read more about thay: Affiliate Marketing 101 . Read about LinkShare.)
Here's the breakdown:
States and dates subject to change. A few stores in participating states may be activated later than others.
Available Now: Stores in northern California, eastern Texas, western Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, western Tennessee, western Illinois, northern Mississippi.
April 2007: Stores in Arizona, southern California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, eastern Virginia, northern North Carolina, eastern Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey.
May 2007: Stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, southern North Carolina, South Carolina, southern Tennessee, western Virginia, West Virginia, eastern Kentucky.
June 2007: Stores in southwestern Texas, southern Mississippi, Louisiana.
July 2007: Stores in Iowa, eastern Illinois, Indiana, western Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, western Ohio, northern Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota.
I don't know about you, but I'm ecstatic. That gives me two ways to save.
1. By being an affiliate, I save 12% on online purchases.
2. By shipping to the store, I save on shipping and handling!
It's a win-win. Now if they accepted paypal, I'd lose my mind!