Walmart's Alcohol Policy
Walton jr

United States

#42 Aug 17, 2012
Did I ask for business advice?? No , I sure didn't!! So shut it!! All of you! No other place has what we have so you will all come every day like you always do! I don't wanna hear another peep out of any of you!!
robyn

United States

#43 Aug 17, 2012
Connie wrote:
ID?
When I got me a parking space opens up. I could car in the middle of the cashier have a handicap permit. Now I could care less who is behind me. Lmao wow. Okay first, you don't have to sell alcohol at Walmart because the lane until a parking space opens up. I could they have to sell alcohol at Walmart because they have to sell it, so why would the lane until a parking space opens up. I can set my car in the age of 18 to sell it, so why would car in the middle of they have to sell it?
Wtf?
foxy lady

United States

#44 Aug 17, 2012
Connie wrote:
ID?
When I got me a parking space opens up. I could car in the middle of the cashier have a handicap permit. Now I could care less who is behind me. Lmao wow. Okay first, you don't have to sell alcohol at Walmart because the lane until a parking space opens up. I could they have to sell alcohol at Walmart because they have to sell it, so why would the lane until a parking space opens up. I can set my car in the age of 18 to sell it, so why would car in the middle of they have to sell it?
What in heck are you talking about?are you one of those drunks that come into walmart that no one has a clue what you are you looking for in the store?
foxy lady

United States

#45 Aug 17, 2012
Walton jr wrote:
Did I ask for business advice?? No , I sure didn't!! So shut it!! All of you! No other place has what we have so you will all come every day like you always do! I don't wanna hear another peep out of any of you!!
That's so true! They Always come back to wal mart no matter what they say . No matter how much they cry and throw a fit & complain!who are you Walt jr?
actual fact

San Antonio, TX

#46 Sep 30, 2012
You serious wrote:
Any intelligent person who buys alcohol should know that when you have ANYONE else with you they are subject to being ID'd too, so why are you crying about it? Drive your hillbilly a$$ down to the bottle shop and buy your booze there!
By law in Texas a minor is allowed to possess and consume an alcoholic beverage with consent and presence of parent/legal guardian/or spouse. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT
actual fact

San Antonio, TX

#47 Sep 30, 2012
By law in Texas a minor is allowed to posses and consume an alcoholic beverage in the presence of a parent/legal guardian/or spouse. People on here need to gain knowledge before down talking someone view on this policy.
so pretty

Marquand, MO

#48 Oct 1, 2012
actual fact wrote:
By law in Texas a minor is allowed to posses and consume an alcoholic beverage in the presence of a parent/legal guardian/or spouse. People on here need to gain knowledge before down talking someone view on this policy.
Maybe in Texas but we are in Missouri.I think they are talking about Missouri.We can't do that in Missouri!!!!That's illegal here!
Crys

Cortlandt Manor, NY

#49 Oct 8, 2012
I had to card 3 people who came to my register and two of them looked underage and the woman called me a bitch and told me to shut my mouth. I tried explaining the consequences I could face and that was when she told me to shut up. She called me a stupid bitch because I was following policy and state law. Classy!
tami

Marquand, MO

#50 Oct 8, 2012
Crys wrote:
I had to card 3 people who came to my register and two of them looked underage and the woman called me a bitch and told me to shut my mouth. I tried explaining the consequences I could face and that was when she told me to shut up. She called me a stupid bitch because I was following policy and state law. Classy!
That's crazy!!!.sounds like she was already drunk anyway!!!
An Idea

Camden, AR

#51 Oct 12, 2012
To get anyone past the ID check, as long as the clerk wants to help...

The clerk only needs to pretend to look at the ID and then put any DOB they want into the POS system.
guest

Saint Louis, MO

#52 Oct 12, 2012
Crys wrote:
I had to card 3 people who came to my register and two of them looked underage and the woman called me a bitch and told me to shut my mouth. I tried explaining the consequences I could face and that was when she told me to shut up. She called me a stupid bitch because I was following policy and state law. Classy!
oh i feel attitude, you go girl screw people who call you names, thats just their way of being stupid
J-Wow

Lafayette, IN

#53 Dec 9, 2012
As a Wal-Mart cashier I will tell you that my store requires that we card EVERY person who is accompanying the purchaser UNLESS they are over the age of 40 or a dependent (child) of the purchaser.

If a 40 year old woman comes throw with her minor children, we do not have to card the children and it is the cashier's judgement on weather or not to card the woman if she appears to be older than 40 (which is state law)

At my store it the responsibility of the cashier to ensure that every person who seems to be under the age of 40 who actively interacts with the purchaser. So if three 23 year olds are present at the time of purchase (or if the cashier sees the main purchaser interact with anyone for any time more than a quick hello.) the cashier must card them ALL or deny the sale if even one member of the party cannot or denies to provide legal ID. There is zero budge in this policy.

This is a store policy, and contrary to popular belief Wal-Mart employees have the ability to deny any sale that they do not feel to be right. It is completely legal -and responsible- for Wal-Mart employees to deny a sale due to the fact that those accompanying the purchaser does not have proper ID.
hey

Wappapello, MO

#54 Dec 9, 2012
That is bullshit and no it's not a law i work at a store that sales beer and we don't have to card everyone with the person that is buying to beer
Jenni

Poplar Bluff, MO

#55 Dec 9, 2012
I agree, that policy is ridiculous. I'm 19 and went grocery shopping with my 26 year old brother for our parents (who are currently unable to do so because my mother is bed bound and my father recently had surgery and has a cast). My parents wanted a 6 pack of ponies (which was the only reason my brother accompanied me) and we were not allowed to purchase them because if I were to "get hurt" they could be held liable. I explained they were for my parents and my brother was paying with their debit card in the first place. My boyfriend was also with us and he didnt even get carded, just my brother and I. No one is going to get drunk off a few ponies anyway. We ended up just going to the gas station right in front of Wal-Mart, at least there was no hassle. It was so stupid and a waste of our time.
Jenni

Poplar Bluff, MO

#56 Dec 9, 2012
so pretty wrote:
<quoted text>
Maybe in Texas but we are in Missouri.I think they are talking about Missouri.We can't do that in Missouri!!!!That's illegal here!
Actually, it is legal for a minor to possess and consume alcohol if it is provided by their parent or guardian. At home or in public. In the state of Missouri.
hey

Wappapello, MO

#57 Dec 9, 2012
how i do i find that law where do i look
Jenni

Poplar Bluff, MO

#58 Dec 9, 2012
hey wrote:
how i do i find that law where do i look
You can find it easily enough online. I actually learned about it from my brother who was a highway patrolman.
J-wow

Lafayette, IN

#59 Dec 9, 2012
hey wrote:
That is bullshit and no it's not a law i work at a store that sales beer and we don't have to card everyone with the person that is buying to beer
The part to which I was referring to be a state law was that persons who are purchasing alcohol an appear to be under the age of 40 are required to be carded (or in Indiana it is anyway). Wal-Mart's choice to card everyone is in no way mandated by state or federal law, but is must be upheld by all Wal-Mart employees who wish to have a job for another day. Just remember that these policies are set by someone who probable never interacts with customers and is living the hi life in an office. These policies are not set by cashiers or store managers, so try not to be to tough on people who are only doing their jobs.
what

Farmington, MO

#60 Dec 10, 2012
J-wow wrote:
<quoted text>The part to which I was referring to be a state law was that persons who are purchasing alcohol an appear to be under the age of 40 are required to be carded (or in Indiana it is anyway). Wal-Mart's choice to card everyone is in no way mandated by state or federal law, but is must be upheld by all Wal-Mart employees who wish to have a job for another day. Just remember that these policies are set by someone who probable never interacts with customers and is living the hi life in an office. These policies are not set by cashiers or store managers, so try not to be to tough on people who are only doing their jobs.
This is the truth!
grandma

Quitman, AR

#61 Dec 10, 2012
I live 30 miles from town, (BY CHOICE) and carpool to shop. WalMart carded me when I tried to by 4 different colors of spray paint for different projects last summer. Was told limit of 3 cans of spray paint. I told them to keep their paint, went elsewear to buy it. By the way I am over 70,and so was my car pool partner.

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