BENTONVILLE, Ark., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Walmart (NYSE: WMT) announced today new savings for families who have been “hiving”(1) indoors with cold weather, thinking more about home organization and getting New Year’s resolutions started. This week, Walmart kicks off savings for the home – where so many have spent more time the last few days – and specifically for the home office with tax season now ahead. The retailer has lowered prices on ink, printers, computers, storage and file cabinets to help customers save as they get better organized and prepared in 2010.
Moms say personal finances continue to be a chief concern for the future, according to Walmart’s ongoing customer research. So it is no surprise that for moms who have made New Year’s resolutions, half are adding “general self-improvement” and “money matters” to their lists. (2)
Where better to start than at home?
Printing without Spending a Bundle: Unlike other retailers that require a bulk of ink to save, Walmart has lowered prices 10 percent and more this week(3) through Saturday, Jan. 16 on individual boxes of ink from HP. In addition, Walmart has rolled back prices on paper and select printers:
— Georgia Pacific Copy & Print Paper, 500 sheets – $3
— HP 60 Series Black Ink Cartridge – only $13
— HP 60 Series Color Ink Cartridge – only $17.50
— HP 60 Series Combo Ink Cartridge – only $29
— HP All-in-One Printer – $99 (save $20)
— HP Desk Jet Printer – $39 (save $10)
Getting the Office Organized: Walmart is dropping the dollars spent on select products to help customers who want to get better organized within their own home office:
— Sterlite Large File Crate – $5
— Home Essence Professional Look and Color Office Organization Storage Bins – $6
— Hirsh 3-Drawer File Cabinet – $38
— Aurora 10-Sheet Crosscut Shredder – $38
Readying Personal Finance and More Data Storage: From software to hardware, Walmart is helping customers better prepare for tax season while also saving them more on data storage devices:
— Turbo Tax Deluxe Software with Federal, State and eFile – $54
— 1 TB External Hard Drive — $99
— Dell Inspiron 14-inch Laptop Computer (Windows 7, 4 GB Memory, 500 GB Hard Drive, CD and DVD player/writer) – $598
— Compaq CQ61-319wm Laptop (3GB Memory, 250 GB Hard Drive) – $398
(1) Yankelovich-coined phrase used to describe the attitudes of consumers during the colder, winter months of the year.
(2) Research conducted by Walmart Customer Insights, December 2009
(3) Savings on ink and printers run from Sunday, Jan. 10 through Saturday, Jan. 16 while supplies last. Prices and selection may vary on Walmart.com.
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