I count myself lucky for many reasons, one being that I’ve finally settled on a single Walmart location where I can do the majority of my manufactured spending. I go there almost every day to buy money orders know pretty much every single employee and manager at this store and everyone is terrific. If you’ve ever shopped at Walmart, you’ve probably had the cashier ask you to fill out a survey at the bottom of the receipt. Like me, you’ve probably ignored this request, thinking it doesn’t matter. Well, we’re both wrong because today I learned it makes a difference.
In the past, I’ve had Walmart cashiers and even a manager ask me to fill out the survey because “it really helps our store”. I always ignored these surveys, thinking they were insignificant. However, I was told it actually makes a difference. After this, I always made an effort to fill out at least one survey for each employee who rang me up. Sometimes, if they asked me to do it again, I would. The cashiers at this location are supportive of my hobby and make things so easy. The least I can do is fill out a brief form.
Yesterday, I was buying my usual $10,000 in money orders when an employee got in line behind me. I was halfway through with my $10k purchase, so I told the cashier to ring her up next. I’ve gotten to know both employees well and they’ve always been nothing short of awesome.
We chit chatted while the cashier rang her up and she mentioned that she was on her lunch break. Then she asked if I was filling out the survey for the cashier helping me. “Sure, if she wants. I’ve done it before”. She then explained that for each survey that is completed by a customer, the cashier receives a $5 lunch credit. She pointed to the food she was buying and said it was courtesy of a customer survey. I thought that was pretty cool!
I told the cashier I was happy to fill out all the surveys (I had 8 receipts) and she seemed happy about it. It turns out she hadn’t ask me to do it because I come into the store so often. She thought it would be a hassle for me to do it every time. It takes just a couple of minutes and if it gets my favorite cashier a free lunch (or eight), why not?
$5 may not seem like a lot, but Walmart cashiers aren’t paid a ton anyway, so having the cost of lunch taken care of can make a small difference. I was told this policy was in place at all Walmart stores, but you might want to double check at your local store. Even without the free lunch incentive, the survey makes a huge difference for both the employees and the store. So if you have an awesome Walmart cashier (or store) you want to reward, take five minutes and fill out the survey at the bottom or back of your receipt.
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