Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee: Scam or Fraud?

Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee Page

**UPDATE 11/26/15* Check out THIS POST for more info on the 2015 Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee!


The Walmart 1 hour Guarantee problems continue, it seems. Today, thousands of angry Walmart customers are still having problems registering their Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee cards. There are a few common problems that people seem to be running into.

Walmart 1 hour Guarantee Invalid Access Code

This seems to be one of the biggest problems with the Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee. Several people have left comments here saying that the website is saying that they have invalid access codes, which are found at the top of the receipt.

If you’re getting this message, you’re supposed to take your guarantee card and receipt back to the store that you bought it from. Supposedly, they’ll give you a new access code, which should work. Word is Walmart Corporate has sent binders full of new access codes that should be valid to stores around the country.

There’s only one problem with this – many of the new access codes are also invalid! I’ve heard from several people who have had to return to the store several times, coming home each time with another invalid access code!

No Color Choice For Beats Headphones

If you bought a set of Dr Dre Beats headphones, you were probably excited about choosing one of the many vibrant colors. Unfortunately, you may have not gotten the chance to. Turns out, the Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee website was experiencing a glitch that only allowed users to choose black as a color option.

Well, that’s no fun! Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee customers who try to register their cards for the Beats headphones are now instructed not to proceed with their transactions if they are not given a color choice. Instead, they should clear their cache, restart their browsers, and try the page again.

If it doesn’t work after all that, what then? What if this problem isn’t fixed by the deadline tomorrow night? Do they simply go without or settle on black?

Invalid Walmart Access Code Workaround

Some of my readers have found a roundabout way to still get the products that they stood in line for hours waiting for. They’ve success purchasing their items, which are still on sale on, by using their access code as a gift card number. It’s a roundabout way of doing things, but it might work for some items…

Please let us all know if this method works for you in the comments below. I can’t take the credit for figuring this out, so a big thank you to Megan who tipped me off to this!

Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee: Is It a Scam or Fraud??

I can’t answer this question. However, there are a lot of people who are starting to think that the Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee IS a scam, fraud, or at the very least false advertising.

I do know one thing…

Walmart is now facing some VERY angry people! They need to do something about the problems with the Walmart One Hour Guarantee website, and FAST!

The first night, after I returned to Walmart, I simply chalked all of the problems up to heavy website traffic and temporary glitches. Not anymore. I can get through to the website just fine now, so traffic doesn’t seem to be a problem anymore, and they’ve had plenty of time to fix any glitches.

Although I, myself, did not have the displeasure of getting a Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee card, I feel for those of you who did. Even I – a consumer without these problems – am starting to get angry!

I wrote this post for a couple of reasons. First, I wanted to keep everyone informed and update all of you on what I know. Second, I also hope that you’ll help spread the word about this Walmart debacle.

So, here’s my message to Walmart:

Walmart, you can not ignore your consumers. You need to take steps to make things right! And you can start by extending the Walmart One Hour Guarantee registration deadline! 

Let us know if you’ve encountered any other problems registering your Walmart One Hour Guarantee card. If you were able to successfully fix your problem, let us all know how you did it…

Also, Share and Like this post if you think that the Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee registration deadline should at least be extended. 

Don’t forget to check out my other posts regarding the ongoing Walmart 1 Hour Guarantee problems:

How to Get a Walmart 1-Hour In Stock Guarantee Card

Walmart’s 1-hour In Stock Guarantee: What Is It?

Problems Registering Walmart 1-Hour Guarantee Cards