Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Where are the Brita Filters at Walmart?

My disdain for WalMart is well-documented. The prices - great. The atmosphere at 27th & Superior in Lincoln, Nebraska - distasteful. Give me a clean, not-frantically-busy-24/7 WalMart, and I'll give you a loyal-ish customer. Until then, I'll pay the premium to shop at HyVee which is both clean and uncrowded, though staffed by an inordinate amount of friendly teenagers.

I just returned from WalMart having arrived there with 2 items on my list: 1) return cheesy picture frame that had some goofy saying printed on the glass and not on the fake photo paper as I had thought; and 2) purchase filters for the Brita water pitcher. Amazingly, at 8pm on a Tuesday evening, there were 5 people in front of me at the Service Desk, one of whom apparently decided to return EVERYTHING she had previously purchased. Argh. I finally dumped the cheesy frame and ventured onto the sales floor to find my filters. In order, these are the departments in which I searched:

1. Grocery - paper goods
2. Grocery - cleaning supplies
3. Beverages (I'm still amazed that they sell stronger than 3.2 alcohol at WalMart)
4. Small appliances
5. Housewares
6. Hardware (of course)

Turns out, for future reference (and I've always believed that if I write something down, I will remember it better), Brita filters and pitchers are located in Hardware near the light bulbs and furnace filters and one aisle away from toys. Because that's so logical.

It's a good week when this is all I have to bitch about. :-)


  1. Anonymous9:31 PM

    What is great about WalMart is these filters are located in the same place in ALL of their stores across the US.

  2. Anonymous8:15 PM

    I can find Brita filters in the dark!! Now, about the return-----you didn't have any thong underwear to return also, did you?!?!?! You are your Mother's daughter:-)

  3. Anonymous9:29 PM

    I think I'm asking Santa to bring me Brita Filters so I don't have to shop for them!!!!
    Texas Goat

  4. Anonymous12:48 PM

    Hellllloooo. Been there done that... hunting for the filters, standing in line to return. I'm proud of it! Patricia from Dillard's does not scare me! And oh by the I am picking up my free pair of undies from VS this weekend. I plan to cash them in the next weekend.

    K-be proud. It takes character to return and come up with the reasons why.

    MG AKA Queen of Returns

  5. We just have the old school WalMarts here. You remember the really small ones from the 80s? I'm pretty sure they last cleaned it back in 89. It is highly probable that you would find a hair or two-hundred on the dirty, moldy, nasty-@$$ floor. It would be your nightmare!

  6. Anonymous9:01 PM

    Thanks for the tip just tried using my phone in store to findout if they even sold Britain filters... saw your blog with the bsg headline reference, picked it.... saw you said to look for the air filters in hardware... glanced w few aisles over, saw air filters in hardware... there they were. Thanks for making my first net-assisted shopping experience successful!

  7. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Thank you! Scoured wally world for probably close to an hour before I googled this. Makes so much sense that brita products are directly across from drawer/cabinet pulls. Sheesh!

  8. Anonymous4:57 PM

    Holy cow you're still right in 2013!!! Thanks for the help ;)

  9. Anonymous9:06 PM

    Wow, thanks! I needed help.

  10. Anonymous3:36 PM

    I went hunting for a humidifier. My brother had bought one when he had a cold and said that, after looking everywhere he could think of, he finally located them in the hardware area near plumbing- where air purifiers and fans were. Hubs and I head to look for one of our own- we look in hardware, we look in appliances, we look in with the baby items since people use them in nurseries- no go. They're in pharmacy in my store, in case you wonder.

  11. Anonymous10:56 AM

    This was so helpful. Because I was having the same problem finding them. Thanks!

  12. Anonymous6:09 PM

    Thanks so much, I wouldnt have found them if it wasn't for you. You'd think they'd be in the places you had mentioned before, that's where I was looking.