Beyonce Gives Lucky Holiday Shoppers a Surprise They'll Never Forget

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Last minute Christmas shoppers in Tewksbury, Massachusetts were simply going about their business filling their carts with goodies yesterday evening -- when all of a sudden Beyonce showed up at Walmart and gave them the shock of their lives.

Seriously ... can you even imagine what the scene in that store looked like when people realized they were shopping alongside one of the biggest female celebs in the music world? Holy moly. It must've been pretty cool -- especially considering how hectic a holiday trip to Walmart usually is.

But Beyonce simply turning up at the store wasn't the only treat these lucky folks wound up with.

In addition to watching none other than Bey herself pushing her cart up and down the aisles (and yes, she did pick up a copy of her new album) -- she purchased a $50 gift card for every person in the store.

For reals. Did I mention 750 of them were handed out? Do the math ... that's a grand total of $37,500 -- all for choosing to shop at 7 p.m. on the last Friday night before Christmas.

I can't lie -- I'm not exactly one of Beyonce's biggest fans. Something about her has always rubbed me the wrong way for whatever reason. But after hearing about this generous and kind gesture of hers, my opinion of her has definitely gone up a notch or two.

Just look at some of the people in the photo above. They're so starstruck, they can hardly believe it! And they'll never forget this Christmas for the rest of their lives, which is a gift you can't put a price on.

Are you impressed with what Beyonce did?

 

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Austi... Austinsmommy12

Very cool. Even gestures once a year still count. Celebs of her status should do more of this type of thing. Tis the season!

shutu... shuturpiehole

She is worth millions upon millions and got them each a $50 gift card? She could have paid for every last thing in every last customers shopping cart, gave each of them a $1,000 gift card, AND filled everyones gas tank up and not have blinked an eye.


She did this for publicity because she has a new album.


All about Beyonce'.

nonmember avatar Debra

Publicity or not? Still a great gesture. What have you done is the question???

Graca... Gracalynsmom

Why does it matter how much money she has, Honestly she didn't have to do a damn thing.

nonmember avatar Jonesey

Total publicity stunt deliberately at Walmart since Target won't carry her CD. That's the cost of running a newspaper ad, but gets way more publicity since it's viral. Total drop in the bucket for her.

zombi... zombiemommy916

I LOVE people who state the obvious and think they've figured out some grand mystery...Somehow I'm doubting any of you hating "publicity stunt" people would have turned down that gift card.

Valda... ValdaThomas

@Jonesey, I heard that as well. Something about her releasing her album early and it clashed with Target's business practices. So Target refused to carry it. So her shopping trip was planned. It was still a nice gesture for all those shoppers.

nonmember avatar Tiffany Pleasan

Of course, it was preplanned with walmart executives etc.... Who cares how much or little she gave, more than any of us on here. It baffles me that people want to victimize what shes doing. She doing a good thing.... give her kudos for that rather than wripping it all apart and judging it all.

shutu... shuturpiehole

What have I done? Volunteered at a local soup kitchen, donated several boxes of warm clothes to families in need, donated $40 which was all I could afford to the ASPCA to feed animals for the holidays, and I help run a donation site on facebook, that is only for people in actual need.


And as far as the gift card? I would have accepted it, and then publicly donated it to a woman's domestic violence shelter in my area. And I would have told Beyonce her peanuts meant nothing to me, and that maybe she should go help people in need instead of promoting herself.

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