In April 2022, readers emailed us to ask about paid advertising on Facebook that appeared to show Walmart giving away "leftover" KitchenAid mixers for as little as $2 each. However, this was nothing more than a scam. In reality, KitchenAid and Walmart had nothing to do with the posts.
A simple search using Facebook's search engine led us to three examples of pages that were running the scam. They were facebook.com/kitchenaidwalmartus, facebook.com/kKitchenaidwalmartus, and facebook.com/uskitchenaidwalmart. None of these pages was officially managed by Walmart or KitchenAid. They were all created between April 12-15, less than one week before we published this article.
One of the posts that was advertised said that Walmart ended a "partnership" with KitchenAid, which supposedly resulted with "leftover KitchenAid mixers" costing $2 in what sounded like some sort of clearance deal. We found no evidence of this "partnership" news. It was all fabricated for the scam:
The text in the article read like this:
?? Walmart ends the partnership with KitchenAid immediately! Leftover KitchenAid mixers for $2? Answer 3 questions & get it
Another post appeared in Facebook ads like this:
It read as follows:
?Walmart one-day-only promo
?The Top 100 Enjoy 5.87$ Price
The links advertised in the posts led to survey scams, which usually means endless questionnaires with no payoff for the vast majority of survey-takers. There's even a chance that they involve phishing or other potentially dangerous outcomes.
In sum, we recommend avoiding all of these Facebook scams involving KitchenAid mixers and Walmart. The official Facebook pages for KitchenAid and Walmart are facebook.com/KitchenAid and facebook.com/walmart. Always look for a verified badge.
KitchenAid mixers are usually priced for hundreds of dollars. If anyone ever finds a KitchenAid mixer priced at $2, they might want to be sure there's something in the box other than bricks.