Before Covid hit us, it was great to be able to head to your local Walmart or Neighbourhood Market in the middle of the night for breakfast things or a dose of midnight carbs. Sadly, for some months now, since March to be exact, Walmart Return Hours have been reduced.
In March, Walmart stores were opening at 7 a.m. and shutting their doors by 8.30 p.m., the hour at which, pre-Covid, many of us would jot down our shopping list for a post-work grocery trip.
In August, many of the stores were closing a little more liberally, at 10 p.m. But the relaxed timing still inconvenienced a lot of us last-minute shoppers, who leave buying toothpaste just before bedtime.
Since November, there have been some welcome changes to Walmart and Neighbourhood Market opening hours. Here is a detailed look at all the Walmart hours that might interest you in these strange reduced-hour times.
Walmart Store Hours
Since November, many Walmarts, Walmart Supercenters, Neighbourhood Markets have extended their opening hours to 11 p.m. You can find out the timings for your local Walmarts at the store locator. Some stores will open at 6 a.m. and others at 7 p.m. Always make sure to check your local store before visiting. Walmart return hours will usually be the same as the store hours, unless the store tells you otherwise when you call in.
When will Walmart Return to Normal Hours
The question on many people’s minds is: when will walmart return to 24 hours? That’s hard to say. So far, we have seen Walmart slowly extend opening hours since the cut-down in March. Due to local social distancing rules and state regulations, the retailer has been preparing after-hours for safer and sanitized stores the next day.
Note that only customers are at the receiving end of store hour changes. Walmarts staff continues to work regular hours and normal shifts for keeping the stores safe, until things change.
Walmart 4th of July Hours
Walmart stores will be open for the Fourth of July. But as per the latest policies, store timings will continue to be limited. The closer we get to 4th of July 2021, things may change. Keep an eye on your local Walmart timings for updates to store timings and Walmart return hours for gift returns.
Walmart Christmas Opening Hours
If you left your Christmas shopping for the last minute, you’re probably wondering what time does Walmart open on Christmas Day? Unfortunately, Walmarts is closed on Christmas Day, the only time of the year it is closed. On Christmas Eve, most stores close early, around 6 p.m.
Another common question from customers is: what time does Walmart open the day after Christmas? That depends. Most stores open at regular hours. You can find out where is the closest Walmart and check the opening hours of the Walmart nearest you. It is likely to be 7 a.m. until the stores get back to the 24/7 timings we’re used to.
Walmart Gas Station Hours
Walmart gas stations are usually open the same duration as the store. Check with your local Walmart for the opening hours, and that’s how long the gas station should be open. If you’re not sure where the nearest gas station is, you can check out this link.
Walmart Pharmacy Hours
Pharmacies in different parts of the country are usually open between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, the opening hours are typically between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Seniors at 60 and over can have Tuesday morning 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. all to themselves for shopping.
If you’re worried about going to the pharmacy with Covid rampant around you, Walmart has a few different options for seniors especially, and those at risk for Covid-19. You should call your local pharmacy to find out about the options available to you. Maybe they have mail delivery or curbside, no-contact pickup or drive-thru options for you.
If you’re unwell and think you have Covid-19 symptoms or a diagnosis, you can call a pharmacy near you and they can arrange to get your medicine to you.
Before you visit, check that you’re not visiting in the middle of Walmart pharmacy lunch hours, which is typically between 1.30 to 2.00 pm. Most pharmacists will be at lunch, but most stores have one staff member on duty at lunch.
The opening hours here are the latest opening hours. It should apply in general to most Walmart stores. But it’s always better to check with your local Walmart before visiting, since many big-box stores are changing their timings often these days.
The Walmart customer service desk hours are usually between 6 am and 10 pm. But always check with your local Walmart. Sometimes, if you’re nice, and have a return to process, the person at the desk may be happy to help you out beyond 10 pm, as long as you have a receipt.