I have talked to Walmart managers before.
What I was told was that the company would not allow them to give away their fish even if they wanted. The manager really wanted to give me the betta for free. All she could legally offer by regulations was half off. She told me the company gets a kickback for every dead fish. So they rather let the fish die and get the kick back than to lose all profit. The corporation doesn't care at all.
So Half off is about all you are likely to get no matter who is working.
Bettas - TOTAL COUNT - 18
Thoth, The Red VT twins - Fred and George, Motoko. As well as Bloodmoon and SilverKnight, Zypher, Bobber, Quetzalcoatl, Tsuruko, Shinobu, Mistume, and Su. Introducing, The Duke. 4 unnamed.
RIP- All those loved and lost. Forever Missed.
I now add the name of Prince Poppycock to the list. forever loved and forever missed.