Beyoncé surprised Walmart shoppers with a special Christmas gift.

Beyoncé surprised Walmart shoppers with a special Christmas gift. Credit: Getty

Mrs. Carter? Try Mrs. Claus.

Beyoncé shocked holiday shoppers in Tewksbury, Mass. Friday evening when she not-so-casually stopped by the local Walmart to pick up a copy of her latest album, "Beyoncé," which hit stores that day after an exclusive overnight release on iTunes a week prior.

While she was there, Bey also picked out some toys for her 23-month-old daughter, Blue Ivy,  and merrily greeted fellow customers.

But an even bigger surprise came at the check-out counter, when the singer, who is married to entertainer Jay Z, took over the store intercom.

"Hello, Walmart shoppers... It's Beyoncé," she announced, "and I stopped by the store today because my record just arrived. I wanted to give everyone a little gift. For everyone in the store right now, the first $50 of your holiday gifts are on me. Merry, merry Christmas, from Beyoncé."

The store erupted in cheers, and a beaming Beyoncé rang up gift cards for 750 people, according to, totaling $37,500.

Get a peek at Beyoncé's do-good holiday shopping spree in the video below, or readers on mobile devices can visit

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