Short Answer: Walmart offers key copying services for most home and office keys at self-service MinuteKey kiosks in its stores. The service costs about $2 to $6 per copy, but you cannot copy “Do Not Duplicate” keys at MinuteKey kiosks. For more about making duplicate keys at Walmart, see below.
Walmart Key Copying Services
Walmart offers self-service key copying through MinuteKey, a bright green kiosk located at the front of many Walmart stores. Not all Walmart locations have MinuteKey kiosks, but you can search the MinuteKey kiosk locator on the company’s website to find a Walmart (or other store) near you that has a MinuteKey kiosk.
MinuteKey kiosks use robotic technology to copy keys in as little as one minute, as the name suggests. The fully automated kiosks feature a user-friendly touch screen that guides you through the key copying process, step by step. Once you choose a design, the machine identifies your key’s type and teeth through a laser imaging system and generates a precise and accurate duplicate.
Key copying prices range from about $2 to $6 at Walmart MinuteKey kiosks, depending on the key design. You can use a credit card, debit card, or cash to pay at the kiosk. MinuteKey guarantees its products and will provide a full refund within 30 days of purchase for keys that are miscut or that do not function properly.
Keys That Can Be Copied
MinuteKey kiosks can duplicate home and office keys, including the following varieties:
- Kwikset, KW1, and KW10
- Schlage, SC1
- Weiser, WR3 and WR5 (in select locations)
- Baldwin, Titan, and clones of the above key types
- Padlock key Master Lock M1 (on select devices)
Keys That Cannot Be Copied
MinuteKey cannot copy car keys or keys for schools, high-security buildings, public institutions, or other restricted properties. MinuteKey also cannot copy keys that are labeled as “Do Not Duplicate” or “Do Not Copy.”
How to Operate a MinuteKey Kiosk
To use a MinuteKey kiosk, follow these step-by-step instructions:
- Push the “Start” button.
- Insert the key you wish to copy in the Self-Service slot.
- Select a key design.
- Choose your payment method.
- Insert your payment method and watch as the machine produces your copy/copies.
- Pick up your new copy/copies and remove the original key.
The video below provides a demonstration of a customer using a MinuteKey kiosk at Walmart for the first time:
Other Places That Copy Keys
If there are no Walmart stores near you or your local Walmart doesn’t have a MinuteKey kiosk, there are plenty of other places that offer key copying services. A few such places include Kmart, Kroger, Lowe’s, and Menards. Some places have self-service kiosks, while other places have trained staff and in-house key services. Our article features the list of more than 20 places with key copying services.
- Walmart customer service (800) 925-6278