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Old 03-26-2017, 09:19 PM
 
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Ours used to keep sales circulars at the cashier's station, but now they push the savings catcher.
I got 13 cents from my last visit. (of $80).
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Old 03-26-2017, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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I got $.51 cents back from the latest receipt that I picked up off the ground.
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Old 03-27-2017, 01:48 PM
 
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Whats wrong with walmart?
my walmart competes on prices with the Aldi's down the street. We pay $1.04 for a gallon of milk, $1.99/lb of chicken, 43 cents for a dozen eggs, etc.

I don't see anything wrong with Walmart from a frugal perspective, people may have issues with the company, but I don't see how that's really relevant when discussing how to save money on groceries unless they can give us a place that is significantly cheaper.
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Old 03-27-2017, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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Wal-Mart pushes relentlessly for price cuts from suppliers. That's fine to a point, but one also has to understand when they are pushing beyond what's reasonable.


Two cases in point.


About 15 years ago I was in a Wal-Mart and bought some sneakers at an amazingly low price. I was paying 3x or more for mine, and assumed a lot of that was just paying for a "name brand". Within a couple of months my feet were causing me severe pains. I was ready to make an appointment for the podiatrist, when a friend asked about my shoes. It never would have occurred to me that nearly new shoes would be an issue. The support was completely gone in only 2-3 months. I immediately went out and bought an expensive pair of shoes which served me well for 5+ years. The cheap Wal-Mart shoes were not only a false economy, but also created a significant problem for me.


Second instance was a Wal-Mart oil change where the filter was not snugged up correctly. I noticed some drips on the garage floor, but I'd had some other work done plus it was an old car and I did not think much of a few drips on the floor. I just happened to do the next oil change myself; when I removed the filter it came off without the least bit of resistance. I was extremely fortunate to not lose all of my oil while driving on the freeway... and probably lose the engine at the same time.


So now I always have to ask myself what else are they skimping on? It's not worth it to me, quite honestly.


I suppose if one just wants a crappy tool for one time use it's okay. But in most circumstances I like to buy things that will last a long time.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:13 PM
 
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I got $.51 cents back from the latest receipt that I picked up off the ground.
lol I need to start doing that. Using self-check out people leave their receipts all the time.
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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my walmart competes on prices with the Aldi's down the street. We pay $1.04 for a gallon of milk, $1.99/lb of chicken, 43 cents for a dozen eggs, etc.

I don't see anything wrong with Walmart from a frugal perspective, people may have issues with the company, but I don't see how that's really relevant when discussing how to save money on groceries unless they can give us a place that is significantly cheaper.
That's very cool. Ours doesn't do that and as I mentioned the 'savings catcher' hardly catches anything anymore.

I only go because I am lazy. I will basically go to whatever store is closest unless they put in like a Whole Foods there. When it was Albertsons I went there and now it's Walmart neighborhood store so I still go. I do not choose it to save money.

When I am less lazy I go to Kroger with a wider selection, things on sale, a nice deli, etc. I think I'd save money shopping there regularly - buying more of things when they are on sale - doing that regularly means you never buy things that aren't on sale. While they are regular priced you have the extras at home.

But your is different - lucky-duck!
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Old 03-27-2017, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Talmadge, San Diego, CA
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When I shop at Walmart, I don't buy any meat or produce from there. I buy my produce from the ethnic markets, and meat from those and also from Costco. I watch the specials to see what's on sale every week, since I have a small freezer, and I like to stock up.
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Old 03-28-2017, 05:52 AM
 
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That's very cool. Ours doesn't do that and as I mentioned the 'savings catcher' hardly catches anything anymore.

I only go because I am lazy. I will basically go to whatever store is closest unless they put in like a Whole Foods there. When it was Albertsons I went there and now it's Walmart neighborhood store so I still go. I do not choose it to save money.

When I am less lazy I go to Kroger with a wider selection, things on sale, a nice deli, etc. I think I'd save money shopping there regularly - buying more of things when they are on sale - doing that regularly means you never buy things that aren't on sale. While they are regular priced you have the extras at home.

But your is different - lucky-duck!
Is Kroger cheaper? I remember when my wife worked at Publix, unless there was a BOGO Publix was always substantially more expensive. When you are living off of a grad school stipend and a full time Publix supervisors salary you aren't shopping much at Publix, lol. But they definitely have a bomb deli! If we were taking sandwiches to the beach we always went to Publix instead of Subway, Quiznos, Firehouse, etc.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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I like their new thing regarding free shipping over $35. I've placed two orders in 3 days which will cut down on time spent in the store on non-perishable food items!
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Old 03-28-2017, 10:34 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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........My parents boycott Walmart for their business ethics. [so do my in-laws]........
I was in Walmart yesterday because, apparently, that is the cheapest place to buy name brand synthetic motor oil and they have the best prices for boutique beer. The way I understand it is that you drink the beer after you do your own oil change, thus saving a ton of money over paying to have the oil changed by a mechanic.

Our cashier had to be (no exaggeration) over 80 years old. She was efficient and cheerful and a good worker. I was thinking, as I watched this deserving worker, that there isn't anther store in my area that would have given a job to an 80 year old woman, no matter how hard she works.

The greeter was a person in a wheel chair, also cheerful and doing her job.

I really can not condemn Walmart for their business ethics when they give jobs to so many people that other stores won't hire. I simply can not see that as an unethical business model.
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