"That they (the older women) admonish the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Walmart Frugality

I don't hold back about my general dislike for my area Walmarts... usually the prices around here are much higher than I see online in deal lists and sometimes they don't even carry the products. I decided to brave a Walmart deals trip when I went to pick up a prescription. I was reminded why I avoid Walmart, but there was one good thing I learned. I know it's not new, but it's good to be reminded:

Always Ask!!

When I entered Walmart, I went straight for the produce, scoping out any good apple deals. I saw $0.97/lb. Not bad. I saw 3 lb bags for $2.50. Good. I saw $1 something/lb. Ok. And this was all from the SAME kind of apples. I was very confused! Then I came across little bags filled with the same kind of apples with a sign above them that said $0.47/lb. I wondered to myself "Did the $1 fall off?" Maybe it was just a great deal. Hmmm....

So I picked up 6 bags of them. There were 3 more left, but I didn't want to have to bring more back if it was really high, so I just got 6. I looked for the rest of the deals and was greatly disappointed on most of them.

I proceeded to checkout and I immediately explained to the cashier what I saw in the apple section. She scanned them and they rang up at $0.78/lb. Man! I didn't see $0.78/lb anywhere. Every other number, but $0.78/lb. Long story short.... I got the apples for $0.47/lb. Very worth the effort, even though the cashier had to rering everything. But her boss told her to give that price without me even asking (I was going to go along with the $0.78/lb). So if you ever get to something confusing in a store, just ask. If you think some produce should be lower because of age, just ask! For more great frugal tips, check out Frugal Friday at Life as Mom!


Holly on October 23, 2009 at 7:40 AM said...

see, i'm the other way. i LOVE walmart. my fave store. i can go in there and end up with gobs of free stuff, stuff they pay me for, and saving $100's of dollars. all the other stores don't work for me. i never get as good of deals, probably cause absolutely no other store in a 20 mile radius will take internet coupons. you are lucky you have other stores near you that will!

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) on October 23, 2009 at 1:48 PM said...

That's great advice! I wish we had a Wal-Mart Super Center here. I'd definitely do my grocery shopping there.


Your Frugal Friend, Niki on October 23, 2009 at 2:49 PM said...

Good for you! That never happens here at my local Walmart. They are stingy when it comes to stuff like that.


HappyHermit on October 24, 2009 at 11:14 AM said...

Like I told someone else , Walmart has been my bane sometimes I have to argue with cashiers and call in a csm to get thing rang up right. If I didn;t watch teh display closly half my sales would ring up at regular price and I would never have known.


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