I schleped through Walmart

@sallypup (20747)
Moses Lake, Washington
April 21, 2016 11:36am CST
Fifty dollar gift paper in my pocket, I hit the building. What to do with my hard earned fifty dollars? First sight: huge cardboard boxes of pseudo food- pizza. Not worth all that time and effort that paper represented. I admit it. I did buy one doughnut for me. I cruised the produce aisle. Meh. The fruits and vegies looked saggy and weary. Pretty boxes of breaded items in the frozen food section. On to the meat. Protein. I finally settled on some giblets and hearts and very lean burger and skin on salmon chunks and chicken breasts. Down the aisle cheese waited for me. Not a very good selection. And hey!! The prices was a solid buck and pennies higher than Safeway. Not funny. I selected a two pound block of cheese and a 2 pound bag of shredded cheese anyway. Up to the check stand: lady toted it all up. I still had about eleven smackeroos to go. I went silly and wandered the plant section: good exercise. And found some pretty annuals and came away owing almost four dollars on my debit card! My consensus? I may rethink shopping for food at Walmart.
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@Jdaw1985 (4024)
• Harrells, North Carolina
21 Apr 16
I am glad that you had a good time. Here walmart is the cheapest place to shop at. But it is always nice to get a gift card so that you can pretty much get free stuff LOL.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@Jdaw1985 IF I bought processed stuff the food might be cheaper. I generally run from that fake food. The cheese is NOT cheaper and I worry cause I bought the Walmart brand. I had some of their creamed cheese once again and it was nasty.
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@Jdaw1985 (4024)
• Harrells, North Carolina
21 Apr 16
@sallypup Oh wow i hope that they cheese is good for you. I have not run into that. I am very greatful for that.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@Jdaw1985 In a way the stuff was free and in a way it wasn't. I put a lot of time and some effort to get that fifty.
@amadeo (46199)
• United States
21 Apr 16
I do not like their food shopping there.Our place there it looks dirty and like they never sweep or mop the floor. Not only that the cages for the vegetable is a lot to be desired.I will never buy produce there.
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@marlina (60841)
• Canada
21 Apr 16
I don't like shopping at Walmart very much.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
You have described it well, @amadeo. The produce was weirdly set out- like in cages. Not attractive and for sure not fresh looking. I will be making a second trip to Safeway cause we need our produce if we are going to be healthy.
@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@marlina Its kind of creepy in there. Not sure why. Just feels a bit creepy.
@Corbin5 (78823)
• United States
21 Apr 16
Walmart always has me purchasing more than I had planned. Sounds like you did pretty good in my opinion! It takes all my courage to go to Walmart and if courage is lacking I head to Target.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@Corbin5 Interesting comment. I did not feel compelled to buy a ton of stuff when I was at Walmart. Except for the plants.
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@Rohvannyn (3137)
• United States
21 Apr 16
You could buy big bags of bull fertilizer for your garden. Wal-mart is full of that.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@Rohvannyn I am over run with burro fertilizer now so forget that idea. I know exactly what you mean, though.
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• United States
21 Apr 16
I find that Walmart food prices are a bit more than Aldi. They are a little less expensive than our local grocery stores. We actually have a Price Chopper right next to the Super Walmart that will be opening in August. That should be interesting.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@ElusiveButterfly It isn't just the prices. I wish they treated their produce better and had more selection of fresh food. I did not find any edible citrus, for instance.
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• United States
21 Apr 16
@sallypup the super Walmart in the next state always has great looking produce and a good selection too.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@ElusiveButterfly It sounds like I need to move to that next state. I think the Walmart in a town to the north of us has better produce but driving an extra 20 minutes each way is a tad nuts.
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@LadyDuck (118545)
• Switzerland
21 Apr 16
We do not have Walmart where I live, I remember I have seen some while visiting the United States, not my favorite shops.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@LadyDuck I'm glad to hear of a corner of the world that does not have a gigantic store in it.
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@LadyDuck (118545)
• Switzerland
22 Apr 16
@sallypup We are a very small country, we have small stores and very small malls.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
22 Apr 16
@LadyDuck When I get to be a billionaire I promise to visit your sweet country.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
21 Apr 16
I do not like to buy food there and a lot of stuff there is higher than in another store so if you don't know prices you get taken. Also their produce does not stay fresh long after you take it home.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@Marcyaz The produce looked wilted and second rate. Folks won't be healthy if they go buy processed food cause the fruits and vegies are not appealing.
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@Marcyaz (36125)
• United States
21 Apr 16
@sallypup The produce there never looks good and doesn't stay fresh very long.
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@sallypup (20747)
• Moses Lake, Washington
21 Apr 16
@Marcyaz I agree with you. We need such food to keep us fueled, too.