Sunday, November 9, 2014

Bring it on Wal Mart!

I live in a small community that is off a main road.  The community is protected (from the road and noise) by numerous plantings and a pretty brick wall.  But, just across the road is a new Wal Mart grocery store.

OMGosh!  What a great store to call 'local'.  It has a fresh produce department that rivals any of the other stores that include local and organic foods.  Most items are very fresh, but like anywhere you have to check the freshness.  The grapes were mushy, but the Romaine lettuce was fresh and only .99 cents for a huge package.  The mushrooms were pure white, with no spots, and unlike the other stores in my area, are still 1.59 a pack.

The best part about this store is it follows the same price match policy as any WM super store does.  If it's in a flyer, they will price match.  All you do is tell them the price at the register and it's done.  The only thing they don't match is if an item is 'buy one, get one' (BOGO) with no price in the ad, then they can't honor the item.  If the ad says BOGO, regular price $...., then they can honor the price match.

How great is that?  I spend no money putting gas in my vehicle and get good pricing on my grocery bill.  Plus coupons are honored on top of the price match.  Tee hee.  I'm giddy as a school girl about this policy.

In the same lot is a new WaWa.  For those of you who are not familiar with this convenience store, it has good pricing and the cheapest gas in an area and provides wholesome foods.  They have their own farms so the dairy is premium.  To bring this to the next level, there is another convenience store across the street from it that sells gas, too.  Let the wars begin!  The price of gas at these two stations lowers twice a day.  Friday we were at 2.57 a gallon. 

I price matched a few things at the WM grocery store.  Cake mixes were .49 as was condensed milk.  I bought two boxes of Cheerios for 1.99 a box and a brand name veggie (can) for .49 a can.

I think I'm a happy girl today.  Do you have a new WM grocery store in your area?  I'd be interested in knowing if you live in an urban or rural area and the prices you pay for some of the basic food items.  Have you price matched at any WM store?


  1. Our nearest WalMart in any direction is 45 minutes drive. Given that our gas hovers (still) just below $4.00 per gallon (we call it part of the paradise tax), it would have to be a *significant* discount for me to make the drive to Paso Robles or Arroyo Grande. I'm so glad, though, that you have one near you!

  2. I see what you mean. Not a good personal choice for you and your family. Keep in mind I can't get 10 pounds of potatoes for 1.99!