Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wal-Mart Update

Ok so its offically been a month since I've shopped at Wal-Mart, but I will confess to making ONE trip there last week to buy those pesky birth control pills as I haven't transferred the perscription yet. I've never done that before and I'm trying to decide where to go. more then likely Walgreens. I like them.

But while I'm avoiding Wal-Mart I'm also avoiding the other big mega-stores like the ones pictured in the comic here. Yes, including starbucks since I can get my OWN free coffee. So there.

Ok not shopping at Wal-Mart hasn't been easy. Take tonight for example. I knew that they had the Junket I use to make my homemade ice cream and I wasn't sure I wanted to waste a trip to Top Foods (which is across the street) and find out that they didn't have it. So I drove in the Wal-Mart parking lot but kept right on driving by across the street to Top Foods who low and behold had it. For the same price might I add? Yay. I was happy. Bought 3 boxes just in case.

Magically I've been saving money by not shopping there. I'll admit I would get suckered into the low prices and just buy more just because it was cheap. Clearly that is every consumers nightmare and I would fall into the trap every time. Especially when I came to treats or candy. Totally loved that. Now I'm hoping my gut will enjoy having more homemade treats vs. the over the counter varieties.

So I survived not shopping at Wal-Mart for a month....I'm thinking this might stick. It isn't easy and I'm learning to be more frugal with my dollars and finding things in the fridge or freezer I hadn't even known I had. Basically I'm making things last for as long as possible. More on that later!

1 comment:


I have not been there either since before Christmas (I think), although it is just because I haven't had anything to buy there. My mom on the other hand shops there about 1-2 times a week...only because it is right next to her office and she can do one stop shopping in 1 hour. She does not like it though. She makes up for the both of us.