A friendlier coupon policy would go a long way towards "squeezing more revenue to appease analysts". Walmart is 5 minutes from me but I choose to drive much farther to get to a Publix. I save a lot more $ there.
Lowes home improvement - any
Bed bath & beyond expired ok
winn dixie $5/$30
20% off Sports Authority
Silk & Fruit $1/1
$1/1 Reynolds Foil
Ball lids B2G1 free
WM never on my "gota go list" - I much prefer to shop where I get something else besides the product I'm buying - Like points toward gasoline, or the ability to dbl cpns.
I won't buy clothes there as they don't last - I would rather pay a little more and be able to wash it more than twice.
I know alot of people have to shop at WM because of locations but if you have other places - explore them - sometimes even the smallest and oddest locations will have great opportunities.
I buy very few things from Walmart, and when I do it's things that I never get coupons for that Walmart does have the lowest price (a couple of items I do buy there are only available at Walmart in my area). Why get it there for $2.50 (or maybe $2 if they actually let you use the coupon!!) when I can actually get it for free or make money somewhere else? I agree that I would rather spend my money at places that give me some type of perk, double coupons, etc.
We only have a small walmart. Maybe 4 total rows of food. So its not really a choice for me to begain with. I do like to get my DVD's and things like that from them.
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I only buy Powdered Gatorade (in the big containers) there for dh and coffee if I can't get it on sale some place else. Really we don't spend much else there.
I buy a very few things from Walmart but I love to go to match prices.
Well, I shop at Walmart. We have a Tom Thumb and a few Mom and Pop Grocers, but with price, availability, and quality (of products and consumers in competing store) for my town I prefer Walmart. Granted, most of my cart is price matches, and I am fortunate to have a Walmart that will price match anything in print within bout 50 miles.... and they are coupon friendly. So, shopping there is to my advantage.
I do have to buy my Promised Land Milk at Tom thumb though....
We have done most of our shopping at WM, but they are really beginning to lose all of our business.
I am stunned at the food prices. It is just like walking into any other store, price wise.
The only two things I see that WM has going for them:
They still match prices.
They are pretty coupon friendly overall.
We were starting to switch to Kroger for all of our groceries, but since they've jacked our Q policy so bad, I wonder why I even bother going in their stores.
It is beginning to look like Meijer is going to win. They have some AWESOME deals!
I too am not the biggest fan of WM but must comment that my local store takes expired coupons up to 90 days!