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post #1 of 49
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then get a cart from the parking lot and take it inside with you! Talk to the door greeter and make sure s/he gives you the form to fill out.

You can get entered to win a $25 gift card...which you can use in the store, (of course, duh, lol) or at their Murphey gas stations (which will also give you a 0.03 per gallon discount).

Just thought I'd pass it along. I asked the doorgreeter that I spoke to if this was an all-over contest, and she said that is was, as far as she knew.

so good luck! I'll find out if I won on monday.

post #2 of 49
I tend to avoid WM like the plague, but good luck to you....I hope you win
post #3 of 49
Walmart is persona non grata around here.
post #4 of 49
Good tip. My little crunchy-less town has few choices, walmart being one of them. We have one natural/health food store, but it only stocks a very limited amount of groceries.

Those of you that live in an area where you can get what you need WITHOUT going to walmart should consider yourselves VERY fortunate.
post #5 of 49
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Originally Posted by JoAida
Good tip. My little crunchy-less town has few choices, walmart being one of them. We have one natural/health food store, but it only stocks a very limited amount of groceries.

Those of you that live in an area where you can get what you need WITHOUT going to walmart should consider yourselves VERY fortunate.

Well, at least two stores have shut down around here BECAUSE of Walmart. So, the very presence of Walmart makes it more difficult to get what I need! I will drive as far as I need to drive; I will never darken the doorway of Walmart again. (Or evil-Mart as we like to call it.)

Anyway, sorry to thread steal. Good luck with that contest. Of course $25 is a very, very small drop in the bucket to Walmart.
post #6 of 49
Just a thought---I save so much money NOT going to Walmart. I haven't been in over a year, and find that I "need" so much less. We would go in there and get lost. Plus I no longer get headaches. That place seriously gave me headaches.

Good luck on the raffle though.
post #7 of 49
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Originally Posted by JoAida
Good tip. My little crunchy-less town has few choices, walmart being one of them. We have one natural/health food store, but it only stocks a very limited amount of groceries.

Those of you that live in an area where you can get what you need WITHOUT going to walmart should consider yourselves VERY fortunate.

JoAida......sounds likeyou live in my town. Same tiny health food store. Same Walmart not to mention the Dunkin Donuts, Blockbuster, Fashion Bug etc. that came along with it. When I drive by that strip mall I think of all the wild things that used to live in the beautiful field it once was.

PS -I too am sorry for getting off subject.
post #8 of 49
I must be very desparate to shop at Walmart.

I am not presently that desperate.

Debra Baker
post #9 of 49
Not even a free giftcard could get me in the doors of that place.
post #10 of 49
Interesting contest. I often take carts into stores with me, and I try to take the ones that aren't in the corral, or if I see someone loading their groceries into their trunk, I will offer to take their cart back into the store for them.

One day I went around TJ's and spent a good half hour at least collecting carts from all over the place. It's a neverending job!
post #11 of 49
Thank you for the tip Christy. Even though lots of MDCers don't do Wal-Mart, I'm sure just as many will find it helpful.
post #12 of 49
I'm glad you are all so well-off that you can avoid Wal-mart but as someone who's family makes $28000 a year I am very thankful for Wal-mart as it is the only place I can afford to buy my children new clothes. Or are "poor" people like me just supposed to dress our kids in your cast-offs at the thrift store? I was just at Wal-mart today and managed to buy my kids each a new pair of shoes, really nice spring jackets and sunglasses for $65 dollars. Yep I'm lovin' Wal-mart. If I went to a local store I would walk out with maybe one pair of shoes or one jacket for that price. Glad you're not that "desperate" but I am.
post #13 of 49
For me personally I don't avoid Walmart because I'm "well off", I avoid it because the place is always too crowded and it literally gives me a headache when I go in. I can't stand watching parents ignore their children and/or scream at them in an aisle. Every time I've ever gone in it's been a horrible experience so I've vowed to never walk in one again if I can avoid it. Oh and Walmart put my sister in ICU a few years ago because they used some sort of odorless chemical cleaner that literally took her breath away and she passed out (she's severely asthmatic).

So instead of shopping at Walmart I go to Target or Ross or Marshall's or TJ-Max, etc. There are a lot of bargain stores around here where I can get everything else I need without having to go to Walmart. I'm fortunate enough to live in a city where there is a huge variety of shopping centers and stores of every kind. If I only had one choice to shop I would have to go to Walmart...it would be a non-issue.
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post #15 of 49
Well, since the topic is at hand, I don't specifically avoid Wal-Mart. I actually stopped shopping there several years ago for the simple fact that I hated the shopping experience and the way the store was laid out, and I liked Target much better. I have been in the Wal-Marts this year and they have changed the layouts, so the shopping experience is better, but I still try to avoid Wal-Mart and Target and even the grocery store somedays. I always spend so much money when I go out, I've been trying to avoid most shopping. I actually do get clothes from my kids as hand me downs from other people or from resale shops. I'm happy that people recycle clothing. My ILs buy them new stuff and, well, I do to sometimes, usually online because I can control my spending better there.
post #16 of 49
I have been Walmart-free since December, And, for the record, I am clothing three children on a pastor's salary, which is signifigantly less than $28,000 a year. I would not want to clothe my children at the expense of other children working in sweatshop conditions in other countries, nor do I want to support a company that routinely discriminates against women and tramples over local small businesses.

And, even if I had tons of money, I would still proudly shop at thrift stores, rummage sales, yard sales, and ebay, because recycling and reusing is a good thing.
post #17 of 49
let's see: activism or frugal living
post #18 of 49
Wolfmama, you psychis, do you see a voe in the future?
post #19 of 49
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Originally Posted by annettemarie
I have been Walmart-free since December, And, for the record, I am clothing three children on a pastor's salary, which is signifigantly less than $28,000 a year. I would not want to clothe my children at the expense of other children working in sweatshop conditions in other countries, nor do I want to support a company that routinely discriminates against women and tramples over local small businesses.

And, even if I had tons of money, I would still proudly shop at thrift stores, rummage sales, yard sales, and ebay, because recycling and reusing is a good thing.


post #20 of 49
I also avoid walmart like the plague, despite not coming anywhere near a salary like 28k/yr. It gives me a headache as well, and I prefer to support Canadian retailers.
Those "thrift shop castoffs" are awesome! I got my DS's winter wear at the thrift shop and clothed him completely for under $30 including a Mountain Equipment Co-op (awesome co.) parka and high-end rain pants.
Besides, i would rather spend $5 for a near-new shirt at a consignment store than spent $5 for the shirt at wal-mart because I have found that their clothes pill and wear after the first wash.

I can pull myself back on topic.
Thank you for the tip, Christy. I will tell my mother who does not have the same "issues" as I do. My dog is old, and for whatever reason tolerates the walmart brand dog food better than any other.
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