Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I have a love hate relationship with ____________.

I have a love hate relationship with WalMart

Yes, it's true. 

I love me some low prices.  Bonus: McDonald's inside of the building.  No need to make 2 stops. 

Let's talk about this for a second before you think I'm nuts.  WalMart really does have a habit of having better prices on a lot of (but not all) things.  Let's talk about my shopping list. 

First up. L'Oreal Double Extend Keratin Lash Boosting Serum

I have been dying to try this.  Plus?  I have a coupon.  I checked a few prices. 

Target $12.49

Walmart $10.49

This means that with my coupon for $2 off, it's only $8.49 plus tax at WalMart.  Something I'm willing to try for a little bit healthier lashes. 

Next item: After a few months on "ProActive" and a few more months using the "Acne Free" system, I switched back to my good old Neutrogena products.  They're tried and true.  They're inexpensive.  They last forever.  They aren't harsh.  Bonus?  They don't smell too bad. 

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser

Target $5.84

Walmart $5.84


And finally: A basic scoopneck tee with long sleeves.  It's a go-to essential for me.  I can pair it with jeans and a scarf and hit the door feeling pretty cozy and cute. 

Target $10.00 per tee

WalMart $12.00 for 2 Tee's

Ladies and gentlemen, WalMart wins again! 

But then comes the guilt.  Then the hatred.  Then the sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach.  You see, in college I watched an entire series about how WalMart bullied and eventually shut down American companies with their business tactics.  (Look up Rubbermaid and see how WalMart forced them to drive their prices so low they eventually went under and were bought up by an overseas company.)  Just type "walmart killed american businesses" into any search engine and you'll see what I mean.  Good old Mr. Walton was so focused on the fact that he could drive the prices down, he forgot to stop and think about whether or not he should

So there you have it.  I'll walk into a WalMart after work this week and I'll pick up my necessities.  I'll probably go to a Target, too.  I just can't help myself.  I'm in love with Target.  But I'm doing my part to stimulate the economy, even if it is only with a tee and some face wash. 

How do you feel about WalMart?  Do you shop there?  Do you avoid it like the plague? (My father won't set foot in a WalMart.)

Next time you go to WalMart, bring this with you: WalMart Bingo

Shop happy! 



Miss K said...

I love Walmart. I hate saying it though bc so many people hate them, but they always have lower prices and some stuff you can only get at Walmart that I use, so they win. I usually just go to Target though out of convenience. Plus i think i like walmart bc i grew up going there in utah and since i lived in a nice area our walmart was pretty nice and not all ghetto.

Laura said...

I feel the exact same way you do!! My blood runs Target red and I despise Walmart but sometimes you HAVE to go there, either because you are on a budget and you know something is cheaper or you have no choice because it's the only store in the area. I berate myself for shopping at the enemy but I more than make up for it the next time I visit Target. :)

P.S. Tell me how you like the serum, I've been wanting to try it too!