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.
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
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