Sssh! Don’t Tell Anyone Where I Buy My Underwear

So in the name of honesty and full disclosure, I have a confession to make.

I LOVE WalMart.

WalMart is my second home. I frequent WalMart at least three times a week. I even go there for fun. If I get a rare hour all to myself, I’ll go and just browse, drinking in the rows and rows of cheap, plastic, Made-in-China stuff that we Americans can not live with out.

As I sit here, everything I’m wearing today, even my underwear, came from WalMart.

See I’ve been fairly quiet about this until now, because it seems that out there in the blog-o-sphere Target is where all the cool kids shop. I do go to Target. And I love them too. They certainly have the hippest clothing and home decor of any of the big discount stores.

But the truth is WalMart usually has lower prices. And when it comes to stretching our single-income budget, the money goes farther at WalMart. (No WalMart is not paying me to write this for them.)

I don’t like to clip coupons. That whole CVS program just seems like it takes way too much analytical thinking to figure out. ALDI’s annoys me because they don’t have bags, and I never have a quarter with me for the cart. I don’t have anywhere to store a year’s supply of toilet paper from Sam’s.

It also happens that I live with in 20 minutes of not one, but two Super WalMarts. Most of the other stores are farther away. Something to consider when a gallon of gas costs you your first born.

And if I go to Super WalMart, I can buy shampoo, dog food, a new TV and lunch meat all in one easy circle around the store. Another important consideration when there’s a cranky three-year-old in tow. Making stops at Walgreens, Petsmart, Best Buy and the local grocery would take me hours. By the time we got to Best Buy, David would be so ornery they’d call in the Geek Squad to escort us out of the store.

I’ve heard horror stores about WalMart. People say that they are dirty and sell rotten produce and meat that will kill you if you eat it. But our WalMarts are clean and shiny. I’ve never seen any rotting tomatoes or lettuce, and I’ve survived the ground round more than once without even the slightest touch of E. Coli.

I’m I the only closet WalMart shopper out there?

Anybody else need to confess?

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7 Responses to “Sssh! Don’t Tell Anyone Where I Buy My Underwear”

  1. Holly Says:

    I’ll happily confess that I wouldn’t know what I would do without my Wal-Mart!! I love being able to do all my shopping in one place and know that I’m getting a good deal. And also like you said, LOVE not having to use coupons because what I’m buying is cheaper than what I’d save clipping out coupons anyway!! Most days my entire outfit comes from good ‘ol Wal-Mart too 🙂 It’s nice to have a friend with equally good taste! 😉

  2. happyathome Says:

    I am not a closet Walmart shopper, but I do love going there. And yes there are some Walmart’s better than others, pending the area. I have been to the corporate one in Arkansas, now that is a nice Walmart and the people are soooooo nice! Corporate does that, but I am there at least once a week also, not a super Walmart, but my husband has to frquent them for work so he does go. Never really looked at the underwear though…..

  3. Cass Says:

    Love me some Wal-Marts! (No, I’m not that redneck, but I just love the looks I get when I add that extra s.)

  4. acupofjoy Says:

    I miss Wal-Mart! None here Down Under! Wah! Wish I could pack one up in my suitcase and plant it right next door to me!

  5. Nancy Says:

    I shop at Walmart. We don’t have a Target around. I do think Target has the best clearance prices, but they are too far away. My family eats the food from Walmart all the time with now problems. So, you are definitely not alone!

  6. Jack's Mommy Says:

    LOL…i admit, I keep my love of walmart hidden from most since, here too, Target seems to be the “cool” place. Personally, I hate Target, but maybe that’s just because the closest one is about 30 minutes from here. Super Walmart is only about 2 miles from here, with 3 others within 15-20 minutes away. I grew up going to walmart (the basic one) with my mom as a “treat” every day….we’d eat in their snack bar and then she’d let me get a toy. It was great, and I guess that gave me my fondness for walmart. I couldn’t afford things if I had to shop other places! We live on one income….and have to buy liquid gold for our car. Go walmart!

  7. Debbie Says:

    Target is closer, but they never seem to have what I need. There are only a few Kmarts left in our area, and they REALLY far away. Wal-Mart is far, too, but they often have what I need and the prices are good. However, I STILL hate going there and I go as infrequently as possible. I hate that their benefits aren’t competitive and I hate their questionable treatment of women. But I consider them a necessary evil, so I don’t boycott them altogether.

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