I hate to admit it but this past year I gave in to the temptation of lower prices and started shopping at Wal-mart. Now there are many people who have no other choice but doing so. Either there's nowhere else to buy groceries or they have a huge family and can't afford to buy enough food for them otherwise etc. I don't look down my nose at these people. It's tough to boycott them and here's why.
They carry a better selection of the things I love than my local small town grocery store and they carry it for way cheaper. Big surprise? Not really. But here's the other thing. I like my small town grocery and if I like it, I should be shopping there. Also, if I plan better and only buy things I truly need rather than the things I always buy (a food rut) I really think I can do it. But Wal-mart is sneaky aren't they?
When I shop there, I go in with not only a list of groceries but a list of other odds and ends I know I can get there and hey I might as well buy them right because here I am, in the store? Wrong. I find that things I could actually wait on I purchase anyway because the store is further away (the monster on the outskirts of town of course) and it's so gigantic and I dislike the experience so much that I go ahead and get everything I could possibly need from there so I don't have to come back.