It’s been a while since we’ve been on an adventure in Crazy Town. Previously in this series, we’ve seen the overpriced toys at Toys R Us, watched the herd during a feeding frenzy at the mall, and witnessed firsthand why Kmart sucks. However, we’ve saved our people at Walmart edition for when we had some REALLY good pictures.
However, this is not an article about the crazy high prices at Walmart. No, no, no. This is about the crazies that frequent Walmart. Unlike a lot of people, we don’t hate Walmart on a personal level. Even though we are not fond of the idea that they are putting the rest of the grocery industry out of business, we find their ad matching policy most advantageous to the frugal lifestyle we adore.
In the article, how to save money on groceries, I detailed how we shop for groceries, and why. We are proud to say that we spend a low $20-30 per week on groceries for two people, and we feel we eat like kings. So it is utterly shocking when we witness people with carts piled high with items we never even considered buying. The real hoot is that they pay full retail prices for these items! It’s like they don’t realize that just because it is for sale at Walmart doesn’t mean it is a good deal.
Adventures in Crazy Town is all about the pictures, so here is Cart #1:
I found this beauty nestled between the Ramen noodles and the Corn Flakes. Not only do they have Coke, Dr. Pepper, condensed Campbells soup and Cocoa Puffs tossed in their cart, they are also bringing home the bacon. Literally. And they probably paid $4-5 for their one pound of bacon.
The reason this is hilarious is because just an hour before, we got 10 lbs of bacon for $1.69 per lb. Check out our loot.
Cash Cow Couple: 1- Crazy town citizen: 0
Check out Cart # 2
The soccer mama driving this puppy was on Mission Impossible if you ask me. Mission Impossible to save money that is. Nothing in this cart was on sale, and I don’t even want to think about how much money that dog food cost or how long it lasted. Just another reason we don’t think you can afford a dog. Plus, who buys cookies in tiny little cups? The dollar store sells cookies like that in a large bag for $1, but then of course you’d have to pack them yourself. And who wants to do all the work when you can pay for the convenience of prepackaged cookies?
And finally, for my favorite cart of the day, Cart #3:
This cart is piled high with high fructose corn syrup snack foods ranging from mini donuts to fruit gushers to Pop Tarts to juice. But hey, at least those fruit gushers are off brand right? That should save her a some change. Oh! and don’t forget that hair spray…
We witnessed the people at Walmart loading up on the most ridiculous items! We walked out of Walmart with 8 avocados for 31 cents each and look of bewilderment on our faces. The Adventures in Crazy Town never fails at the good ol’ Wally World.
Head to your nearest Walmart for some Crazy Town adventures of your own and see what you can spot as the people at Walmart shop the day away.