Last week I decided to do a price comparison on a few items. The first price is Walmart's price, the second is Target's. *** Prices vary from region to region.***
Huggies Jumbo Pack: $8.97, $8.99 This JUST changed up until last Sunday they were $10.29
Huggies Mega Pack $18.97, 18.99
Toddler wipes Store brands (48 wipes) $.97, $1.27
Huggies Toddler wipes $1.51, $1.72
Store Brand wipes $1.88, $1.89
Huggies Wipes Natural Care (72 wipes) $2.37, $2.39
Aveeno baby products $4.54, $4.54 up to $6.99
Johnsons (Pink) Lotion 15oz. $3.12, $3.14
Graduate Puffs $2.00, $2.04
Store brand $1.72, $1.67
Graduate Yogurt Melts $2.48, $2.94
Goldfish 33.5oz (large carton) $6.46, $6.49
Heinz Ketchup 36oz 2.56, 40 oz 2.44
French's Mustard 14oz $1.38,$ 1.29
Keebler 100 Calorie Packs (6) $1.98, 2.25 this week, reg 2.69
Cheez-It 11.5 oz $2.50, $2.54
Dole Pineapple 20oz $1.42/ Did not have this product???
Betty Crocker cake mix $1.16, $1.17
Frosting $1.76, $1.77
Ghiradelli Brownie Mix $2.00, $2.04
Crayola colored pencils (12) $1.97, $1.97
Crayola markers (10) $2.84, were $2.89, now $2.74
Gift bags (10 pack) available in white, paper bag brown, and neon $5.00, (12) 5.99
Clorox bleach (3qt) $1.86, $1.89
Store brand $1.52, $1.52
Tide liquid detergent (48 loads) $13.97, $13.99
Oxi 24oz $3.86, $3.89
All and all Walmart is cheaper. On almost every single item Walmart was at least a penny less per product. I pulled out my receipts and I almost always buy atleast 20 items. So over time the savings would grow. And the more frugal I am about certain parts of my life the more money I have to endeavor to others. (ie like helping the poor or getting my hair done, I'm just saying...) You know that extra hundred bucks the Dunbar's are no longer spending per month on cable is going to be put aside for something else. What? Not sure yet, perhaps towards a trip to Spain, the boys need passports and those are about a hundred bucks each.
Back to the topic at hand;
I still like shopping at Target. And if you don't make it to Walmart by 9am in these parts, Walmart has some scary scary clientele walking through their doors.
So I think for the Dunbar family we will be doing both. Essentials bought from Walmart and everything else; Target.
This was a lot of work, but at least now I know. Hope it helps you.
Have a nice weekend everyone.
The Dunbar's are out the door to enjoy some sunshine!