Never wait until after a holiday to shop at Walmart. I live near both a Walmart Supercenter and a Meijer Store in Grand Rapids, MI. I almost always shop at Meijer as they are doing a bang-up job of competing with Walmart, but there are just a few things that I have found at Walmart […]

My husband and I were shopping at Wal-Mart for a short period of time.  We found that the isles are so narrow that 2 shopping carts can barely fit through an isle.  People are so into your personal space that we actually made a joke that if we are somewhere else and someone gets in […]

Anyone my age (let’s just call us, the over 40 crowd) surely remembers Archway Cookies. I practically grew up eating them. You can imagine my surprise when I recently began seeing them in stores again. My husband has been faithfully checking every store in our area for my favorite — Chocolate Chip Ice Box Cookies […]

I have decided the Wal-mart is just not the store the founder created. I have read some of the complaints and I agree. If Sam were still alive this would not happen. But since he is gone a new Wal-mart has been born. One complaint that I did not see was the door greeter. It […]

With four children 9 and under, I feel that the best deals for groceries and non-food items are at Wal-Mart, not to mention one stop shopping with limited time. I have tried to not go there and shop at Publix or Kroger but the grocery bill by itself is outrageous. Unfortunately, I have really had […]

I live in Texas. Many times the price listed on the shelf for an item is not the price at check out. In Texas we have a Deceptive Trade Practice law that protects consumers. The advertised price IS what the store must charge otherwise they are subject to being sued for three times the amount […]

Goodness gracious, Glad to read your Off The Shelf and glad to share a concern about one retailer, Abercrombie and Fitch. I personally find this store so ridiculous that I can hardly stand up for people who shop there. However, most of the customers are unsuspecting young people, who want so badly to look like […]

Does the scanner law go far enough? I am diligent about checking my receipts and I have to tell you, it’s the rare occasion that I shop at a major grocery or department store and not find a mistake on my receipt. To be honest, sometimes the mistakes are in my favor, but not nearly […]

Online shopping and gift cards have become convenient options for consumers who don’t want to brave the maddening mall rush during the Christmas season. With increasingly fluctuating prices at the pump, unpredictable weather systems and ever maddening traffic conditions, it just makes sense avoid the stress of it all… Or does it? Unless you read […]

I just have a question… What is the period of timea store, such as J.C. Penney, is required to credit a sale price if I purchased an item several days before it went on sale and was not informed of the upcoming sale? Shouldn’t the store credit me the difference in the purchase price and […]

I hope this is for Meijer headquarters; I just spent $1,200.00 on turkeys for my company (on November 20, 2008).   When I went to pick them up they used a cart with boxes of turkeys and pushed it outside and went back in and closed the door, which locks automatically. The boxes weighed 60 […]

  My family was alarmed to find that when shopping at Kroger on November 25, 2008, canned salmon, with an expiration code dated for 03-04-07 still on the shelf. When we returned the cans for a refund. We watched them remove an entire cart full of cans which were dated for the year 2007. SHOCKING! […]

On a recent visit to Meijer I purchased a bag of potato chips, the price was not marked on the bag of chips, but on the shelving unit below. The price marked on the sticker was $2.50. However, when I checked out, the chips rang up at $2.99. I am in the habit of checking […]

Customer service with a smile used to be easy. Today it’s hard to tell who has it rougher, customers who are being ripped off or customer service workers who are being scammed on a daily basis. One can hardly blame some courtesy desk workers for being fed up. Here is one courtesy desk clerks story… […]