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    Walmart warning....

    Our local Food Lion has 8.25% bleach for $2.47/"gal." Walmart "dropped" their prices in an apparent match, yet upon closer inspection, they had substituted a 6% bleach.

    Upon checking, we discovered Walmart does not price match with their own in-house brand. IOW, they will price match with another store for a name brand (i.e., Chlorox), but not their in-house "Great Value" brand vs. whatever the other store carries. This holds true for their "Savings Catcher" app, too.

    Just me, but I'm calling, "Bogus!"

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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Thanks! I was headed out tomorrow for bleach. Food Lion it is...
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Ewkearns....I noticed the 6% great value bleach said "cleaning" on it. Never seen that kind before and it was the same price as the 8.25....who knew?
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Thanks for the heads up! BOGUS for sure!

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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Well, I must have missed the sale at Food Lion. The shelf was wiped out, but they were now priced at $2.99. As an aside, the Food Lion close to me is a very nice store, but where are the customers? The only register they had open was the customer service desk and you could fire a cannon through the place without hitting anyone. I wonder if Publix moving into the area is hurting them?
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    I don't know about your area but anything NEW around here is a hit for about 3 months then things seem to level out.

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    Re: Walmart warning....

    No, this is more than three months. Publix has been in the Columbia area for years, but opened new stores out west by me within the last couple of years. It takes a while, but Publix dives other "normal" competitors out of markets. They will never compete with the Trader Joes, Whole Foods, Aldi or even WalMart's of the world but the regular grocery stores start a decline when they move into a market. Winn Dixie and Albertsons all over Florida have just gone away. Now that they are in North Carolina competing with Harris Teeter it is going to be a battle.
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    I love Publix.....The Food Lion brand called Home 360 is always $2.49 here in Savannah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Defgufman View Post
    Food Lion brand called Home 360 is always $2.49 here in Savannah
    Sigh, not here $2.99

    I was hoping Sam's Club would have 3 packs of Great Valu, but they only stock Clorox at 3 for $9.45
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    How about Publix?

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    Have you checked the big box home improvement stores for 12.5% LC at all?? Sometimes this time of year hey have sales. Just have to make sure it is fresh. Probably not as big of an issue there as in the Midwest. May cost a bit more but use less.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bdex View Post
    Have you checked the big box home improvement stores for 12.5% LC at all?? Sometimes this time of year hey have sales. Just have to make sure it is fresh. Probably not as big of an issue there as in the Midwest. May cost a bit more but use less.


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    Just because of unknown handling and storage issues with the big box guys and higher % chloriniating liquid I shy away from them. I know the bleach at WalMart is fresh and true to the %
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    Just because of unknown handling and storage issues with the big box guys and higher % chloriniating liquid I shy away from them. I know the bleach at WalMart is fresh and true to the %
    I always check the dates, even on the Clorox ones at Sam's club. I do not use that much bleach/LC though. Just use until I get warm enough to effectively use my SWG and as a slight supplement if it gets really hot and sunny as the PB undersized my cell.


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    Re: Walmart warning....

    No joy, here at the NMB Ollies, but apparently Ollies has deals at times, as well....

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    No joy, here at the NMB Ollies, but apparently Ollies has deals at times, as well....

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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Quote Originally Posted by ewkearns View Post
    How about Publix?
    $3.29 I like to support the companies I hod stock in, but not at that price.
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Food Lion Pulled out of The Dallas/Fort Worth area so I will have to stay with Wal-Mart
    We still have the 8% at least

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    I mostly use Target's Up and Up concentrated bleach. It's $2.94 and with a Target Red Card you get a 5% discount so that's $2.79 after discount.
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    man, I feel bad for all you non-Florida guys

    10% 2.5 gallon jug refills cost about $4 when not on sale. I don't use much with the SWCG, but man. buying by the gallon at $3 must suck
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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Mine is 11% for $1.91 a gal. after tax! I am SO thankful!

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    Re: Walmart warning....

    Picked up 8.25% HDX brand 3.78 gal at home depot for 2.99 per.

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