I just wanted to put this out there... I have come to terms with the way Wal Mart lies about some of their roll backs. Such as taking a $15 shelving unit, putting it on an end cap, and then pretending that it hasn't always been $15 and that it isn't still marked as regularly $15 if you seek out it's regular home in the furniture department. I take that kind of thing in stride, and make it my responsibility to keep track of the prices of the things I regularly purchase, so as not to be taken for a ride by one of those little yellow arrows.
In being responsible for knowing where my family's money goes I have noticed something. There are two particular weekends that the prices at my local Wal Mart will raise, sometimes drastically. I have seen two liter bottles of soda, regularly priced at $1 go up $.32-$.75 on these two specific weekends. This seems minor, but it does add up. I also compared this to the Wal Mart in my hometown to find that they did not have this price fluctuation.
The only real difference between the Wal Mart in my home town that does not play with there prices on two specific weekends, and the one where I live now that does do it, is location. There is no military base back home. The Wal Mart where I am living now is just outside of an Army base. The weekends that they change their prices are the weekends that immediately follow the Army pay days. Once again I feel as though it is my responsibility to pay attention to where my money goes, and I no longer shop there. Much to my fiancÃ©'s dismay we now make a bi-weekly trek to the commissary on post, where he now has to suffer through grocery shopping. Poor thing right? lol
Anyway, I just wanted to put it out there in case another military family, maybe one that has to deal with keeping kids settled during the shopping trip and can't pay quite as much attention to the numbers on the shelves, is able to benefit from this. It's disgusting, but what can you do right? Well, you can shop at the commissary ^_^