$2,500--that's how much Wal-Mart claims you'll save by shopping in their stores over the course of a year. Are you seeing this much savings?
I'm certainly not. In fact, I'm not convinced that the discount giant is offering shoppers much of a discount at all. Case in point: I made a rare trip to Wal-Mart earlier this week, and was shocked to see twelve packs of soda selling for $3.98 each! I don't even have to go to my price book to know that's outrageous. Sheesh!
But $3.98 soda isn't what made me give up my Wal-Mart habit. What did? The ever-increasing prices. Have you noticed how the same item can be a slightly higher price each week you go to buy it? Yeah, not much of a savings there.
Nevertheless, Wal-Mart is about to launch an advertising campaign focusing on "how [they're] working hard to save people money so they can live better."
So, I have to ask . . . Do you feel that Wal-Mart saves you money or improves your quality of life? Are you saving $2,500 a year by shopping there? Weigh in with your thoughts.
POLL: Does Wal-Mart save you money?