Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Price Comp List 12/26

Hello, everyone!

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and had the chance to spend some time with the ones you love (and saved some money on your groceries beforehand!).  The next time the list comes out it will be a whole new year.  I have set a few resolutions for myself: 1) recycle- we don't currently but why not start now?, 2) go to the gym regularly- I am pretty good at this anyway but I want to continue it throughout next year, 3) to be a better Aunt and send all my nieces/nephews birthday cards- I have been slacking... and last but not least 4) to UNPLUG and be more present with my family.  With the exception of Wednesdays (comp list day, duh!) I do not want my children to see me on the computer a lot or checking my phone every 2 seconds like I do now! This one will take time, that is for sure.  Anyway, I hope you are successful with your goals for the new year!

And I FINALLY got my grade for my project that I did over the comp list.  I got a B+.  Definitely passing but I was really hoping/trying for an A.  I may share the paper on my blog soon!

The ads for this week were okay but the ads that are the "Sunday" ads (Target, Kmart, Alco, etc.) were disappointing. Some stores didn't even have one posted (as of right now, anyway) for this week.  I think things should be back to normal after this week.  I will also be checking into each store's policies as I know some have changed! Once the holidays are over and things are back to normal I will get everything updated!

Anyway, Happy New Year! See you in 2013!



Hyvee (12/26-1/01):

Dillons (12/26-1/01):

Country Mart (12/26-1/01):         

Moons (12/26-1/01):

Baldwin City Market (12/26-1/01):

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Price Comps 12/19-12/25

Hello everyone!

I haven't been writing much lately because things have been so crazy but I figured I would take a few extra minutes today and share some of my favorite tips.  I know that the list has grown quite a bit since the last time I shared these so hopefully they will help some people out!

I think I will first share my very favorite tip- garage sale stickers.  On one of your trips to the store, purchase a package of them- they are only like $1.00! Then, the next time you are in Walmart and are price comping your groceries, use them.  Find the item you are wanting to purchase, write the price on the garage sale sticker and stick it right to that item.  It will help both you AND the cashier when you are checking out! I have 2 little ones and they are usually having a meltdown right a checkout time so I can now try to keep them happy rather than try to keep track of the comp prices.

Another important tip- know Walmart's policy on price comping.  I always attach it to the email each week and knowing it can really help you out.  Once in a while you may be told you are wrong for one thing or another so knowing your policy will help if you have to argue.  

One last thing- check to see if your store matches store brand items before you shop.  If they do then great! Load up on the great deals.  If not, then it's unfortunate but pretty common.  It is in Walmart's policy that they do not match private brand labels but some stores are nice enough to allow it (only about 1/4 of the stores allow it still).  It is also subject to change- one store may allow it for a while and then change their policy without any notice.

I am also attaching a new document that tells you where the stores that I look up are located.  If they are out of your Walmart's price matching radius (you can look at the other document I have attached- What are the comp rules at my store?) then you might see if they have a location closer to you!  Many of the stores have several locations around the state.


PS: One more quick thing... As I was looking up the ads this week I noticed the Checkers ad was a bit different.  They have a monthly and a weekly ad.  If you click on the monthly ad, down at the bottom right hand corner it says "If you see a lower locally advertised price, bring the ad in and Checkers will match it."  I plan on calling and seeing what their policy is! But it is great that more stores are willing to ad match!



Moon's (12/19-12/25):
Checkers (12/19-12/24):

Thriftway (12/19-12/24): Ad was not up when I made the list this week!

Baldwin City Market (12/19-12/24):


Save-a-lot: No ad was on their site!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

It's Comp List Day!! 12/12-12/18

Hello, everyone!

When price comping your groceries this week be sure to pay attention to the dates that the ads are valid for! There are a couple sales thrown in there that are only good for 2, 4 or 5 of the days. Most of the deals go for this whole week but a few are for a limited time only!

I don't have much else to say this week- if I think of anything else I will post it on here!

Happy shopping!

  Emily Graves


Moons (12/12-12/18):

Baldwin City Market (12/12-12/18):

Red X (12/12-12/18):

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Comp List 12/05-12/11

Hello again, everyone! 

I don't have too much to say this morning, other than putting out a quick reminder about the different ways you can access this list.  You can always get it from my blog ( - I try to put it on there pretty early (before noon).  I have also decided to start putting it on Facebook so if you are on there frequently that will be another option for you! You can "friend" me by clicking here: and adding me as a friend.  If the list is going to be late I will post it on there! 

I do want to update you on my 'project'.  I have had some people asking me about it so I thought I would let you know what I have done so far!  I started this comp list before I went back to school at Emporia State (so yes, I will continue it after I graduate!).  But in order to graduate, I had to complete a Capstone Project over any topic that I choose- the only guidelines were that it had to incorporate information from more than one discipline and that it had to be around 50 pages.  I chose to do the project over the comp list- which incorporates Economics and Sociology. So, as many of you know, I sent out a survey to get information for my project.  I received around 755 responses!  Since then, I have finished my rough draft and am about to turn in my final draft.  It ended up being 75 pages! If I earn a "C" or above then I will be graduating from Emporia State University with my Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies on December 15th (which also happens to be my Birthday- what a good Birthday present, huh??).  So that is my update on that! If I am feeling brave enough I might post a link to my paper here on my blog that way anyone who is interested can take a quick look at it. :)

Anyway, Happy Shopping!



Moon's (12/05-12/11):

Checkers (12/05-12/11):

Baldwin City Market (12/05-12/11):