Milwaukee Area Pumpkin Price Comparison List

October 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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From pumpkin patches to big box discount retailers like Walmart, there are so many places where you can buy pumpkins in the Milwaukee area.  Prices for pumpkins are just as diverse!  Pumpkins from large retailers are typically cheaper than those from pumpkin farms.  Of course buying your pumpkin at Aldi doesn’t offer the same experience as buying it at a pumpkin patch.  What kind of pumpkin buyer are you?  Does the experience of a pumpkin patch justify the higher cost?

Here’s a list of prices we’ve seen at popular pumpkin patches and big-name retailers around town (note that prices may change and may vary from store to store within the same chain):

Aldi - $2.49 each

Apple Holler (Sturtevant) - $0.49 per pound

Basse’s Country Delight (Muskego) - Individually priced $1-$8 each

The Elegant Farmer - Priced by size, extra large pumpkins $12; large pumpkins $8; medium pumpkins $5

The Family Farm (Grafton) - $0.37 per pound

Pick ‘n Save - Large pumpkins $4.99; medium pumpkins $3.99; small pumpkins $2.99;  mini-pumpkins 10 for $10

Prospect Hill (New Berlin) - $0.37 per pound

Sam’s Club - Jumbo pumpkins for $8.98

Swan’s Pumpkin Farm (Franksville) - $0.26 per pound

Steins - Three pumpkins for $10

Walgreens - Two large pumpkins for $7

Walmart - Large pumpkins for $2.49

You can also get some great deals on pumpkins from farmers that set up pumpkin stands on the side of the road.  One of our Facebook followers, Peggy, shared a great deal that she found:

“I bought pumpkins out of a wagon cart on the corner of Good Hope and Town Hall Road.  They are $2 each.  Good deal and great pumpkins.”

Have you already bought your pumpkins?  How much did you pay?  Please leave a comment and let us know!

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Milwaukee Coupon Policies –Target and Walmart

July 25, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: Coupons, Shopping 

Target and Walmart are the nation’s largest sellers of common household items.  Their low prices in combination with fair coupon policies make them a good choice when purchasing household necessities. 

As is the case with coupon shopping at any store - it is critical to know the store’s coupon policy before shopping.  Target and Walmart both publish their coupon policies online, which can be printed and brought with you to the store. 

Target Coupon Policy

Highlights of Target’s coupon policy are listed below.  View Targets full coupon policy on their website

  • All valid Internet, manufacturer, and Target coupons are accepted.
  • Target Mobile Coupons can be obtained by texting COUPONS to 827438.
  • Target accepts one Manufacturer Coupon and one Target Coupon for the same item (unless prohibited by either coupon).
  • Target does not permit overage.  Cash back cannot be given if the value of coupons exceeds the total purchase price.
  • Buy one, get one coupon policy: “BOGO coupons cannot be combined (i.e. you cannot use two BOGO coupons on two items and get both for free). Unless stated otherwise on the coupon, the use of one Buy One Get One Free coupon requires that two of the valid items are presented at checkout of which one item will be charged to the guest and the 2nd item will be discounted by its full retail price.”
  • Target does not accept Internet coupons for free items that do not require a purchase.

Walmart Coupon Policy

Highlights of Walmart’s coupon policy are listed below.  View Walmart’s full coupon policy on their website

  • Printable Internet coupons are accepted with some restrictions.
  • Only one coupon per item is allowed.
  • No limit to the amount of coupons used in one transaction.
  • Competitors’ coupons are accepted, including some Catalina checkout coupons (coupons that print out at the register). 
  • Walmart will price match competitor prices.   
  • Walmart does permit overage, and will refund the difference in cash or apply it towards the rest of your order.
  • Coupons must have an expiration date and be redeemed prior to expiration.
  • Item purchased must be identical to the coupon (size, quantity, brand, flavor, color, etc).
  • Walmart does not accept Internet coupons for free items that do not require a purchase.

Related post: Who Has Lower Prices - Target or Walmart?

Walmart to Add Thousands of Products to Stores

April 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment
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Walmart recently announced they are adding approximately 8,500 more products to their stores and kicking off a new ad campaign.  Walmart has seen sales decline at their U.S. stores and appear to be taking these steps to reinvigorate their sales.

New items will be identified by “It’s Back” flags on store shelves.  Walmart states that adding dry grocery products like pasta and beverages are in progress and over the next year new products will be added in the following areas:

  • Fresh grocery
  • Consumables, such as paper towels, toilet paper, and laundry detergent
  • Health and wellness products
  • Electronics
  • Sporting goods
  • Apparel
  • Fabric/crafts
  • Outdoor living

Walmart has also updated their ad match policy and now claims that it is the most competitive in the marketplace.  Their goal is to make Walmart a one-stop shop for consumers looking to avoid shopping several stores in order to save money.  Their ad match policy states that they will match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product.  The policy does not apply to

With the launch of a national television advertising campaign, chances are you’ll see these messages on a t.v. commercial soon.

Do these changes make it more likely for you to shop at Walmart now or to spend more money when you go there?