Major Purchases: Meijer

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Meijer or Kroger

Has anyone compared prices at Meijer and Kroger? I can't tell which one has the lowest prices. It seems to me that maybe groceries are lower at Kroger while produce is lower at Meijer. There is no doubt that deli meats are lower at Meijer. I would rather shop at Kroger as it is less crowded and crazy, but not if I end up spending more. What have you all find to be best?


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Do You Use Your Dishwasher?

I use my dishwasher, only as a dry rack. I fully handwash all my dishes, and stack them in the washer to dry. I hate, hate, hate running my dishwasher! No matter how L. soap I put in, when the dishes are done, there is residue and soap flakes all over the dishes! I end up having to re-rinse them all by hand anyway... It's not even an old washer, maybe 10 yrs... So do you hand wash and rack them to dry, or rinse and run the dishwasher?


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20 Percent Pay Cut!! Where Do I Go from Here?

It's official that I will recieve a 20% decrease in my pay staring Friday. I believe this is due to bad union representation and alot of employees not being informed of the consquences of not accepting a pay decrease of %15 percent last time a contract was offered. People did not accept the last contract and voted it down out of frustation of not having a pay increase or contract in 5 years and because of being hurt fiancially by layoffs lasting weeks at a time. My issue now is how in the world to I try to supplement my lost income while...


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I Need Help Buying Patio Furniture!

Yay! I am finnnnaly getting a deck and its going to happen fast. I have never bought patio furniture before, so I need help. I want a 7 piece set, 6 chairs and a table. What is a reasonable price? I am noticing online that good looking sets range from $1500-$3000. I looked at Walmart online and found some good looking ones for under $1000, but we bought a swing set from there and it is junk! Makes me leary about another Walmart purchase. Any advice welcomed!


Buying a House

I just entered into the "wonderful" experience of buying our first house. I...

Vacation & Travel

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Britax Car Seat? Car Seat for Air Travel?

Hi ladies, we are in the process of looking for a new car seat for one of our cars. I read a request and lots of responses a couple days ago about reviews of convertible car seats and found lots of helpful information. Now that I'm looking into it more I have more questions though. I'm leaning towards a Britax because of their great reviews and safety ratings, but am not sure which model. Any of you have experiences with the Marathon, Decatholon, or Boulevard? Another thing that I'm thinking about is the fact that we will be flying to...