Does the shopping season ever really end? Online shopping has become a national and international pastime. Remember when you, your parents, or your grandparents would wait every year for something called the Sears or JCPenney's catalogs? No need to Google or ChatGPT what a catalog is; it's a giant book that contains pictures and descriptions of items from toys to clothes.

Whether you shop online or locally, we all end up at the world's largest retailer, Walmart. There have been websites, TikTok videos, and other platforms dedicated to the people who shop and the great deals available at your local store. The company is so big that they have an app rivaling Amazon.

However, with Black Friday approaching, is it still possible to get the best or great deal? Are there items you should or shouldn't buy at Walmart? Finding the correct information can be overwhelming in our area of digital access.

If online shopping isn't your thing, the Boise area has many local and retail stores. Unlike other years, some stores will not be open on Thanksgiving Day. Before the retail season begins, we've decided to share some tips on thriving and surviving and how to get what you want without getting lost, stomped on, or raising your blood pressure.

Make sure you do your research, but too much research can lead to confusion and then more frustration. Another tip if try not to hit too many stores in one day or many days. Finally, please take a look at the eleven items listed below that according to MSN.

11 Items You Should Not Buy At Walmart Stores

If you're trying to save money at Walmart stores you should still avoid purchasing these items while you're there.

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$1.25 sounds like a great price, but is it a great value for these products? According to several major publications, no.

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Which Stores Are Closed or Open on Thanksgiving 2023?

Here's an early look at which retailers are opting out of Thanksgiving shopping this year and which ones will be excited to welcome you on Turkey Day!

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