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Travel Items available at WalMart

Old Nov 12th, 2004, 09:42 AM
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Travel Items available at WalMart

Stuff I buy at WalMart for Travel:

Ziploc bags. all sizes. They now sell a "travel pack" of ziplocs but it's just a few quart and a few gallon size bags. I've bought the large 2 gallon ones here in the past and once I even found some even larger heavy duty ZipLocs in the camping section at a WalMart. (Can't remember where but wasn't the one near my house.)

Luggage tags and luggage straps. I like to use multi-color luggage straps to identify my luggage and the ones I think are best, I haven't found anywhere else.

The travel size bottles to put my shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc., in. (Said products were mostly bought full size at WalMart to begin with.)

Sugar free candy. Used to just be regular chocolate but with this low carb thing....anyway, I always take candy with me when I travel.

Lo carb breakfast bars. Everyone has them now but seems like WalMart started carrying them before a lot of places.

Sunscreen, when appropriate.

On a recent business trip, I got ready to hook my laptop up in my hotel room and discovered I'd forgotten my network cable. The Hotel didn't have an extra one but I was able to go to the nearby WalMart at 10 pm and pick one up.

I look forward to seeing everyone else's list, especially Degas' - I'm betting his list is much better than mine.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 09:50 AM
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 09:57 AM
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I'd also add electric outlet converters, moist towelettes, antibacterial hand gel, and small packs of tissues (never know when there's no toilet paper or soap).

Cough drops and zinc lozenges (for impending colds). Always sunscreen. Can also get mosquito repellant and first aid things (bandages, blister packs, etc)

Lastest bestseller or other reading amterial - usually at a really good discount

Target is also a good, inexpensive place for these things and everything on your list (except no discount on reading material).
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 10:09 AM
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I am honestly confused by the ultimate intent of this post since you can buy this stuff just about anywhere.

And as to the "Degas part"....why is it that I suspect that the contents of "Degas' list" is not what you'd REALLY like to see!
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 10:41 AM
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I agree with TopMan....what's the point of this posting? And, tell me, am I or will I be ineligible for something because I don't shop at WalMart?
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 10:59 AM
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These are two items I have never seen anywhere else but at Wal-Mart: $.50 travel bottles that don't leak. They come in two sizes and have flip top flat lids that make the bottle stand upside down. Little bottles of hand sanitizer that comes in a clip on holder. I attach it to the key ring on my purse (not just when traveling), and my boys attach it to their backpack.

Wal-Mart also has travel sizes of my contact lens solution for a dollar - much less than everywhere else.

And speaking of a dollar - I've found bunches of travel items at the dollar store.

I'm certainly not stuck on Wal-Mart. Everytime I go into a store I check their travel and clearance section for items I might need on a trip. Once I found a very dusty electrical converter and adapter set for less than $3 at Sears.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 11:07 AM
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This post seems odd in light of the other recent one about Walmart taking over the world through predatory business practices, and how many Fodorites won't shop there because of that fact.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 11:21 AM
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I would shop at WalMart, just don't know of any in San Francisco. I buy large ziplocs at Alberson's and everything else everywhere I can find, mostly in Walgreens, some in specialized stores. If I start to consider "predatory practices" I may go hungry!
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 11:36 AM
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Bad habits are hard to break. I seem to drop about $25 to $50 in Walmart prior to any trip to Europe.

I keep telling myself to re-use stuff or wait until I get to over there, but always end up in the store a day or so prior to departure filling a basket.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 12:54 PM
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Camera film.
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Old Nov 12th, 2004, 01:42 PM
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Is it me??,

Or has there been a flood of aggressive posters ?

I'm not implying that every single one of them is a newbie or an oldie with some issues, but it's weird..
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