What if This Guy Was Your Cashier at Your Local Grocery Store?

Ellen DeGeneres and “The Ellen Show” are always looking for ways to prank their audience members or in some cases unsuspecting shoppers at grocery stores. Most recently, Ellen sent her writer Adam into a Sprouts to act as a cashier.

It makes you wonder what you would do if the cashier at your local Walmart or Kroger asked for one of your bananas or asked if you were buying halibut, “just for the… halibut?”

Too funny.

Ways to Get Ready for Black Friday Shopping Straight From Field Agents

When it comes to Black Friday shopping, we don’t trust anyone to give us advice like we trust our Agents. That’s why we asked them to help us get prepped. We asked Agents how they prepare and if they take any drastic measures to get their shopping done. Basically, it all comes down to a few key pieces of advice– dress comfortably, and get some rest beforehand.

Dress comfortably.

“I wear sneakers and sweat pants to be comfortable.”

“I dress to stay warm but not hot so I don’t have to remove any layers of clothing.”

“I dress comfortably in either Christmas clothes or team colors. We go early as a group of seven.”

“Comfortable clothes, no purse, cellphone.”

Make a plan.

“To prepare for Black Friday, I start monitoring online ads the week before Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, I purchase the local paper that is packed full of ads! While dinner is in the oven, I review all of the ads and mark items I may want. Then I develop a plan of attack based on when stores are open and what I think the hottest deals are.”

“Look at ALL flyers to compare prices, items, values and to see where I will start at. I dress in layers so if I get hot I can peel off a layer at a time. I arrive at stores according to the sale times or by the importance of a product. If there are multiple deals at more then one location, then I get a team together with a list (they follow exactly), each person/team goes to each location and we make things happen so we can have a great holiday.”

“I look at all the ads online before deciding which stores to hit, then, depending on when each store opens, I make a game plan to hit the stores in order. I usually wear my jammies.”

“Look at all ads and plan the order of stores to go.”

“I make sure to wear warm clothes as it is cold walking into the stores. I like to go in the late morning when the doorbusters are still available but crowds have died down.”

“I look at Black Friday ads and make a list of the stores to shop with. I do most of my shopping online, otherwise, I go early in comfortable clothes.”

Look for a few specific things, whether big or small!

“I wear comfy clothes and try to be there when the store opens its doors. I normally go for big-ticket items so usually only one or two things.”

“Scan the web to find where the best deals are going to be for what I am looking for.”

“Have my list already made out. Dress warmly and bring coffee! don’t stress out about the crowds, because they will always be there. If I don’t get a deal, just move on to the next item. No worries”

Rest up.

“Get as much rest as possible after dinner on Thanksgiving. Start heading out around 10:30 at night for places that open at 12 a.m., or 3 a.m. for places open at 5 a.m.”

“Get some sleep and know what I want and where to get it quick and easy.”

“I try to go to bed really early or at least get a nap. I don’t try to make the first door openings, but soon after.”

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy From Walmart.com

As Walmart expands it’s digital footprint to take on Amazon, its also offering up quite a selection of goods on Walmart.com these days. Everything from designer sunglasses to you know, toilet paper.

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Buy From Walmart.com:

1. Gucci Guilty Perfume
You don’t have to feel guilty about buying Gucci.


2. Chanel No.5
You know what Coco Chanel always said, “a girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” And honestly, Walmart is pretty fabulous.

3. Fendi Watch

You’ll always look good, but probably not as good as this watch.

4. Longchamp Bag

A real classic. Just like Walmart.


5. Nike Golf Balls

Just do it.


6. Balenciaga Sunglasses

If you can spell it, you can wear it.


7. Yeezy 500

Ye ye! This must mean the Kardashians are shopping at Walmart now.

Target Recently Announced New Grocery Brand: Good & Gather

If you’re looking for another reason to love Target, we’ve got one– Good & Gather.

The retailer recently announced the in-house brand saying shoppers can expect 650 new products in-store by September 15. The brand will eventually have 2,000-plus items available by the end of 2020.

According to a press release, “The idea behind Good & Gather is great food—from dairy and produce to ready-made pastas, meats and more—made for real life. It’s all the good stuff you love without artificial flavors, synthetic colors, artificial sweeteners and high fructose corn syrup. Plus, there are plenty of everyday staples like milk, eggs and other favorites that never have those ingredients anyway.”

Over time, Good & Gather will phase out Target’s existing Archer Farms and Simply Balanced food brands. But, don’t worry– most of those products will be available under the new brand.

Target has also said, via press release, “The introduction of Good & Gather reinforces Target’s commitment to making it easy for guests to discover the joy of food. The new owned brand launch builds on the company’s investments in its Food & Beverage business to enhance in-store presentation and assortment, increase product reliability and expand fulfillment options, such as same-day delivery. “