Oklahoma Legislators are Working to End Grocery Sales Tax
Back in July we heard news that Oklahoma Legislators were working to end the sales tax on groceries. At that time they announced that they would be conducting a study to see what the possible impacts would be both positively and negatively for the state. Well they've done their research and it's looking like they'll be moving forward with it. Lawmakers will be meeting very soon to draft legislation to end the grocery sales tax.
Is Oklahoma Doing Away With Sales Tax on Groceries?
The state of Oklahoma is considering doing away with the sales tax on groceries. At this time the Sooner State is only one of thirteen states that still puts a sales tax on groceries, it's around 4.5%. So most of the country isn't taxing people for grocery items, although some states still tax ready made food items. While 4.5% doesn't sound like a lot it would definitely help a lot of Oklahomans when it comes to their grocery bill.
Lawton West Side Walmart is Going Self Checkout Only
Over the weekend I had to go to Walmart on the West side at 6301 N.W. Quannah Parker Trail Way for a quick snack and grocery run. I had a few more items than normal so instead of self checkout I went to a regular line with a cashier. As she was ringing up all my items she said "Pretty soon you won't be able to do this." I asked what she was talking about and she told me that by the end of April or beginning of May Walmart on the West side will be 100% self checkout, no more cashiers. I asked if she was going to be able to keep her job and she said yes, that she would be assisting customers at self checkout.
Walmart Is Going Full Self Check Out in 2021?
If you haven't seen or heard the news yet, the big debate online is all about Walmart and the possibility that they'll be going full self check out or "Scan & Go" by the end of 2021. That's right, there could be a time and real soon that you go to Walmart and there's no cashiers or manned check out lanes anymore. The rumor is maybe as soon as April of this year, however no official word has come down from Walmart quite yet.
Grocery Shopping
My mom often tells a story about a time when our family was extremely poor.  Poor to the point that they foraged for food and used dandelion greens and hunted rabbits to keep us in food.  She remembers going to the grocery store and having just enough for some dried beans and an onion.  She was going to make a big pot of red beans to keep us eating until payday.
Save $ on Groceries
For most of us, the hardest thing about using coupons is REMEMBERING them when we go to the store.  But with smartphone apps, you don't have to.  Here are six new apps to help you save money on groceries, and almost all of them work for both the Droid and the iPhone.