Just wondering if I am the only one trying to stretch my dollars in the middle of nowhere, LOL? Okay, that isn't exactly fair, but when it comes to shopping we have 2 grocery stores, one which is also a "super store" (clothing, furniture, etc) The closest Target, Walmart, Costco, you name it, is 2 hours away in any direction (except to the West, that way you get wet ) We do have a Walgreens 45 minutes away (love Walgreens) and factory outlets, etc. But we go to those places rarely, it has to be a full planned day of shopping including lunch and all. Hardly makes it worth it when you factor in gas and food. I do what I can with the local stores - one is Safeway, we have their "Club card" and always use their "spend $50, get $10 off" coupons when they put them out. The other store is Fred Meyer (Kroger) and they have really good clearance prices that can usually be combined with coupons. I rarely pay their full retail prices, they are just too high. We do have a Costco membership, we go about every 3-4 months and stock up on Kirkland laundry detergent, automatic dishwasher detergent, etc. Probably a very good thing we can't just pop in whenever we want because we'd go broke with all the great things they have..... Anyone else trying to stay on budget with little to no "discount" stores around??