Teresa and the kids usually go to the Walmart about once a week. Invariably there are items on the receipt I can’t identify, and they don’t remember even though they were at the checkstand less than an hour ago. I hope this helps.

You probably know lines with an X to the right of the price are non-taxable items.

First off, try searching for the description, or if that doesn’t work, the 14 digit stock number; or try the stock number without any leading zeroes.

Here are some Mystery items I have found, by those methods, or by interrogating the offending shoppers. Should be in alphabetical order, or use CTRL-F to search.

AS 12 MG “Angel Soft” toilet tissue, 12 rolls. I don’t know what MG stands for, it should say TT for toilet tissue. Of course AS means Angel Soft (That’s the kind with the dead baby on the front)

AW OIL 12CT 006233802957 $5.98 This is just one of those scent plugins, Pumpkin Spice of all things! Kind of confusing, this aint no 12 count, unless they are counting the number of times I grumble about the price.

BEACH SC 066553810517 – SC means SHOWER CURTAIN, not SKIN CONDITIONER! This one, I should have caught. I actually saw the shower curtain before I looked at the receipt.

C81 CHRYWD $7.68 – I couldn’t read the UPC on this, but it’s Cherrywood Bacon! Unfortunately, I am on a low sodium diet. My wife is just tormenting me. NOTE: Maybe it’s CB1? I can barely read this receipt.

CAORNGCRM1L 007874212810 F .57 – This one has that X for non-tax items but F for food? I knew it was bottled flavored water, we buy tons of this. It’s the only kind of bottled water I like. Our tap water tastes funny. CA for the brand, ORNGCRM = Orange Cream, one liter.

CR CMP CINN 003700067038 $3.00 – I don’t know why I didn’t realize CR means CREST – I think it was the CMP… turns out CMP means COMPLETE… I would have used CR TPST CIN maybe?

DS MOCHA LATTE 0061124738135 Not really a puzzles, but this does not have an F for food item after the UPS. What gives? Seems to my, this should not be taxed. Coffee makes the wheels of industry turn.

EQ EASE 50 CT 068113122393 This one was a puzzler. It turned out to be those disposable dental picks that Teresa uses. EQ means it is Walmart’s “Equate” store brand. 50 CT, of course means there are 50. So what is “Ease”? There is no “ease” about dental care. It’s a necessary pain in the butt.

FNT MANDARIN 003426445131 $7.28 You would think this would be a tray of oranges, wouldn’t you? But no… It is an oatmeal flea and tick dog shampoo, with a “mandarin violet scent”, much to the dog’s dismay. Teresa wanted to get just oatmeal shampoo, the critters here do not have fleas or ticks. The dog takes a pill once a month to ward them off, although the pills are INCREDIBLY expensive.

FS OS 19 004460060105 $15.28 Apparently this is kitty litter with Febreze in it. Like that’s going to help. Fifteen bucks for some sandy stuff for the cat latrine. WTH

GRT VALUE 007874208998 F $2.67 – Anything that just says “great value” is always a crapshoot. In our case, it was a dozen large eggs. It hardly seems to be worth the hen’s trouble. Then again, what else does she have to do?

GUM SFTPK100 007094200242 It’s not gum, as in “Hey Joe! You got gum?”- Teresa uses these weird flossing sticks to clean her gums. I don’t know why she doesn’t use floss like the rest of us. I guess there are several ways to floss, the important thing is to do it.

Grated Parmesan, Romano, and barn sweepings cheese.

GV 1 – GV means “Great Value” so you will see this one a lot. Today it was GV 1 – That turned out to be “Grated Parmesan and Romano” cheese. Apparently the king of the Great Value brand. For under $3, it does appear to be a good deal.

GV 1 can be attached to any Great Value product, I guess. I had one today that turned out to be a gallon of 1% milk (UPC 007874235188)

I suspect that the person keying it in saw that and said “Bloody Hell!! I’m not keying all that in! The sweatshop manager would have my head! He would probably lock us all in here to type until our arthritic fingers bleed!”

GV6100CT 007874235053 $5.18 – I guess these small paper plates for $5+ would be a good deal at “6100” ct., but sadly you only get 100. My daughter packs a lunch and they come in handy.

GV8OZ TIDBIT 98 cents – We were trying to figure out what a “tidbit” was, I thought it was a kitty treat. Turned out it is canned pineapple. Teresa thinks they called it that because maybe some some other company owns CHUNKS as it relates to little pineapple hunks. Good deal, we had french toast with banana and pineapple bits, and link sausage. That breakfast was a Sunday morning treat.

GV 9 PNY P 007874234927 $4.82 It’s 100 paper plates. Maybe they are trying to conceal the fact that their idea of a “Great Value” is almost a nickel each for paper plates?

HEALTH FOODS 003000016909 $3.48 HEALTH FOODS? Since when do we eat anything healthy around here? Turns out, it’s apple & cinnamon RICE CAKES. Actually, they aren’t too bad, if you like to eat packing peanuts shaped into a quasi-edible disc.

HSE ORN 087487201819 $6.98 – It threw me off because my wife bought this on Halloween day. A box of flat Christmas ornaments, little houses to desecrate our tree with. Seven bucks! Real estate prices are out of control.

HSY TREE 003400048164 $2.24 – Teresa was annoyed that I discovered these Tree and stocking shaped “White Creme chips”. What the hell is “White Creme”.


KLG FUN PK 003800005220 $4.98 I forgot these even existed! An assortment of little one-serving boxes of cereal. I used to bring it (with milk and spoon) to work- I consider it “truck stop cereal” – so convinced one of my coworkers to be “Flo” and pour the milk for me, and call me darlin’.

That was real nice of him.

MS FISHY SC 0073316109280 $8.97 – This turned out to be a shower curtain with an aquarium theme. SC Means Shower Curtain… Go figure.

PRM PRTN BST 026196500564 F – Pretrimmed chicken breast for $5.64 – We are starting to think about raising our own chickens.

PS LAV 60oz 004129440112 $3.22 – I could have sworn this LAVender liquid would be inexpensive liquid hand soap in a big jug. But the Walmart site finally yielded the answer, PS means Pine Sol. Who knew Pine Sol came in Lavender scent? I would much prefer the classic formula, but I don’t want to mop the floor today, so I will keep my mouth shut.

S7KL 4 DBL – Here are some paper towels, four normal rolls, but they claim to be “double sized” so the package of 4 rolls is supposedly the same as 8 “regular” rolls. It’s the new math baby! I call BS on this bit of marketing trickery.

SEL SH MST11 004116760352 $6.98 Now see, I always think “select” when I see SEL. But it turns out that SEL SH means “Selsun Blue Shampoo”. But where is the B or BL for Blue? Another thing that led me astray, it’s $6.98, I guess zinc is a precious metal now?

TPP T50 52oz 004850020291 F $3.48 – It’s the T50 that threw me off. As it turns out, TPP means Tropicana Pulp, T50 means it’s 50% less sugar. 52 ounces of it. I used to like the OJ that came in the frozen can, I would scrape some off with a spoon and eat it straight. Then I guess I burned it off on my Schwinn Stingray. Kids back then could eat anything. UPDATE Now it’s $3.98 – Everything is going up!

WBF APPLWD 007925100001 F $4.46 – Wright Brand… Foods? Applwd threw me off, and not a clue there that it’s BACON. Wright Brand Thick Sliced Applewood bacon. Real wood smoked (How else would you do it??)