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 interrogating the offending shoppers.

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)

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.

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.

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

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.