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Weekend grocery shopping at Hays Food Town in Wynne, Arkansas

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Hays Food Town located at Wynne, Arkansas/Gin Lee

Weekend grocery shopping at Hays Food Town in Wynne, Arkansas

Wynne, Arkansas, has a population of 7,773 (census 2020) beautiful people.

In the city of Wynne, you'll find two Hays Food Town grocery stores. One of them is located at 1860 North Falls Boulevard and the other location is at 115 South Falls Boulevard.

In Wynne, there are also places that you can enjoy going to such as the Strong Tower Store, Sonshine Bookstore & Nutrition Center, L & W Western Store, Factory Connection, Hess Shoes Inc, Cordial Cottage, Dixie Furniture Co, Country Blingers $5 Jewelry, Second Chance Thrift Store, Shoe Show, Tractor Supply, Hibbett Sports, Sears Hometown Store, Delta Farm Products, Ace Hardware, Caldwell lumber, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walmart Supercenter, etc.. Plus, there are a ton of restaurants, convenient stores, and much more.

Over the weekend, I went shopping basically to stock up on groceries and to see what the shelves and prices looked like. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the city of Wynne, Arkansas, let me paint a quick picture for you. The only other big competition for Hays Food Town is Walmart's Supercenter, which is located at 800 Highway 64 East of the city in Wynne. So, there are not a lot of choices when it comes right down to grocery shopping, but both Hays and Walmart have everything for everyone's basic needs.

There was a special reason why I wanted to head to Hays Food Town on Saturday. Hays were having their sale that they call the Big 6 in the meat department. On this specific sale, you pick six of whatever packages of meat (that's marked for the sale) that you wish to buy for $25.00. They also had 10-pound bags of #1 russet potatoes for $2.98. This was for a one day sale that only ran for Saturday. Diet Pepsi is also on sale, which are three twelve packs for $13.00. Of course, they also had other items on sale, but those were the main items that I went for.

What did the store's shelves look like?

The stores in general weren't by any means crowded with people, as they once used to be. All the store's shelves appeared to be well stocked at both Hays and Walmart Supercenter in Wynne. Although, there were a few items that I normally purchase that I couldn't find in either of the two stores. The store shelves didn't have placement gaps open for those products that I couldn't find (there weren't labels for those items on the shelves anywhere either). Other than that minor setback, all else seemed to be normal. Except for higher prices on everything, especially eggs, dairy products, lunch meats, and other meats that weren't on sale. Even the items in the dollar aisle in Hays aren't a dollar anymore, instead they're $1.50.

Prices have become staggeringly outrageous! In fact, while I was shopping today, I stopped to speak with a sweet lady and her mom while they too were out grocery shopping, and they told me that they were just trying to find items on sale that they could afford. I noticed most people weren't filling up their grocery carts like they once used to, and the single reason why is because people can't afford the prices.

To conclude, the sales that I personally went for at Hays Food Town were indeed well worth going for on Saturday. On regular days, Hays always has their Big 5 (pick 5) which is still worth going shopping to stock up on meat and various other meat products. Hays also carries a wide variety of different items as well. Although products on their dollar aisle are now $1.50, you can still get items such as cooking oil, spices, salad dressings, other condiments, and boxed meals, etc. cheaper within that section than you can in any other store (minus the Dollar Tree).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gin Lee is a native of Arkansas. She studied at The Institute Of Children's Literature. She is an animal rescuer, food critic, organic gardener, food editor, home cook, food blogger, artist, and a complete do-it-yourselfer. Gin Lee is a published author, journalist, and contributor, among other works, and she resides in a rural town, in Arkansas, with her husband, their fur babies, Highway, Princess, Stinkpot the turtle. A huge thanks goes out to all for reading, following, and sharing Gin Lee's articles! Thank you! Since Gin Lee lives in a rural area, there's not much local news to cover. So, she covers articles of interest on how-to's about organic gardening, recipes, homesteading, and survival techniques. If those things are of interest to you, then you'll never (hopefully) be disappointed. She tries to cover a wide variety of articles to entertain everyone. Comments are turned off due to rudeness and hatefulness. The world has enough vulgarity, hatefulness, and arrogance without it having any help. Since having the simple courtesy of manners is lacking and sharing words of kindness does not abide in a few people. Those few people ruin what's supposed to be educational and an enjoyable experience for all others. Gin Lee does have children and young adults that are followers. Potty mouths, vulgarity, and hate are not acceptable. Apologies go out to those of you who generally are very sweet and also to Gin Lee's followers who have been a witness to others being rude and malicious. Hopefully, you'll be understanding of the measures that have to be put into place. Please be kind to one another.

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