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A new online grocery store is creating a firestorm of reaction on the Internet. launched last month advertising that non-perishable products are available for free home delivery.  Plus consumers do not pay taxes on products and most are advertised at 25% below retail prices saving customers potentially a lot of money.  In Oklahoma, some say the service is extremely helpful in saving money.

Mark Gibson, from Chouteau, OK, uses the service and says, "This is an awesome company. You do pay a membership fee each month if you spend more than $150 a month on non perishables (from aspirin to Ziploc baggies) you can not lose."

However, some are concerned the online service is too good to be true or possibly even a scam.  One woman blogged online that MyHarvestAmerica didn't always have her normal name brand products for sale. She also complained that price savings were only pennies and didn't compensate for the $30-40 membership fee.  Plus, she had concerns that online shopping was too impersonal and didn't allow for checking expiration dates.

Gibson provided News9 & Newson6 with the following price comparisons of products sold through MyHarvestAmerica versus rival competitor Wal-mart.

Bisquick 60 oz box is $3.24 (Wal-Mart $4.13)                         21.55%
Chips Ahoy 15.25oz tray $2.28 (Wal-Mart $2.98)                     23.49%
Jif Peanut Butter Creamy 18oz jar  $1.63 (Wal-Mart 2.68)        39.18%
Kraft Mac n Cheese 3 cheese box 7.25oz  $0.65  (Wal-Mart $1.22)   46.78%
Hamburger Helper Chili Mac our box is 6.9 oz for $1.48 and Wal-Mart was 5.2oz for $1.42 (So that makes MHA 22% cheaper by the ounce.)
Reynolds Aluminum Foil 75sqft box $2.91 (Wal-Mart $4.24)                31.37%
Glad Force Flex 13 gal 34ct   $5.19  (Wal-Mart  $5.98)                        13.22%
Charmin Ultra Soft 18ct $9.09  (Wal-Mart 12 roll ct was $12.00) Notice that Wal-Mart is a 12 roll pk and we are an 18 roll pk and which makes it a HUGE bargain.
Bounty 12 roll ct Paper Towels $8.44  (Wal-Mart 6 roll was $10.00) Same deal as above.
Bounty Big Roll 2pk $2.91 (Wal-Mart $4.38)                      33.67%
Dixie Paper Plates Soak Proof 8.625" 100ct $3.24 (Wal-Mart $4.68)        30.77%
Cascade 2 in 1 tablets 60pk $4.95  (Wal-Mart $5.98)                17.23%
Pop Tarts 8ct box $1.30  (Wal-Mart $1.98)                                34.34%
Del Monte Green Beans 14.25 oz can $0.52 (Wal-Mart $0.67 & it was just reduced to that price)        22.39%
Stakist Tuna in water  5oz can $1.15  (Wal-Mart $1.43)        19.59%
Heniz 57 Steak Sauce 10oz $2.59 (Wal-Mart $3.44)        24.71%
Heniz Ketchup 14 oz $1.22 (Wal-Mart $2.12)                42.46%
Heniz Ketchup 36oz $1.94 (Wal-Mart $2.34)                17.1%
Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing 16oz btl $1.95 (Wal-Mart $2.84)        31.34%
Prego Meat Flavored 26oz jar $1.63   (Wal-Mart $2.14)           23.84% 

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