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There are a lot of things that don't get my money simply because my wife is the most frugal person I've ever met, but there are some we refuse to buy from, such as Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A, amazon, and Nestlé. How about you???? And I mean like actively do not use these. If you live somewhere that you don't even have the opportunity to not patron a certain place, that doesn't really count, ya know?

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I don't really boycott any companies, but I am very picky about the food I purchase. I refuse to buy any food that is from China, or Mexico. I won't buy a lot of American brands either due to the chemicals they use as preservatives. I also don't buy anything with soy in it as I don't like GMO products.

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Flrdsgns 3 months ago

iPhone and Apple computers, Fender guitar and today's American car brands.

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SynysterGates 3 months ago

Your list (Chick fill a, Nestle, Hobby Lobby) + anything with palm kernel oil, and I won't even enter a Walmart.

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VicZinc 3 months ago

G.E. products

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hootowl 3 months ago

not right now, but that won't stop me from telling some I will boycott , Right now I am angry with spectrum internet because they keep dropping services I like to use.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred 3 months ago

In response to “not right now, but that won't stop me from...

But they have great commercials! (hehe)

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Flrdsgns 3 months ago

Refuse to spend money with companies, yes...too many to list.

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Bozette 3 months ago

I try to avoid anything made in China - that is a challenge all by itself. On food, I spend more time reading the labels than in eating the product. I have a garden to avoid chemicals, GMO's, etc as much as possible.
Clothing is an issue so I do very little shopping. I'm just not a very good consumer.

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ozzyboy 3 months ago

If I want the product or service, I'll buy it..

If I want grape Pop-Tarts, I'm not going to stop buying grape Pop-Tarts because Joe Blow politician, that I don't agree with...likes grape-Tarts.

That's the kind of stuff that starts building up and rolling around in your brain, making you nuttier than a squirrels den..

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DandyDon 3 months ago

In response to “If I want the product or service, I'll buy...

When nuttier than a squirrel's den is your default...it's really not a big deal. (biggrin)

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Bozette 3 months ago

In response to “When nuttier than a squirrel's den is your...

True...All is normal. (biggrin)

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DandyDon 3 months ago

In response to “If I want the product or service, I'll buy...

Sorry for going off on a tangent but when i was a little kid, we used to have a tv show segment called, The Nutty Squirrels and it was jazz singing squirrels. I kinda loved the jazz feel as a 7 year old and they played it well into the 80's. So just posting a part of my childhood even though it makes no sense at all lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU19UE4IOWg

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OzSurfer 3 months ago

I won't buy Nabisco products since the US government gave them millions of dollars to upgrade their facilities and then they sold a portion of the company to a Mexican company and that's where Oreos are now made.

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Linnster 3 months ago

In response to “I won't buy Nabisco products since the US...

hat is interesting to know. I can live without nabisco if I want to do so(allthethings)

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred 3 months ago

Nickelback and anyone that listens to them.

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ProdigalSon 3 months ago

In response to “Nickelback and anyone that listens to them.

Add Bon Jovi to your list.

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SynysterGates 3 months ago

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Ha I could withstand Bon Jovi way more than Nickelback.

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ProdigalSon 3 months ago

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I can't stand Jon Bon Jovi. He's a business man, not an artist and he can't sing. Too bad Richie Sambora is part of that band, he's good guitarist.

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SynysterGates 3 months ago

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Oh I understand the hate. He's a total sellout.

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ProdigalSon 3 months ago

In response to “Nickelback and anyone that listens to them.

I have heard of that but I don't know the music, sadly we get few radio stations here in northern maine.

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LorraineTwevlehundredRaineTwelvehundred 3 months ago

I won't buy Sears appliances. But other than that, I don't boycott any brand or store.

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StarzAbove 3 months ago

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Sears is nearly out of business anyway. At one time, Sears sold 50% of all home appliances. How times change and now they are barely hanging on.

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Flrdsgns 3 months ago

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The Sears store in my area has closed. I think we bought a water heater long ago, it was a dud, so we have never bought anything else in the way of appliances ever again.

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StarzAbove 3 months ago

Starbucks coffee. So overpriced for the product that they must be staying in business because the snob appeal attracts enough customers to keep them profitable regardless of their poor value for the dollar.

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goblue1968 3 months ago

In response to “Starbucks coffee. So overpriced for the...

Some 15+ years ago, Starbucks had a good cup of coffee --- last I had about 5 years ago (no other coffee available in particular area I was in), it was 'dish water.' I avoid them today since they decided to become so 'political.' Prefer Seattle's Best over Starbucks anyway.

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Seonag 3 months ago

Your list is interesting - it includes Hobby Lobby, Chick-fil-A, amazon. I shop regularly at each one. Not for any political reason, I just like their products and services.

I go out of my way to find American made alternatives to China made stuff. I also will make the extra effort to find a small business to buy from before a big corporate place.

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Budwick 3 months ago

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small! business! support!!! i love it.

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astral_queen 3 months ago

I would never fly Virgin again, cannot stand Branson's attitude to our democratic vote to leave the eu....

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JD 3 months ago

Papa John's, Jimmy Johns for sure. Probably more I can't think of right this second.

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Trish 3 months ago

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We don't buy from those either! I had completely forgotten about them. Garbage CEOs.

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astral_queen 3 months ago

Yes. I don't like Netflix.

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Rembio 3 months ago

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