Kmart has really gone downhill in the last few years. Their merchandise has lost its quality. The store is almost always a mess-- merchandise and trash on the floor, dirt in the corners, etc. Also, though there is a food area inside, it has been closed in the middle of the day the last several times I visited. This store is located right next to Staples on Walnut Bottom Road. Parking is never a problem, as the store does not get many customers.
Walmart is famous for its everyday low prices. Though there are never killer sales, you can depend on Walmart to have a lower regular price on just about anything. This Walmart is located in the same area as a movie theater, and the store is always full of people. Expect to park pretty far away and walk. Walmart also has a grocery store and McDonalds inside.
Bon-Ton is located in the Carlisle Plaza mall. It really is a typical department store, with nothing that I can see that sets it apart from the rest. Prices are typical of department stores as well: more expensive than discount stores, less expensive than specialty stores. The location of this store is really its main attraction. It is located just outside of town with many other stores in the mall with it.
This shop is an irreplaceable part of the Boiling Springs community. Fly fishers visiting this community from across the country can find unique items at this shop, as well as standard equipment such as reels and flies. The parking lot is very small (only 5-10 spaces at most) but you can usually find a spot open. The store also offers the standard tourist fare such as t-shirts, historical books, souvenirs, etc.
Bill Gouse is the most hardworking man I have ever met. Though he is getting on in years, he still works hard every day to support his family. He always offers his inspections at a fair price. You can trust him not to be one of those places that "finds" things wrong with your car that you've never heard of. Bill is as honest as they come, and that is so rare when it comes to automobile maintenance! He also sells used cars, which are usually in good shape for a great price.
You could probably spend days looking at all the merchandise offered by vendors here. Though there is constant talk of the land the flea market is on being sold to large retailers, the market is still around for now and is worth taking a look at. Vendors are located both inside and outside, so you can still shop on rainy days.
I can always find fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables at Deitch's. Their summer hours are really great as well. They are usually still open when I pass by on my way home from work. They offer great corn-on-the cob when it is in season (and I am very picky when it comes to corn). Though you will pay more than at a grocery store, the quality of food is well worth a few extra cents.
Sam's Club is a membership-only store located in the Mushroom Hill area of Harrisburg, next to Wal-Mart. They can change your battery or tires on your car for cheaper than almost anywhere. However, it is misleading to think that by buying in bulk here on grocery items you are always saving in bulk. I have found that most grocery items in Sam's Club can be found just as cheap elsewhere with the right sale or coupon.
Sheetz is the ultimate convenience store and I always love stopping here before getting on the turnpike. Sheetz is located right on Rt. 11 just before the Carlisle Exit of the PA Turnpike. Sheetz always has lower gas prices than others on the pike, and it is worth the extra miles to save money here. Their store is always clean and well-kept, including the bathrooms (a rare thing in gas stations). Their Made-To-Order foods can bring you a decent meal in minutes.
Kwik Fill always has one of the cheapest gas prices in town, if not the cheapest. Usually, Kwik Fill is anywhere from the cheapest priced gas up to 3 cents more expensive at the most, depending on the day. Kwik Fill only offers full-service pumps at no extra charge. Kwik Fill offers frequent shopper cards than, after filled, get you 3 cents off per gallon on a fill-up.