Walmart offers the Corelle Livingware Splendor 16-Piece Dinnerware Set for $31.97. Pad your order over $35 to bag free shipping; otherwise, shipping adds $5.99. (In-store pickup is also available.) That's tied with our mention from a week ago and the lowest price we could find by $10. It includes four dinner plates, four bread and butter plates, four soup/cereal bowls, and four mugs.
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