Big 5 : Daiwa d-wave combo about $35, or the Abu Garcia bruiser about $40, and you can probably find coupons online for further discounts. A couple of best bang for the buck combos, very good for the piers, and both are 2-pieces so you might be able to take them home.
Far better than anything walmart has in stores.
I used to have an abu Garcia bruiser, it’s ok, but for what it is, it is more or less a Shakespeare tiger from Walmart but with a aluminum spool. Lotta parts interchange, including with a Berkley combo, and the south bend competitor, all just bottom of the barrel reels. If you are coming down to buy decent gear, might as well use it as an excuse to buy something nice like a St Croix travel rod and bring tackle and a good reel down here.