(Closed) Ontario Bees… Grocery Shopping

posted 4 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: Grocery Shopping in Ontario...
    Loblaws Fan - Have a NEW PC-Plus Card : (5 votes)
    23 %
    Loblaws Fan - No Interest in a PC-Plus Card : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Metro Fan - Love them AirMiles : (4 votes)
    18 %
    Sobeys Fan - Club Sobeys all the way : (0 votes)
    Cdn Tire Fan - A to Z... Groceries for me (and Cdn Tire Money too) : (0 votes)
    WalMart Fan - I buy everything else there... why not Groceries too : (5 votes)
    23 %
    Other Grocery Stores... tell us more : (3 votes)
    14 %
    Forget the Groceries I am still a Cdn Tire Fan : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Forget the Groceries I am a still WalMart Fan : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    10509 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Not in ON, but I prefer the smaller stores.  Safeway for the most part because it’s walking distance.  There was a nearby Sobeys I liked for a few things, but it was too small and since shut down.  Save On Foods is nice, but a bit further away.  They all have loyalty cards, and Safeway does airmiles, as does SOF.  I also really miss the Calgary COOPs.  They were similar to Safeway, but with more local products.  They also had a loyalty program and I think airmiles.  Edmonton really lacks anything like that.  I also like an Italian market although the produce is often past its prime and the farmer’s markets.

    Those are the places where we buy most of our meat and produce.

    I do shop at Superstore (AFAIK they don’t call them Loblaws in this province) and Walmart.  I just dislike doing it, but it’s worth it because of the prices on packaged food.  I am careful what I buy at Walmart, but am a little more comfortable with a newer store that’s smaller.  With the first one that had a grocery section that I went to, they were bad for leaving frozen/refrigerated foods out at room temp.  This new one is better, but I can’t shop there on weekends.  They took over a small Zellers, and there’s barely enough parking on weekdays 9-5.  Target opened here this month.  It’s the furthest away and I’m guessing still really busy so I’m waiting.  They have a points program, but it’s all their CC/debit card so I won’t be joining.

    I don’t know how someone could survive shopping at Cdn Tire.  Do they even have a refrigerated section?  The food section at London Drugs is much larger, and even that is pretty small.

    I’ll have to check out the PC program.  I didn’t know they had expanded past the PCF program, thanks!


    Post # 4
    1963 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I am also not in ON, but we have a lot of similar stores. I do most of my shopping at walmart (they actually do have an incentive program-it’s just their credit card) and at Superstore (AKA Lowlaws, zehrs, no frills etc). I don’t use the loyalty programs at either of these stores and still find them to be cheaper than everywhere else.

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