(Closed) Where do you buy groceries

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
  • poll: where do you buy and save the most on groceries overall...
    Walmart : (18 votes)
    12 %
    Kroger : (14 votes)
    9 %
    Sams Club : (3 votes)
    2 %
    Other... : (118 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 17
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    H.E.B. and one of the reasons I’ll cry if I ever move from south Texas! lol

    Post # 18
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    we do all our grocery shopping at super target. We have a walmart right near our house but its bananas trying to get in and out of there on a normal basis so i avoid it as much as possible. I have a sams card but i dont go there as often as i should.

    if it go to a legit grocery store i prefer Harris Teeter but its super expensive so i dont usually go unless their are some great evic specials

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We get ours from Strack and Van Til and the nearby produce market. Less than a block from our house is a panaderia where I can get fresh french bread loaves super cheap!

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    We shop at WINCO. We pick up a few things from Safeway, but the bulk of our grocery shopping is at WINCO, which is a grocery store that is only available in the northwest.

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 1900

    I have found that Market Basket tends to have the cheapest everyday prices.  If I’m at a Super Walmart then I’ll get some groceries there.  I also go to Costco but only once every 2-4 months.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We mainly shop at Safeway because we live really close to it. We also shop at Trader Joe’s, the farmers’ market or Giant.

    Post # 23
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we shop at Costco, Shoprite , Pathmark and sometimes FoodTown. I used to shop at Walmart but I had issues with the customer service at their pharmacy after the repeatedly made so many errors with my prescription, now I just avoid them. We also used to have and A&P supermarket nearby but they closed.

    Post # 24
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Whole Foods or Wegmans for specialty stuff like baked goods, imported cheeses, good prepared foods, Safeway and Harris Teeter for everyday groceries.  Walmart for cleaning supplies, paper goods, etc.

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Market Basket! Best deals around 🙂

    Post # 26
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    We live in Canada where a lot of Wal-Marts are still making the transition to carrying groceries but we happen to live near one of the biggest ones in the country that has EVERYTHING!  We do our shopping there maybe once a month or once every 6 weeks.  Fiance hates going there because the store is like a kilometre long (I don’t know how long that is in miles) and we always end up spending forever there and buying a million things.  We usually just go to Loblaws for groceries in between and Fiance often just grabs milk at the 7/11 up our street.

    Post # 27
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We have two main grocery stores around here (Price Chopper and Hannaford) and I’m a PC girl. People who shop at Hannaford regularly claim that their prices are better but I’m not sold. The things that I’ve priced out have normally been right around the same amount so it’s never been worth it to me to venture outside my comfort zone.

    One of the main reasons why I love PC is because of the gas rewards that are linked to the loyalty cards. For every $50 in groceries that you spend, you get $0.10 off per gallon of gas up to 20something gallons at participating gas stations. We never redeem our gas rewards until we have atleast $1.00 off per gallon which when you spend $150 per week on groceries, doesn’t take all that long to accumulate. Before we left for our Honeymoon, I drove our car around until the gas light was on and then filled up using our gas rewards. I had $1.80 off per gallon so my full tank of gas was about $18. Not too bad when we normally spend $40+.

    ETA: We also have a few WalMart supercenters around here but I avoid WalMart at all costs. 

    Post # 28
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @ruby.cosmo: I’m in a smaller town, too, so I have never even seen a Trader Joe’s. I think there might be a Whole Foods in Orlando, but that’s an hour from here. The only 2 actual grocery stores are Publix and Winn-Dixie. Luckily, there are 3 Publix’s within 4 miles of my house. It’s kind of ridiculous, actually. 

     

    @LGenz: Whenever I visit other states, I constantly think, “ewww, these grocery stores are gross.” I never realized how lucky we are to have Publix. They really are great. 

    Post # 29
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @pinky44: They are just so freakin nice there. I once went to grab food right as a tropical storm rolled in and the bagger insisted on pushing my grocery cart out to my car in the driving rain and helping me pack up.

    Post # 30
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @PitBulLover: Oh, I miss Giant.  When I lived in PA, I liked going to Giant.  That and Wegmans, too. 

    I wish we had a Giant or a Wegmans out here in Seattle.

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @melisslp: Kroger is closest to my house, and we rack up a ton of fuel points. We got a Costco membership as a gift, but we only go for big things like paper towels and such. We have an Aldi here, but it’s about 30 minutes away. When I lived in Pittsburgh, we shopped there all the time.

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