(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 # 32
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We shop mostly at Trader Joes with occasion stops at Ralphs for the few items we can’t find at TJs.  Produce we try to buy at farmer’s markets because it’s local and tastes better.  I also like to frequent some small, ethnic stores in the area, (Russian mostly).

    We don’t have  a Kroger, Walmart or Sam’s Club where I live.

    Post # 33
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I do almost all my grocery shopping at Target, particularly now that my store added a larger fresh food gorcery section with good meat and cheese selections.  I also love Trader Joe’s, and Westside Market is my go-to for good gourmet items. 

    Post # 34
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    HEB and the commissary.  I’m moving out of TX and I am going to miss HEB soooo much! 

    Post # 35
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    1231 posts
    Bumble bee

    Supermarket:Hannaford without a doubt. Price Robber rubs me the wrong way so I avoid it unless they have a REALLY good deal. Now we have Shoprite but they aren’t any cheaper so it’s not worth driving out of the way to go to.

    Target now has groceries and they actually have a really nice selection!

    Post # 36
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    1363 posts
    Bumble bee

    Markets, greengrocers, etc. Not supermarket chains!

    Post # 37
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @KatNYC2011: I love Waitrose. It’s my treat shop. I go there when I’m feeling flush. They do awesome reductions on the cheap shelf!

    Generally I shop in Tesco. I work long hours and they’re open 24/7. I go to Asda for chilli sauce and maple syrup which is really cheap there as they’re part of Walmart, but their fresh produce is rubbish

    Sainsbury’s veg is much better than Tesco’s but there isn’t one nearby so we only really stop there on the way home from Edinburgh.

    I’d love to be able to keep to the Fife Plan (only eating fresh seasonal food grown within 100 miles) but it’s hard when you’re working silly hours and commuting.

    Post # 38
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I used to shop at a Kroger right across from my old place. They had a good selection for cheaper prices and I always built up points that I could use for money off when I needed gas (thanks Kroger Fuel!). But I just recently moved in with my Fiance and the store closest to us now is a Harris Teeter which can sometimes be more expensive and, though it seems fancier, has less of a selection. Sometimes we go to a nearby Target for some items and occasionally we’ll hit the Food Lion if there are certain items that I want that I cannot find. I miss the Kroger, though, and like to go when I’m in that area.

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Here, Trader Joe’s and the farmer’s market, sometimes Whole Foods, occasionally Wal Mart if I’m picking up non-food stuff.

    Otherwise I’m a Martin’s girl.

    Post # 40
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We have the following options: Sam’s Club (1), Walmart (2), Target (1), or HEB (I think we have 4 or 5 in the city and suburbs). They tried a farmer’s market but we don’t really have the farms near that have that much variety. I think it’s mostly corn or grass hay.

    HEB makes the most sense as they are pretty decent about coupons and prices. I really want a Central Market but they just renovated two of the larger HEBs to HEB Plus! so it’s getting there…

    @PitBulLover:I miss Giant and Weis (and the Country Store in Manheim).

    Post # 41
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I shop at Tom Thumb!

    Post # 42
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Giant because of the bonus card savings or Walmart for the overall savings!

    Post # 43
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wegman’s, Giant, and occasionally Costco. 

    Post # 44
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Market Basket…holla!

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    we shop at whole foods primarily (and when we shop there, we try to buy as much local stuff as possible), and then we try to go to some smaller local markets as well as the farmers markets around here.

    Post # 46
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s for food, and Target for house-hold items!

    I grew up in FL, so when I lived there my family shopped at Publix and the local health food market, Chamberlain’s.

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