Post # 47
Right now we buy most of our food from BJ’s. We supplement with Shaws and Stop and Shop but we find that they are more expensive, especially for meat!
When we lived in the northern part of the state, we were two buildings away from a Hannaford and we LOVED that store. But, we are excited because they are building a brand new Market Basket not two minutes from where we live. Hopefully, they won’t jack up their normally low prices just because the are on the Cape!
Post # 48
I do not buy any groceries from Walmart. Their food is over-priced and often the selection sux! Their fish is from China (a recently study determined that over 50% of fish imported from China is heavily contaminated), their meat and poultry comes from factory farms.
I utilize our local farmer’s market as much as possible. Much of ourmeat comes from my FH’s hunting (and he only hunts for meat). I also buy 1/2 of a grass-fed steer every year, I do fill in with staples from a small, non-chain grocery store.
Post # 49
I buy milk, cereal, soda, paper products, and a few other things at Sam’s Club.
I go to Walmart for price matching of great deals.
The rest of our stuff I buy at Stater Bros and sometimes Ralphs.
We don’t have Kroeger here.
Post # 50
Trader Joe’s for almost everything, Stanley’s for produce, and Whole Foods/Strack and Van Til/Dominicks for everything else… but we live in Chicago, and it’s ridiculous how many choices are here.
Post # 51
@vaness13181:Ahhh!! Which Trader Joe’s do you go to? We live near the one on North and CLybourne, but I LOVE the one on Lincoln, it’s so big, and the selection is SO much better.
Post # 52
I shop at several stores, but Publix pretty much gets most of my money followed by Kroger/Walmart/Aldi.
Post # 53
@KatyElle: You guys have Martin’s?!?! Man, they have the best customer service. I moved away and they don’t have any in my new city. 🙁
Post # 54
I usually shop at Giant, it’s like 2 minutes away. Other stores I may shop are Wegman’s (which is a treat) and Weiss.
Post # 55
I usually shop at Giant.. but occasionally Trader Joe’s and farmer’s market when in season.
Loooove Wegman’s too, but the closest one is over 30 min away 🙁
Post # 56
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My family gets a ton for a tiny amount at Kroger. Their card, manager’s specials, 10 for $10, and coupons are total money savers!
I’ve been trying to scout out the best places to shop around where we’ll be moving. So far it looks like Publix is best because they run fairly good specials and still double coupons. There’s a Costco nearby that’s good for things we use a lot of too. You have to pay for membership, but we get more than our money’s worth from it.
Post # 57
Usually we shop at Smith’s (same company as Kroger) and Sunflower. We used to shop at Albertson’s but the one closest to where we live now isn’t in a great area and tends to not have a great selection. Sometimes I’ll go to Whole Foods if I need specialty items.
Post # 59
Where don’t I buy groceries would be an easier question! I like to get the best deals without having to shop sales or clip coupons, so that means I go to a few different places to get everything I need. I hit up the produce market for fruits and veggies, luckily I live in a major agricultural community so our produce is affordable year round. Grocery Outlet and Target for some pantry goods and frozen foods. and Trader Joe’s for specialy items, like dairy, olive oil, brown rice cakes, dried cherries, almonds, and misc. organic stuff.
Post # 60
No Frills (we live in Nebraska). Occasionally WalMart if we want something that No Frills doesn’t carry. I hate driving around Omaha.
Post # 61
Kroger! I LOVE them! I follow a website that links up the Sunday’s paper coupons and other coupons with their weekly sales.SAVE! I love 10 for $10 and the fuel points! Heck, I save a LOT, I got 2 boxes of Annie’s organic pasta for free b/c of the coupons the website gave and the sale Kroger was having. I’ve never ate any of it, but I’ll try it for free.LOL