(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 # 47
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    641 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    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
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    1575 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    466 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @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
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    1991 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I shop at several stores, but Publix pretty much gets most of my money followed by Kroger/Walmart/Aldi.

    Post # 53
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    331 posts
    Helper bee

    @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
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    1230 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    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
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    510 posts
    Busy bee

    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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    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2012 - Catholic Church, Chateau Thomas Winery

    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
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    5667 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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 # 58
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    2892 posts
    Sugar bee

    Harris Teeter

    Post # 59
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    1014 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    170 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    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
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    3586 posts
    Sugar bee

    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

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