what grocery stores do you have? and best prices?

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  1. Grumpy's Gal

    Grumpy's Gal <font color=coral>Of course, who wants to get gold

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    we had a food 4 less but it closed. What grocery stores do you have?
     
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  3. kydisneyfans

    kydisneyfans <font color=blue>It may be because they are too em

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    We have Kroger, SuperWalmart, and a really dirty, nasty Sav-a-Lot in town.

    About 14 miles south in Lexington there are Meijers(where we always shop), Slones(a local chain-good quality meat), and EW James.

    Without Meijer, I have no idea where we would shop.
     
  4. pearlieq

    pearlieq <font color=green>They can sit & spin<br><font col

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    We've actually got a lot to pick from. We've got:

    Jewel (Albertson's)
    Dominicks (Safeway)
    Cub Foods
    Aldi
    Trader Joe's
    Whole Foods
    Meijer
    Super WalMart
    Super Target
    and also smaller local stores.

    You can catch a deal anywhere (except Whole Foods or Trader Joe's) if you watch the sales. Trader Joe's does have some surprisingly good deals, especially on cheese and produce, but you have to watch out!

    Part of my job involves working with grocery stores around the nation. Some of the names crack me up! I'd love to know who shops at an H.E. Butt, Jitney Jungle, or King Sooper's store. :teeth:
     
  5. makinorlando

    makinorlando When you're curious, you find lots of interesting

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    Within 5 miles I have:

    Publix (2)
    Winn Dixie
    Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market
    Super Target
    Albertson's
    Super Wal-Mart
    and I think - Sav-A-Lot or something... it's the only one I've never been in.
    oh yeah - BJs too.
    I miss Trader Joe's from when I lived in PA
     
  6. DawnM

    DawnM Dawn

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    We are very fortunate in Charlotte to have a close-out grocery store. They get all the overstocks from restaraunts, grocery stores, health food stores, janitorial supply companies, etc...

    I get everything but milk, fresh produce and bread there.

    The prices are between 60% to 80% less than retail. Our grocery bill has gone down to $200-$250 per month for a family of 4 and we don't eat out.

    My friend has gotten similar results with The Grocery Game but she has to add in the $40 per month for the paper delivery.

    Dawn
     
  7. kelleigh1

    kelleigh1 <font color=purple>Disney Baby<br><font color=gree

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    Stop & Shop
    Shaw's
    Roche Bros.
    RoJacks / Seabra
    Hannaford
    Whole Foods

    Whole Foods has the best quality, but they are the most expensive. Stop & Shop and Shaw's are the most predominent, although their produce quality has been going down - although I've heard that the newly renovated or newly built Stop & Shop's have much higher quality produce. There should be a new one opening in my neighborhood very soon...actually two new ones.

    Hannaford has good prices and good quality, but it's a further drive for me - about 15-20 minutes, and with gas prices, I may have to forego those trips.

    Roche Bros. is fairly small and I've really only been there once. The Rojacks and Seabra (Seabra stores used to be Rojacks, but now there is only one that still goes by the RoJacks name) are dirty stores which we try to avoid.
     
  8. nucpharm29

    nucpharm29 <font color=purple>The Exercise Goddess</font>

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    We have Pick and save, Copps, Cub Foods, Super Wal-mart, and my favorite is a local chain called Woodman's! That store has prices like walmart (which I choose not to shop at) and a selection of items you wouldn't believe!
     
  9. disneyandme

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    DawnM-- We are in Charlotte too-- what store are you talking about?
     
  10. MUFFYCAT

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    Stop & Sop
    King Kullen
    Pathmark
    Walbaums
     
  11. pjshaff

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    Publix
    Kroger
    Ingles
    Super Walmart & Target
    Whole Foods

    should be getting a Trader Joes near us by the end of the year.


    About 95% of the time I will shop at Publix. I divvy up the other 5% btwn Kroger, Super Walmart and Costco/BJ's.
     
  12. Mad4Dizne

    Mad4Dizne DIS Veteran

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    Super Stop&Shop
    Big Y
    BJ's
    Costco

    I miss Food Mart!!!
    I wish we had an Aldi's--I've heard so many good things about their prices on the boards!!!

    (by the way does anyone know of any stores that sell the America's Choice Brand--)
    TIA
    Flo
     
  13. waltdisneyworlddreamer

    waltdisneyworlddreamer 100% WDW Fanatic

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    Food City
    Foodland
    Sav-a-lot

    30 miles away we have Super Wal Mart, but we rarely shop there for groceries.
     
  14. Jon99

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    Super Wal-Mart
    Super K-Mart
    Jewel
    Dominicks
    Ultra Foods
    Kroger
     
  15. mamacatnv

    mamacatnv That be a Mum Y'all - a Texas Mum

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    Close to me (within 5 miles)
    Smiths - reasonable prices if sale items - Good produce
    Raleys-Semi-spendi - Really good produce
    Scolari's - Local family owned - Snippy cashiers - Don't like it at all - won't shop there

    In town (within 10-15 miles)
    Super Wal-Mart - disgusting produce
    Winco (Cub foods) - lousy produce
    Sak-N-Save - scuzzy
    Albertsons-Way Expensive for what they have to offer & out of the way
    Safeway-Expensive and out of the way

    Trader Joes - love it, go there for treats - way inconvenient location
    Costco & Sams Club

    I buy all my meat at Costco
    If it comes in a can, box or frozen - Winco
    Produce & fresh dairy - Raleys or Smiths
     
  16. lpbm4

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    Here we have:

    Cub Foods
    Dominick's
    Jewel
    SuperWalmart
    SuperTarget
    Woodman's (employee owned, my preferred store..it's a little bit further but awesome prices!!!)
     
  17. jiminy14

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    All of the following stores are within 0-10 miles of my house:

    Acme
    ShopRite
    Stop and Shop
    Pathmark
    Genardi's
    Super Fresh
    Whole Foods
    Trader Joe's
    Aldi's
    Wegman's
    Costco
    BJ's
    Sam's Club
    Shop Rite is the best for sales and low prices. Since Wegman's arrived (last month) the two stores have been battling for each other's customers. It's meant better prices and more specials.
     
  18. irishbosoxfan

    irishbosoxfan <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br><font color=te

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    In Mass I had Demoulas,Market Basket,Shaws,Stop&Shop and Barcelos--Family owned 2 small stores



    Here I have Food 4 Less,Price Chopper,Dillons and Aldi's
     
  19. Alice's Mom

    Alice's Mom <font color=deeppink>My little one has now become

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    I have:

    Vons/Pavilions
    Albertsons
    Ralphs
    Trader Joes
    Costco

    About 30 minutes away and right by work there is a Whole Foods, my favorite, but most expensive so I just get the organic and vegetarian items from them, and then the rest is split up between Costco and Ralphs. I always forget about Trader Joe's, I know I should go there more often, they have great prices.

    For regular grocery store I prefer Vons/Pavilions, but they recently stopped their double coupon program, so I moved on to Ralphs.
     
  20. DawnM

    DawnM Dawn

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    It is called "A Discount Grocery" I have to drive 20 miles to get there (I am in Union County) but it is well worth it to go once a month. It has saved us a boatload of money.

    If you pm me your email address I can send you more info. I don't want to send a long message here on the boards.

    Dawn


     
  21. Rootskate

    Rootskate <font color=red>Oh what I wouldn't give for a Zagn

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    Within a few miles we have:

    Shaw's (This is where I mainly go)
    Stop and Shop
    Shop Rite
    Big Y
    Aldi's
    Super Walmart


    Further out we also have:

    Whole Foods
    Trader Joes
    Costco
    Sam's Club
    BJ's
    Price Chopper
     

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