Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by Grumpy's Gal, Apr 20, 2006.
we had a food 4 less but it closed. What grocery stores do you have?
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.
We've actually got a lot to pick from. We've got:
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.
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Within 5 miles I have:
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market
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
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.
Stop & Shop
RoJacks / Seabra
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.
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!
DawnM-- We are in Charlotte too-- what store are you talking about?
Stop & Sop
Super Walmart & Target
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.
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--)
30 miles away we have Super Wal Mart, but we rarely shop there for groceries.
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
Here we have:
Woodman's (employee owned, my preferred store..it's a little bit further but awesome prices!!!)
All of the following stores are within 0-10 miles of my house:
Stop and Shop
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.
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
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.
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.
Within a few miles we have:
Shaw's (This is where I mainly go)
Stop and Shop
Further out we also have:
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