Well, these days almost everyone is feeling the pain while grocery shopping! Where ARE the lowest priced local supermarkets? Are you a Market Basket person? Whole Foods? Is Boston more expensive than Worcester? After taking a look, there IS a difference in price, if you dig and explore.
Quality Vs Price
Of course, quality must come first. But, maybe you choose one store for veggies, and fruit, and another for staples. Wait, what about service? There is nothing more frustrating than a store employee that really doesn’t know his/her own store. But, lately I’m happy to say that doesn’t happen as much anymore.
Today Vs 2000
When I was younger, and single, I have to admit I didn’t pay much attention to grocery store prices. These days, I focus MUCH more. Plus I don’t eat out during the week. You’d be shocked at how much you save when you eat at home.
You can SAVE a ton of money if you take a little extra time to explore and compare prices. For example, I LOVE coffee using the Keurig. By comparing prices, I found basically the same tasting great coffee for HALF the price. One store has 12 for $7.99. Another for basically the same, but generic store brand is $3.99! Add to that I love using Stevia, instead of Splenda or sugar. A package of Splenda Stevia is $4.99. At my store it’s TWO BUCKS!!!! By exploring and comparing, I have simply found that there is more money in my bank account each month, by deploying a little more effort.
So, here we go! Let’s go find the lowest priced local supermarkets!
According to a Checkbook.org study of the local stores, here’s their list of what stores save us more/less at the end of the year. Now below, you’ll see some savings lower than others. Some of the familiar names below, specialize in produce, or meats, or service, and other things we like that may affect the savings. For example, we may pay more for produce, right? But, hey, we all have a preference. So after seeing the savings below, take a deeper dive into Checkbook.org.
You may find that you are already a shopping expert!!