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Old 11-28-2009, 07:36 PM
 
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Default Best Grocery Prices: Food Stores vs. WalMart

Just moved to North Brunswick, and there are so many places to food shop! So I thought I'd get some feedback as to where people are finding the best prices... the food store or WalMart. And if its the foodstore, which would you say is best overall: PathMark, Shop Rite, or Acme?
Thanks everyone!
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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Just moved to North Brunswick, and there are so many places to food shop! So I thought I'd get some feedback as to where people are finding the best prices... the food store or WalMart. And if its the foodstore, which would you say is best overall: PathMark, Shop Rite, or Acme?
Thanks everyone!

ShopRite
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Old 11-28-2009, 08:18 PM
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ShopRite
Correct Answer! Welcome to NJ. Wal-mart is for those who support slave labor. Pathmark has the best fried chicken
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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Shoprite, but if you want to take a ride try Wegman's.
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Old 11-28-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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Acme has the best quality, but it's always a bit pricy (they do have good sales though)
Shoprite is usually well priced, but the quality varies from store to store
Pathmark is also usually well priced, but their stores tend to be a little on the unkempt side.
For milk, if there's a Wawa around, they usually have the freshest milk.
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Old 11-28-2009, 10:46 PM
 
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Walmart is ok to grab a few things while you are there, or if its convienent, but its not a true "grocery store"

I wouldnt buy meat, fruits, or vegetables from a walmart....
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:11 AM
 
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Thanks everyone! If you can't tell I am trying to be a dilligent bargain shopper! I have also heard that its best to only buy FOOD at the food store... and save cleaning supplies / beauty products for places like WalMart or drug stores. So I am going to try that too. Happy shopping, everyone!
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:06 AM
 
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Shoprite!!!!

Pathmark, I believe, went out of business and is owned by A&P, not sure if all or some of them.

Wegmans has good quality but a bit pricey.
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Old 11-29-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! If you can't tell I am trying to be a dilligent bargain shopper! I have also heard that its best to only buy FOOD at the food store... and save cleaning supplies / beauty products for places like WalMart or drug stores. So I am going to try that too. Happy shopping, everyone!

WRONG - I get a lot of my cleaning supplies free or for pennies at the grocery store. It depends on whether you use coupons, if you know how to maximize the deals for catalinas, etc.

Shoprite is your best bet if you're going to limit yourself to one store. Pathmart is ok for name brand items but not for meat or produce (IMO - some people love it). A&P is among the best for quality of produce but it's a tad pricey although, again, if you know how to work the catalina deals, it can net you free or nearly free.

Walmart - not for me. Costco & BJs are too expensive for me - no catalina deals and they don't double coupons.

Wegman's has great stuff, decent prices if you're not planning to use coupons.
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Old 11-29-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Walmart - not for me. Costco & BJs are too expensive for me - no catalina deals and they don't double coupons.
Actually I shop at Costco and get very good deals in quantity, and at Shoprite for the remainder.

Example: Find a BB roasted chicken for $4.99 the size Costco has at any food store or

3 doz X-large fresh eggs for between $3-$4.

milk is a little over $2 for a gallon
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