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Old 04-27-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I shop both stores, each has products I like the other one doesn't.

Walmart often has lower prices on national brands and dry foods, and great prices on clearance items. I don't like their bakery, produce or meats though, and their seafood scares me! I dont know if there is a major difference keeping fish on ice or not, but it freaks me out just lying there in a bare tray.

I think HEB has better prices on most things. The "Meal Deals" can be a great value sometimes, if you use the items that come with them (or have extra coupons). HEB prices DO vary wildly by location, even a few miles apart.

OT: I was in Walmart recently when a HEB person was using a price scanner/recorder on items. I overheard a conversation between two WM employees, one said "You have to ask them to leave", the other "Why?", the first "Because they threw us out of there last week!" LOL!
I agree. I can't for the life of me find Oregon Chai at the HEBs near me but find it just fine at Walmart and medicine is cheaper at Walmart. I also prefer Walmart's generics to HEB's. I do like the meal deals, meats and seafoods at HEB better along with the bakery as well. Also, I find more variety of cheeses and such at HEB than Walmart.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:11 PM
 
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I don't think it's necessarily that cut and dry. HEB does have much more to choose from, and often they carry their store line that is cheaper. For example, I can get saltine crackers at HEB for .99, but at Wal Mart theirs is over $1.50. Soda is cheaper at HEB. Milk is cheaper at HEB...

Neither carries milk in glass bottles (unless I overlooked it). I agree with a PP, you should go to WHole Foods or Sun Harvest or Central Market.
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Old 04-27-2009, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Mid South Central TX
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Neither carries milk in glass bottles (unless I overlooked it).
Promised Land Dairy sells milk in glass bottles, available at HEB, WalMart, Target, etc.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:24 PM
 
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there you have it! I did overlook it.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I agree. I can't for the life of me find Oregon Chai at the HEBs near me but find it just fine at Walmart and medicine is cheaper at Walmart. I also prefer Walmart's generics to HEB's. I do like the meal deals, meats and seafoods at HEB better along with the bakery as well. Also, I find more variety of cheeses and such at HEB than Walmart.
while I have not bought cheese for the house in nearly a year - give Sun Harvest and Whole Foods a shot sometime - wonderful selection and I found the staff very helpful when searching for crem fresh (sp?)

Both have their share of vegan cheeses as well.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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And Central Market, I LOVE their cheese section!!
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Old 04-28-2009, 02:38 PM
 
Location: NW San Antonio
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The HEB Plus has a big selection of cheese, I compare meat prices at HEB to Walmart, and HEB is lower as well. I live closer to Walmart, and it's easier for me to shop there, but as far as for most generic prices, HEB is lower.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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I find for most things wal-mart is lower but HEB has some of their own branded items that are cheap and good qauilty.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:16 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I would rather quality of food than price. That is a really important factor when it comes to food I buy.

Anywho, HEB always seems to have much better quality (fresh) groceries but not always the better prices.

I buy most stuff at Costco which seems to be the best of both worlds.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Coral Springs, Fl
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I love HEB, switched from Walmart.

But I am not too fond of their deli meat or steaks, on 2 occaisions they have spoiled 1 day after purchased.

Also be sure to check your receipts after you checkout. I always get double charged for something.
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