We have Walmart, Aldi, Meijer, Kroger and Trader Joes within a mile or two of the house. We do nearly 100% of our shopping at Kroger. Some may find it intrusive, but I like the fact that Kroger's "Plus" program learns your shopping habits and serves up coupons that are relevant to the items you already purchase. We buy lots of produce and meat, and receive frequent "dollars off" coupons for those departments. For meat, we often troll the manager's special section. Our store marks it down to half price, and we nearly always find cuts that we can freeze for future use.
I've had mixed success with ClickList orders - they nearly always fail to locate a few items even though the store has them in stock, which means I have to go back into the store and hunt the item down myself, thus defeating the purpose. I've had better luck with delivery - in our area Kroger partners with Instacart and unique to Kroger, Instacart's system allows for Kroger's digital coupons!
For us, taking full advantage of the Plus program, Kroger is substantially cheaper than even Walmart or Aldi. As an added bonus, when we travel we can use our Kroger card at other stores they own, such as Ralphs in California. We still stop in to Trader Joe's, mostly for cheese, nuts, and dark chocolate which are always cheap at TJ's.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned military commissaries. If you have access to a military base, these can be astoundingly cheap.
fishandgolf wrote: ↑
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:36 pm
I didn't read all the posts but does anyone shop at Woodman's? They are predominately located in Wisconsin, but do have a few locations in MN, IL and MI.
+1. I mourned the loss of Woodman's when I moved from Wisconsin.