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Grocery store with the best prices/deals?

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by mel_cap, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. tyger31

    tyger31 Member

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    There's also a CVS off of Belmont Ridge, past the new Walgreens
     
  2. rich351854

    rich351854 New Member

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    Not sure if anybody responded but there are 2 costcos around (one in sterling and one in leesburg) - both within 15 minutes, and 2 wegmans (really is an enjoyable shopping experience) again one in leesburg and one in sterling both within 10 minutes and totally worth the trip
     
  3. twohokies

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    Our typical shopping is to buy bulk things (tp, juice boxes, etc) at Costco, a lot of store brand, produce, meat, etc at Wegmans and last minute things for dinner the night of at HT. I agree with others that you can find amazing deals at HT, but you have to shop those right and ignore the things that aren't on sale. I don't have the time to shop HT the right way anymore. But what I did notice about a year ago was that the Thomas' bagels were $2.99 at W ($2.49 when on sale) and $3.99 :scaredeyes: at HT. Now we stock up when at W b/c we go through 1.5 bags/week. I will also shop at Giant if it's a handful of items and not a "run out and get it" thing.

    I'll usually head up to Leesburg Costco & Target for shopping then hit Wegmans on the way home every other weekend. There's also a Costco over on rt 50 at 28 if you're ever in that direction.

    Happy shopping!
     
  4. mel_cap

    mel_cap New Member

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    Thanks so much everyone! Went to Wegman's in Leesburg tonight. OMG - I think I am in love! But yes, gotta watch it there. I spent way more than I had intended, but I definitely saw the great prices. We bought the bagels there too! I also noticed how expensive bagels were at HT.

    Thanks again!
     
  5. JLC

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    I mostly shop at Harris Teeter but I have the time to watch for sales and use coupons. I usually save 30-40% doing that, sometimes 50% and every so often even more. But I understand that's not an option for a lot of people.

    I also love that Harris Teeter gives back to the local schools based on "linked" grocery store cards. Mill Run received $3500 from HT for the 2010-2011 school year. I wish Wegman's would offer a program like that.
     
  6. Mom8386

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    HT is overpriced on most items. Sure, they have loss leaders that are marked down, but overall their prices are the highest around.

    A couple of years ago a comparison was done of the local grocery stores and Wegman's won hands down. I go to Wegman's for everything except one thing they don't carry. Costco really isn't a great deal when you comparison shop. And, Giant just isn't the chain it was 15+ years ago.

    As for what HT gives back to schools, etc. You can save the money you're spending by shopping elsewhere and just write the school's a check.
     
  7. eam

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    Safeway has great bagels 50 cents a piece...
     
  8. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    safeway's bagels are the best of the chain stores... chewy outside and nice and dough-y in the middle. the other stores are more like loaf bread *yuck*
     

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