Some stores post their weekly ads online. Here's the site for one popular store, Plaza Extra.
I was really curious so I took the sales flier from Plaza and went to the Safeway in Aurora CO. Not all items were on sale at safeway and 1 or 2 items aren't exact brand but here is a price comparison
Red Apples .99/lb $1.49/lb
Golden Apples $1.29/lb $1.99/lb
Cantaloupe $1.99 $ .99
Grapes $1.99/lb $3.99/lb
Strawberries $3.99 $3.99
Carrots $3.99/5lb $1.79/2lb
potatoes 5lb 2/$5.00 $2.99/ 5lb
Sirloin $4.88/lb $4.95/lb
Beef Stew $3.88/lb $6.49/lb
Spare Ribs $2.78/lb $2.50/lb
Wings 10lb $20.99 $11.99/4lb
Starkist tuna 4/$5.00 $.99 ea
Riceland 20lb $11.99 $11.69
Olive oil $18.99 $19.99 off brand
Arizona Tea $2.99 2/$5.00
Tomato Paste 5/$4.00 $1.09 ea
I'll tell you what, next week I'll go shop Wal-mart. Safeway is my normal store, shopping at H-Mart (asian store) can be 10% lower and WholeFoods, Sunflower Market is more expensive.
Our big stores are Safeway, King Soopers. Wal-Mart and target have some stores that have groceries.
i used to love safeway and didnt care if the prices were higher. their quality is what was important. down south in the keys it was publix where i mostly shopped. cleaner and better imo.
the super walmart where my mom lives in az is awesome. clean and well organized. the only really nice sw i have been to. the one i went to in puerto rico was terrible.
i would honestly love to see the comparison between ours/sw
column 1 is Plaza on the VI
column 2 is Safeway in Aurora Co
column 3 is Wal-Mart in Aurora Co
Red Apples .99/lb $1.49/lb $1.67/lb
Golden Apples $1.29/lb $1.99/lb $1.57/lb
Cantaloupe $1.99 $.99 N/A
Grapes $1.99/lb $3.99/lb $2.98/lb
Strawberries $3.99/lb $3.99/lb $2.48/lb
Carrots $3.99/5lb $1.79/2lb $1.48/2lb
Potatoes 5lb 2/$5.00 $2.99 $1.97
Sirloin $4.88/lb $4.95/lb $1.35/lb
beef stew meat $3.88/lb $6.49/lb $2.03/lb
Spare Ribs $2.78/lb $2.50/lb $6.82/lb
Wings $20.99/10lb $11.99/4lb $11.98/4lb
Starkist Tuna 4/$5.00 $.99/ea $1.78ea
Riceland 20lb $11.99 $11.69 $8.98 (wal mart brand)
Olive Oil 101oz $18.99 $19.99 $17.97 ( wal mart brand)
Arizona Tea 1-gal $2.99 2/$5.00 $2.78
Tomato Pate 5/$4.00 $1.09 $.72
Whoa! Not that much of a difference except on meat and some produce. We who live here should be doing the happy dance!
Denvertired must live next door to Wally and is able to roller skate around the store. Talk about fast!
BTW, were all the tuna cans you priced in Aurora the now very tiny 5 oz can of light not albacore? Wally looks suspiciously high. Maybe it's in olive oil?