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ms411
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February 13, 2015 9:18 am  

Some stores post their weekly ads online. Here's the site for one popular store, Plaza Extra.

http://plazaextra.com


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February 13, 2015 10:11 am  

Here are prices from CostULess.

http://www.costuless.com/store037/


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February 13, 2015 5:11 pm  

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

Plaza Safeway
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
Watermelon N/A
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

Plaza Safeway


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February 13, 2015 5:15 pm  

Interesting.

In my time in Boulder I noticed that prices there were pretty high also.


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Alana33
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February 13, 2015 5:16 pm  

We'd love to see many of those prices here in VI, if not all!


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February 13, 2015 5:20 pm  

Alana,

The sale prices in the VI are lower than some in Aurora


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ms411
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February 13, 2015 5:20 pm  

Thanks for the research findings. I've mostly lived in expensive areas so I've learned to be flexible and just give up the stuff that's ridiculously priced.


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February 13, 2015 5:21 pm  

Cruz,

Did you go to school in Boulder or you just liked living in 3 square miles surround by reality


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denvertired
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February 13, 2015 5:23 pm  

ms411,

I was really curious and apparently bored this morning


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klpmtm
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February 13, 2015 5:23 pm  

Which is which? Are the VI prices listed first or second?


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February 13, 2015 5:26 pm  

ms411,

I was really curious and apparently bored this morning

Good t'ing! Your info is very useful for those considering a move.


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February 13, 2015 5:27 pm  

Klp,

The first column is VI price taken from the Plaza sales flyer, the second is Safeway in Aurora


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February 13, 2015 5:28 pm  

Cruz,

Did you go to school in Boulder or you just liked living in 3 square miles surround by reality

My daughter and husband live there. I like it, especially up in the Flatirons.
Coming from a small place (here) it feels comfortable up there for them (and me).


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February 13, 2015 6:55 pm  

would love to see a comparison of a store that is not notoriously high priced. safeway is one of the higher priced grocers in the states. maybe try walmart supercenter and then post the prices


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February 13, 2015 7:01 pm  

speee1dy,

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.


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February 13, 2015 7:07 pm  

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


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February 13, 2015 7:08 pm  

Ok,

I'm really bored today, heading to Wal-Mart to check prices. Update coming soon


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February 13, 2015 8:24 pm  

Round 2

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


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February 13, 2015 8:31 pm  

lol, thank you so much


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ms411
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February 13, 2015 8:47 pm  

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?


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February 13, 2015 9:28 pm  

I did my best to keep the comparison fair, I was looking at the 5oz can in water.

We can play again next week.

I live in a great neighborhood in aurora, it's less than a mile to almost anything... except a beach


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February 13, 2015 10:42 pm  

I think tuna at another store is about $1.75. The price fluctuates greatly from time to time, but I thought tuna was just high here.

Next time price paper and cleaning supplies. Oh, and pet food. 🙂


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February 13, 2015 10:54 pm  

Ms411,

Let's put together a shopping list and we both price it out. This can be a huge help to people.
My big question, what is the price on Vodka.

Scott


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February 13, 2015 10:59 pm  

thank you so much. this was fun and eye opening. next you need to choose items from your sale ads in the states and we can price check .


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February 13, 2015 11:42 pm  

You're on, Scott! I'll give you a list tomorrow. I'll include some local organics and seafood since I'll be going to Market Square tomorrow. Somebody should have kale, eggplant, tomatoes, calabasa/kobacha. You should have those in Aurora.

Vodka specifics, please!


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