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ms411
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No. Sticker shock prices.

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Topic starter Posted : February 15, 2015 1:41 pm
speee1dy
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whole foods and wegmans are 2 tourist destinations for me and possible trader joes

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Posted : February 16, 2015 11:26 am
ms411
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The kind of vodka you drink if you want to die broke.

1. Beluga
2. Putinka
3. Tito's
4. Breckenridge

Tito's is available at Gourmet Gallery for $24.95 and at KMart for $23.95. Did not see any of the other brands.

Wine section too overwhelming to look for wines. Forgot to check coffee! Sorry.

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Topic starter Posted : February 16, 2015 12:25 pm
East Ender
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Tito's at Food Center $21.95

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Posted : February 16, 2015 12:28 pm
Alana33
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One really has to shop around to get best price and find what you're looking for, which in some cases may not be available for weeks.
There is no one stop shopping here in the VI, IMO.

Granted, it's better than it used to be but there's still a lack of variety, quality of freshness and lower prices compared to some stateside locations.

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Posted : February 16, 2015 12:42 pm
ms411
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I think somebody did post that Food Center had best liquor prices.

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Topic starter Posted : February 16, 2015 12:50 pm
Juanita
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whole foods and wegmans are 2 tourist destinations for me and possible trader joes

Absolutely love Trader Joe's! IMO, the best prices of any grocery ever. We don't like to stock up on processed foods, but we do stock the freezer with TJ's frozen entrees. They are the least processed, and best ingredients, of all the frozen foods, except a couple of those uber expensive ones, which aren't very good. In FL, I pay .99 for an organic lemon at Fresh Market. A bag of 5 (smaller ones) at TJ's is usually $1.59. Many more examples like that.

Wegmans is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit.

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Posted : February 16, 2015 1:15 pm
Scubadoo
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I think somebody did post that Food Center had best liquor prices.

I thought it was Pueblo on STX.

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Posted : February 17, 2015 3:46 am
speee1dy
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juanita, both my brother and son have been to wegmans. they say it is the best ever

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Posted : February 17, 2015 10:49 am
denvertired
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thanks for all of the feedback.

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Posted : February 17, 2015 12:22 pm
crazyflamingo
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juanita, both my brother and son have been to wegmans. they say it is the best ever

Wegman's is AMAZING!!!!!! That is probably the only store I will miss when I move. I do most of my grocery shopping there currently. So much variety! Lots of organic and gluten free items. They have all of the specialty items that I use that are hard to find elsewhere. It literally can be an all day trip just wondering around the isles. They have maps available when you first walk in to help you navigate the store. LOL

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Posted : February 17, 2015 12:40 pm
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It literally can be an all day trip just wondering around the isles.

You'll be "wondering (and wandering) around the isles (and aisles)" a lot here searching for "must-haves" that not one store is carrying at one particular time. 😀 The coping skills to avoid a mental breakdown include: (1) ordering online; (2) making frequent trips stateside to stock up; (3) driving your family and friends mad sending you "care packages"; and (4) finally adapting to island living and enjoying the burst of creativity finding substitutes readily available.

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Posted : February 17, 2015 1:09 pm
denvertired
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OT,

so your advice is to go directly to step four and save your sanity?

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Posted : February 17, 2015 1:51 pm
OldTart
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OT,

so your advice is to go directly to step four and save your sanity?

(4) is the ideal but adaptation is a process!

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Posted : February 17, 2015 1:59 pm
crazyflamingo
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It literally can be an all day trip just wondering around the isles.

You'll be "wondering (and wandering) around the isles (and aisles)" a lot here searching for "must-haves" that not one store is carrying at one particular time. 😀 The coping skills to avoid a mental breakdown include: (1) ordering online; (2) making frequent trips stateside to stock up; (3) driving your family and friends mad sending you "care packages"; and (4) finally adapting to island living and enjoying the burst of creativity finding substitutes readily available.

Just realized my typos! HA! I reread my post before posting it and kept thinking something didn't look right. My brain must have froze with the snow we got last night here and the super low temps (19* right now burr!!!!) I think I will just skip the first 3 and go straight to #4 when I get there. I'm great at being creative with limited resources. 🙂

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Posted : February 17, 2015 3:08 pm
speee1dy
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4 is fun

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Posted : February 17, 2015 6:54 pm
Scubadoo
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4 is MacGyver:D

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Posted : February 18, 2015 4:21 am
ms411
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Here's their website with weekly flyer.

http://wfmpueblo.com

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2015 5:50 pm
speee1dy
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i forgot about this game

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Posted : February 28, 2015 6:12 pm
ms411
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Um, it was time out because I hadn't made a list of other non sale items. I might get depressed if Stateside prices substantially lower so maybe don't want to know.

Forgot to price fresh fish in market today. Didn't see any lobsters so didn't go near fishermen.

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2015 6:59 pm
Alana33
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Florida prices will usually beat ours at Publix, Safeway and Wal-Mart's, to name a few.

Got a great avocado again from Pueblo last week. Not a black speck in sight. Going to ask Cost U Less to change whomever their supplier is for avocados as every time I buy one there, it is not good and a waste of $$$. Pueblo' s haven't dissatisfied me, yet.

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Posted : February 28, 2015 7:07 pm
ms411
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Pueblo's avocados go quickly! So far good ones from Bravo at Four Winds and Giant Gas across from Pueblo.

Prices in Ft Lauderdale seemed comparable to here last time I was there. They also didn't have what I was looking for, and we went to 2 stores.

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Topic starter Posted : February 28, 2015 7:41 pm
denvertired
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I would hate to be the cause of MS441's depression, I'll bow out this week

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Posted : February 28, 2015 10:42 pm
klpmtm
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Wow! Those prices, for the most part, are great!!! Many of those prices beat the sale prices in San Diego! Whoo hoo! I know where I'm shopping when we make move!

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Posted : March 1, 2015 5:36 am
ms411
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Wow! Those prices, for the most part, are great!!! Many of those prices beat the sale prices in San Diego! Whoo hoo! I know where I'm shopping when we make move!

Love to hear good news! When people complain about how expensive it is to live here, they need to be more specific. I often find things cheaper here than I can find online. I think many people assume it's going to cost more here and don't even check.

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Topic starter Posted : March 1, 2015 9:29 am
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