Cartwheeling over prices

hannaford comparison cartWe noticed this sign and cart when we walked into Hannaford on Central Ave in Albany the other day. It touts how much you could have saved if you bought the cart of items at Hannaford instead of Price Chopper. The items in the cart included stuff like macaroni and cheese, Nutrigrain bars and peanut butter.

Of course, Hannaford is going to set this up so it can come out on top. It proclaimed that the Chopper's "cart" was 14 percent more expensive. Price Chopper could probably pick its own cart and come out cheaper than Hannaford.

When we did our annual price check of 40 items last year, we found that Price Chopper was about three percent more expensive than Hannaford. They were both more expensive than Walmart.

Also: Here's another bit to stoke the rumors about Wegmans and the Capital Region.


I wonder what the cost of those items would be over at the Capital Region's Sav-A-Lot grocery stores... oh, you didn't know we had Sav-A-Lot stores in the area? You haven't lived until you've tried their "store" brand of Bubba Cola! (koff koff koff)

Here is how I save money on groceries:

Buy things at Price Chopper only when they are on sale, and stock up.
Buy Certified Humane eggs, happy roasted chickens and a few other staples at Hannafords.
Buy most packaged goods at Walmart.
Unless they can be found at the Asian or Indian markets.

Take those savings and buy good local produce at the farmers markets.

I hope there is a period between 80 and 37 that I can't see in the picture because no one can afford to spend $8037 for a cart of groceries, even if it is 14% cheaper than Price Chopper!

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