​Cheapest Grocery Stores By Budget Comparison​​

By: | 04/15/2013 07:07 PM ET

Cheapest Grocery Stores - There are several stores to shop, but then there’s the one with the cheapest groceries. We compared some items with Food Lion, Harris Teeter, and Walmart.

Cheapest Grocery Stores

To be fair, these items range from eggs, to chicken, to veggies, fruit, beans, pasta, etc. The prices were recorded at each store. The conclusion was interesting.

Some people are anti-Walmart because they hate shopping there since there’re so many people are always in the way.

Nevertheless, the savings might be paying you to shop there. Walmart is the cheaper alternative. If you’re broke, you can stretch your dollar a lot more at this store.

Check this out:

  • Harris Teeter is a bit more expensive, but nice quality.
  • Food Lion is nicely priced, but a little dirty.
  • Wal-Mart is a huge big-box mart and may rule the world one day, but you can’t ignore their low prices.

There’s another store called Bi-Lo that advertises itself as the cheaper store. However, if you look closely, you may be surprised by some things. For example, it can be the most expensive store depending on what you buy. In some items like pineapples, broccoli and brown rice, Bi-Lo was almost double the price of other stores.

There are other things you can do to cut down your grocery bill. First, cut wastage. This is hard to do but by keeping the fridge clean and looking around in it once in a while you should be able to keep wastage to a minimum.

Buy cheese blocks instead of slices. When we compared the prices of some recent purchases, and it was $1.29 per 100g of block cheese vs $2.09/100g of sliced — 62% more! Buy the block then slice it up. Store it in Tupperware.

And finally, packaging is everything. For example, those squeeze bottles of ketchup, mustard and mayo are apparently more expensive than the regular containers.

If you like candy, then you’ll love this clue. In the store, I saw a regular package of M&Ms and a box of M&Ms. The box was double the price, but it was larger. Guess what was inside?

The box contained another package, in fact, a regular generic package of M Ms. I paid double just for the box. Can you believe that?