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If Loblaws goes on strike, where will you do your grocery shopping?
Walmart 30%  30%  [ 12 ]
Metro 28%  28%  [ 11 ]
Food Basics 35%  35%  [ 14 ]
Other (Outside of Milton) 8%  8%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 40
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 Post subject: Possible Loblaws Strike
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:22 pm 
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Poll is assuming Loblaws is your primary choice for grocery shopping in Milton.


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Loblaws is WAY too expensive anyway. We've been using food basics and the food port lately. We've saved over one third on our monthly food bills just by changing where we shop.

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I almost always shop food basics first, then just get the things I can't get there, like PC products, at the superstore.

So I'd just shop Food Basics. A strike would save me money, no more buying that damn tempting Joe stuff!


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Walmart. Only place I go.

Cheapest groceries in town.


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+1 for Walmart...With the exception of a couple gluten-free products, that's where we get all of our groceries...Great prices and they'll price-match sales from other stores if required.


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Is Walmart even cheaper than food basics?!?!


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Kiddan wrote:
Is Walmart even cheaper than food basics?!?!


Sometimes it's cheaper, but if not then it is exactly the same price. I guess what a lot of people don't know is that Walmart matches prices with competitors.

Instead of going to Metro, Superstore, Food Basics, etc, I just go to Walmart and they'll match all the deals.

Plus, I like the quality at Walmart versus Food Basics or Metro. Sometimes their meat selection is lacking, so I'll take a trip elsewhere. But usually, all my shopping is done at Walmart.


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Best part of Wal-mart is that they will price match if you bring in any other grocery store's flyer. Even meat/grocery if it is sourced from the same country.


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Lolabug wrote:
Best part of Wal-mart is that they will price match if you bring in any other grocery store's flyer. Even meat/grocery if it is sourced from the same country.


Yea, I saw a video on redflagdeals about this and I am all up for savings but I would feel awkward holding up the line and trying to price match from different flyers...do you guys actively do this...maybe I will start doing it as well...


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Why not? I do it to save money. No point in spending more when you don't have to.

It doesn't take that long to match products as long as you know what you're doing. You'll get the hang of it young apprentice. Much to learn you have.


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Ok cool......so even produce they match? (which could be from different vendors)

Also, do the cashiers give you any hassle or do they all know the drill when you start to pull out the flyers. I hope they don't start paging their Manager... :oops:


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Kiddan wrote:
Ok cool......so even produce they match? (which could be from different vendors)

Absolutely.

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Also, do the cashiers give you any hassle or do they all know the drill when you start to pull out the flyers. I hope they don't start paging their Manager... :oops:


Most cashiers I've checked out with all knew what was going to happen when I pulled out the flyers. I just make it easier on myself and the cashier by being polite. You can get pretty far by being polite. Some cashiers will also match products that don't match 100%. You have to pick your cashier.

It's really an art form.

IMO, it also helps to have the pages the items are on written down and circled.


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Wow, you guys have a lot of time on your hands! I'd hate to be behind you in line @ the cashier. This reminds me of the ghettos of Rexdale, surprised it happens in Milton. :roll:

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Sandeep&Tina wrote:
Wow, you guys have a lot of time on your hands! I'd hate to be behind you in line @ the cashier. This reminds me of the ghettos of Rexdale, surprised it happens in Milton. :roll:


Tell me about it! All your flyers ready and organized with items circled?? Seriously???

Just another reason to never go to Wal-Mart.


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prickly_pete wrote:
Just another reason to never go to Wal-Mart.



I hate Walmart as well.


But, if you feel like screwing up your grass-fed meat diet, here's a reason to hit up a Walmart this weekend:

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***2 for $4***

SUPER Size Lays (320g All Flavors)
Tostitos (240g - 350g)
Tostitos Salsa (430 mL)

2 for $4 at Walmart beginning Friday, July 23rd and running through until after the Civic Day long weekend.
This is very hot for these Sku's.
Normally, when on feature they are 2 for $6. At times they will go as low as 2 for $5. 2 for $4 (or $2 each, you don't have to buy them in pairs) is unheard of.


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