It's Market Friday for HiveBloPoMo!| Pineapples....

Markets (2).png

Today for 'Market Friday' I wasn't doing a big food shop but I knew I wanted to get a Pineapple to dehydrate. So of course with it being Friday it was that time every two weeks when I go out and take care of the bills & do a little shopping.

Today I got my Pineapple & I also bout some pears & apples, these are for me to dehydrate. I also picked up a few other items for the house, acouple of food items & non-food items.

Today I want to share with you my area markets. There are only three, and they're all within 1 - 1 1/2 miles of each other & the furthest one from me is about 2 miles.

Pineapple Comparison

Although I already knew that I would be making my purchases from Walmart, I stopped by the other 2 markets just to compare the price, size & quality of the pineapples.

Food Lion

This was my first stop where I found the pineapples to be of great quality, nice & green, they didn't smell too sweet though so unless there was nowhere else to get them I would have gotten them @ $2.19 each. The price wasn't bad but I knew if they were that price there, I could probably do better at Walmart. This store is usually a little higher for most things but is my second choice in town.

Food Lion (2).png

KJ's/IGA

I then went on up the road to KJ's a rather new name but still carry the sign and quality foods of IGA. I'm not sure why the name change but they're a good place to find quality meats at a lower cost but usually everything else is higher. They sometimes have meats that can't be found in the other markets, even Walmart.

KJs (2).png

As you can see the pinapples were much higher @ $2.97 ea. and they were rather small and didn't look so good, very little green. This is a store I visit for certain meats or if I can't get what I'm looking for any where else.

Walmart

My one0stop-shop & usually my first choice. They have everything I'm looking for, most of the time & is usually cheaper. Once I'm in Walmart, I usually checkout with more than what I went for.
The pinapples were a steal compared to the other two stores @ $1.68 ea. The quality was comparable to Food Lion but not quite as big, but they were bigger than the ones at KJ's. I got a few more items and moved on.

Walmart (2).png

Checkout Time!

Because Walmart is a one-stop-shop, I got everything I intended and more. My list consist of paper plates, mouthwash, baggies, foil, laundry detergent, bread, & tomatoes & 1 pineapple of course, the water was questionable but I decided to go on and get it while I was there.
While shopping I remembered that I needed potatoes. I also remembered to get parchment paper to line my dehydrator with while I was in the isle with the baggies & foil. I also decided I needed to get some chips to go with the sandwiches we were having for dinner today.
As I walked from the groceries on one side of the store to the pharmacy area on the other side, I came across a clarence rack & it hit me that I have a grand daughter who's birthday is Monday & I hadn't gotten her a gift yet. So there's the 2 cute little dresses handing there. Under $5.00 ea.... couldn't leave them behind.

20220422_111132.jpg

Head for the checkout Charletta.... You've got what you came for & spent enough for one day. I often have to do that or I just might spend more than I should.

I hoped you enjoyed shopping with me today, See you next time as I may do this every couple of weeks. I felt weird the last time I did this (2 weeks ago), but this time I rather enjoyed it knowing I was coming home to share with you.

Really, Who takes pictures in the grocery store?, That was my response the first time & look at me now having fun with it.

Successchar

Me Variety.png



0
0
0.000
8 comments
avatar

Can not tell you how much I love this article. Comparison shopping to save money is the way to go but can you believe out here in Cali Walmart is not always the best price. A store called Aldi's is usually the best-priced grocer in my town.
Loved all of the pictures they really brought the article to life. Instead of looking at numbers on a white page I was able to see the live prices. Keep up the great work.

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thanks for all the compliments!
I'm not really surprised, sometimes I can get better deals elsewhere. It's just that those are my choices close by, I have to travel 20 miles or more to get to other stores, so unless I'm headed out that way I just shop here in town'

I have an Aldi's and it's more then likely I could get better prices on some things but that's one of those stores that's 20+ miles away. With the cost of gas might as well just stay local.

I like cleaning up the picture & putting them together but it's very time consuming. But I have to put a pic or two in my post, I think it looks plain & boring withouy them.

!BEER

0
0
0.000
avatar

My first few posts did not have any graphics and you are right they are very plain. Pictures help to make the story come alive. I try to plan my posts ahead of time as much as possible. I write them out first in Page (mac app) similar to MSWord. I leave everything in plain text. I try to write about 4 at a time. Then I work out the pictures. Then I combine the two with some basic HTML and load them into PeakD.
Doing the separate thing in batches really helps to speed things along.
We both know everything is more time consuming that we schedule lol
!CTP

0
0
0.000
avatar

I often think about writing 2 or 3 post like that but I never seem to have the time and by I get my daily post done there' no time left at all. Maybe one day I'll be more efficient.

0
0
0.000
avatar

i do not have children just a cat, he is high maintenance lol but nothing like a child, so I appreciate how hard it is to be a parent. I really feel that most of us feel like we do not have time for example this reply to your awesome comment is 2 days late, and I don't have kids lol maybe that is the curse of being human 😀

0
0
0.000
avatar

Don't feel bad about your comments being a couple of days behind, I try to do mine everyday but even then some of them just don't happen.
Funny story, one busy week I thought I was being diligent by using my phone a little here & there, which I hate to type on cause it's so small, but anyways I get back to my notifications on my computer and find well over 100 notifications and some were comments that I didn't respond to and they were 7 and even8 days old. LOL.
I felt so bad. So from now on I check on my computer everyday and try not to let them get too old. Lesson learned.

We're all only human! !CTP

0
0
0.000
avatar

Thanks for understanding, and I am going to follow your example. 👍

0
0
0.000