I will miss matching competitors ads for everyday items, when in a hurry to get back home. Saving me multiple stops on grocery shopping day. As it has been a major convenience for us. However, we will have to plan our shopping list & stops accordingly, to which one of us, is going into town, to go by XYZ Store and pick up those Sale Items, which we have a need or desire for.
When stocking up & portion control Sale item meats for the freezer, we did make separate trips to the different stores having the actual meat sale. Early on, I had tried to price compare meat items at Walmart and it became more of a hassle at the check out with some of the cashiers, due to exact wording of ad vs Walmart wording on packaged fresh meat cuts, sometimes they were different wording for the same muscle cut, just called something else. So we eliminated all meat item purchases altogether from Walmart 10 or more years ago.
Lately, I’ve not seen that many Great Ad Buys at some of our local grocers. So my list of comparative Buys have dwindled to a trickle & have not been to Walmart in over 2 weeks. Aldi’s has been receiving most of our money with their lower priced items for everyday use. I would suspect, Aldi is having an impact on Walmart grocery sales for local family dollars. Its become more convenient to stop at Aldi for basic’s and some of our local grocers for meat item sales. I still like being able to have the butcher cut my stakes to my desired thickness, plus I can see the whole muscle from which it is cut from. That’s personal service you can’t get at Aldi or Walmart. These thick steaks will be great on the grill during Football season.