Here's a comparison of sale items promoted in the grocery store advertisements inserted in this week's newspaper. We highlight prices of identical items when possible.
NOTE: Bi-Lo and Kroger sales apply only to customers who have the store's discount card.
Stores not mentioned under product heading did not advertise an item for sale in that category.
When items are grouped (i.e., two for $5), the customer can buy one and get the sale price ($2.50 each). That also applies at most stores to buy-one, get-one-free offers. For example, if two bags of chips are $4, the customer can buy just one bag for $2. The exception is Winn-Dixie, where shoppers must purchase both items to get the buy-one, get-one-free discount.
Items are arranged in order of best value.
12-pack of 12-ounce cans
Kroger: Pepsi assorted flavors, $1.98
Bi-Lo: Mountain Dew, Pepsi One, Diet Pepsi and Pepsi, $1.99
Publix: Selected varieties, three for $8 ($2.67 each)
Winn-Dixie: Mountain Dew, Pepsi and Diet Pepsi, $2.79
BANQUET FROZEN DINNERS
Bi-Lo: Selected varieties, 99 cents
Save-A-Lot: 9- to 9.25-ounce package, 99 cents
Kroger: 6.6- to 11-ounce package, turkey, chicken or meat loaf, five for $4 ($1.25 each)
Save-A-Lot: Westcott vegetable oil, 48-ounce bottle, 99 cents
Bi-Lo: Wesson canola, Best Blend, sunflower or vegetable oil, 48-ounce bottle, $1.19
Winn-Dixie: Astor vegetable oil, 48-ounce bottle, two for $3 ($1.50 each)
Publix: Wesson vegetable oil, 64-ounce bottle, two for $5 ($2.50 each)
GRADE A LARGE EGGS
Bi-Lo: Store brand, buy-one-get-one free, $1.05, (53 cents each)
Save-A-Lot: 79 cents
Winn-Dixie: Superbrand, 79 cents
Publix: Store brand, 89 cents