Originally created 02/14/01

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BEST BUYS:

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.

PEPSI PRODUCTS
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)

COOKING OIL

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
one dozen

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



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