Nothing like a personal post to get people to comment on my blog. I'll try and comment on everyones comments.
The only meat I buy at super store is chicken breats (by the case) Co-op can't touch the price. I know cause my mom has checked for catering. Its almost double the price. I also buy sandwich meat, but we don't use alot, so it wouldn't pay for me to go elsewhere for it.
Sales at superstore. Doesn't really matter if it is on sale or not, its still gonna be cheaper than anywhere else in this town.
And I was strictly talking about the grocery store. I did buy my camera at the appliance store, and would absolutely go back there for anything else (to check prices anyway) as well as to Something Digital. I have nothing against either of those stores. When it comes to buying large items, like computers and appliances, you generally do alot of price checking everywhere anyway. All of our appliances came from Sears, because they had a better price. But we checked Co-op for everything. As for the equity. I was turned off of that when we bought our appliances. You can only use so much of it, depending on the price of the items you are buying. If the washing machine I'm buying is not expensive enough, I can only use a little bit of the equity. That did not impress me. If I have this money, let me use it however I want to use it.
Superstore just has everything and a large variety of everything. Clothing, diapers, crayons markers etc, plants...you get the idea. I do love wal mart as well, but not so much for the groceries. I go to browse every few weeks for kids clothes and shoes.
Hey, its all a personal opinion right? If you wanna shop there, and spend more money because Co-op gives back to the community, or because of the equity check, go ahead. I'd personally like to rather see that money in my bank account at the end of every month.
Thanks for your comments.