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Who's Really Cheaper? A Price Comparison of 71 Grocery Products

Are you stuck in a grocery store rut...always hitting the same supermarket without comparing prices? Surely there can't be that much difference between the big guys, can there?

Wrong!

I hit the street to compare prices for 71 products at Walmart, Target, Sam's Warehouse, Kroger and your friendly Seven/11. Guess what I learned. (No really, guess.) Surprise! Prices varied greatly, and not always in the way you would think.

Maybe after checking out this extensive price-comparison list, you just might be willing to stop and shop at more than one store. (Prices are based on the lowest available at time of visit and do not include the use of coupons.)

BAKED GOODS

bakery sign

1. Whole Wheat Bread - Per Loaf
Walmart - $1.97
Target - $3.29
Sam's - $2.27
Kroger - $1.29
7/11 - $3.69

2. Soft White Bread - Per Loaf
Walmart - $2.18
Target - 1.69
Sam's - $1.94
Kroger - $1.29
7/11 - $1.49

3. Hot Dog Buns - Each
Walmart - $0.18
Target - $0.37
Sam's - $0.13
Kroger - $0.16
7/11 - $0.44

VEGETABLES

vegetables

 4. Yellow Onions - Per Pound
Walmart - $0.88
Target - $1.49
Sam's - $0.30
Kroger - $0.99
7/11 - n/a

5. Baking Potatoes - Per Pound
Walmart - $0.88
Target - $0.99
Sam's - $0.35
Kroger - $0.97
7/11 - n/a

6. Red Potatoes - Per Pound
Walmart - $0.88
Target - $0.74
Sam's - $0.39
Kroger - $1.29
7/11 - n/a

7. Green Beans - Per Pound
Walmart - $1.98
Target - $2.49
Sam's - n/a
Kroger - $2.99
7/11 - n/a

8. Mushrooms - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.22
Target - $0.16
Sam's - $0.17
Kroger - $0.25
7/11 - n/a

9. Green Peppers - Each
Walmart - $1.44
Target - $1.49
Sam's - $1.05
Kroger - $1.50
7/11 - n/a

10. Cucumbers - Each
Walmart - $0.88
Target - $0.99
Sam's - $1.35
Kroger - $0.89
7/11 - n/a

11. Baby Carrots - Per Pound
Walmart - $1.37
Target - $1.79
Sam's - $1.33
Kroger - $1.99
7/11 - n/a

12. Iceberg Lettuce - Per Head
Walmart - $1.48
Target - $1.49
Sam's - $1.49
Kroger - $1.59
7/11 - n/a

13. Celery - Per Stalk
Walmart - $1.34
Target - $1.49
Sam's - n/a
Kroger - $0.99
7/11 - n/a

14. Cauliflower - Per Head
Walmart - $2.78
Target - $2.79
Sam's - n/a
Kroger - $2.50
7/11 - n/a

15. Broccoli - Per Pound
Walmart - $1.78
Target - $2.29
Sam's - $1.66
Kroger - $1.79
7/11 - n/a

FRUIT

fruit

16. Oranges - Per 4 Pounds
Walmart - $2.98
Target - $2.50
Sam's - $3.84
Kroger - $5.99
7/11 - n/a

17. Grapefruit - Per 5 Pounds
Walmart - $3
Target - $3.99
Sam's - $4.35
Kroger - $2.50
7/11 - n/a

18. Gala Apples - Per 3 Pounds
Walmart - $3.87
Target - $3.99
Sam's - $3
Kroger - $2.99
7/11 - n/a

19. Bananas - Per Pound
Walmart - $0.54
Target - $0.54
Sam's - $0.48
Kroger - $0.69
7/11 - n/a

20. Roma Tomatoes - Per Pound
Walmart - $2.72
Target - $2.19
Sam's - $2.33
Kroger - $2.49
7/11 - n/a

21. Beefsteak Tomatoes - Per Pound
Walmart - $3.04
Target - $2.99
Sam's - $1.05
Kroger - $2.99
7/11 - n/a

MEAT

meat

22. Chicken Breast - Frozen - Per Pound
Walmart - $3.66
Target - $2.12
Sam's - $1.66
Kroger - $2.33
7/11 - n/a

23. Chicken Thighs - Frozen - Per Pound
Walmart - $3.66
Target - $2.12
Sam's - $1.66
Kroger - $1.19
7/11 - n/a

24. Whole Chicken - Per Pound
Walmart - $0.98
Target - $0.62
Sam's -  n/a
Kroger - $1.24
7/11 - n/a

25. Ground Turkey - Per Pound
Walmart - $2.10
Target - $3
Sam's - $2.19
Kroger - $2.79
7/11 - n/a

26. Top Sirloin Steak - Per Pound
Walmart - $4.98
Target - $4.99
Sam's - $5.12
Kroger - $5.99
7/11 - n/a

27. Bottom Round Roast - Per Pound
Walmart - $3.78
Target - $4.85
Sam's - $3.84
Kroger - $5.49
7/11 - n/a

28. T-Bone Steak - Per Pound
Walmart - $8.48
Target - $7.99
Sam's - $2.84
Kroger - $10.99
7/11 - n/a

29. Lean Ground Beef - Per Pound
Walmart - $4.28
Target - $3
Sam's - $4.59
Kroger - $2.49
7/11 - n/a

30. Pork Chops - Boneless - Per Pound
Walmart - $3.98
Target - $3.22
Sam's - $5.99
Kroger - $5.94
7/11 - n/a

FISH

fish

31. Tilapia Fillets - Frozen - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.20
Target - $0.33
Sam's - $0.74
Kroger - $0.25
7/11 - n/a

32. Catfish Fillets - Frozen - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.35
Target - n/a
Sam's - $0.74
Kroger - $0.25
7/11 - n/a

33. Salmon Fillets - Frozen - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.55
Target - $0.69
Sam's - $0.49
Kroger - $0.25
7/11 - n/a

34. Canned Tuna - 5 Ounces
Walmart - $0.68
Target - $0.57
Sam's - $0.68
Kroger - $0.68
7/11 - $1.39

DAIRY

dairy products

35. Milk - Per Gallon
Walmart - $1.98
Target - $2.54
Sam's - $2.28
Kroger - $2.19
7/11 - 2.50

36. Eggs - Per Dozen
Walmart - $1.84
Target - $0.85
Sam's - $1.15
Kroger - $1.49
7/11 - $1.69

37. Cottage Cheese - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.10
Target - $0.11
Sam's - $0.15
Kroger - $0.15
7/11 - n/a

38. Sour Cream - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.74
Target - $0.74
Sam's - $0.09
Kroger - $0.15
7/11 - n/a

39. Yogurt - Per 6 Ounces
Walmart -  $0.64
Target - $0.49
Sam's - n/a
Kroger - $0.68
7/11 - n/a

40. Cheese Sandwich Slices - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.18
Target - $0.18
Sam's - $0.22
Kroger - $0.33
7/11 -

41. Shredded Cheese - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.24
Target - $0.21
Sam's - $0.28
Kroger - $0.25
7/11 - n/a

42. Butter - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.19
Target - $0.21
Sam's - $0.20
Kroger - $.30
7/11 - n/a

CANNED GOODS

canned food

43. Diced Tomatoes - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.42
Target - $0.49
Sam's - $0.29
Kroger - $0.71
7/11 - $0.50

44. Cream of Mushroom Soup - Per 10 Ounces
Walmart - $0.84
Target - $0.89
Sam's - $0.90
Kroger - $1
7/11 - n/a

45. Green Beans - Per 4.5 Ounces
Walmart - $0.46
Target - $0.39
Sam's - $0.31
Kroger - $0.47
7/11 - $1.49

46. Jif Peanut Butter - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.85
Target - $0.13
Sam's - $0.20
Kroger - $0.16
7/11 - $1.72

PASTA

spaghetti

47. Spaghetti - Per Pound
Walmart - $0.63
Target - $0.95
Sam's - $0.83
Kroger - $1.50
7/11 - n/a

48. Wide Egg Noodles - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.24
Target - $0.12
Sam's - $0.25
Kroger - $0.20
7/11 - n/a

49. Macaroni and Cheese - Per Box
Walmart - $0.50
Target - $0.52
Sam's - $0.67
Kroger - $1.39
7/11 - $1.89

50. Ramen Noodles - Each
Walmart - $0.17
Target - $0.17
Sam's - $0.18
Kroger - $0.20
7/11 - n/a

CEREALS

Cheerios in a bowl

51. Cheerios - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.25
Target - $0.20
Sam's - $0.16
Kroger - $0.34
7/11 - $0.33

52. Special K - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.19
Target - $0.24
Sam's - $0.18
Kroger - $0.24
7/11 - n/a

BAKING PRODUCTS

baking products


53. Canola Oil - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.75
Target - $0.80
Sam's - $0.53
Kroger - $0.52
7/11 - $1.66

54. Sugar - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.032
Target - $0.048
Sam's - $0.065
Kroger - $0.032
7/11 - $0.068

55. Flour - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.22
Target - $0.21
Sam's - $0.26
Kroger - $0.60
7/11 - $0.68

CONDIMENTS

family dressed as condiments

56. Ketchup - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.59
Target - $0.60
Sam's - $0.57
Kroger - $0.36
7/11 - $1.90

57. Yellow Mustard - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.13
Target - $0.10
Sam's - $0.08
Kroger - $0.31
7/11 - $0.22

SNACKS

Doritos

58. Doritos Nacho Cheese - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.21
Target - $0.17
Sam's - $0.19
Kroger - $0.27
7/11 - $0.33

59. Potato Chips - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.17
Target - $0.17
Sam's - $0.19
Kroger - $0.29
7/11 - $0.39

60. Oreos - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.11
Target - $0.16
Sam's - $0.13
Kroger - $0.15
7/11 - n/a

DRINKS

Cola


61. Pepsi and Mountain Dew - 12 Cans
Walmart - $3.98
Target - $4.89
Sam's - $3.24
Kroger - $4.99
7/11 - $4.59

62. Vegetable Juice/V8 - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.39
Target - $0.41
Sam's - $0.26
Kroger - $0.82
7/11 - $0.39

63. Cranberry Juice - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.31
Target - $0.41
Sam's - $0.39
Kroger - $0.62
7/11 - n/a

64. Apple Juice - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.26
Target - $0.36
Sam's - $0.19
Kroger - $0.39
7/11 - $0.87

65. Orange Juice - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.34
Target - $0.33
Sam's - $0.41
Kroger - $0.64
7/11 - $0.87

66. Folgers - Per Ounce
Walmart - $0.35
Target - $0.29
Sam's - $0.36
Kroger - $0.34
7/11 - $1.49

PAPER PRODUCTS

toilet paper

67. Facial Tissue - Per Tissue
Walmart - $0.86
Target - $0.12
Sam's - $0.20
Kroger - $0.41
7/11 - n/a

68. Toilet Paper - Per Roll
Walmart - $1.49
Target - $1.12
Sam's - $0.47
Kroger - $1.25
7/11 - n/a

69. Paper Towels - Per Roll
Walmart - $1.49
Target - $0.99
Sam's - $0.84
Kroger - $1.25
7/11 - n/a

FLOWERS

roses

70. Roses - Per Dozen
Walmart - $10
Target - $10
Sam's - $10.97
Kroger - $19.99
7/11 -n/a

71. Carnations - Per Dozen
Walmart - $5
Target - $9.99
Sam's - $4.88
Kroger - $10
7/11 - n/a

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