I do my grocery shopping at…Target?

There are three dedicated grocery stores near our house – BiLo, Food Lion, and Harris Teeter. The BiLo may help you to buy low, but it reminds me of the Albertson’s that went out of business in Georgetown – not very nice. I would be hesitant to buy meat there. I have not checked out Food Lion, mainly because it is in a sketchy shopping center. My sister has been to one and she compared it to the Albertson’s in College Station – still in business, but not as nice as HEB. (Oh, HEB, how I miss you.) So, with BiLo and Food Lion crossed off the list, that leaves Harris Teeter.

Harris Teeter is clean. They have a good selection of fresh produce, even a stand with fruits and veggies straight from local farms. Stephen is pleased by their beer variety. They have some good “meal deals,” much like HEB does. It is fun to say “Harris Teeter” in an English accent, much like you would say “Harry Potter.”

So, what is wrong with Harris Teeter? It is expensive. Even with their discount card, it is expensive.

I would never have dreamed of doing my grocery shopping at Target, until the subject came up during a get-together with a group from church. I learned that Target is less expensive than Harris Teeter, with the exception of their chicken. Apparently HT has good deals on chicken. After this advice from the locals, I did some price comparisons the next time I was at Target. Here are my findings:

store brand milk

HT: 3.49

Target: 3.19

same-brand bread

HT: 2.89

Target: 2.39

lunch meat

HT: 4.45

Target: 3.24

And it’s three for three for Target! Who would have guessed! From now on, I will be doing my grocery shopping at Target. Unless I want chicken.