• December 19, 2014

Comparison shopping

To compare using the various brands available at each store, the Herald purchased the cheapest item of the same quantity. The only product that was hard to match in size was peanut butter. The size purchased at the first store, the commissary, was unavailable at H-E-B and Walmart.

 

What we bought Commissary H-E-B Walmart
3 apples $1.03 $1.85 $1.46
Bacon, 1 lb. $2.59 (sale) $4.28 $4.28
Bread, 24 oz. $1.31 $0.88 $0.88
Cheese, 16 slices $1.19 $0.98 $1.25
Eggs, dozen large $1.19 $1.67 $1.68
Ground beef, 1 lb. $2.80 $4.48 $3.98
Ketchup, 24 oz. $0.85 $0.88 $0.92
Mayonaise, 30 oz. $1.99 (coupon) $2.98 (coupon) $2.88
Milk, gallon 2% $2.81 $3.18 $3.18
Paper towels, 3-pack $1.99 $1.40 $1.94
Pasta sauce, 24 oz. $1.29 (sale) $1.29 $1.33
Peanut Butter $1.99 (13 oz.) $2.34 (18 oz.) $2.34 (18 oz.)
Spaghetti, 1 lb. $0.91 $0.88 $0.82
Toilet paper, 4-pack $2.12 $0.99 $0.86
Turkey, 1 lb. $2 $2.50 (coupon) $2.50
Coupon savings $1 $2 $0
Surcharge, 5% $1.30 $0 $0
Sales tax $0 $0.20 $0.23
TOTAL $26.36 $28.78 $30.53

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