Winco WonderlandSome of you didn't know what a WinCo was when I blogged about it the other day. WinCo is a grocery store chain. And, it is my favorite place to shop! Let me give you a few examples to illustrate why....
I went to WalMart the other day and walked out with 5 bags. The cost of those 5 bags? $87
Hubby went to Costco and walked out with half of his cart filled. The cost of half a cart? $90
I went to WinCo yesterday and filled the bottom rack of the cart. Filled the main basket till I could get nothing else in and then sat a few things around Baby Girl in her seat. The cost of a cart that was over flowing? $64.50
Some of the sales were opening day sales, but some were just their normal sales. I got boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.48 a pound. Grapes for $.77 a pound. A 10 lb. bag of potatoes was $.68. They have a huge bulk foods section where I love to get all my spices. And, to top it all off, they carry my favorite brand of root beer in the whole world: Dad's! I love that stuff!
But, I have to say, yesterday was a bit harrowing. The store opened up at 7:00, but Red doesn't leave for school till 8:00. So, we took off after he left. Got there around 8:15 and had to stand in a short line to get into the store. It reminded me of shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. Baby Girl and I grabbed all of our amazing bargains, then we went and got in line to check out. There were only 4 people in front of me, so I felt pretty good about that. After a few minutes I turned around to see how big the line was behind me... holy cow. It went all the way down the center isle to the back of the store and then split in two... one arm headed into the bulk section and the other into the meat! It was insane! We got checked out and went out to find our car. I glanced over to see if there was still a line to get in the store... wowsers! It was HUGE! It went all the way down the store and wrapped around the corner of the building!! I guess I wasn't the only one who was excited about the opening. I was glad we got there when we did. It took us just over 2 hours to get our shopping done, but it was worth it!
Where is your favorite place to shop? Do you go to different stores for different items? Or do you go to one place and get it all done?