After paying the cost of tuition, books, housing and parking passes, the last thing students want to do is overpay for groceries.
There are three major grocery stores in Statesboro to choose from: Walmart, Bi-Lo and the new Food World. The question is, which one gives you the most for your money?
Food World single pack of Ramen Noodles: $0.30 6 pack of Ramen Noodles: $2.19 Cheerios: 8.9 oz box: $3.79 2 liter coke: $1.79 1 gallon of store brand milk: $4.08 Kraft macaroni and cheese 7.25 oz box 3 servings: $1.79 Pop-Tarts 8 pack: 2.59 loaf of Nature’s Own brand bread : $2.79 Campbell’s chicken noodle soup 10 3/4 oz : $1.99 Oscar Meyer hot dogs10 pack: $3.69 Bananas: $0.59/lb Yoplait yogurt: $0.79 Florida’s Natural brand orange juice 59 fl oz: $4.49 Lay’s potato chips 10 oz: $4.29 Bi-Lo Ramen: $0.25 6pack: $1.49 Cereal: $3.08 Coke: $1.99 Milk: $4.08 Mac and Cheese: $1.64 Poptart: $2.48 Bread: $3.25 Chick noodle: $1.77 Hot dog classic: $3.99 Bananas: $0.65 Yogurt: $1.43 OJ: $4.29 Lays: $4.29
Wal-Mart Ramen noodle soup: $0.78 6pack: $1.28 Cereal: $2.58 Coke: $1.44 Milk: $4.25 Mac and Cheese: $1.28 Poptart: $1.98 Bread: $2.28 Chick noodle 10 3/4 oz: $1.58 Hot dog classic beef: $3.98 Bananas: $0.56 Yogurt: $0.60 OJ: $3.28 Lays: $2.88
At first, Walmart might seem like the best choice due to the fact that out of the fourteen items listed, nine of the cheapest can be found at Walmart. However, Bi-Lo and Food World offer the option for store discount cards that Wal-mart does not. There are also sales more frequently at Food World which lowers their prices even further, making the new store on the block the better place to shop.