Is Your Grocery Store Ripping You Off?

Price Comparison

A price comparison was completed between grocery stores in Cookeville. The generic brand was selected when doing the cost analysis. Aldi had the cheapest groceries followed by Walmart, Dollar General Market, Kroger, Food Lion, Save-A-Lot, Spring Street Supermarket, IGA, and Publix. Aldi, Walmart, Kroger, and Publix had the best quality items and variety. The produce sections with the most variety were found at Publix, Kroger, and Food Lion.

Aldi

422 S Jefferson Ave

Hours: 9AM-8PM

Aldi offers in person shopping and delivery. Orders can be placed online at shop.aldi.us and they must reach a minimum of $10. Aldi also has a free app where you can view weekly ads and make a shopping list. It is more convenient to place orders on a computer than on your phone. If you have the app open, you can select grocery delivery & curbside pickup, however, it will take you out of the app to their webpage.  Aldi does not offer free grocery bags, so it would be smart to bring your own. You can purchase bags inexpensively if you forget your reusable ones. Bring a quarter to use a shopping cart as well. This is Aldi’s way of saving you money!

Dollar General Market

185 S Jefferson Ave

Hours: 7AM-10PM

Dollar General Market offers in person shopping only. However, you can order non-perishable items at dollargeneral.com. You can create a free account to access coupons.

Food Lion

1245 E Spring St

377 W Jackson St

Hours: 7AM-11PM

Food Lion offers in person shopping only in Cookeville. They have a free app that allows you to search products, weekly ads, and clip coupons. If you create an account online at foodlion.com or through the app, you will get access to an MVP card which gives further savings on certain products. Additionally, you can view recipes and create a shopping list through the app.

IGA

1010 N Washington Ave

Hours: 7AM-9PM

IGA offers in person shopping only. You can create a free account online at iga.com or through their app. There you can view products, weekly ads, and clip coupons. Online you can clip coupons and then enter the phone number associated with your account or scan your virtual card at checkout to redeem them.

Kroger

445 S Jefferson Ave

Hours: 6AM-11PM

Kroger offers in person shopping or curbside pick-up. They currently do not offer delivery. You can sign-up for a free account online at Kroger.com or through their app. You can view products, weekly ads, clip coupons, and shop all from the app. Additionally, you can access your “my plus card” from the app to get further savings. You can earn fuel rewards by shopping at Kroger. Every $1 you spend earns you 1 fuel point, and you can save 10¢ per gallon for every 100 points redeemed.

Publix

1265 Interstate Dr

Hours: 7AM-9PM

Publix offers in person shopping, in-store pickup, curbside pickup, and delivery. You can sign up for a free account online at publix.com or through their app. You can view products, weekly ads, clip digital coupons, and order groceries through the app.

Save-A-Lot

116 S Willow Ave

Hours: 8AM-8PM

Save-A-Lot offers in store shopping only. You can view weekly ads at savealot.com.

Spring Street Supermarket

215 W Spring St

Hours: Monday-Saturday 8AM-7PM

             Sunday 10AM-PM

Spring Street Market offers in store shopping only. You can view weekly ads and store information at springstmkt.com.

Walmart

768 S Jefferson Ave

Hours: 7AM-10PM          

Walmart offers in store shopping and curbside pickup. You can view and order products and reserve a pickup times through the free app.

Published by Anthony Paradis

Registered Dietitian Adventurer Strength & Conditioning Specialist Artist Teacher

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