In our last apartment, we lived within walking distance of two grocery stores and a convenience store, not to mention several restaurants.
While I don’t miss much about that apartment, I miss the easy access to groceries. I actually did an awful lot of shopping at 3AM, when there weren’t many other people in the store.
In our new place, groceries mean driving.
Since we’re driving ANYWAY, I decided to check out our local “WinCo”, which is a big grocery discounter. We had one near our last apartment, but not really near enough that it ever became an option for shopping. I did hear good things about it, though, and always wanted to give it a chance.
Having done so, I have to say that I’m a convert. It’s not cheaper for everything – like CostCo, you need to know what you’re buying and whether or not it’s actually a good deal – but it’s significantly cheaper on most of the stuff we buy, so I think I’ll be doing the majority of my shopping there from now on.
Having said nice things about the place, I feel the need to poke fun at it, just a little. I won’t do so in my own words – I’ll let their signage speak for itself.