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Case Lot Price Comparison: Smith’s vs Fresh Market

By March 28, 2017 No Comments

Since I’m getting ready to shop for food items for my food storage, I did a price comparison between Smith’s and Fresh Market (& Dick’s Market) case lot sales. Whenever case lot sales come to town, I like to see if it is really worth it for me to shop at one or two stores, or none at all. And this time I’ll only be shopping at Smith’s since they had the items I needed for the prices I wanted.

In April I gather beans, soup and fish, but I have way too much tuna. And I was so busy in March that I didn’t have a chance to gather tomatoes and pasta. So I’ll be shopping for both months in April this week. I usually watch for the American Beauty $.49 pasta sale at Smith’s and stock up on pasta then.

Shopping monthly for specific items helps me gather year-round and not overspend. You can follow my monthly plan by buying The Food Storage Organizer: Monthly Prep Guide.

So, what am I buying at Smith’s for my 3-month food storage supply?

SMITH’S

  • Kroger Tomato sauce 1 case $6.00
  • Kroger Diced tomatoes 1 case $14.16
  • Kroger Mandarin oranges 1 case $12.00
  • Campbell’s Chunky Soup (chicken noodle if they have it) 1 case $12.00
  • Kroger Kidney beans 1 case $5.88
  • Kroger Drinking water 4 cases $1.88 ea.

Total: $57.56

And here is my price comparison which may help some of you figure out what to buy:

CASE LOT SALE COMPARISON
SM = Smith’s case lot
FM/D = Fresh Market/Dick’s case lot
BEVERAGES
SM Kroger Water 16.9 oz. 24 pk. $1.99 ea. Awesome! Limit 4 cases
HM Nestle’s Water 16.9 oz. 24 pk. $2.50 ea.
FM/D WF Water 16.9 oz. 24 pk. $1.99 ea. Awesome!
FM/D WF Apple Juice Blends 96 oz. $1.25 or 8 for $10.00 Awesome!
SM Kroger Apple Juice 64 oz. $0.99 ea. or 6 for $5.94 Awesome!
SOUPS/BROTH
SM Kroger Broth 14 oz. .50 ea. or 24 for $12.00
FM/D Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup 10.5 oz. $.59 or 24 for $14.16 Awesome!
SM Campbell’s Cream of Chicken or Mushroom Soup 10.5 oz. $.90 or 48 for $43.20
SM Campbell’s Chicken Noodle or Tomato Soup 10.75 oz. $.90 or 48 for $43.20
SM Campbell’s Chunky Soup various 18.6 – 19 oz. $1.00 or 12 for $12.00
MEAT/BEANS/POTATOES
FM/D WF Beans various 15 oz. $.44 ea. or 24 for $10.56 Awesome!
FM/D WF Refried Beans 16 oz. $.69 ea. or 24 for $16.56
SM Kroger Beans various 15-16.5 oz. $.49 ea. or 12 for $5.88 Awesome!
SM Simple Truth Organic Beans various 12-15 oz. $1.00 ea. or 12 for $12.00
FM/D WF Chil w/beans 15 oz. $.99 ea. or 12 for $11.88
SM Nalley Original Chili w/beans 14 oz. $1.00 ea. or 24 for $24.00
SM Chicken of the Sea Tuna in water 5 oz. $.50 ea. or 48 for $24.00 Awesome!
FM/D WF Tuna in water 5 oz. $.59 ea. or 48 for $28.32
SM Spam 12 oz. $2.49 ea. or 12 for $29.88
FM/D WF Chicken Breast 5 oz. $1.19 ea. or 12 for $14.28 (Costco beats)
FM/D Fresh Boneless Chicken Breasts 20 lbs. $24.99 case ($1.25 lb., Amazing!)
FRUIT
SM Kroger Fruit pears, peaches, various 15-15.25 oz. $.99 or 24 for $23.76
FM/D WF Fruit or Applesauce 15-15.25 oz. $.99 or 24 for $23.76
FM/D WF Mandarin Oranges 10.5 – 11 oz. $.59 or 24 for $14.16
SM Kroger Mandarin Oranges 11 oz. $.50 or 24 for $12.00
FM/D WF Pineapple assorted 20 oz. $.99 or 24 for $23.76
VEGETABLES
SM Libby’s Vegetables various 14.5-15 oz., $.50 or 12 for $6.00 Awesome!
FM/D WF Vegetables  14.5 – 15.25 oz., $.50 or 24 for $12.00 Awesome!
SM Kroger Mushrooms 4 oz. $.69 or 12 for $8.28
FM/D WF Olives 6 oz., $.99 or 24 for $23.76
TOMATOES
SM Kroger Tomato Sauce 8 oz. $.25 ea. or 24 for $6.00
FM/D WF Tomato Sauce 8 oz. $.33 ea. or 48 for $16.00
SM Kroger Tomatoes 14.5 oz. $.59 ea. or 24 for $14.16
FM/D WF Tomatoes 14.5 oz. $.50 ea. or 24 for $12.00
SM Ragu Pasta Sauce 14.5-24 oz. $1.00 ea. or 12 for $12.00 Awesome!
DAIRY
FM/D WF Evaporated Milk 12 oz. $.89 or 24 for $21.36 (Buy in the Fall)
SM Kroger Evaporated Milk 12 oz. $.89 or 24 for $21.36
FM/D Nonfat Instant Milk 8 qt. $6.99 or 12 for $83.88
SM SM Tillamook Shredded Cheese 5 lb. $12.99 or $2.60 per lb. (about same as Costco or Sam’s)
FM/D WF Fresh Large Eggs 5 dozen $3.99. Crazy awesome!
PASTA
FM/D Maruchan Ramen Noodles 2.25 oz. $.25 ea. or 12 for $3.00
SM Maruchan Ramen Noodles 3 oz. $.14 ea. or 24 for $3.43 Awesome!
SM Hamburger Helper various $.88 ea. or 12 for $10.56
FM/D Campbell’s SpaghettiO’s 14.2 oz. $.69 or 24 for $16.56
SM Chef Boyarde Pasta 14.5-12 oz. $.79 or 24 for $18.96 Awesome!
FM/D WF Macaroni & Cheese 5.5-7.25 oz. $.23 or 24 for $5.52 Awesome!
SM Annie’s Macaroni & Cheese 6 oz. $1 or 12 for $12
FM/D WF Pasta 48 oz. $2.50 or 8 for $20.00
GRAINS
SM Botan Calrose Rice 20 lb. $9.99 Awesome!
BAKING SUPPLIES
FM/D WF Brown or Powdered Sugar 2 lb. $.99 or 12 for $11.88 Awesome!
SM Kroger Brown Sugar 2 lb. $.99 or 12 for $11.88 Awesome!
FM/D WF Sugar 25 lb. $10.99 ea. (Buy in the Fall)
SM Psst Sugar 4 lb. $1.69 ea. Awesome!
FM/D WF Honey 3 lb. $8.99 or 6 for $53.94 (similar to Costco or Sam’s)
FM/D WF Flour 25 lb. $8.99 ea. or for $17.98
SM Duncan Hines Brownies or Cake Mix $.99 ea. or 12 for $11.88 Awesome!
FM/D WF Seasoning Packets $.44 ea. or 2 for $.88 (seen for $.33)
FM/D WF Pancake Mix 10 lb. $5.99 ea. or 6 for $35.94 (similar to Costco or Sam’s)
FM/D WF Pancake Syrup 128 oz. $5.99 ea. or 4 for $23.96 (similar to Costco or Sam’s)
OILS and FATS
SM Kroger Peanut Butter 16 oz. $1.00 ea. or 12 for $12.00 Awesome!
FM/D WF Peanut Butter 64 oz. $6.49 ea.
FM/D WF Vegetable or Canola Oil 1 gallon $6.99 or 4 for $27.96
FM/D Pompeian Extra Virgin Olive Oil 68 oz. $9.99 Awesome price!
CONDIMENTS
FM/D WF Ketchup 20 – 24 oz. $.99 or 12 for $11.88 or 16 for $15.84 Awesome!
FM/D WF Vinegar 128 oz. $2.50 or 6 $15.00

There are usually more items at the store than in the ads. So check store shelves. Please forgive me for any typos. 🙂

Best wishes on gathering your food storage!

Valerie