In the greater Sacramento area, we have a good deal of choices to do our grocery shopping. There’s Safeway (my personal favorite), WalMart (my 2nd favorite), Nugget, Save Mart (formerly Albertson’s), and Raley’s/Bel Air.
The LOML and I used to shop at Raley’s/Bel Air all the time in our “early years,” since it was conveniently located near our duplex. When we bought our house and moved, we continued to shop at Raley’s/Bel Air until a Safeway was built.
Lately, I’ve made the decision to boycott Raley’s/Bel Air entirely because they are ridiculously overpriced. I only shop there when something I use is on sale, which is rare.
This morning the boys and I made a trip to Costco, and decided to pick up a rotisserie chicken for dinner. (The LOML actually wanted to debone it and use the meat for chicken tacos.) Sundays usually consist of a trip to Costco and then to the supermarket for things we don’t need in quantities of 1,000.
Anyhoo, the LOML went against my advice and took the supermarket list to Raley’s instead of Safeway, and spent nearly $80 on basics like canned food, produce, tortillas, and one more rotisserie chicken for use later in the week. If he’d gone anywhere else, he’d have probably spent less than $50.
After admitting fault, the LOML dove right into deboning the 2nd chicken, and became so pissed that I thought he was going to head back to Raley’s and demand a refund.
“Look at this! It’s, like, less than HALF of what we got out of the Costco chicken!”
And this is through no fault of the LOML’s. This man can pick a chicken cleaner than a buzzard.
The Costco chicken (left) was $4.99. The Raley’s chicken (right) was $6.99.
The meat from the Raley’s chicken (above) weighed less than a pound.
Fourteen ounces to be exact.
The meat from the Costco chicken (above) pegged the scale.
We think it’s around 1.5 pounds total.
So, if you live in the Sacramento area and feel the need to waste your hard-earned money, keep shopping at Raley’s/Bel Air. But don’t come crying to me about how broke you are!