When it comes to shopping for food online who has the best prices?

July 20, 2017 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

Amazon purchasing Whole Foods can really change the landscaping of grocery shopping. Online grocery shopping can become the new game. When it comes to shopping for food online who has the best prices?

I did a little price comparison-shopping. I shopped Wal-Mart Grocery and Amazon Prime Pantry to see who has the best prices when it comes to buying those groceries and having them at your front door.

I compared a total of 8 common grocery items.

Need to floss? Oral B Glide Pro Health floss at both Wal-Mart Grocery and Amazon Prime Pantry has you covered on the price. Both online sites will charge you $4.97 for a two pack.

If you need some cereal you will pay an equal amount. Both Amazon and Wal-Mart sell a12.25oz box of Honey Nut Cheerios for $2.98. Overall both sites varied a little in price around $.09, not a big price difference over all.

We compared a 64-ounce bottle of Mott’s Apple Juice at both Wal-mart and Amazon has for the exact same price, $2.48.

Let’s see how they do on snacks. I compared Cheez It a 12.4-ounce box. At Amazon Prime Pantry you will pay $2.88 and at Wal-Mart again the exact same price.

Amazon Prime Pantry has you covered when it comes to flour. They sell King Arthur whole wheat flour for $3.69 for a 5 pound bag. At Wal-Mart, you will pay $.19 more.

When it comes to laundry detergent Wal-Mart will be your place. They sell Tide Original Scent HE Turbo Clean detergent for $.12 per load. Amazon sells it for more at $.20 per load.

Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna in water a 12 oz can cost you $2.58 at Wal-Mart and a penny more at Amazon Prime Pantry.

Save some money on toilet paper. A Charmin 6 roll will cost you a whopping $10 on Amazon and only $7 at Wal- Mart Grocery.

We compared Starbucks French Roast Dark Roast 20 ounce bag. On Amazon Prime Pantry you will pay for $11.18 on Wal-Mart Grocery $11.98.

Keep in mind Wal-Mart is a local pick up service and you have to have a minimum order of $30 and pick up is free. You order the items online at a store near you and then pick it up the same day at participating locations. At Wal-Mart, you can order perishable items like meats and milk. Unlike Amazon Prime Pantry (hence the name pantry) everything is shipped to you. You will pay a flat rate of $5.99 for shipping on Amazon. Overall the winner was Wal-Mart. Grand total $38.72 plus it is same day pick up at the store near you. On Amazon Prime Pantry you will pay $43.10 plus you have to wait 1 to 4 days to get the stuff.

In conclusion, I found Wal-Mart had a better selection plus it was less money and I like you can pick it up the same day. Overall I found both sites to be at retail price nothing of a bargain and I even used to coupons on Amazon and it was still higher. My thought right now you are paying more for your groceries to shop online because of the convenience. I would instead continue shopping at a traditional store for the overall ability to save.