I was asked to visit the Good Cents Grocery store with some other bloggers today! The store opens for the first time tomorrow on McKnight Road in Pittsburgh! The Good Cents Grocery Store is owned by Giant Eagle and some would say it’s similar to an Aldi Store. There are some similarities including bagging your own groceries (I don’t mind that at all) and bringing your own reusable bags (if you forget, you can purchase plastic bags for 5¢ or reusable bags for 75¢). They also have many store brand items at a great price. One difference that I liked was not having to pay 25¢ for a buggy. I also like the way Good Cents felt more like a regular grocery store.
My favorite part was the produce section. I am a HUGE fruit and vegetable lover and although I can get great prices on many items, fruit and vegetables always take up a big part of my grocery bill. I was AMAZED at some of their prices for produce…..and many of these aren’t just a weekly special but an everyday price! Bananas for only 28¢ a pound! That means I can get almost 2 times the amount of bananas for the same price I’m paying now! A 3lb bag of onions for only 99¢ – that’s CRAZY!! Plus, their Fruit and Veggies look really good!
They only have items that will sell quickly and that they can sell at a great price…..that is just perfect for me since I never know what to do with all those uncommon vegetables!
I know you are wondering…..Do they take COUPONS?! Yes! They do However, they do not double and they do not take printed coupons (I was Bummed about that!). While walking around the store I noticed lots of tearpad coupons located on displays! Be sure to only take a few and leave some coupons for others! I think you will be able to score some really great deals by using coupons, however, this is also a great store to shop at without coupons (gasp! Can you believe I said that!). I probably will be sending my hubby in weekly for fruit, veggies, meats and cheese!
I liked that the endcaps had 1 item on them and a LOT of it! For example, they had cheap Libby’s Vegetables on one of the endcaps (not as cheap as GE this week but much better than the GE regular price) and they had so many that you could easily stock-up on 20 or more without feeling like you “cleared the shelf!”.
Good Cents Accepts Cash, EBT, Debit & Credit Cards (No checks). They are open 7am – 11pm and it looks like their ads will go from Thursday thru Wednesday. You can check out all the details and see their weekly ad over on the Good Cents Grocery + More Website. You do not earn fuelperks by shopping here.
I hope some of you guys live close enough to give them a try! I sure hope they open up more stores…..I would love to see one in Robinson or Imperial!
Their meat section looked really good! I am picky about where I get my meat and how it looks but in my opinion, their meat looked great! I would definitely try it!
My Hubby’s Favorite part was the cheese section…..he even loved the way it smelled – lol My family eats a lot of cheese so we go thru it quickly!