Save Money On Your Grocery Bill – Shop at Superstore

by Pam on January 10, 2010

I like to shop at Superstore for the majority of my groceries.  Although shopping at Superstore can at times be inconvenient due to large crowds, if I go on weekday evenings I find it much more relaxing and simple to shop there.  I have saved hundreds of dollars each year by shopping there and I highly recommend it if you are looking for ways to decrease your grocery bill without having to buy less.

Below are a few of the major reasons why I choose to shop at Superstore:

*They have cheaper food prices than most grocery stores.  I have compared grocery prices with Sobey’s, Safeway, and a few smaller grocery store chains and have found that for the most part, Superstore is the cheapest.  Costco’s prices are similar to Superstore’s, but Superstore has the advantage of offering different types of brands rather than just one or two brands for each item.

*They have a wide variety of products and a nice selection of produce that is usually fresh.  We like to eat a lot of different types of ethnic foods.  Superstore often has a whole aisle devoted to imported foods that can’t be found at most regular grocery stores.

*You can earn points every time you shop at Superstore if you use a President’s Choice Mastercard or debit card.  After earning 20,000 points, you can redeem the points to get $20 off your grocery bill.   You can earn extra points by bringing your own bags and bins instead of using disposable plastic bags.  Just be sure to remind the clerks when they ring through your groceries.  You need to be proactive at Superstore.

*If you buy your gas at Superstore, you get Superbucks that you can use towards your groceries. If you have a PC Mastercard or debit card, you will get more points than if you use another form of payment.  My husband and I use a lot of gas, so we usually end up getting about $10.00 off our grocery bill every time we shop by using Superbucks.  If you fill your prescriptions at the Superstore pharmacy, they will also give you Superbucks that you can use towards your groceries.

So, by shopping at Superstore you can take advantage of points, Superbucks, and inexpensive food costs.  If you live near a Superstore, I would definitely encourage you to check it out the next time you go grocery shopping.

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Frustrated September 26, 2010 at 9:15 am

Great post..

Money is important.. i will start shopping from superstores too 🙂

daughterofthemoon May 22, 2011 at 7:49 pm

I never liked superstore … until it got renovated in my city here. Once I learned about the points on the superstore mastercard and the superbucks for prescriptions at the pharmacy, I switched pharmacies, and applied for a mastercard so instead of putting my budgeted amount of groceries on my debit I can put it on the card instead and when I get bills pay the budgeted amount for bills. (I didn’t apply for a bank account because I like my bank)

It is also closer to where I live. As I do not drive the superbucks for gas doesn’t apply :). With living costs going up so much and being low income, I find that I am really starting to love shopping at superstore. A lot of their reward programs are so geared and so benificial to people who are low income and living on or below the poverty line. Saving $2.00 on food with superbucks or saving $30 once you have enough points might not sound like a lot but it is.

And even if you prescriptions are pretty much covered you still get a little bit of superbucks towards your groceries.

So starting to love superstore … now just have to learn the “pro-active” part because some of the store clerks are interesting to deal with … and figure out when the best time to shop is as I usually show up for my weekly groceries when there are kids hanging off the shelves or playing tag in the ailses!

Tanya June 12, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Superstore is one of my favorite grocery stores because they automatically price match front page advertisements of competitors as well. Low prices and high stock turnover is fantastic in a grocery store!

SUSAN February 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Weird, my husband and I shopped at Freshco today and have vowed to boycott Superstore. On our quick shop that totalled $65 at Freshco, we calculated that we saved over $10 from the prices at Superstore.

muczie@hotmail.com May 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

Superstore does not honour their listed prices . I recently saw advil for 4.98# and upon checkout was told it is 7.98$. Of course I did not buy and complained as the clerk informed the manager but no satisfaction was obtained in getting the original price posted. Never again will I shop there as this sort of thing would not happen in the States or any other store in Calgary. Way to go Superstore near Costco in Calgary

Pam May 5, 2013 at 11:48 am

Thanks for sharing that. I know that sometimes shopping at Superstore can be tricky because you often have to buy more than one of the item in order to get the sale price. A few times I have left things at the counter because of this.

Cameron December 18, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Superstore no longer can give money back on prescriptions as the government regulated against it for fair competition.

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