Tell me the truth. Is the Commissary really cheaper than Walmart?
One of the perks of being a Navy wife is the commissary but there seems to be a lot of people wondering is it really worth the trip? I have heard many people claim that Walmart is cheaper so I decided to compare the prices and get the truth. I took a shopping list of common staples and then the rest is just what I bought that week. So here it is the TRUTH about the Commissary VS Walmart.
The Commissary Prices
Marva Maid 2%
1 Gal $3.27 Marry Jane
1 Loaf $1.70 Egg-Lands Best 1 Dozen $2.28
Romaine Lettuce 3 pk $2.89
Green Bell Pepper $1.29 lb
Assorted Bell Pepper $5.99 4 pk
4 lb bag potatoes $2.00
Frozen bag tater tots 21 oz $1.34
1/4 Sheet Cake $15.99
Dole Pineapple Tidbits $1.38
Star Kist Lunch to go Albacore Tuna in water $1.50
Kraft Mac&Cheese $.88
Green Giant Whole Kernel Sweet Corn $.85
Mur Glen Organic Spaghetti Sauce $1.88
Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup $1.34
Chef Boyardee Beefaroni $.89
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds 14.5 oz $2.00
Cheez-It 13.7 oz $2.00 Oreo Mega Stuf $2.50
Yoplait Yogurt Singles $.45
Sargento Light String Cheese $2.99
Oscar Meyer selets Angus Hot Dogs $2.99
Kashi Granola Bars 6 pk $3.01
Sun Maid Rasins 20 oz $3.09
Marva Maid 2% 1 Gal $5.13
Marry Jane 1 Loaf $2.28
Egg-Lands Best 1 Dozen $2.78
Romaine Lettuce 1 pk $1.77
Green Bell Pepper $.68 ea
Assorted Bell Pepper $3.88
4 pk Avocados $4.98 4 lb bag potatoes
$3.97 Frozen bag tater tots 21 oz $2.00
1/4 Sheet Cake $11.98
Dole Pineapple Tidbits $1.76
Star Kist Lunch to go Albacore Tuna in water $1.76
Kraft Mac&Cheese $.98
Green Giant Whole Kernel Sweet Corn $.92
Mur Glen Organic Speggeddie Sauce $1.88
Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup $1.35
Chef Boyardee Beefaroni $.75
Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds 14.5 oz $2.82
Cheez-It 13.7 oz $2.88
Oreo Mega Stuf $2.98
Yoplait Yogurt Singles $.60
Sargento Light String Cheese $3.68
Oscar Meyer selets Angus Hot Dogs $4.48
Kashi Granola Bars 6 pk $2.98
Sun Maid Rasins 20 oz $3.48
What is the bottom dollar? So as you can see some things are cheaper at the Commissary while other things are cheaper at Walmart however when you add up the grand total, the Commissary is overall cheaper! If you go to Walmart you are going to wish you had made the trip. Also there are many perks of shopping at the commissary beyond the savings. Do you want a sneak peak inside the commissary? Do you want to know things you won’t know until your a military wife living the Commissary life? Keep reading.
The Customer Service is GREAT! Also the baggers will carry your grocery’s to your car. Remember to tip generously however because the baggers work for tips.
There is a Clearance Corner. They call it a corner because it is a room with no door so other shoppers don’t see who is trying to save money. If you want to keep status (to some people this is important) then this is a great feature.
There are featured coupons hanging around for anyone to enjoy.
Just like roll backs at Walmart the Commissary has extra savings.
There is a managers feature for meat but make sure you check the dates most likely it expires that day.
So now you know a little bit more about the Commissary. Shop smart and start saving.
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