We have 2 Safeways, 2 Albertson's, couples WMs and a Kroger owned grocery. When I lived in Krogerland, it wasn't always the cheapest; here it is on the staples, and Albertson's is pretty good on sale items. I mostly go to Safeway and WM for stuff only they carry. Don't need a card at Albertson's anymore, and the prices have actually got cheaper since then, I think. I always get their meat in the markdown section; it's $1-2 off a package and since it's going in the freezer anyway, who cares if it's at the pull date.
sue- knitting heretic