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Supermarkets sell a wide range of traditional grocery items, including fresh meats, produce, canned and frozen foods, and dry goods such as flour and sugar. Many also sell a wide assortment of prepared foods, such as hot entrees, salads, and deli sandwiches for takeout. Nonfood items that can be found at larger supermarkets include household goods, health and beauty care items, flowers, pet products, and greeting cards. Different grocery stores and supermarkets in the USA can have different prices and qualities for food.

Helpful Tips

Discount Cards

Make sure you sign up for discount cards at grocery stores – you will save quite a bit of money! But be careful because sometimes it’s not just a discount card, it’s a credit card so make sure you know what you’re signing up for. For example, Ralphs, Albertsons and CVS all have discount cards, while Target has both a store-specific debit and credit card. If it asks for a Social Security Number on the applications, it’s a credit card.

Tips:

  • Look for coupons in the local Sunday paper to help save some money!
  • You'll need to provide photo ID when you purchase alcohol.
  • If you drive to the store make sure you validate your parking ticket (if applicable).