Price Comparison of 10 Common Items

This is a price comparison of 10 items in 4 of the more common stores in Ontario. To see the real difference, I lined up 10 items and compared them from store to store just to see the differences and how much these 10 basic items would cost if you purchased them at the stores they are found in and didn’t price match.

There are no multi-buy discounts included. All items checked are the current price for one item of it’s kind.

Here are the items I selected to check.

Astro Yogurt 750g

The difference between the lowest price $2.44 at No Frills and the highest price $4.99 at Zehrs is $2.55

Becel Margarine 427g

The difference between the lowest price $3.99 at No Frills and the highest price $5.49 at Zehrs is $1.50

Clover Leaf Flaked Light Tuna 170g

The difference between the lowest price $1.39 at RCSS and the highest price $2.39 at Zehrs is $1.00

Gay Lea Butter 454g

The difference between the lowest price $7.28 at Walmart and the highest price $8.49 at Zehrs is $1.21

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise 890ml

The difference between the lowest price $5.47 at Walmart and the highest price $7.99 at Zehrs is $2.52

Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes 580g

The difference between the lowest price $5.47 at Walmart and the highest price $7.49 at Zehrs is $2.02

Terra Delyssa Extra Virgin Olive Oil

The difference between the lowest price $12.97 at Walmart and the highest price $17.99 at Zehrs is $5.02

Purex Laundry Liquid, After the Rain 2.03L

The difference between the lowest price $5.99 at No Frills and the highest price $9.99 at Zehrs is $4.00

Royale Velour Facial Tissue 6 Boxes

The difference between the lowest price $7.99 at No Frills and the highest price $13.99 at Zehrs is $6.00

Schneiders Red Hots Original 375g

The difference between the lowest price $4.99 at RCSS and the highest price $6.49 at No Frills is $1.50

Let’s compare which store overall charges the most and which charges the least on average. The totals of the above 10 items for each store are as follows:

  • No Frills $65.35

  • RCSS $70.00

  • Walmart $65.62

  • Zehrs $84.60

By shopping at the lowest priced store and price matching anything that can be price matched, it just makes sense when you see these numbers. The difference between the lowest and highest priced store is $19.25 for the same 10 items.  That’s almost $2 average per item.

If you buy 50 items exponentially it could cost you $100 more or save you $100! By shopping at the store that consistently prices their products lower than the other stores, you will ultimately save money. Always price match to the lowest store in your area to save the most.

The actual difference between the lowest priced store and the highest is $27.32.

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