Top 10 Supermarkets in Quebec

Metal_Treasure
Metro, Loblaws, Walmart and Costco are also available in Ontario, and probably in other provinces.

The Top Ten

1 IGA

IGA prices and product quality are almost the same as in Metro, Provigo and Loblaws - the prices in these 4 supermarkets aren't the lowest available but quality is usually very good. These are mid-range prices. These 4 stores often have good products on sale and this is the best thing to do - buy expensive products when they are on sale.
But these 4 supermarkets have different additional services - IGA is my #1 choice because they offer extras that make them the best out of the 4 for me.
IGA extra services:
1) they offer free of charge delivery (minimum purchase required - $45)
2) they accept phone orders (costs $4) and the minimum purchase is $45 but delivery is still free of charge
3) they accept internet orders (you can pick up your stuff yourself or ask for delivery which is free of charge for purchases over $45)
4) they have a weekly flyer with promotions (both paper and online)
6) they issue rain check coupons valid for one month
7) they have cash back ...more - Metal_Treasure

2 Provigo

Extras:
1) they have paid delivery that costs $6 (minimum purchase required - $25)
2) they have a weekly flyer with promotions (paper and online)
3) they issue rain check coupons valid for one month
I think they have cash back but I am not sure - Metal_Treasure

3 Loblaws

Prices and products are like in Provigo. Some products may be a bit cheaper than in Loblaws but I am talking about cents. Nothing significant. The only difference is that unlike Provigo, Loblaws have no delivery.
Extras:
1) they have a weekly flyer with promotions (paper and online)
2) they issue rain check coupons valid for one month
4) they have Rewards programs
5) I think they have cash back but I am not sure
Negatives:
they have no delivery - Metal_Treasure

4 Metro

Mid-range to high prices, good product quality, good service. Also, more variety - their stores have a wine shop, deli, bakery, floral shop, fish counter as well an extensive line of health products, and sometimes - even beer. Metro is a little bit most expensive than my top 3: IGA, Provigo and Loblaws.
Extras:
1) they participate in Air Miles program and you earn points
2) they have a weekly flyer with promotions (paper and online)
3) they issue rain check coupons valid for one month - Metal_Treasure

5 Walmart

They offer significantly lower prices than the previous stores I discussed. Walmart probably have the lowest average prices but some of the items can be very expensive - for example, Walmart usually have the highest cost on one item: pork tenderloin. So don't hope to find pork tenderloin at $8-9 /kg there.
Extras:
1) they have a weekly flyer with promotions (paper and online)
Negatives:
1) they have no delivery
2) you may not have a Walmart store close to where you live. - Metal_Treasure

6 Super C

Lower prices, decent product quality.
Extras:
1) they have a weekly flyer with promotions (paper and online)
2) they have cash back
Negatives:
- No delivery
- Deli counter offers only whole BBQ chicken (but it's warm) - Metal_Treasure

7 No Frills

They have the lowest average prices, close to Walmart.
This store isn't available in my neighborhood but I was in nofrills, probably twice. It is a OK store. - Metal_Treasure

8 Maxi

It's similar to Super C - lower prices, decent product quality.
Extras:
1) they have a weekly flyer with promotions (paper and online) - Metal_Treasure

9 Costco

I guess there's no difference between Costco US and Costco Canada - Metal_Treasure

10 Food Basics

They are a division of Metro that sells lower priced items.
Walmart, Nofrills and Food Basics have the lowest average prices. - Metal_Treasure

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