Folsom >Food Stores > Winco Food Inc
200 Blue Ravine Rd, Folsom, CA | Directions 9563038.655758 -121.175438
GOOD DEAL ON DRY GOODS CHECK DATE ON PERISHABLES – PROS:
WINCO is a good store. Dry things like beans and rice is priced well.
Produce personnel is hard on fruit - tossing it around, more than I would like.
ALWAYS check the dates on food,especially perishable. I had some spoiled refrigeable - after I tasted it - I noticed the date was expired.
If problem does happen, call the store, save the receipt for refund at next visit.
Save a lot of money, and carry your own bags out – I was skeptical, but it's astounding how much money we save shopping at WinCo. And I don't just mean on the generic and bulk foods. Although, I have to say, WInCo's generic brand is excellent and they have knock-offs of just about everything, not just the staples.
Great selection too. I even find a lot of stuff at WinCo that I can't find anywhere else. For example, they sell frozen chicken wings in a bag with all drummettes, which is the only part I consider worth eating. Foster Farm used to offer this, but no longer, and until I found WinCo, if I wanted chicken wings, it means buying the part that I don't think belongs. Small thing, I know, but that was a cool find for me.
The prices are shown on the shelf along with "per ounce" type pricing, which makes it easy to compare and make sure you're getting the best value. Like someone else noted, I've found that the larger sizes are not always less expensive per ounce, sometimes even costing more! But WinCo is not unique in that regard, I've seen that at lots of stores.
The bakery breads and bagels are surprisingly good. Better than you would expect from a grocery store, much less a discount warehouse.
The produce is good. Sometimes discount produce can be a huge disappointment, but WinCo produce is quite good, though not stellar. Little things like dirt in the cilantro (always!) have annoyed me, but over all the freshness, taste and selection are very competitive.
When stuff goes on extra value sale, it is sometimes ridiculously inexpensive, and worth stocking up on stuff that has a long shelf life.
I've had nothing but good experiences with the employees. I suspect that people who have had problems are just difficult to please. I don't have high expectations of a warehouse store though, and as for finding stuff in the bulk foods, that's also what I'd expect for a situation where the public has access to the bins like that. I don't know what people expect the manager to do about something like that. If you're going to buy rice out of a bin that the public can shovel through, yeah, you might want to rinse it extra carefully. But you don't need to buy from the bulk bins to save plenty, so I don't normally bother.
You also have to bag your own groceries, pay with cash or debit card (no credit cards), buy your liquor in a separate transaction, and carry your own stuff out to the car. Which translates into saving a lot of money, so I don't have a problem with any of that!
You might occasionally find something on sale elsewhere for less, and if the lowest price on every last item is essential, then make two trips! But overall, you're gonna save a ton at WinCo.
The pizza is not to everyone's taste, and people are really finicky about what they like in pizza. But be sure to give it a try. You can buy it by the slice on the way out. Personally, I think they make a great pizza. Certainly head and shoulders about CostCo pizza and most chains.
great prices and organized – I really like winco. I save so much money when I shop here... they have a lot to choose from, their stores mostly all look the same and they are organized so I can be quick about my shopping. They have great deals on meat, cheese, and I really like their deli prices! Also they have their bins of candy and what not where I can buy in bulk for less price. I would say that I probably save almost half what I pay at a regular grocery store. Service is friendly too.
PRICES ARE SOMETIMES HIGHER THAN SAFEWAY OR RALEYS!! – While most prices are competitive you must be a careful educated shopper or you will get taken advantage of.
One of many examples is in their deli, their bulk sliced bacon which is available in the meat case is a large size package which is marked "SUPER SAVER SIZE" is despite the super saver label exactly the same per pound price as it would be if you only purchased one slice in the deli. I think this type of marketing is less than honest. A person would think that a "SUPER SAVER SIZE" would be less expensive! You must know your prices when shopping as I find many items priced higher than Safeway or Raleys. I have mentioned these issues to management and they seem not to care!!
avoid buying food from bulk bins – The price is right BUT the store manager is indifferent to my complaints such as:
1. The seafood display is not fully set up until past noon.
2.Two times I have found paper and broken plastic obects in the oatmeal and 7 grain cereal stored in bulk bins that I purchased.
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