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Hi we just recently got a wild oats natural grocery store in our area. The fliers they sent out look like they have very reasonable prices for an organic store.<br>
I wondered if anyone else has shopped at one.<br>
Are they pretty reasonable?<br>
I was hoping these weren't just prices for the first month or so to draw people in.<br>
Just wondering any info would help. I live about 25 minutes from it and I have 4 kids so I don't want to waste a trip out.<br>
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I shop at Wild Oats every week or so. I find the prices high compared to Wholefoods, but Wild Oats is about 45 min closer . I LOVE the grind your own peanut butter and the kids do too. We also frequent the bulk foods and produce sections- although down here most of the Wild Oats produce is rotten about half the time...ugh...but that is South Florida for ya!<br>
I have had invites to do talks for them too ( childbirth) and they have a cafe that has workshops/speakers/ guitarist every weekend as well as toddler time cooking classes and other cool stuff. All in all, would not trade it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie">
 

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Oh, btw, DO sign up for updates at <a href="http://www.wildoats.com" target="_blank">www.wildoats.com</a><br>
I get a $10 off of a $50 purchase about once a month, plus other coupons via email that you don't get in the store.<br><br>
I drive 2 hours to get to WO, I think that says alot!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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idaismyname,<br><br>
I live just outside Lexington and have shopped at the very Wild Oats I am sure you are referring to!!!<br>
I love, love, love it.<br>
I got organic bananas there last week on special for $.25/lb!<br>
Anyway, I think their regular prices are a bit high for traditional grocery store items but for organic I think they are reasonable and they have specials that are great.<br>
The Wild Oats brand of items is good (except we didn't like their veggie burgers).<br>
I think it would be worth the trip and they have samples throughout the store sometimes which could keep the kids occupied <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br>
Hope this helps!<br><br>
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I always check out their specials on-line and gear my grocery list around them. In my area, the specials are good for two weeks, but they also have "wild buys" that aren't advertised. I shop there more than Whole Foods only because its slightly closer at 45 minutes away... BUT I still buy my Silk soy milk at Wal Mart because its MUCH cheaper.
 

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We love Wild Oats. We have been shopping at one that is a half an hour from our house. We just found out that one is being built not even 5 minutes from my house. I can't believe there will be a Wild Oats within walking distance! WooHoo!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> It will be finished in January. We are so excited! The only thing that bothers me is that they don't carry any good O-shaped cereals that are not heavily sweetened. Our favorite is Barbara's Breakfast O's, which they don't carry. They don't carry Oatios anymore either. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> But except for that we love shopping there. By the way, their baked goods (cookies, scones, etc.) are absolutely wonderful. My favorite are the white chocolate raspberry scones. Sooooooo YUMMY!
 

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I live a block from one, that used to be part of a local chain, that was all bought out. We are there just about everyday. I've never been to Whole Foods, but I was under the impression that Whole Foods is more expensive. One just opened on the edge of downtown, but it is so much more convenient to walk the block I've never been. Wild Oats does have some fabulous sale prices- earlier this summer it was 2# of organic strawberries for $1!!<br><br>
Hint: Buying the bulk salad mix is cheaper then buying heads of lettuce.<br><br>
As far as "O" cereal goes- the Trader Joe's O's are the best!
 
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