Oct 25

New Super WalMart opening in Manassas, VA on Oct. 28th

**UPDATE: CLICK HERE TO READ MY BRIEF REVIEW OF WALMART’S GROCERY SECTION AT THEIR NEW SUPER CENTER IN MANASSAS, VA**

This week I received the following flyer in the mail about the new Walmart opening in Manassas, VA:

Walmart Opening in Manassas

That’s right, the highly anticipated new Walmart “Super-Center” will be opening this Wed. October 28th, 2009 near the Manassas Mall off of Sudley Road in Manassas, VA.  This blog mentions that it is scheduled to open at 3:00 PM, but I have not received confirmation from Walmart to verify the opening time.  This Washington Post article from last month mentioned that it will feature a full-service supermarket.  It looks like we’ll have yet another affordable grocery store option for our area!

Plus, Walmart advertises that their store will “match the price of any local competitor’s printed ad for an identical product.”

The only thing I am not so keen about is the fact that Walmart’s Coupon Policy does not allow for automatically doubling manufacturer coupons under $0.50 or $1.00 as many local grocery stores do — by the way, my friend Holly from Holly’s Savings has a great post here on the different store coupon policies in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area.

But I certainly am looking forward to checking out the newest Walmart store in the DC metropolitan area and seeing what low prices they have on produce and other items!  Let me point out that in a 2-mile span on Sudley Road in Manassas, there are: a Shoppers Food Warehouse, Giant Food, Bottom Dollar, Walmart w/ supermarket, and Aldi (coming in Dec. 2009).  That’s a lot of competition between grocery stores in such a small space!

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Karen Dorbayan October 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I have had so much luck at a store called Lotte. off rt 50 and centrville road. worth the trip. got lots of veggies, and fruits for the whole week under 20.00
they have great deals

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frugalfriends October 27, 2009 at 2:37 pm

Thanks for the comment Karen! I just did a Google search on Lotte and found their company website here: lotteplaza.com. It looks like an international grocery store (Korean perhaps?) similar to the GrandMart International Grocery Store that I’ve been to in Centreville, VA.
I have heard from a friend that you can save a lot of money on produce at international grocery stores. I need to give it another try. It isn’t my closest choice of stores, and I remembered being slightly confused by the signage (trying to figure out what was what in the produce section) but I am definitely willing to go again and check it out. I currently like Aldi a lot for their low prices, but they don’t have the largest selection of produce.

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Holly October 27, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Hi Laura!

I would love to go to an international grocery store again. They are so much fun. You never know what you will find. Some of them have “real Coke” made out of sugar. They usually have really good fresh spices and as you mentioned great produce.

I’ve been to a couple stores in Herndon and Woodbridge. I’ve heard the H Mart in Falls Church is very good for seafood and produce.

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Holly October 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Oh and I’m super excited for the Walmart Super Center. I’m hoping it will be competitive to the local Walmarts in the area. I love competition.

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frugalfriends October 28, 2009 at 10:25 am

I’m excited about the new Walmart Super Center too! Let me know what you think of it!

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