SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – Now more than ever, you might be looking out for how to get more bang for your buck. KRON4 put together a short and fairly normal shopping list, and we have a side-by-side price comparison for four different stores: Target, Amazon, Safeway and Trader Joe’s. 

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Here are the household items we looked into:

Toilet paper

Target: $9.49 for 12 rolls of Everspring

Amazon: $2.97 for 3 packs of 4 rolls of Fiesta tissue

Safeway: $5.40 for 12 rolls of Value Corner bathroom tissue

Trader Joe’s: $4.99 for 12 rolls

Paper towels

Target: $3.89 for 2 rolls of Bounty Essentials

Amazon: $3.82 for 2 rolls of Sparkle paper towels

Safeway: $3.99 for a 2-pack of Sparkle paper towels

Trader Joe’s: $3.99 for a 3-pack

Laundry detergent

Target: $5.49 for 1 pack of Gain laundry detergent (16 pods)

Amazon: $4.24 for 2 packs of 13 Tide Simply pods (Low price special, only one left)

Safeway: $5.99 for 1 pack of 19 pods

Trader Joe’s: $5.99 of 50 fluid ounces Free & Clear liquid laundry detergent


Target: $2.99 for a half gallon of 1% milk by Crystal Creamery Delivery

Amazon: $2.79 for a half gallon of Amazon brand Happy Belly 2% milk

Safeway: $3.29 for half a gallon of Lucerne milk

Trader Joe’s: $2.79 for a half gallon


Target: $3.49 for a dozen large white Grade A eggs

Amazon: $2.99 for a dozen large brown Grade A eggs

Safeway: $2.99 for a dozen large white Lucerne eggs

Trader Joe’s: $2.49 for a dozen white eggs


Target: $1.19 for a loaf of whole wheat or white bread by Market Pantry

Amazon: $3.49 for a loaf of white Wonder bread

Safeway: $2.29 for a loaf of white Oven Joy bread

Trader Joe’s: $1.99 for loaf of white bread


Target: $3.69 for 13.5 ounces of Grisi Aloe Vera shampoo

Amazon: $9.99 for 38 fluid ounces of Pantene essential botanicals volumizing shampoo

Safeway: $1.29 for 12.5 ounces of Alberto VO5 volumizing shampoo

Trader Joe’s: $2.99 for 16.9 ounces

Pet food

Target: $4.99 for a 3-pound bag of Meow Mix cat food and $5.99 for a 3.5-pound bag of Kibbles ‘n’ Bits dog food

Amazon: $11.99 for 4 pounds of Blackwood cat food and $6.49 for 3.5 pounds of Pedigree dog kibble

Safeway: $5.59 for 3-pound bag of Meow Mix cat food and $6.29 for 3.5 pounds of Kibbles ‘n’ Bits dog food

Trader Joe’s: $8.99 for 3 pounds of cat food and $11.99 for 6.6 pounds of dog food