We're spoiled, Rochester Hills.
For me, it's the at , the organic milk at and corn salsa at .
Rochester Hills has no shortage of outstanding grocery stores. So many, in fact, that a lot of us pick and choose, hopping from store to store for specific buys.
One Patch reader, my friend Lesli, regularly goes to five grocery stores a week to meet her family's needs.
Her weekly trips include for meat and produce, for organic goods, for ready-made meals, for canned goods and boxed staples and or — depending on her time allowance — for the rest.
This doesn't even include her monthly trip to Costco.
What's the motivation?
Of course, some people are bargain shoppers, sniffing out the best deal in town. My dad, for example, will only buy cheese at Kroger because he's convinced no one sells it for less.
Some shoppers are looking for quality. "I buy my meat at Whole Foods because I know how that animal was raised," shopper Lesli Maes said.
Some, like me, get hooked on certain products and go to the places that sell them.
What about you?
We want to know where you grocery shop and why — and we're willing to reward you for this information. There's a $50 gift card to your favorite store if you're the lucky winner.
To win, post a comment telling us your favorite Rochester/Rochester Hills grocery store buys; we'll pick one winner at random.
Here's how it will work:
- Post one comment here telling us where you shop and what you love to buy there.
- Please, only one entry per person.
- All comments must be posted by noon Friday, Sept. 9, to be counted for the contest.
- One winner will be selected in a random drawing Friday. That winner will receive an email notification from Patch, which must be responded to within 48 hours to receive the prize.
The contest is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. And this wouldn't be a contest without a complete list of official Patch contest rules; you can read them .
In the end, we're hoping to compile a guide to Patch readers' best grocery store finds in Rochester/Rochester Hills — because everyone needs a little meal-shopping inspiration now and then, right?