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MarketBwasket: Putting the SUPER Back into Supermarket Since, Er… Today

Tired as the “poor college student” cliché may be, it’s based on some unfortunate reality. And, since heavens knows we can’t depend on the meal-plan to keep us happy, healthy, and free of scurvy, Bwog presents the smart shopper’s guide to getting stuff college students really want for cheap. Got suggestions for stores (within walking distance of campus) whose specials we should include in our weekly round-up? Leave them in the comments.


Morton Williams, Broadway and 115th

Bagel Bites, 2 for $4.00

Simply Asia noodle bowls, 2 for $3.00

Stonyfield Yogurts, 3 for $3.00

Nutella, $3.99 for a 13oz. jar

Westside Market, Broadway and 110th

Classico pasta sauce, $2.99 per jar

Amy’s soups, 2 for $5

Kozy Shack chocolate and rice pudding, 2 for $5

Get seasonal! Apple cider, 2 for $5

Apple Tree Market, Amsterdam between 120th and 121st

Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $ 5.99 for a 17oz. bottle

Tide detergent, $ 7.99 for a 50 oz. jug

Emmi Swiss yogurt, 5 for $4


Fairway, 12th Ave between 132nd and 133rd

Quaker oatmeal, 2 canisters for $4

Quaker instant oatmeal, variety of flavors, 2 for $6

Kraft mac’n’cheese, $.75 per box

Annie’s mac’n’cheese, $5.99 for a 6-pack

Skippy Peanut Butter, 2 jars for $4

Bounty paper towels, 8 rolls for $12.29

Tostitos, including the beloved “hint of lime” flavor, $ 3.79 per bag

Thomas bagels, 2 packages for $5

Nutella, $3.49 for a 13oz. jar (giving MoWo a run for their money. Worth the walk? You decide.)


CTown Market, 125th between Broadway and Amsterdam

 Cheerios, 2 for $5

Dannon yogurts, 6 for $3

Tide detergent, $6.49 for a 50 oz. jug (beating out Apple Tree by over a dollar!)

Limes, 8 for $1 (this is undeniably the best deal ever. Limes for your G&Ts, for your post-“miracle fruit” sour binging… the possibilities are endless)


Met Food Market, Amsterdam and 124th

Dole bagged salad, 2 for $5

Red delicious apples, $.99 per lb.

Butter, $1.99 for a 4-pack

White Rose brand orange juice, 2 for $3

Chef Boyardee canned pasta, $.99 per can


D’Agostino*, Broadway and 110th

Twinings Tea, $5.79 for a 50-pack

 Chips Ahoy cookies, $2.99 per bag

 *to get these deals, you must have a D’Ag card- which is  free and supposedly easy to sign-up for in the store

Garden of Eden, Broadway and 107th

Rao’s pasta sauce, $7.99 per jar, all flavors

Eggs, $2.99 per dozen

Stash brand teas, $2.99 per box




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  • honey bunches of oats says:

    @honey bunches of oats are $2 at rite aid (of all places).

  • HINT OF says:


  • hey bwog says:

    @hey bwog good new segment – are we supposed to assume that the deals you’ve listed are the best between these stores? aka: did you compare the same products across all the stores and just list the cheapest of each?

    cuz for some things (e.g. eggs), $3 isn’t a deal – they’re definitely 2.50 and below at a bunch of places

  • uhhh says:

    @uhhh since when is a fucking $8 jar of pasta sauce cheap? what’s wrong with you?
    and fairway is absolutely worth the walk. those three things you listed from MoWill are by far the most reasonably priced things they have in the store. fairway has organic expensive versions and everything AND regular cheap versions. god the writers of bwog are dumb

  • mo willies says:

    @mo willies sells six packs of the beast for only four dollars!!!!

  • GUESS WHAT! says:

    @GUESS WHAT! John Jay has packaged bread, omelets, pasta, cereal, cockroaches only for 1 meal point !????!?!

  • more deals says:

    @more deals Westside and MoWi (and maybe other places) sell six-packs of pita bread for $1.29. Cheapest packaged bread I can find! Try to make sure there are actually six pitas (sometimes there are only five) and that they are soft when you buy them (they turn hard pretty quickly).

    Also $1.29: a pound of Ronzoni pasta at Fairway.

  • Somehow says:

    @Somehow I still cannot afford this!

  • you know says:

    @you know what’s cheaper than Simply Asia noodle bowls and tastes about the same? scooping puke off the ground and pouring soy sauce on it!

  • Tostitos says:

    @Tostitos hint of lime chips are disgusting.

    1. WRONG says:


    2. They're says:

      @They're so good, they’re like hint of crack flavor.

    3. yeah says:

      @yeah right on brother

    4. YOU LIE! says:

      @YOU LIE! Hint of Lime are God’s gift to us all.

  • not quite says:

    @not quite walking distance but costco’s opening up a branch on 116th on the east side next week

  • apples says:

    @apples West Side has 69 cent/lb McIntoshes outside.

  • Met Food says:

    @Met Food Gives 5 percent off to students – just remind the cashier.

    1. Fairway says:

      @Fairway Fairway also gives 5% off if you buy with Flex. You just have to use one of the Flex checkout lanes.

  • lili gu says:

    @lili gu i want to fuck lili gu in the ass

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