I like going to this Randalls because I can always get a spot close to the entrance and I don't have to spend 15 minutes waiting in the checkout line. Also their self service check out line is very easy to use, even with fruits and vegetables. They always have things on sale that I buy 10 for $10; bogo, save an extra dollar with your Randalls Card. I always save atleast 15% of the bill with my Randalls card, much better than the HEB card. The catch is that the selection is not as great, but it really does not matter unless you are looking for out of the norm ingrediants.
I shop at this HEB at least once a week and each and every week, though I ask the packers to pack my bags light (I am an 80 year female and I have to unload those bags when I get home!) they never do. I believe it is a lack of proper training in customer satisfaction and I suggest to the supervisors that they look into this practice. Just now they had put a half gallon milk, a large bottle of lemonade plus two large bottles of Dr. Pepper in the same bag. Give me a break!
If you're looking for variety for lunch, Whole Foods is the place to go. There's something for everyone, from a gigantic salad bar to pizza and sandwiches, tacos, a grill and international cuisine. Especially when it's a pay per pound system, things can add up fast. My favorite cost control measure is to get a pre-made sandwich. The Barton Springs, with turkey, fresh greens, brie cheese and fig jam, is perfectly satisfying and under $7.