This Blockbuster is a good place to rent videos. They have a large selection of new releases, and a surprisingly good selection of older films. Additionally, they have a friendly and knowledgeable staff. I would definitely recommend this store.
PROS: Service, Selection
This Hollywood Video is fine for your average video store needs. They have a decent selection of movies (although not many classics). The staff is average in terms of helpfulness and courtesy.
This Winco is the perfect place to do a basic shopping trip. They have all the items (including brand names) you are looking for at a fraction of the price of other chain grocery stores. Once you get past bagging your own groceries, fighting the sometimes large crowds, and the wait at the checkout, you are home free.
PROS: Price, Selection
This Rite-Aid fits what you would expect from a drug store. They have a good selection of merchadise and often have great sale prices on items. The service staff are friendly and eager to answer your questions.
PROS: Service, Price
Haggen's is great when you need to pick a special food item...like exotic cheeses, fine olives, or other great culinary items. Unfortunately, this store is not practical for everyday shopping for those of us on a budget. If you use the Haggen Card, you can often get good deals, but the everyday prices on most items are simply not competitive with other grocery stores.
PROS: Selection, Service
This Hallmark store is one of the largest I have ever been in. They have a huge selection of cards and also gift items (such as picture prints, stuffed animals, etc). The only downside of this store is that the large size can make it difficult to find the items you are looking for. The service is about average at this store.
This store has a great selection of merchandise, a friendly staff, and they let you bring your pet inside the store! It's easy to find the items you are looking for, and they frequently have sales on popular items.
PROS: Selection, Service
This Staples has several good points. First, the staff is helpful and courteous. Second, the store is well-stocked with office supply items. The only downside is that it is often difficult to find items when you don't know exactly where to look.
This store opened last year, and has several things going for it. First, it is large with a great selection of merchandise. Second, it has ample parking and a good location near the freeway. The employees are helpful, and checkout is usually very fast.
PROS: Service, Location, Price
I enjoy walking through this store and seeing the large selection of goods from across the globe. It's a good place to shop if you can't think of anything to buy for that picky person on your holiday/birthday list. Unfortunately, they are highly priced on many items (primarily because they sell things no one else does...so they don't have competition on many items).