Most of the local IGA stores in my area closed about ten years ago, when large supermarket chains started to become more popular. However, I found a nearby IGA grocery store in a small, rural town nearby. I have found the best deals on meat and cheese each time I visit! Here are the items I scored on today:Whole Spiral Sliced Ham .99 cents per pound. I bought 2 and plan to cut the hame into smaller slices to use as lunch meat for sandwiches, subs, homemade pizza, and soup. Ham freezes very well, so if needed I can always freeze one ham and use the other.Colby Jack cheese 8 oz blocks, $1.25 each. I bought 8 blocks, and plan to slice it for sandwiches and subs, and shred some of it for other recipes.There were other great deals on meat that I was tempted to purchase, but I refrained from doing so, as I did not really need much more than I bought. For example, the store had assorted pork chops and pork roasts for only $1.29 per pound. These local meat and cheese prices are much less expensive than the large supermarkets nearby. It makes me wonder if shopping the larger supermarkets is worth it? Do you prefer to shop at smaller, locally owned grocery stores, or large supermarket chains? Where do you find the best deals on groceries?