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Discount Grocery Stores

    • 290 posts
    June 2, 2014 6:25 PM PDT

    I save a lot of money shopping at discount/salvage grocery stores. Does anyone else do this? My favorite deals are cereal, popcorn, can veggies, soups, rice. Babs

    • 1 posts
    June 4, 2014 5:55 PM PDT

    I'm going to dented can store that place.ours have meats also or did havent been there in a while. but it was 15$ for 15lbs. of chicken breast

    • 40 posts
    June 4, 2014 9:23 PM PDT

    We don't have any discount/salvage grocery stores locally, there is one about a 2 hour drive away in Idaho that I try to stop at when i get over that way.  Nothing like the deals you find, just an outlet really of overstocked things.

    • 290 posts
    June 5, 2014 4:10 AM PDT

    I have one a mile from my house, one 20 milesw south and one 25 miles north. I am very blessed to have them so close. The one south has meat and sends on weekly emails. I have gotten whole chicken for a $1 twice, hot dogs 50 cents a pack. That is always the case but nice when it happens. Babs

    • 279 posts
    June 5, 2014 10:23 AM PDT
    I wish we had discount and salvage stores here. I do check the markdown and clearance sections of the grocery stores. Anything to help with the soaring grocery bills is appreciated.
  • June 5, 2014 11:41 AM PDT

    I get ceral , lunch meat , beans , noodles and rice  alot of fresh fruit there to got pineapples for $1.00 the other day dh got a case of assorte apples for $2.00 and gave them out at the food bank the guy whos runs the place sell DH cans without labels for $.06 a piece DH will get 25 dollars worth the kids will set at night and divid them up and put on them what they are we  we got alot of soup this time  then cannned meat and deviled meat people at the food bank appreciate this


    Dh went to the animal feed store got two truck loads of food one for cat and one for dogs we hired 4 guys they bagged and we put it out for people to get they appreciated it the guy from the plant came down he said I told them about you all he siad i can give you two loads of each for free ..

    truck divers poured into our place this am one said i got a load of mushroom they turned down we off loading here .. he said that my brother he got fans one flat turned over we off loaded them

    got tomatoe and cabbage ... what a bleessing   4 people brought squash and we got alot of herbs ..we are blsesed

    • 59 posts
    June 5, 2014 3:23 PM PDT

    We do ... unfortunately the stores aren't close, so it's a road trip for us to shop there.

    We're always looking for  canned tomatoes and tomato sauce ...  one store we like usually has great deals on pasta .. we once got a 10 pound bag of ziti at 39 cents a pound.



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    • 24 posts
    June 13, 2014 10:14 AM PDT

    None near us, sadly. This directory ( showed exactly one in the entire state of New Jersey, and it's nearly an hour away--and in an area we never visit for any other reason.

  • June 13, 2014 11:24 AM PDT

    at our ugo the other day I fought 8 packages of cressent rolls for 4 for $1.00   hot dogs and bologna $1.00  pasta 3 for $1.00  and got 16 cans of tomato pasta for $1.00    they had some cereal for $1.00 a box and an kind of mac & white cheedar for 3 For $1.00


    our family dollar is closing  I went in and got fruit cup 4 pack for $.30  I got all the had  i chill them for the child and the love it  I save the cups wash them and then make them frozen popslice with a stick and all the bells and whistles  Katie make them pudding pops they love them the kids are spoiled her   I got over the counter meds for $.85 for cold , flu and alot of acetaminophen db and Dsil and gs use that kind of stuff at the med clinc they do twice a month   i got all the bandaids  and  gauze and such too  DB said let me have the gauze and ace bandage and all that stuff he said put the bandaids on the table   dh brought in dog and cat food today  and he got 4 package of tissue for the food bank we gaive that out too ..... 

    at the ugo today dh found blocks of different kind of cheese 5LB BLOCKS for $4.99 he got one of each and  double on cheedar and swiss  I break them done into packages and spilt with Katie we freezer some and have the rest for bugers and sandwhiches


    • 101 posts
    July 1, 2014 3:20 AM PDT

    i often find great deals on grocery items, cleaning supplies and paper products at Big Lots.Anyone else?



    • 343 posts
    July 2, 2014 4:22 PM PDT

    I find some good deals at Grocery Outlet.  Sometimes the food is just shy of its expiration date and sometimes its surplus, but either way I like shopping there because they have a lot of brand name and organic products for at least 50% off retail.  You just have to be choosy about what you buy.  For fresh stuff, they will start selling off things at bargain prices if its a few days before the expiration or the day of expiration, especially meat.  I've purchased stuff I see at Whole Foods for a fraction of the price there.  The last time I was there I got a pound of Earth Balance vegan margarine for baking at $1.72 when I know it goes for almost $5 at Whole Foods.  I got thick sliced bacon for $1.50 a pound when our local grocery store was selling it for $4.99 a package.  Gourmet cheeses for $1-2 a wedge.  Huge bags of end pieces of gourmet name brand salami and cured meats and bacon for a few bucks.  Organic cookie dough for $1-2 a package.  One time I bought a case of Zico coconut water there for $.99 a liter just because it was going to expire in a month.  Original price is $3.99 each!


    • 88 posts
    July 2, 2014 5:44 PM PDT

    I like Grocery Outlet too!  I struggle to stay focussed though.  It's tempting to buy things I don't "need" like convenience foods.  I do like the organic section.  I've gotten great deals there.