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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 5:27 AM EST
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I also get markdowns on meat and freeze them right away.  Another thing I like to do is buy canned pumpkin on sale, as sometimes they don't carry it because it is out of season.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 6:37 AM EST
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I don't seem to find the time for a lot of bargain shopping. It is hard to buy a lot when there are only two people eating. I have to retrain my cooking skills since I usually wind up with leftovers. I do use them for things like soup, etc. It is a good thing that my husband likes leftovers.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 8:21 AM EST
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When I go to the store I take my coupons to go shopping and I save about 100.00 each week and people at the store was realy impressed with the saving to.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 8:35 AM EST
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Our super Walmart often has reduced baked goods as well as clothing clearances.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 9:12 AM EST
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Everybody thanks for the tips I knew some of them now I have some new ones.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 9:13 AM EST
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I SALE around all shops grocery, Walmart, you name it.  I have however try to remember to check expiration dates as a bargain is no bargain if you have to throw it out!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 1:59 PM EST
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I purchased two 8oz bags of Wonderful Pistachios for a  total of Three (3) dollars yesterday by using  coupons.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 7:01 PM EST
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I do a lot of shopping in the clearance section of all the stores I shop at.  I find a lot of great deals that way and when I use coupons, I save even more.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/25/2011 8:34 PM EST
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We are down to 2 also, but I cook with plan overs in mind(not left overs) spaghetti one day & 2 or 3 days later baked spaghetti. A roast one day will give us hot beef sandwiches & stew or beef veg. soup, chili= freeze a little for hubby's chili dogs, when we have tacos, I cook extra meat to have for a Mexican casserole or nachos 3 days later. If we have chicken the day after spaghetti, I will take the "extra" cooked chicken & add it to the baked spaghetti. Easter ham will give us a ham potato casserole, grilled ham & cheese, soup for hubby(I freeze the soup for him) & if there is still some left, I will slice or dice it & freeze(can add to omelets or scrambled eggs).
I check the store sale papers while watching TV or waiting for water to boil or baking & make a list of the sale items & prices. When I am low on something, I write it down on a pad I keep in the kitchen. When an item we use a lot of is on sale I stock up so I never have to pay full price.
If you add up what you save by smart shopping, you can think of the time spent clipping coupons & making a sale list as a part time job. When I get home from the weekly shopping trip, I look at what I saved & consider the amount my pay & it is usually more than min. wage. Most items have exp.dates, stock up on what you use. A couple of weeks ago I bought 10# of gr. chuck & couple of boneless roasts. this week fz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, "8" bell peppers, 2 green, 2 red, 2 yellow, 2orange (got the peppers for $3.49 total) We had stir fry chicken on rice (looked so good with the colored peppers), I diced & cut in sticks the colored peppers & froze & have the gr. pepper to use in tossed salad & potato salad. Hubby had the extra chicken for lunch. I made meatloaf (1 for dinner & 1 for the freezer), made a few patties for burgers & browned the rest & froze to use in chili, tacos etc.
I hope this helps you out.

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I don't seem to find the time for a lot of bargain shopping. It is hard to buy a lot when there are only two people eating. I have to retrain my cooking skills since I usually wind up with leftovers. I do use them for things like soup, etc. It is a good thing that my husband likes leftovers.
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/28/2011 12:15 AM EST
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I use Coupons in Department stores, Auto repair and any place I make a purchase. Coupons are Wonderful. Why pay full price?

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/1/2011 8:39 AM EST
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My favorite bargain recently has been the great FREE coupons from Nestles!!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/1/2011 12:09 PM EST
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I rarely pay full price for my groceries.  Of course there's some stuff that is never on sale, but what I do is look at the ads in the Tuesday paper, make my list from what is on sale that I want/need, gather any coupons that match and put them in the envelope I've used to make my list.
My Gerbes (Kroger, Dillons) store has real bargains sometimes.  The ad will say buy 10 of the items listed and get $5 off at the register.  That's 50¢ off each item right there.  All the choices of items are on sale and I usually have coupons to go with most of them.  Of course there's a lot of the choices that's stuff I don't use, but I can always find stuff I can and will get several.
The last one they had was $3 off 10 items and then a coupon spit out at the register for $3 off your next order.  That was a total of $6 saved on top of the sale prices and any coupons.
I have enough storage so can get stuff on sale, like sugar, so I never have to pay full price for it.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/1/2011 12:11 PM EST
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There's a store where my sister lives that we call "the bent food store" as they get stuff from train wrecks and other places where stuff may be slightly damaged.  You never know what they will have week to week, but it is always a good price.  The stuff isn't really wrecked either.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/1/2011 2:59 PM EST
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If you happen to see an item in the store that has a short shelf life thate is no harm in asking the manager if they will discount it.  This is quite true for meats and dairy items. 

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/1/2011 4:57 PM EST
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HiMAXINE ; Did you know that yo can freeze those seedless grapes?: wash, drip dry & fjeeze in sealed plastic bags.They are good to keep a lunch bag chilled & then serve as a nice snack or dessert;
 Just pull one off the stem,pop it in yourn mouth &  enjoySmile.
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Seedless Grapes are 99 cents a pound this week. Plus use coupons.
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/2/2011 9:36 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
Hi MAXINE ; Did you know that yo can freeze those seedless grapes?: wash, drip dry & fjeeze in sealed plastic bags.They are good to keep a lunch bag chilled & then serve as a nice snack or dessert;  Just pull one off the stem,pop it in yourn mouth &  enjoy . In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. :
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Hi Ann, we do the same thing with grapes,they are so refreshing and a better food choice.I had my husband buy a boneless ham for $2.99 # and we had the butcher slice it and I put it in 1# packages and froze it.We can take the packages out as we need them.The same ham in the deli sells for $4.99-$6.99 a # so just by doing this I saved a ton of money.The semi boneless hams are a great choice when on sale for soups and other dishes.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/2/2011 11:37 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
Hi MAXINE ; Did you know that yo can freeze those seedless grapes?: wash, drip dry & fjeeze in sealed plastic bags.They are good to keep a lunch bag chilled & then serve as a nice snack or dessert;  Just pull one off the stem,pop it in yourn mouth &  enjoy . In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. :
Posted by Ann N


Frozen grapes are great in the summer.  Use in place of ice cubes in fruit drinks.  I put them in my water bottle that has a sip top on it so I don't accidentally drink a grape.  After the water is gone I snack on the grapes.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/2/2011 11:38 AM EST
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Super ideas- you have . At Walmart, everyday, they have baked goods, breads, cookies that they display way back in the dairy area & I buy all kinds of things.  Usually crusty breads and sometimes freeze items. The breads are great for grilled Panini's.
They have a blueberry cobbler breakfast bread, I wish I could duplicate.

Have a super day.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/21/2011 12:19 AM EDT
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I paid four dollars for a gallon of  Pure Premium American Orange Juice this week.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 3/23/2011 12:08 AM EDT
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It is Super Double week at Harris Teeter again
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