Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.
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Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/1/2011 5:25 AM EDT
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Whole boneless pork loin for $ 1.99 # I cut that into butterfly chops,cubes for city chicken and thinly sliced which will be used for schnitzel after I pound them very thin with a meat tenderizer.Brownie mix for 50 cents a box,Italian bread for $1.09 a loaf.Eggland Best Eggs for $1.20 a carton.Cream cheese for 8 oz.package .99 cents.Cut my bill by 50%.Using coupons, sale items and rebates YEAH !!!!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/1/2011 6:29 AM EDT
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There don't seem to be many bargains anymore.  There also seems to be fewer coupons.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/1/2011 7:26 AM EDT
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I was at the meat market and they had the sale and we got burger for 1.00per pound and the chicken to.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/1/2011 4:24 PM EDT
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atta girl; GALE;
 Take advantage of every cost cutting  option there is!Cool

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/1/2011 4:43 PM EDT
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 Sadly MARYANN S; I think you are right: fewer bargains; less coupons & may I add smaler packages & higher pricesYell
Pretty soon the only way to cut meal costs will be to  servesmaller portions &  change our menus ( to lower priced ingredients ( less meat & more  in-season  veggies less convenience foods & more foods made from "scratch"; a tough job if you're still working outside the home. If a job loss has forced you to be a stay at home person,(male/ female; cook more from" scratch, save money "  & feel better about yourself instead of feeling  guilty for something beoynd your control Smile.

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There don't seem to be many bargains anymore.  There also seems to be fewer coupons.
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/1/2011 4:47 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;atta girl; GALE;Kiss
Take advantage of every cost cutting option there is!Cool
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Whole boneless pork loin for $ 1.99 # I cut that into butterfly chops,cubes for city chicken and thinly sliced which will be used for schnitzel after I pound them very thin with a meat tenderizer.Brownie mix for 50 cents a box,Italian bread for $1.09 a loaf.Eggland Best Eggs for $1.20 a carton.Cream cheese for 8 oz.package .99 cents.Cut my bill by 50%.Using coupons, sale items and rebates YEAH !!!!
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/1/2011 4:52 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;  GOOD(bargain) HUNTING,   MARYANN O;Money mouthSmile

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/2/2011 4:49 PM EDT
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Thanks Ann,I went to Our main store today and I did quite well I spent $38.52 and Saved $54.18 over 50% I sure wish I could do as well as those women on that one show,but they really get carried away,Unless you have a huge family to eat all that food.I have to admit I have a few heavy eaters but not to own 6 frige's and 6 freezer's like some of them have.But at least were eating and still eating well.The other store that I shop in is much lower on there prices.I bought 2 # of butter there for $5 and a lot of other things much lower in price.All there squash there was .79 cents a # compared to $2.49 #.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/3/2011 5:50 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
Not a "GREAT BARGAIN"  but a good deal on(DELI) sliced cheese:
 Swiss; provolone, American &  also a mystery type Undecidedall sliced to differen t thicknesses for $.99@#Cool
Making good use of these took some thought& effort but we are already enjoying omelettes w/cheese; English muffins& burgers topped w/ cheeseOnion soup au gratin & cheese & crackers as a TV snack at a really good price.Many of these regularly  cost as much as$3.99#  None are low fat @ least there isno way to know if they are( all in one unlabeled pkg.
I think the slices  arethe result of a  DELI clerk experimenting w/ using the slicing machine in the cheese shop?Sealed
These packages are available once every few months...I divide them up  & freezer pack them.  They last for up to 2 months in the freezer
.When I need a type;  they are waiting for me: mozzerella. provolone, cheddar & Swiss shreds, slices; dice or cubes of other types; each variety  & cut in it's own zipper top  sandwich or snack  bags.They're all in a larger zip to bag so I just haveto grab the cheese bag & pull out what I need that day.
Yes it's a lot of work on one day but the conveience of having whatever I need  for any use,right there & knowing how little we paid for that cnvenience makes it worthwhile to me.This is a luxury of time available to retired/unemployed  people & I intend to make good use of it Wink.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/7/2011 8:16 AM EST
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This weekend I got boneless pork loin for $1.99 also.  I tried to find a smaller one but it was still almost 9 pounds.  I'll slice it and freeze in usable size packages.  Also my store had one of their "buy 10 items'  (assortment of stuff) and get $5 off, meaning 50¢ off each item.  They were all on sale to begin with and I had coupons for some of them.  That is always a good saving.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/14/2011 9:42 AM EST
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This week I found the 2# package of brown sugar for 99¢, both light and dark.  Also powdered sugar was 99 and AP flour was 99, but the best deal was cream cheese for 79¢.  Since a nice big cheesecake takes 5 packages it adds up in a hurry.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/14/2011 2:21 PM EST
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What I find very amazing here is the falling price of chocolate chips

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 9:32 AM EST
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What I find very amazing here is the falling price of chocolate chips
Posted by Nancy G


Probably on sale for the holidays.  One of my stores has Hershey's for $1.88

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 10:16 AM EST
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Ann, your comment about soon the only way to cut costs will be to cut serving sizes...I think that  might be a good idea for most.  I think that we have a very distorted idea what a portion size is.  It used to be a "small" drink was 7 ounces I think now it is 16 ounces. The plate sizes have increased that means we put more on our plates because no one wants to see the plate under the food.  The portion sizes in restaurants is enough to feed two. (I always ask for a "to go box" as soon as my food arrives, I then pack half or more to take for another meal) When a restaurant does serve smaller portions the comment always is "the food is good but the portions are small".

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 10:19 AM EST
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It's only a bargain if it's something that you'll use, have a place to store it, and it won't spoil before you can use all of it.  That's the problem for me.  I can't use the large sizes and end up wasting money by throwing stuff away.  So it's cheaper to buy the smaller packages.  Of course, if you can find somebody that you and share with and split the cost, that helps a lot.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 10:26 AM EST
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One of the easiest ways to save some money is become your own butcher.  Buy that chicken whole, cut it up and make soup with the backs and other bits you are not particularly fond of cooking.  (I save backs and wing tips and legs for soup. I like wings but they are high in calories so they often end up in the soup as well) A whole pork loin can be cut into chops or roasts. This time of year buy an extra turkey or ham and break it apart for the freeze. 
When I get the extra ham for the freezer I save even more as I don't get the spiral sliced one.  I can slice chunks for sandwiches or cube it for soup or casseroles.
I have asked the butcher in the meat department to cut the frozen turkey in half.  I just have to find one that does not come with that stupid bag of gravy.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 2:36 PM EST
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Nikki --   "just have to find one that does not come with that stupid bag of gravy. "
Oh, how I agree.  Why do we pay for that extra weight when that stuff is just chemicals
and other bad tasting stuff?  It tastes so bad!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 3:27 PM EST
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looking down is the best way to find a bargan

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 4:52 PM EST
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Nikki --   " just have to find one that does not come with that stupid bag of gravy. " Oh, how I agree.  Why do we pay for that extra weight when that stuff is just chemicals and other bad tasting stuff?  It tastes so bad!
Posted by Nancy G


I find that the ones that do not have the bag-o-gravy are either the inexpensive, "non brand name" turkey or the very expensive "organic" turkey. But even they are getting the bag stuffed into the cavity. And it is difficult to find one that has not been injected with all sorts of flavoring agents.  If I want to brine my turkey I can do it myself I do not need a 10% solution of whatever it is that they pump into the meat.  And the fake butter that is put onto or into the bird..I want to use real butter or olive oil not a partially hydrogenated substance that will clog my arteries.

OK I will step down off my soap box.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 11/16/2011 6:32 PM EST
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Those companies stick in all that stuff - injections and fake gravy - just so they can charge the "per pound" for trash.

BUT .........now so many people want the trash.
At a church event if someone brings pkgs of fancy iced and decorated commercial cookies (with an expiration date 6 months away) those are the cookies most kids go for.  
My sister was having her grandson for dinner and the treat was twice baked potatoes full of bacon, onion and cheese.  The child was horrified to see anybody making that when he knew you were supposed to buy it ready-to-go in a grocery store freezer.  He tasted her home-made potatoe but said it was too bad to eat.
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