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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 1/31/2012 3:09 AM EST
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We have a great dollar sale this week.Split chicken breast is also a $1 a pound.I'm buying twenty pounds.I will skin and debone it myself to use in some of my dishes.I roast the bones in the oven a little and that makes for a rich stock which can be frozen for later use.I leave skin and bone on when making soup.That has the greatest flavor make it ahead,remove the meat and refridgerate ,all the fat settles and hardens on the top and can be removed easily,then I srain it to remove any particles that are remaining.I add the meat back into the broth and any vegetables that are to be added.I think split chicken breast has the most bang for the buck.With a little planning you can save money and eat better too!.Whole boneless pork loin is also a great buy.I cut mine into single chops, butterflied,cubed and cut small for fried rice and cut thin and pounded out later for Schnitzel.The less expensive ground meats for tacos,casseroles and meat sauces are a better value.Fry the ground meat and rinse under hot water to remove the remaining fat.Use your more expensive ground meat for things like burgers,meatballs,stuffed peppers,cabbage and meatloaf.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 1/31/2012 6:26 AM EST
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I use coupons and often buy reduced meat and marked down bakery goods.  It is harder to find many bargains.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 1/31/2012 9:03 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
We have a great dollar sale this week.Split chicken breast is also a $1 a pound.I'm buying twenty pounds.I will skin and debone it myself to use in some of my dishes.I roast the bones in the oven a little and that makes for a rich stock which can be frozen for later use.I leave skin and bone on when making soup.That has the greatest flavor make it ahead,remove the meat and refridgerate ,all the fat settles and hardens on the top and can be removed easily,then I srain it to remove any particles that are remaining.I add the meat back into the broth and any vegetables that are to be added.I think split chicken breast has the most bang for the buck.With a little planning you can save money and eat better too!.Whole boneless pork loin is also a great buy.I cut mine into single chops, butterflied,cubed and cut small for fried rice and cut thin and pounded out later for Schnitzel.The less expensive ground meats for tacos,casseroles and meat sauces are a better value.Fry the ground meat and rinse under hot water to remove the remaining fat.Use your more expensive ground meat for things like burgers,meatballs,stuffed peppers,cabbage and meatloaf.
Posted by gale g


i also prefer the split breast---------but i only buy them from one store when they get down to 1.00---------about once a month--------------------because their packing is much better than normal and they never put more than 3 in a pkg -----------so i'm able to put them in the freezer as is without repackaging or having to worry about freezer burn ------------since i'm alone-----when i take out a pkg sometimes i will oven fry or bake one breast-----------------but mostly i boil them w/ skin and bones and seasoning--------then i de-bone and pull some for adding to noodles, dumplings or -----  and chop some for chicken salad and put in those-----------ball freezer jars(not glass) with broth  and set them in fridge overnight to skim and then into the freezer----------when i take one out i simply turn it upside down under the faucet until it turns loose from the bottom and put it in the pot to thaw over the fire and add whatever iwant to make in much less time --------------if it's chicken salad------------i thaw it in water-----then squeeze the broth out and re-freeze that to add in other dishes

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/5/2012 5:23 PM EST
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I got Ocean Spray cranberries for 99¢ a bag today.  They are probably left from Christmas and they want to get rid of them.  I froze 3 and used one for the 2 loaves of cranberry bread.  I picked them over before putting them in the freezer and found a dozen or so funky ones.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/6/2012 10:04 AM EST
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my store has the split breasts on sale this week for 1.00 per lb with no limit and no purchase req (not their usual way) -----so i will have to go early tomorrow before they get too busy and pick up a few packs for my son's freezer---------i think i have plenty in mine-----when my g.s. comes later i'll have him help me remove the oldest dates to take home with him------my turnover is pretty good on that item but i still like to ck the dates before i add new ones at the back

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/6/2012 2:32 PM EST
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GRANA  here;
 Not too many bargains:-( these  days;Frown
 I'm sticking to shopping seasonal items/ads/sales; GENERICS;  reuced items &  USING COUPONSMoney mouthCool

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/7/2012 9:20 PM EST
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GRANA here;
I was" forced' Winkto go outside today; not too bad; it was pretty nice out; cold but not too bad a day to go out & buy sundries using
SOON TO EXPIRE ( neary) FREE & FREE COUPONSMoney mouthI got:
3 qts of
LAVENDAR bubble bath/ bodywash; A LARGE [ QT] (
moisturizing ) SHAMPOO
And 2  bottles of antiseptic mouthwash w/free Men's facewash; all for $5.41; all brands we know & like, so a pretty good deal for us....Had more coupons; but hubby's patience ran out when he got hungry
Frown
Not in  the grocery store,but in Wallmart; where I was pretty sure all the items would be in stock & hubby  had to pick up @ their pharmacy anyway( a good use of of  limitted gasoline too!Cool

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 12:15 AM EST
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Lowe's Foods  will have Super Double Coupons This Week

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 1:35 AM EST
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GRANA  here;
Not only do we not have  a SUPER LOWE'S FOODS;  but no store for many miles around,  doubles  coupons Only a rare few accept computer generated coupons so we're stuck matching up mfr coupons w/ sale items;eating  less meat & everything in order to save  money  on food..

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 5:08 AM EST
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I went to bed early last night and here I am up early,I'm getting ready to go shopping in a few hours,going through the sales ads that came yesterday.It really is getting tougher to save money on food.I'm going to Aldi's for my staples,much cheaper there.I do have a game plan,generics,coupons and sale items.I always try to have enough on hand to last until the next sale.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 7:14 AM EST
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   Iwent to the store and found the meat sale .99per pound .

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 3:15 PM EST
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I had printed off the 2 VBB coupons for chocolate chips and stashed them in my wallet.  I noticed that Schnuck's was having a sale on Nestle's chips 2/$4.  I bought 4 bags of the dark chocolate ones for $1.50 each.  Not only did they take the computer generated 50¢ off 2 coupons, but they were doubled so I got 50¢ off each one. Yay!!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 6:32 PM EST
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80/20 ground beef for $2.59 #,Marked down eggplant 3/ $1.celery $1,Grape tomatoes 99 cents a package,seedless cucumbers $1 just some of the things that stick out.Walnuts are $5.99 a pound not a deal,but I save enough on the other things I can buy a bag every week or two.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 6:43 PM EST
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I found something today that I have not seen in a while.
At the Deli they often package "meat ends" when they get too small to slice.  I found a package of ham, turkey and salami for .99 and a container of ham for .99.   the packages weighed at least a pound each.
I will say I did not purchase any of the packages because of my resolve to shop my house and buy only fresh fruits and veggies. (dairy products are the only exception) But once I begin to purchase again that will be on my radar for soups and sandwich spreads.

I found a great deal in the produce department.  I got a few horseradish roots.  I think there were 5 that I got for $1.00.  I now have fresh ground horseradish.  I am "experimenting" I tossed some in the freezer to see if freezing will help retain the pungency that I so love.
Lots of great items on the close out rack in the produce section.  They may not look pretty but who cares in a soup, stew or sauce.  Better yet over ripe bananas are wonderful for bread and a morning smoothie.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/9/2012 7:02 PM EST
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Use coupons!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/10/2012 12:08 AM EST
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
I found something today that I have not seen in a while. At the Deli they often package "meat ends" when they get too small to slice.  I found a package of ham, turkey and salami for .99 and a container of ham for .99.   the packages weighed at least a pound each. I will say I did not purchase any of the packages because of my resolve to shop my house and buy only fresh fruits and veggies. (dairy products are the only exception) But once I begin to purchase again that will be on my radar for soups and sandwich spreads. I found a great deal in the produce department.  I got a few horseradish roots.  I think there were 5 that I got for $1.00.  I now have fresh ground horseradish.  I am "experimenting" I tossed some in the freezer to see if freezing will help retain the pungency that I so love. Lots of great items on the close out rack in the produce section.  They may not look pretty but who cares in a soup, stew or sauce.  Better yet over ripe bananas are wonderful for bread and a morning smoothie.
Posted by nikki p


Hi Nikki,In the grocery store where I worked the deli lady used to cut up chunks of cheese and meat ends add some celery and radishes and Italian dressing and would sell it as an antipasto.It was tasty,I used to buy it all the time,she always sold out.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/10/2012 2:18 AM EST
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Super Double means any coupon up to 1.98 will be doubled

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/11/2012 12:13 AM EST
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Remember that Target and Lowe's will subtract a nickel from your total for each bag fill in the store.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/11/2012 12:17 AM EST
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Correction: Remember that Target and Lowe's will subtract a nickel from your total purchase for each bag filled / used in the store.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 2/11/2012 5:05 AM EST
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I had a $1 off coupon on 4 Martha White muffin mixes they were 2/.79 I paid 58 cents for 4 packages.Not as good as homemade but will do in a hurry.
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