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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/10/2012 3:42 AM EDT
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Edwards Key Lime Pie was on sale for 4.99 I used a 75 cents coupon plus five cents for using my own bag. Wonderful sale

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/10/2012 7:43 AM EDT
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I bought a whole boneless ham (9 & 1/2#) for $14.08 (planned on using about 1/3 for Easter & freezing the rest in 2 or 3 pieces) which was a good price (reg. price was $ 2.67#), good thing the exp. date in is June because Kroger had spiral ham for $ 1.37# (it did not go on sale until Mon. April 2) so I bought one (9# 3 oz for $ 9.36). I made the spiral for Easter, & Mon. hubby had fried ham & I had a ham & cheese on whole wheat. I will save the whole ham for a few weeks before I cut & freeze because there is more than 1/2 of the spiral left. Hubby wants soup (ham & pea) so I will have to take the spiral slices off & get the meaty bone in the pot Wed. With prices the way they are, I could not pass up the spiral (I did not use the glaze because it is too sweet for soup or casseroles). Too bad I can not convince hubby that a HAMburger is made from ham and not ground chuck Wink.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/10/2012 7:50 AM EDT
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I forgot to post that Nestle morsels were on sale for $2.18 a bag so using the $ .50 off 2 coupon( it was doubled), I bought 2 dark cho. for $ 1.68 each. And Kroger had whole shelled almonds for $4.99 # (I bought 2#)

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/10/2012 9:08 PM EDT
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I found Nestle morsels on sale for $2, so using my coupon I got them for $1.50 a bag.  of course I got the dark.  My natural Grocery had whole almonds for $6.89 for the 2 pound bag.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/11/2012 2:03 AM EDT
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GRANA  here;
 No BARGAINS LAST WEEK  I wasjust relievedto get all the items on my listand at the advertised prices.Therewere no marked down meats  or produce; avery fewreducedbakeryitems.Hubby ot aloafofbraidedegg bread which helovesmadeinto Frenchtoast. Itsoaks in beaten eggs overnight&absorbs1-1/2 eggs per each1/2'slice Overnight the slicesdouble in thickness& pan fryup in butterto ayummygolden rown, great w/ anyfruit topping ormaple syrup.
The bread was lest than half price but I used up so much egg replacement( no yolks/ no  fat no cholesterol) that hough  trrific erific forBrunch& supper theFrechtoast wasno bargain .He also made  roast chicken salad sandwiches outof a few more slicesAFEWMORE SLICES& enjoysthem so much, it's well worth the high price .Before his death; myDad(a pro baker)baked& sent a fewloavesofthis eggbread to us each year.Needlessto say wethoughtofDad aswe onceagainenjoyed "his bread"Tongue out
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/14/2012 12:18 AM EDT
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Big lots sales 7 ounces of Pure Vanilla Extract for 3.00.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/14/2012 6:51 AM EDT
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It is harder and harder to find a great bargain at the grocery store.  Coupons help, but I wish they were good for at least 6 months before they expire.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/14/2012 7:15 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
It is harder and harder to find a great bargain at the grocery store.  Coupons help, but I wish they were good for at least 6 months before they expire.
Posted by Mary Ann S

I remember when most coupons did not have an exp. date

By the way, not sure if all know this, but if you get a raincheck for an item that you have a coupon for, keep the coupon (even if expired) with the raincheck. Every store that I have shopped at will honor the expired coupon with the raincheck (as long as the date shows that it would have been used with the item if it was in stock)

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/14/2012 8:26 AM EDT
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I went to the store and got some great deals.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/14/2012 8:27 AM EDT
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Kroger had Purex liquid laundry detg. on sale (reg. $ 5.49) for $ 2.99 & I had a $  .50(doubled to $ 1.00) & 2 $ 1.00 coupons so I got 3 bottles for $ 1.99 each & Wilton individual bunny cake molds were $ 1.12 marked down to $ .74 so I bought 4 & was surprised when they rang up at $  .37 each ( a savings of $ 3.00).  I would have gone back & bought more but I did not want to walk 1/2 the store Undecided.
 The other store had so many 10# bags of russet potatoes left from Easter, they marked them down to $ 1.02(odd price) I bought a bag last week there for the sale price of $ 2.98 so I bought 1 because I was sure I could not use more before they started to sprout, & Aunt Millie eng. muffins were on sale for $ 1.00. I treated myself to 6 bags of Dole salad at $ 1.00 each & bought the dog a few treats that were buy 1 get 1 for $1.00 & since I got other items on sale I bought hubby some fresh snow pods ($ 2.99 # NOT on sale) to put in with the rest of his beef tips & gravy for a nice planned over for him.
Saved 44% at Kroger & 49% at the other store(Meijer)

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/14/2012 11:12 AM EDT
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Our stores have very few markdowns or specials not like thet use to and I get ery fre coupons as I only use coupons on things I normaly buy.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/14/2012 5:05 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
This week's shopping trip netted sus  one great & really good bargain; BIG dark  chocolate bars @ 2/$1( store's own brand...National brand same size bar marked down/BIG SALE@2 2/$3;; NOT an ESSENTIAL FOOD ITEM, AN essential food tem but we've both( hubby especially) has enjoyed them.Each bar contains 10 pieces of  yummy dark chocolaate & is so low carb,it's practically a
FREE ITEM for diabetic hubby.Of course limitting to
"only one  piece"  Yellis difficlt but his glucose testing has been unaffected, so farCool

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/15/2012 5:40 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
GRANA  here; This week's shopping trip netted sus  one great & really good bargain; BIG dark  chocolate bars @ 2/$1( store's own brand...National brand same size bar marked down/BIG SALE@2 2/$3;; NOT an ESSENTIAL FOOD ITEM, AN essential food tem but we've both( hubby especially) has enjoyed them.Each bar contains 10 pieces of  yummy dark chocolaate & is so low carb,it's practically a FREE ITEM for diabetic hubby.Of course limitting to "only one  piece"    is difficlt but his glucose testing has been unaffected, so far
Posted by ann h


Finding a good deal on something that is a "treat" might help the shopper from jumping up on the counter & yelling "I'm not going to take this anymore" Sealed  Yell.  There are people who do not worry about prices, they just buy what they want, BUT I think there are more of us who have to budget & it is the little "finds" that can bring a little pleasure. 

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/15/2012 7:18 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
It is harder and harder to find a great bargain at the grocery store.  Coupons help, but I wish they were good for at least 6 months before they expire.
Posted by Mary Ann S




Yes,it would be nice if the expiration dates would last loner than 4 to 6 weeks. Coupons are great, but I still compare prices. Oftentimes it is cheaper to buy another brand because the brand with the coupon still costs more. I haven't seen double coupon deals here, and some of the coupons even say not to double. Sometimes the stores try to get you to buy in larger quantities, but it's not a bargain if you don't have a place to store it or you can't use that much and it goes bad and you throw it away.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/15/2012 12:24 PM EDT
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Thanks for all the useful ideas!  Don't you just love it since VBB let's us make comments to one another!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/15/2012 7:30 PM EDT
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Well I found a great deal..no make that a GREATdeal at Sam's Club this afternoon.  Boneless leg of lamb with a sell by or freeze by date of 4/17 on sale for $2.99 a pound.  Well two of those legs found their way into my cart.  Just may go back tomorrow and get 2 more legs. I just might try to get myself a flock together.
I did pass up the Easter candy I really don't need any of that.  If it was plain dark chocolate I would have taken that to be used in recipes.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/15/2012 9:26 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
I have been searching since last summer for
mini muffin tin paper liners
.Each store thatI called, ht said hey have them, was out when I got there.
This past week, iwhile  doing my usual scanning of the grocery store's marked down rac,I  found( Easter ) liners t 2/$1 ( 75 ct each.For the convenience of  nothaving to grease & later wash up my mini muffin tins;I think I have found   "A GREAT BARGAIN"!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/16/2012 4:56 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
GRANA   here; I have been searching since last summer for mini muffin tin paper liners .Each store thatI called, ht said hey have them, was out when I got there. This past week, iwhile  doing my usual scanning of the grocery store's marked down rac,I  found( Easter ) liners t 2/$1 ( 75 ct each.For the convenience of  nothaving to grease & later wash up my mini muffin tins;I think I have found    "A GREAT BARGAIN"!
Posted by ann h

I think so also Money mouth.
I buy almost ( I do not want to be greedy) all the marked down liners when I find them (It has been many years since the stores have had any liners on sale). I have used some of the Halloween ones for Thanksgiving ( no ghosts), some Valentine ones for a birthday or Mother's Day.  I had several containers of the reg. size that had a silver liners in-between & I put all of them in a separate container & used some for New Years. When I buy Holiday candy that is wrapped in red, green & silver, I save some of the green for St. Pat's Day ,the red for Valentine's Day & the silver is for New Year's Day (I do use all 3 colors for Christmas).  I try to find double duty for things. I bought Nestle Easter brownie bites marked down & put in the freezer. I also bought  a tube of cookies that had a bunny in the center, I kneaded the dough & got a marbled dough (no sign of the bunny) before I baked them.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/16/2012 5:25 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. : Yes,it would be nice if the expiration dates would last loner than 4 to 6 weeks. Coupons are great, but I still compare prices. Oftentimes it is cheaper to buy another brand because the brand with the coupon still costs more. I haven't seen double coupon deals here, and some of the coupons even say not to double. Sometimes the stores try to get you to buy in larger quantities, but it's not a bargain if you don't have a place to store it or you can't use that much and it goes bad and you throw it away.
Posted by Jean M[/QUOT

You sound like a smart shopper.
 When I see some of the "coupon Shoppers" on TV, I wonder what they plan to do with some of the items (one single guy had a garage full of stuff like boxed mac & cheese, cookies, snack crackers, soup, cereal etc.) I can see him using the bar soap, toothbrushes, paper towels,  & shampoo eventually, but there is no way he could use all the food items before the exp. date.  When we lived in Calif. I stored some items in the closets & under the crib & in a spare dresser (no double coupons, but I did not drive & could only get to the store every 2 weeks & the apartment was small). I know of a few people( work in 2 of the grocery stores here) who have bought small chest freezers & one has hers in the closet, another has hers in the living room covered with a nice tablecloth & said she has a lamp & picture frame on it & another said he has a futon in the living room that he sleeps on so instead of a bed, he has a freezer ( he hunts & fish & cooks on his day off), he said he rides  his bike when the weather is good & he is saving to buy a house for when he meets the right girl( he was raised in an orphanage & said he learned to take care of his things AND himself).

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 4/17/2012 12:12 AM EDT
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I paid 1.99 for two butterfly pork chops
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