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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/4/2012 10:16 AM EDT
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Bought a 4# slab of  ribs (sale$ 1.99#), 4 packs of brats/ Italian sausage (5 in a pack) on sale & each pack had a $ .55 coupon on it so I bought a total of 20 links for $ 7.80 saving $ 9.36 ( I do not eat them & hubby eats 2 so that is 10 meals for him, 2 packs of kielbasa (saved $ 3.24) store was out of the Angus gr. chuck so I got a raincheck for the Limit 3 packs(the girl went in the cooler to see if there were any & said I could have one pack of the 17% fat gr. chuck for the sale price).  I took the gr. chuck marked $ 9.34 & paid $ 4.37 (saved $ 4.97). Used the raincheck for the Crystal Light & saved $ 13.52 & bought 1050 fold top sandwich bags for $ 7.00. Paid a total of $ 38.25 saving $ 40.40.
I use the baggies to rebag items for the freezer. I put two brats or It. sausage in each bag. When I buy fz. chicken breasts, I put each 1 in a bag ASAP. When I cut the pork loin I bag each chop etc.,  by using the cheap bags I keep my seal a meal bags clean & reuse them over & over & over (I just make sure the cheap bags are twisted or taped before I seal them in the good bags so nothing leaks)

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/4/2012 10:41 AM EDT
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I have a hamburger press from the 60's. I put Saran Wrap on the mold to wrap  the ground beef after the paddy is formed. 

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/5/2012 6:58 AM EDT
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I have a hamburger press from the 60's. I put Saran Wrap on the mold to wrap  the ground beef after the paddy is formed. 
Posted by Maxine M


I have not bought plastic wrap since I got my first seal a meal. You gave me an idea to try. I will jot it down & put with the mold so I do not forget to try it & I will let you know if it works

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/5/2012 7:04 AM EDT
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The past week I have seen a number of Walmart ads on TV saying they match prices on the "identical" item.  It has been almost 2 yrs. since I have been to a Walmart, but after seeing the ads, I am going to check it out soon. I was told that they do not double coupons.
Posted by FRAN M


I just found the info for Walmart matching ads, I wanted to know what it was before I went there.
It does say "we will match any local advertised price." & there is a list of what they do not match. I will print it out & put in my purse.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/5/2012 9:34 AM EDT
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It is difficult for me to compare prices.
I shop at Aldi's for most of my canned items.  Most of the items Aldi's has is "private label" or store brand items. They all have a 100% guarantee so if you do not like the item they will refund your money.
Example of Aldi's prices
Evaporated Milk 12 ounce can ...... $0.69
100% pure pumpkin puree 15 ounce can ......$.99
Country Style Baked Beans with brown sugar and bacon 28 ounce can...... $1.29
Light Red Kidney Beans 15.5 ounce can .....$0.55
Once in a while they will get in a national brand and it will stay for a while but according to an article I read they do that only until they get a manufacturer that will produce it for them to their specifications.
I would guess most of the Trader Joe's private label items are the same as the items sold at Aldi's since they are  owned by the same company.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/5/2012 10:29 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 nott at thegrocery store but at  the "wholesale" club store.
We wentback to check out the eelectric tothbrush reccomende y hubby'snew dentist st ; nearly $200 in office; $180 bline shiping.We paid$119 not  tax or shippingchg chg I got 24 more   reduced fat cheesestix-colbyJack 24 coun)t for $1 after using my 2nd "FREE COUPON"  whichour used to be grocery store, no longer accepts.
We did well at the grocery store spending $34 including 93% x lean groundbeef, eggs,  3 dk  chocolate candy bars9one71% cocoa.al forunder$1 each; 1/2 gallon milk, watermelon& other items, mostly fresh fruits
 Hubby walkedback while put away the groceries & camehome w/ 2 loves of focaccia bread;one roast garlic& tomato w/pesto
the other  something equally as empting; for  pizzas n Tuesday(s).
As an experiment made ac chiaiabatta pizza last week & hubby bby said hereally enjoyed it.His buying 2 more oaves proves he reallydid like it.I made more sausage&mushrom sauce& have pleny of Italian cheese shreds.Heg gotbloney&  a large kkg pg of low f at "plastic'cheese( cheese lices wrapped in plastic &  individuly packed.
Also more peaches&  plums & on the vine stem cluster tomatoes for sandwiches; adding another $12 [ total $46 forgroceries ] including cookies, dk.hocolate barste , ice creams,lots of fruit, some meat, milk ,cheese 3 loaves of bread. By shopping the  ads &  the  wholesale club store, using coupons  
we finallygot some of those
elusive "BARGAINS"Smileand many yumy treats!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/7/2012 12:25 AM EDT
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Target has a sale on Coke four 12 packs for ten dollars I used my own bags and paid 9.80. I received five cents a bag off my total bill. Rainer cherries were on sale at another store about a block away for 2.99 a pound. I purchased a l little over three pounds of cherries and used three dollar off coupons my total was 6.79. I drove about three miles round trip. Twenty cents saved using my bags with three dollars in coupons. Plus not much fuel or time.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/7/2012 7:46 AM EDT
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Bargains seem to be few and far between in AR.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/7/2012 11:36 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. : We must be close in age, I have 2 of them, a lg. & a small one made of metal. If I freeze raw meatballs, I dip in ice water, but if I am cooking them that day, I lightly coat with oil. Mine have a hole in one side that I can push the meatball out if it sticks. I tried putting waxed paper in the press before I put the meat in, but 80% of the time the paper rips, the press is 1 piece (hinged metal). I just kind of knock it on the cutting board  (I have cut waxed paper sq. & I put one on the cutting board & slap the mold on it ). Hey, there are times when I am upset with the other 1/2 & then I just pretend that he is the cutting board   .
Posted by FRAN M


I'm 55.I'm a garage sale ,flea market, goodwill junkie! lol I found this meatball maker somewhere second hand.I look for all old kitchen things.Some of these old gadgets are better than the new ones.I have never even seen anything like these new.I also have a metal hinged burger press that I pick up at a garage sale years ago.It has a flyer duck on the outside.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/7/2012 12:17 PM EDT
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Just purchased fresh green beans, 69 cents a lb.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/7/2012 4:06 PM EDT
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Just purchased fresh green beans, 69 cents a lb.
Posted by Lori G


One of my favorite salads is a cold green bean salad.  Very simple but refreshing.

Cut beans into about 1 1/2 to 2 inch pieces.
boil or steam until just tender. plunge into cold water.
Make a dressing of
Mayonnaise and vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.
(I  use a bit of fat free Greek style yogurt and mayo to cut calories and fat rather than all mayo.)
Pour dressing over cold beans.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/7/2012 4:11 PM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. : I'm 55.I'm a garage sale ,flea market, goodwill junkie! lol I found this meatball maker somewhere second hand.I look for all old kitchen things.Some of these old gadgets are better than the new ones.I have never even seen anything like these new.I also have a metal hinged burger press that I pick up at a garage sale years ago.It has a flyer duck on the outside.
Posted by gale g


I am 58 and I love wandering flea markets, Goodwill, Salvation Army, garage sales and all sorts of places like that.  I look for odd utensils, lately I have been looking for cookie jars to add to my new collection (they are hard to find).
I had been looking for a food mill a while ago.  Most people had no idea what I was talking about.  Found one at Crate and Barrel for $50.00 but got a better deal at Salvation Army.  A metal Foley Food Mill for $7.00.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/10/2012 10:10 AM EDT
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nikki   
i ended up with my grandmothers  old, old    she had it as long as my memory goes so at least 60 yrs old              but i thought it was old then

she called it a jelly masher---------------it is cone shaped with a stand  and a wooden pestle that you mash the berries with

it looks like what they now call a chinese hat

it rices also

and about 5 miles from me is an old junk store--------------he has a sign saying antiques-----------and he truly has some fine ones-------------------but most people won't stop because they can't see past all the junk-----------------he had probably 100 very fine heavy credenzas that look like they came from a very fine hotel--------among other things----------------and he had COOKIE JARS on every surface------------and in the back room he had shelves lining the walls filled with them----------a very large room--------------

i need to go by there and see if he is still open          it's hard to tell from the road------------i could get his phone number for you            

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/10/2012 10:14 AM EDT
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yesterday when we stopped in kroger to get bread    onions       and a small roast on sale for 2.47

i found my small seasoned pork roasts  a few mgr specials (close dates) for 3.49 each and bought 3 more for my freezer

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/10/2012 1:42 PM EDT
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I like the way Wal*Mart lets me use other store sale flyers to get that stores sale price on items they sell--they are very good at price matching.  I also like to shop Aldi when their  produce is on sale and to buy some of their canned goods.  Cub Foods has good produce and I like to shop there when they offer good deals in their coupon books.  I am always clipping coupons and looking for deals--I don't like to pay full price or a lot of money for items.  Smile

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posted at 7/10/2012 3:37 PM EDT
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Love to shop at Sam's - find all kinds of great deals! And their meat department is the best! Thanks Nikki!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/10/2012 4:31 PM EDT
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nikki    i ended up with my grandmothers  old, old    she had it as long as my memory goes so at least 60 yrs old              but i thought it was old then she called it a jelly masher---------------it is cone shaped with a stand  and a wooden pestle that you mash the berries with it looks like what they now call a chinese hat it rices also and about 5 miles from me is an old junk store--------------he has a sign saying antiques-----------and he truly has some fine ones-------------------but most people won't stop because they can't see past all the junk-----------------he had probably 100 very fine heavy credenzas that look like they came from a very fine hotel--------among other things----------------and he had COOKIE JARS on every surface------------and in the back room he had shelves lining the walls filled with them----------a very large room-------------- i need to go by there and see if he is still open          it's hard to tell from the road------------i could get his phone number for you            
Posted by nellie v


I feel a potential road trip in my future!

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Posted by nikki p


Hi Nikki,Cookie jars are highly collectable,the older ones and their prices reflect this.Take a look on E-BAY and you'll see what I mean.I've been antiqueing and Junking since I was twelve and in all the years I was lucky enough to find one that fit into my budget.She is an old fat lady with a long dress and apron wearing glasses I paid a whole dollar for her.I paid very little for anything that I have and have traded for somethings.My newest collection is old toothpick holders, depression and carnival glass I have about a dozen.I started this because they don't take up a lot of space.The best part of collecting is going on adventures everywhere, meeting some great people and making friends along the way.Good luck and have fun. 

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/11/2012 9:14 PM EDT
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HI folks; GRANA here;Afterposting my problem w/local tore no longer accepting mfr FREE COUPONS,I resolved to contact the store mgr.I I tried 8-10 times; he as always either on the other line & I got disconeted while patiently aiting on  hold .Or he was in a mtg or on his way to a mtg or not in today or  left earl ytoday.I finally reached him, introduced myself He wa  scordia 7 patient.I toldhimthe problem of mfr FREE COUPONS   being refused.He explained thati nternet coupons have never bee accepted.I repeated ,patiently that these were mfr coupons, sent to meto try new products in which I had expressed interest.He wanted to know who toldme that thee would notbe aceted aceted.I gave ihm the names of the 2 clerks who insistedythat it has always been against company policyto accept these.The mgr ead the  policy handbook to  me &   said"ALL current non nternet coupons are ccepted. I told imI "jutwanted to bsure" beforeI ou thisweek's lis & came into shop thisweek. I asked if he would makethe policy clear to al those  who mightb e innvolved in my  purchase.I also toldhim tha tI took mymany coupons to both the wholesale club& target& redeemed tem w/no problem andthat if I encounter a problem this next  time I wlllshop elsewhere again. Today  hubby went shopping w/o me .As soon as he left the house use,I called the tore mgr to give him a headsup that my husband was on his way to redeem a bunch of coupons for FREE MERCHANDISE, E.The mgr was not in today, He  had a court appearance   & changed is schedule. I spke w/ the  new front end mgr & she assured met there wpould be no trouble!.
Hubby rrived home a few minutes ater  w/3  BIG bags  ofgroceries,includingicecream a pot roast  a BIG boneles oast pork for Chinese pork strips((using half)&  a BBQ pork/puled porkusing  /the other  half( markeddown 30%)He got FREE yogurt t cups, free low carb  cookies, & more paying  only nly$42  for 3 BIG bags ( one of FREE ITEMS)
; fat free sliced cheese for  Phillyi cheese steak& cheeseburgers; grilled heese, omlets  & more  Healso got  some nice 1/2 price bakery items: special breads& pastries @ halfprice.He was pretty proud of himself  for spending so little & getting so mch including non-essential impilse items & / treats: pretzles, peaches s,, a BIG wedgeofseedlesswatermelon ; premium red delicious pples& a  BIG bunch of ananas.He got aQt ofyogurt to make smoothies w/ some of the fruits ( hot weather coming & expected to last awhile).YellEEK!!!!!!!!!!

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

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GRANA here;
 We got our  phone biltoday $.32 after adjusting for last months errors Our electric i bill ( TV, computer  reading lamps& fans was$16; basic minimum  chg. we got the $10 rebate from the new energy eficcient  kitchen light ixture bought & installed by hubby a few weeks ag;"roling in money" we went to wendy's wherewe ate urfill / enogh leftover for my dinner toight for  under $8  icluding state 9% mealstax. .Now we just wait for the other shoe to drop, some unexpected expense is due to come up to knock us down again.
I wentto the dentist & again asfor the last 25 years, no new cavities .I did however  break a atooth & it wil cost over  $1,000  to repair . We go a130 srdiscouuntonthat but it is still til is going to hurt to  pay that bill
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