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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/12/2012 12:01 AM 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). EEK!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by ann h


Good for you (& your budget).  I use to think of the phone as my comrad in arms, but the internet has taken over. You know the saying ; "a picture is worth a 1000 words", well printing out a store's policy fits that saying to a T.  If I have to pull out a printed item enough  times, I just might end up saving a $1000.00 over time. 

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/12/2012 8:15 AM EDT
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   I went to the store and got ground beef for 1.00per poung.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/13/2012 6:06 AM EDT
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Lipton Natural Tea 1.99. Grilled Salmon 1.92 for two pieces. Two pounds 18 ounces cherries 4.34. Indian River OJ 3.89. After using coupons I paid 6.89 total.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/13/2012 7:51 AM EDT
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I got burger for 30cents apound.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/13/2012 8:35 AM EDT
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Bought 16# of boneless, skinless chicken breast reg. $39.96 on sale $27.96 (saved $12.00) I triple wrapped each breast (total of 45) & crammed in the freezer. Gives me at least 15 dinners for 2 (if I cook them whole, hubby gets 2 & I get one), but if I do a stir fry or kabobs I will get more than the 15 meals for 2. Bought 2# of clementines for $2.00, dark cherries $ 1.98# & a 12 in  cast iron skillet marked $27.29 (odd price) on sale for $18.97 & I got 20% off so paid $15.18 saving $12.11 ( will use for a Christmas gift)

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/13/2012 8:36 AM EDT
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I got burger for 30cents apound.
Posted by Maryann O


WOW, hope you stocked up Money mouth

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/13/2012 8:27 PM EDT
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Today while grocery shopping at Publix, I bought 6 bags (12oz. each) of A&P coffee, $6.59 each, total $39.54.  They were BOGO, so I got the 6 bags for the price of 3, $19.77.  I remembered I had 3 $1 off coupons in my purse, bringing my total down to $16.77 for the 6 bags. 

Afterwards I stopped at my local farm market were I got 2 cantaloupes at 99 cents each and the cheapest corn I've seen in a very long time, 25 cents an ear, white corn.  Weren't big ears, but that's okay.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/23/2012 8:32 AM EDT
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Lowes Grocery Store
Let the savings begin with Super Double Coupons July 25 - 31. We will gladly double your coupons up to $1.98 this week only. See our official coupon policy
for details.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/24/2012 5:13 AM EDT
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Fri. shopping trip yielded 3 packs of bacon (12oz) reg. $ 2.99 on sale for $ 1.99 so I saved $ 3.00. I cut the pack in 1/2 for BLT's so will have enough for 6 times.
Chex cereal ($ 3.39 a box) store had a deal, buy 3 for $ 9.00 get $ 2.00 off at register & I had a $ .75 coupon so I got 3 boxes for a total of
$ 6.25 ($ 2.08 each) saving $ 3.92. I will save for the holidays since the exp. dates are 4/2013.
Aunt Millie Eng.muffins reg. $ 2.99 on sale for $ 1.00, bought 2 so I saved $ 3.98.
I saw a 10oz. jar of strawberries in a light syrup for $ 1.29 at one store & thought of buying one to try & forgot to go back to that section, glad I did not get them, the other store had a 19.5 oz (reg. $ 2.19) for $ 1.31 (odd price) with exp. date of 5/15/2014 so I bought 2.  Not sure what to do with them except to mix them with the berries I froze.
I checked out the dry cookie mixes & Krusteaz sugar cookie (makes 3 doz.) was on clearance for $ 1.00 (reg. $ 2.79 exp. date Nov. 2013), I bought 4, $11.16 worth for $ 4.00, saving $ 7.16. I hope they are good, I decided to try the mix after reading Nikki's post.  If the weather cools enough to bake, I will try a box & hope there are some left when I go back (there were at least 60 boxes) if I like them.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/24/2012 7:11 PM EDT
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Giant Eagle had a great deal Starkist tuna pouches 4 / $ 5 with every four purchased you get .30 cents off a gallon of gas.I bought 12 today and received .90 cents a gallon off up to thirty gallons.It cost me $15 for the Tuna and I will save $27.00 off my gas.I'm going to go back tomorrow and buy $20 worth of tuna and I'll get an additional $ 1.20 off a gallon for a total of $2.10 off a gallon which is a savings to me of  $63.00 off a tank of gas.I sure wish they did this all the time.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/25/2012 3:19 PM EDT
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yeah, since we were going to i-hop i had my g.s. run into kroger and buy a 50. i-hop gift card to save .20 per gallon off my fill-up

yesterday i got baby back ribs for 1.99 lb    and split breast for 1. lb

and pringle's for 1.00 ea    for my cleaning lady who is going to fla tomorrow for a weekend w/ her son and his girlfriend and another lady friend

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/25/2012 5:17 PM EDT
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Fri. shopping trip yielded 3 packs of bacon (12oz) reg. $ 2.99 on sale for $ 1.99 so I saved $ 3.00. I cut the pack in 1/2 for BLT's so will have enough for 6 times. Chex cereal ($ 3.39 a box) store had a deal, buy 3 for $ 9.00 get $ 2.00 off at register & I had a $ .75 coupon so I got 3 boxes for a total of $ 6.25 ($ 2.08 each) saving $ 3.92. I will save for the holidays since the exp. dates are 4/2013. Aunt Millie Eng.muffins reg. $ 2.99 on sale for $ 1.00, bought 2 so I saved $ 3.98. I saw a 10oz. jar of strawberries in a light syrup for $ 1.29 at one store & thought of buying one to try & forgot to go back to that section, glad I did not get them, the other store had a 19.5 oz (reg. $ 2.19) for $ 1.31 (odd price) with exp. date of 5/15/2014 so I bought 2.  Not sure what to do with them except to mix them with the berries I froze. I checked out the dry cookie mixes & Krusteaz sugar cookie (makes 3 doz.) was on clearance for $ 1.00 (reg. $ 2.79 exp. date Nov. 2013), I bought 4, $11.16 worth for $ 4.00, saving $ 7.16. I hope they are good, I decided to try the mix after reading Nikki's post.  If the weather cools enough to bake, I will try a box & hope there are some left when I go back (there were at least 60 boxes) if I like them.
Posted by FRAN M


It was the Krusteaz Sugar cookie that I used as a base for the bar cookie that I made.
I have done it several times and it really is faster than making a base.  More so when my Grandson is eager for a cookie. Will not take the place of a good shortbread base but it isn't bad.  Add a bit more vanilla or some cinnamon and chips and or nuts and you have a pretty good start.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 7/27/2012 2:56 PM EDT
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Idahoan Mashed Potatoes 1.00. Barilla Spaghetti 1.00. Two  fresh stuffed spinach & feta chicken breast regular 12.86. Sliced fresh turkey  breast 2.79. Eight pieces of fried chicken regular 6.99 on sale 4.99. I paid 8.35  total for everything.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 8/2/2012 2:23 PM EDT
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just found fresh ground chuck for 1.77  in 2# pkg      no limit    at h.e.b.
and mayo and miracle whip for 2.00 ea no limit either

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 8/2/2012 5:07 PM EDT
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Another great discovery at a local store.  I stopped to get some ham for sandwiches and there was a cooler with "Meat ends and Cheese ends" the plastic bags have different cuts of meat or sausage and the bags of cheese have a selection of cheese.  I grabbed a bag of the cheese ends to make Mac-N-Cheese this weekend. $1.99 a pound for the cheese or meat ends. 
So if your deli does not have these packaged ask I am sure they will sell the ends at a discount.  the meat ends would be great to make a chopped sandwich spread with. 

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 8/2/2012 5:33 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 No GREAT BARGAINS; but a reminderofhow cooking  food yourself can be a BIG money-saver!!;Wink
fullycookedBBQ baby back ribs(3" long& nearly meatless, $4.99#
 A # of boneless outhern style spareribs ribs to DO IT YOURSELF $2.29#
I already have a pint bottle of homemade LOW CARB; LOWSODIUM BBQ sauce in the fridge...Water for  pre-boiling is  IS PRACTICALLY free, One houri in the oven @325' should not  "BREAK THE BANK"or OVERHEAT THE HOUSE.Undecided
Hubby says he'll eat them& offred to buy corn on the cob togo go w/ them but he  insists he would not have eaten en the ribs on the bones;" not worth the effort for the  lttle edible meat"Frown
We already have watermelon....SmileOnce again, shopping carefully &  knowing how to do somethiong yourself can save quite a bit of money as compared to taking the quick/easy/lazy way out & probably tasstes better too; at east you get to choose the flavors to suit your own taste!

we already havewatermelon, bought for $.49 # instead ofthe 69cents #in the  ad, this week!Smile
It's really quite sweet& juicy( watery) & is the perfect dessert for so many of summer's meals!!!!!!!!!!!!Wink

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 8/2/2012 5:57 PM EDT
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GRANA here;
 For 3 weeks in a row we've been buying (Turkey Hill)MOOSETRACK ICE CREAM FOR $2.99  pkg;( 48 OZ) tHIS WEEK THEY WERE 2/$5___ & I had $1 COUPONS (net $1.50 pkg; half price.Of course we shouldn't be ating so much ice cream, but e buy the light/the low fat(140 calories in 1/2 cup.It's so good we cannot tell it is  low fat! And icecream, is what,  for us, makes hot ers bearable)Also it has added CALCIUM& VIT D , making it a good food for my osteoporosis  treatment plan, not  tax deductable, howeverMoney mouthFrown

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 8/2/2012 6:52 PM EDT
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 GRANA   here;
 
Without dble couponing&  less  REDUCED /MARKED DOWN items available; itis getting difficult tofind  "BARGAINSs"sTILL, wepay  less than half of whatother shopers pay  @ checkout & have a greater variety of fresh& healthy food choices; some luxuries too. CoolInnocentSmile

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 8/3/2012 1:57 AM EDT
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Ivory liquid Hand soap refill16 fl oz. 2.45. Petroleum jelly 13oz 1.02.Fresh sour cream lemon pie 2.99.Two fresh deli Grilled salmon . Buy one get one free pint of Blueberries 4.99. Total paid 7.71 at Harris Teeter.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 8/3/2012 3:28 AM EDT
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Thanks Nikki,
 I like the idea of adding cinnamon & nuts.
 When i went back to the store, the markdowns were gone. There was a lady at the Krusteaz display & she said that  her old neighbors had a bake shop & used Krusteaz products (she said that years ago Karusteaz only sold to bakeries), that they had huge boxes of white cake mix that was used for wedding cakes, mix for hot rolls etc. She was looking for their cake mix, but had no luck finding it in the stores.


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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. : It was the Krusteaz Sugar cookie that I used as a base for the bar cookie that I made. I have done it several times and it really is faster than making a base.  More so when my Grandson is eager for a cookie. Will not take the place of a good shortbread base but it isn't bad.  Add a bit more vanilla or some cinnamon and chips and or nuts and you have a pretty good start.
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