In Response to Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
I have found that many stores have mark down sections. Check the produce area for fresh vegetables that no longer look as pretty as they once did. Vegetables like this are great for soups and stews. The produce area may also have fruits that are just ripe or a bit past prime. Fruits like this are great for cobblers, sauces and or butters. Home made apple butter is so easy and very tasty. Also fruits that are ripe or a bit over ripe are great for a smoothie. Bananas freeze well and can be used for all sorts of things. The meat counter also has it's share of bargains. Meat that has reached it's sell by date is often marked down. I found my Christmas Beef Rib Roast for $3.99 a pound rather than the $5.99 a pound it was on sale for. bought 2, cut one into steaks and froze the bones for soup. Served the other one for Christmas dinner. Sam's Club is a great place to find mark downs on meat. (Costco does not mark down they donate to shelters.) Shop after holidays for other bargains. A ham purchased after Thanksgiving or Easter can be cut into chunks, frozen and then made into soup or sliced for sandwiches. Anybody else have any secrets they want to share?
Posted by nikki p
I love the meat sales at festival foods .....I try to stock up on their items when they are cheaper....we are at the point in our lives if we are hungry for raspberries ,etc. we pay the price and just enjoy them. With gas prices so high it doesn't pay to drive all over looking for sales.