Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.
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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 s
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/18/2011 11:05 AM EDT
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Great idea for soups - thanks! Smile

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/18/2011 3:00 PM EDT
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Nikki - there's an Aldi's in the neighboring town - about 6 miles.  I tried that store (when I moved into this area in 1993 - yikes )18 years ago and filled a cart (which I had to make a 25 cent deposit for) .... I filled the cart and tried to check out.  First, they had no bags so I was stuck with a real mess - next they refused to take my check!!  Cash only .... never a check or credit card.   I left and have never been back.
Maybe it's time I tried again.

I use an incredible amount of flour, brown sugar,  sugar, nuts and chips.  Maybe it's time I drove into the city and joined a Sams or Costco.   But - wouldn't the cost of joining and gas for getting there eat up savings?  I don't need bulk of anything else like laundry soap or paper towels.


Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/18/2011 3:22 PM EDT
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Nikki - there's an Aldi's in the neighboring town - about 6 miles.  I tried that store (when I moved into this area in 1993 - yikes )18 years ago and filled a cart (which I had to make a 25 cent deposit for) .... I filled the cart and tried to check out.  First, they had no bags so I was stuck with a real mess - next they refused to take my check!!  Cash only .... never a check or credit card.   I left and have never been back. Maybe it's time I tried again. I use an incredible amount of flour, brown sugar,  sugar, nuts and chips.  Maybe it's time I drove into the city and joined a Sams or Costco.   But - wouldn't the cost of joining and gas for getting there eat up savings?  I don't need bulk of anything else like laundry soap or paper towels.
Posted by Nancy G


First...cost of gas to get to a Costco..some Costco's have gas stations and the price of gas is a bit lower there than at other stations.  Only problem they take credit card only. Same with Sam's although both will probably take a gift card so you could buy a Sam's or Costco gift card and use it for gas. Some of the Sam's will also offer cents per gallon (usually $.03) off if you use a Sam's or Walmart gift card.
There are times when the cost of a membership is reduced.  I think right now Sam's is $10.00 for the summer. Costco will refund the full price of the membership if you do not think it is worth the cost.  So shop a few times see if you are saving anything if not go to member desk and cancel and they will refund in full your membership.
Aldi's will now accept Debit cards if you have a debit card.
There are always boxes in Aldi's grab one or two as you walk down an aisle and fill it.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/18/2011 5:10 PM EDT
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Thanks Nikki -- A lot to think about.
I sure appreciate your helpful suggestions.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/18/2011 10:24 PM EDT
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Recently where I shop had Move Free on sale. Buy one, get one free.  I got four of them.  I also had four $5 off coupons.  I ended up getting four of them, two of them free and $20 off.  I think that was a good buy.  I try to line up the products on sale with the coupons.  If I don't use the item, I don't purchase it, even if I have coupons.  However, if I am thinking of purchasing a new item and it is on sale and I have a coupon I will take advantage of it.,

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/19/2011 12:16 AM EDT
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June is Iced Tea Month and Lipton offered free coupons on 20 ounce Ice Tea. I  paid 23 cents for two Iced Teas .Nabisco crackers are 3.99 buy one get one free. I used a dollar off coupon. I also had a coupon on Coke products . I  received another 1.50 cents off on the Nabisco crackers for buying the Cokes. The Coke was 1.88.  Coupons ar wonderful.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/19/2011 7:20 AM EDT
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I went to the grocey store and save 40.00 when I used the coupons last week and it was alot of stuff.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/19/2011 10:16 AM EDT
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Thats funny,  I have the same problem.  My guy is afraid to eat anything that isn't  "brand new". 
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I always look for meat mark downs.  I just have to hide the label from my husband.  He thinks they are not any good.  But he will buy marked down baked goods.
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Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/19/2011 3:04 PM EDT
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Thanks for all the info

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/19/2011 3:19 PM EDT
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Hey, I got lucky yesterday and someone had left 2 coupons for free product on the shelf next to the mens hair coloring product.  I used them both.   I love to use coupons.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/20/2011 12:23 AM EDT
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A  week ago I was in a grocery store and I noticed a container of Sad, droopy almost dead looking lettuce that needed water  trying to grow in a container. I asked the manger of the store What are you going to do with that "sad looking lettuce" he said " Take it with you" Matter of fact take two. So I did. I put  them in  the yard and soaked them in water, cut off the dead pieces and watered it daily. I clipped lettuce leaves today and pulled three red plum tomatoes that I grew and made a salad. Fresh lettuce , spring home grown tomatoes.  It tasted wonderful .

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/21/2011 10:26 PM EDT
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I bought a 30 oz. jar of miracle whip for $1.00 they where 2/$5.00 or $2.50 each.I had a coupon for .75 cents and my store doubles that= $1.50 off.Edy's ice cream on sale 2/$6.00 if you buy 4 you get a $4.00 off your next shopping trip.I had 2 $1.00 off coupons so I paid 4/ $10.00 +$4.00 off my next shopping trip so it was like paying 4/$6.00 !

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/22/2011 12:32 AM EDT
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It is super double coupon time at Harris Teeter again.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/22/2011 8:29 AM EDT
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With the rising cost of food and everything else,we need to try and save money and still be able to eat well.When I go to Costco I buy everything I can in larger quantities,like sugar,flour,rice and yeast.Yeast is about $4 for a pound package that is a huge savings if you bake alot using yeast,share with  family and friends, 2 1/4 teaspoon equals one envelope of yeast the three envelopes are around $2.00 each so you can see how this is a money saver.I went to Lowe's and purchased large 5 gallon drums with lids to store my staples in.You can get 20# of rice for around $8.00,rice if stored in a dry place it will keep indefinitely.I use soup base this is by the canned soup usually on the top shelf.It comes in chicken,beef and ham flavored.I use this to enhance the flavor of soups and gravies.I also make my own flavored rice and noodle dishes which are expensive in the stores.These are just a few things to help and save money.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/23/2011 12:07 AM EDT
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Super Double time means any coupon up to 1.98 is doubled.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/25/2011 1:08 AM EDT
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Thursday  Shopping Super Double 1.98

Reynolds Grill Foil 3.99 minus 2.00 paid 99 cents
Cranberry Pomergrante Juice 4 pack 4.79 minus 2.00 paid 2.79
Welch's Blueberry Pomergrante Juice 64 ounce 3.99 minus 2.00 paid 1.99
Gatorade G2 20 ounce 8 pack 4.88 minus 2.00 paid 2.88
Deli organic roasted 6 ounce pack sliced chicken 2.99 minus 2.00 paid 99 cents
 I paid 11.00 dollars

Friday Super Double 1.98

Reynolds Release buy 1 get 1 free 3.99 minus 3.50 paid 49 cents for two
Lipton Ice tea buy 1 get 1 free paid 1.59 for two
Seatte best coffee one 9.5 ounce can  2.19 with coupon Free
Nabisco Better Cheddar Buy 1 get 1 free 3.99 minus 2.00 paid  1.99 cents for two
Ritz Crackerful 2.99 minus 3.00 Free
Pepperridge Farm cracker creation 2.00 minus 2.00 Free
Colgate toothpaste 2.50 minus 2.00  paid 50 cents
Sure Soild deodrant 2.85 minus 2.00 paid 85 cents
Eight Pieces Fresh Fried Chicken 4.99 totally free with coupon
Total spend 10.52
Some articles were gone Thursday however the truck arrived Thursday night. The Grocery store is 2 miles away so I returned Friday .

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/25/2011 7:41 AM EDT
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Hey, I got lucky yesterday and someone had left 2 coupons for free product on the shelf next to the mens hair coloring product.  I used them both.   I love to use coupons.
Posted by Barbara C


I do this often I will carry a coupon and decide not to buy the product so I will leave it on the shelf for someone who will use it.  When we go to Sweet Tomatoes (a restaurant) I bring extra coupons and give them to people in line.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/25/2011 7:57 AM EDT
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Iwent to the store and got chicken cheep and that what I am talking about.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/26/2011 12:22 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store. : I do this often I will carry a coupon and decide not to buy the product so I will leave it on the shelf for someone who will use it.  When we go to Sweet Tomatoes (a restaurant) I bring extra coupons and give them to people in line.
Posted by nikki p


Hi Nikki that is very kind..When I was a cashier in the grocery store I sometimes would have extra coupons that I couldn't use and would give them to my customers.I had a coffee coupon that I gave to this one gentleman and he turned out to be a priest.I didn't know because he was in street clothing. He blessed me and gave me two medals.That was twenty some years ago and I treasure those medals with all my heart.

Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.

posted at 6/26/2011 5:26 AM EDT
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Went to 1 store & was looking for Smuckers ice cream topping(caramel to use in a recipe), store is redoing the shelves & they were out of it but I found some coupons for $1.00 off 2 jars, so I took 3 of them to use at the other store or to hold on to until I found the topping, at the other store the toppings were marked $2.79 & were on sale 2 for $3.00 so that made them $1.00 each with exp.date of Mar. 2013 so I decided to buy 6 jars(not just the caramel, but 2 strawberry, butterscotch & hot fudge, & an extra caramel),  a lady buying some of the toppings asked if I had the store coupons for them & I said no & she gave me 3 of them ($ .75 off 2) I ended up paying $ . 62 a jar. I wish I had an extra coupon or 2(manufacture coupon from the other store) to give her in return.

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