Thursday, April 17, 2014
Thrifting Thursday: Saving at a discount grocery store
Welcome to the 3rd installment of Thrifting Thursday. Today I want to share with you one way I save money on groceries. It is at our local discount grocery store here. Not everything in the store is the best deal such as toys or milk. But what I find there is always worth the extra few minutes it takes in driving time.
Their fridge section is usually great priced. Meats can have a store coupon on them to sell quickly. Such as the Jennie O link sausage. This store's regular price is $3.49. It had a $2 off store coupon on it, I purchased it for only $1.49! I will always buy what we need and freeze them. Even lunch meat can be frozen. The lunch meat (Oscar Meyer turkey) was $1.99, the big summer sausage was $3.99 (needed this for co-op Open House). The havarti cheese was only $1.79. Butter and yogurt are usually a great deal too. Creamer (Coffee Mate) brand is a great price there. You are just limited to what flavors they have. If they have a flavor I enjoy or one I am willing to try I will grab several of them. The small 16 oz are usually 99 cents and the big ones are 1.99 or less!
If I have a snack I have signed up for and know I will not have time to make one I will see what I can grab at this store. The 2 packages of donuts were $1.69, each and in some bananas and I have got the whole 2nd floor of co-op homeschool group covered!
Some of the bread is a great deal, such as the Sara Lee- it is always 99 cents at this store. I will also check out the health and beauty isle. I usually can find my allergy medication there. They have a store brand comparable to Zertec. A 30 day supply is only $2.99. I have used it for over 2 years and it works just fine for me.
Produce is another area where I can save money. Since I am already at this store I will check out what they have. I can usually find great deals on a lot of the fruit and veggies that we eat. And depending on what we are needing I may find some canned and frozen food deals as well.
My total for this trip was $58.12. The receipt says that I saved $49.76 but if I compare to Walmart I believe I am closer to saving around $30- which is still a hugs savings.
Do you shop at a discount grocery store? Would you be willing to try one? You might be surprised!