I needed a few grocery basics to finish out the month of pantry eating – fresh fruits and veggies, milk, eggs, and bread – so I stopped by The Grocery Outlet, my favorite mark-down grocery store. They are located in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and Arizona and have incredibly cheap prices on name brand products close to their expiration date or with outdated packaging.
The outlet is hit or miss, and if you like something, get it quick because it may not be there next week! I’ve been happy to find many organic products, items that are sold at Whole Foods for more than double the cost, including local, organic cheese, whole grain breads from a local bakery, organic canned and frozen goods, and even organic and natural bath and beauty products. Although my budget doesn’t allow for as many organics as I’d like, shopping here lets me incorporate more into our diets, often for less than conventional at the supermarket.
Today’s great deal: grassfed ground beef, antibiotic and hormone-free, raised in California, for $2.29/lb. That’s cheaper than conventional in our area, and half of Costco’s price! We use about 2 lb. per month, and ground beef generally is good for about 6 months in the freezer, so I bought 12 lb. I normally would spend $4.33 per pound at Costco, so I saved $24.48 by buying it for the freezer. That $24.48 is going into the savings account!
Another great find was Naked juice for $.99 each. There is a rebate going where if you buy 10, you get $10 back, making them free.
What kind of discount grocery stores are in your area? Are you finding any great deals on natural and organic products?